Greater Lansing has all kinds of options for those who like nothing better than to get on your bike and hit the roads and trails. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to take a leisure bike ride to see the sights or are looking for a challenge at the BMX track or want to hit the off-road trails on your mountain bike. 

The Lansing River Trail is a 17+ mile paved trail that will take you from the north side of the city in Old Town, traversing through the downtown area to the south or taking a branch to head east to Michigan State University. This trail is paved, following the banks of the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers with boardwalk areas skirting out by the rivers, creeks and wetlands and suitable for both families and those looking for a nice bike ride.

If you’re looking for some mountain bike trails Anderson Park offers a 4-mile loop that’s good for all skill levels. Many other parks in the region like Burchfield Park in Holt and Sleepy Hollow State Park offer unpaved trails to conquer.

Michigan’s Capital region has multiple interconnecting trail systems that are available to walk, run and bike. Get out and enjoy! Bike rentals are also locally available.

Dirt School is a new bicycle playground and skills park for young kids at Burchfield Park!

Dirt School is a partnership between Ingham County Parks, Mid-Michigan Mountain Biking Association, Capital Youth Cycling and the Capital Region Community Foundation. Additional supporters include mParks/MDHHS, Tri-County Bicycle Association DALMAC Fund League of Michigan Bicyclists, The Brett Miller Project, SPIN Bicycle Shop and many generous donors.


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There's nothing better than a day spent on the trails. Whether hiking, biking, or riding a horse, Greater Lansing offers multiple trail systems throughout the region. The opportunities are endless.

No matter what method of travel you choose, it is important to practice proper trail etiquette in order to protect our trail systems and create an enjoyable experience for all. 

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