Starting new routes on Cycling Michigan for the Southeastern Lower Peninsula. The new blog is shaping up. Now, rather than simply add posts in a scrolling front page, which would be useless to someone looking to find a route near them, I’ve got enough posts that I’ve started publishing pages based on the region the ride is located (so far, Northwest Lower Peninsula and Southeast Lower Peninsula). I’m really excited for how this is going to shake out over the next year or so.
First of all, Fenton High School is a fantastic place to meet for a ride for parking alone. That said, the first few miles of roads on this one are pretty rough. Remember, this is Michigan, and the nicer neighborhoods aren’t immune. Now, any time you get into the true southeast of Michigan, you’re going to have to worry about traffic. We typically like this route for early in the day, either Saturday or Sunday.
You’ll find yourself on as many back, country paved roads as we could find as you wind your way down to Brighton where you can stop at the Great Harvest Bread Company for a treat and a soda or cup of coffee (our favorite place to stop) or Jack’s Custard and Cakes. If you’re looking for an actual lunch, try the El Arbol Taqueria (I know the owner) or Ginopolis Bar-BQ & Smokehouse or Brighton…
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