Welcome to the Shoreline Cycling Club homepage. Geographically the club covers approximately Oceana, Mason, Lake, Manistee and Benzie Counties in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. We work with a variety of land managers and municipalities to help maintain and increase access to cycling opportunities as well as educating the public about cycling and trying to hold fun events/rides.
In recent years we have taken on many projects such as building trails, grooming fat bike trails, teaching bicycle safety to children and promoting the area as a cycling destination through our DIRTroad ride guide. The club benefits from proceeds of the Singletrack Showdown mountain bike race, held annually the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Ludington, Michigan.
Please look around our site and contact us if you have any questions or comments.
Just thought I’d share a little video of our trail scraper in action on Monday night, May 9 in Cartier Park. After a work bee over the past weekend where volunteers raked a 3/4-mile long, rough path through the woods. We then came in with the Rokon and the second version of the trail scraper (both Dave and I agreed version 1 actually works better) we scraped that section of trail with two passes in 90 minutes. Work that would have taken a month pre-Rokon I think.
NOTICE OF TRAIL CLOSURE: Betsie River Pathway
From the DNR:
Betsie River Pathway Timber Harvest
A scheduled timber harvest that will result in the closure of a portion of the DNR’s Betsie River Pathway. (see map for location).
The loggers will move into the site and we will be posting the sections of trail closed around the 25th of February.
While the exact re-opening date is unknown (due to weather), the DNR anticipates the trail will be usable by early summer. Trees within the timber sale boundary map have been identified for removal to: improve forest health, benefit wildlife, and provide species diversity. The timber sale is a selection type cut, which will leave numerous trees in and around the pathway. The timber sale will take pathway protection into consideration during harvesting operations. For instance, the logger will be required to lessen impacts to the pathway by reducing the number of times they cross the trail; and removing slash and woody debris from the pathway tread is also necessary. .
Closing the southern loop to recreational traffic will enable the logger to complete his work at a faster pace, and reduce safety concerns associated with mixing recreational traffic with timber harvesting equipment.
Appropriate signage will be located at intersections indicating the closed portions of the pathway.
From Crystal Mountain Recreation Dept:
Starting February 25th Crystal Mountain will be done grooming the Betsie River Pathway for the season due to the trail closures, the Fat Bike Trail & Fat Loop will continue to be groomed as long as there is snow.
For Spring and early Summer trail usage The reminder of The Betsie River Pathway will be accessible from the Crystal Mountain trails via Joyfield Road and we will have signage in place on the trail and updated maps for our guests available at The Park At The Water’s Edge.
We will be working closely with DNR to let everybody know when the trail will be open and will assist in getting the trail back to top shape after the work is done.
Crystal Mountain Resort