C2C Day 41 Whitmore Lake to Port Huron MI

Trail Turkeys

Back on the trail after a very nice break. The morning started off with some turkey crossings on the South Lyon City Trail. The Huron River Valley trail was next, followed by the Michigan Air Line Trail (MALT) – a wonderful paved connector to the West Bloomfield trail, which winds thru lakes, nature preserves, and suburban neighborhoods on the far Northwest edges of Detroit.

West Bloomfield mile marker 41, to represent coast-to-coast ride #41.

The Bloomfield trail runs right next to a popular park on Orchard Lake, where Jax took the opportunity to launch a paddleboard and meet me trailside:

Orchard Lake, MI

The Clinton river trail running thru Pontiac and Auburn Hills was a bit rough, using recycled asphalt in some places (not the best stuff to ride on). Then came the best trail of the day… the Macomb Orchard Trail, which runs 24 miles from Rochester to Richmond. A splendid trail with many other cyclists today.

Macomb Orchard Trail

From Richmond, a long run on Gratiot Avenue to the town of Port Huron, where I came across the first draw bridge stoppage of this coast to coast trek. Come to think of it, it’s probably the only time I’ve ever had to stop for a draw bridge while bicycling.

Draw Bridge over the Black River. Port Huron, MI

And finally, a view of the Blue Water Bridge which will take us over the St. Clair river into Canada. Unfortunately, bicycles are not allowed on this bridge, so we will load up the bikes and cross the bridge into Sarnia, Ontario, where tomorrow’s ride will begin.

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  1. Love it! Thanks for visiting our state! glad you got to ride the macomb orchard trail. That side of gratiot isnt so bad, but high speeds. glad you could visit. -Roy

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