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​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bike Recreation within Ann Arbor Parks ​​



Bandemer  Barton    Bluffs  Border2Border Trail​  Cedar Bend    Dhu Varren Woods    Kuebler Langford    Leslie    Mary Beth Doyle   Olson   Traver Creek    Tuebingen 

The Ann Arbor (Local) Loop

Each year, thousands of SE Michigan cyclists enjoy riding the Ann Arbor Loop—a choose-your-own-adventure menu of interconnecting trail segments.  Trailforks can help you discover trails but please note that crossing railway tracks or other private property is not legal.  



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Bandemer Bike Park




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Bandemer Park features a dirt jump, pump, and flow park for cyclists of all levels and all bicycle types: MTB, BMX, DH, XC, enduro, cyclocross, scoot-bikes, fat-bikes, trials, gravel, and more.

Constructed in 2009, the park offers a starting hill and a series of doubles, tabletops, step-ups, hips, rollers/moguls, and berms of varying size. Grab your bike to enjoy the flow or find a bench seat to enjoy the show. All are free to ride when the dirt is dry or join our community of volunteers to restore and maintain the park when the dirt is wet. The bike park is free of charge and open from sunrise to sunset every day.

View the 2009 proposed course map here.

Share Your Voice--Official Ann Arbor Parks & Rec Bike Parks Survey:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the bike recreation survey this summer. We heard from over 260 individuals representing all ages.  It was really fantastic to get so much feedback and to see how much bike recreation is happening in the parks! You can view the comments and feedback here

  

Volunteer Bike Park Restoration Days

During the summer of 2021, there were consistent volunteer efforts to rebuild and restore Bandemer Bike Park. GIVE 365 has partnered with cycling enthusiasts to promote and facilitate volunteer opportunities. For more information about volunteer efforts or to get involved, contact [email protected]

​Drop in volunteering is ongoing. Please look for sign in instructions at the park for logging hours and providing a record of the many ways in which the bike community is caring for and maintaining this bike park. ​

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Connect With Bike Park Volunteers And Enthusiasts:

To connect with other cyclists or to connect with Ann Arbor's cycling community, we invite you to follow the independent, volunteer  managed Ann Arbor Bike Parks Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/annarborbikeparks


Please note that park bike trails are mu​lti use and always open to hikers or runners. We are working on our bike etiquette so stay tuned! 

Barton Nature Area Trails

Barton Nature Area Trails features several loops of single-track MTB/XC trails suitable for beginner and intermediate riders. Trails are multi-use—welcoming cyclists, hikers, runners, and more.



Bluffs Nature Area Trails

Bluffs Park features a hilly off-road array of single-track MTB/XC trails with many other park connections.  With challenging climbs and tight-knuckle downhills, Bluffs Park is a local MTB/Enduro favorite. Again, trails are multi-use and open to hikers and runners. 



Border to Border Trail

The B2B Trail is a 35-mile, 10 foot wide, ADA accessible, paved pathway consisting of 8 different trail corridors that connect you to cities, parks, and many destinations throughout Washtenaw County, Michigan. You can bike, walk, inline skate, run, bring your pet (on a 6-foot leash) and of course, walk. Everyone is welcome!​  Visit the Border to Border interactive trail map here


Cedar Bend Nature Area Trails

Cedar Bend Nature Area​ offers Ann Arbor's most challenging downhill MTB/Enduro trails. A serious climb (or bus ride) up Broadway Street connects to Baits Dr. and/or Cedar Bend Dr.—both of which offer access to the trailhead. Cedar Bend Nature Area offers a choose-your-own-adventure of trails weaving downhill, leading either to Island Drive or (for a longer ride) to the lower segment of Cedar Bend Drive ending at Fuller Road. 




Dhu Varren Woods Trails

Dhu Varren Woods features a hilly, forested single-track trail segment. 

 

Kuebler Langford Trails

Kuebler Langford​ Trails include an array of single-track MTB/XC trails suitable for beginner and intermediate riders and shared with walkers and runners.

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Leslie Park ​

to Pontiac Trail To Whitmore Lake Road (Arrowwood Hills/Cloverdale & Onder Park Trails)

The hilly, forested trail network connecting Leslie Park​ to Pontiac Trail, then connecting to Whitmore Lake Road (passing beside Arrowwood Hills Cooperative, Cloverdale Park, and Onder Park), features several single-track MTB/XC/Enduro trails suitable for beginner to advanced riders. The trails include some small jumps, switchbacks, ladder bridges, and a cement tunnel. This trail network is a fun, local favorite!


Mary Beth Doyle Park Trails

Mary Beth Doyle Park features an array of single-track MTB/XC trails suitable for beginner and intermediate riders with several advanced (trials skills) features including narrow boardwalks, and wood terraced ascents/descents. Don't be surprised to find a family of deer as your ride.   

 

Olson Park Trails

Olson Park features an array of single-track MTB/XC trails suitable for beginner and intermediate level riders along with several advanced features including a tabletop jump, rock features, and switchbacks. A trail map is provided at the marked trailhead, including instructions for direction of travel and general rules for trail use. During extremely wet conditions or spring thaw, please join volunteers and help restore and maintain the trails or ride the paved trails around the pond. All trails within the park are multi-use—welcoming cyclists, hikers, runners, and more. Enjoy viewing the great blue herons, geese, ducks, and occasional swans while riding around the pond. Or, enjoy a climbing break at the bouldering wall (low rock climbing wall) beside the playground. On occasion, a dedicated duo of volunteers generously mow the trails to keep them groomed.  



​Traver Creek Nature Area Trails

Traver Creek Nature Area features a dirt/off-road two way single-track MTB/XC trail suitable for all levels of riders. 

 

Tuebingen Park 

Tuebingen Park features a dirt/off-road pump track and several downhill dirt jump lines with doubles, tabletops, shark fins, hips, rollers, and berms. A dirt jumper's playground, Tuebingen Park Cycling Area draws riders from across SE Michigan! Tuebingen Park also features a segment of downhill/uphill single-track MTB/XC trail connecting to Stapp Nature Area, and the park is near Traver Creek Nature Area, Leslie Park, Dhu Varren Park and several other parks. Please note this rider built course is for more experienced riders and is ride at your own risk. For any maintenance or safety concerns related​ to the condition of the course, contact parks staff at [email protected]

Report a Problem - A2 Fix It

To report any maintenance issues or other problem during your park visit, please report through A2Fix It.  When reporting an issue in a park please include location details. There is a details and description section near the end of the request process to help you provide this. In addition, users can utilize the pin (website) or X (mobile app) feature to provide specific location information inside the park. Finally, please consider including a wide angle photo or include background landmarks, which helps staff find and fix the problem.


For information about on road cycling around town, including safety and bike maps, visit the Transportation cycling page here

Please email [email protected] to submit any photos and descriptions of trails and cycling areas or to share corrections and/or updates to this page. Happy cycling!

Updated October 2021. Email [email protected] for incorrect/outdated information.​