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    Places to ride in western Detroit MI

    I am graduating college in a may and am considering moving to Lovinia MI for a job opportunity. I am wondering if anyone who lives in the area is familiar with any good singletrack to ride. I would also being making frequent trips to northern Ohio and Indiana (south bend) so any trails there might be an option as well. Looking for stuff within half an hour of the areas listed a above. Any feedback is helpful.
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    Lot's of good trails in that area check out MMBA, Potowatami, Novi tree farm, Highland are a few of the best in the area. I live in Toledo which has a brand new 10 mile trail in a very remote 5000 acre park called Oak openings

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    MMBA FTW!

    Livonia is within 30 minutes of plenty of trails to keep you busy for awhile... and another few minutes in the car gets you gnarlier / longer trails.

    Have fun exploring!

    -Tom

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    Depending on where in Livonia you live, you should be able to ride to Maybury and/or Hines Drive (Wayne county) Trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonmax View Post
    Lot's of good trails in that area check out MMBA, Potowatami, Novi tree farm, Highland are a few of the best in the area. I live in Toledo which has a brand new 10 mile trail in a very remote 5000 acre park called Oak openings
    How is that trail? I'm only an hour from there, worth the drive?

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    I actually grew up in Livonia and live not too far from there now. Just to hit on what others have mentioned. Livonia is pretty central to most of the trails in the metro area. So not far in either direction will get you to the favorites.

    You may be able to ride to maybury, tree farm, Hines.

    30 in the car will get you to island lake, Milford trail, highland rec area, Pontiac Lake.

    45-60 minutes in the car will get you to Brighton rec area, Potowatami (probably the best), Waterloo rec area, Stoney creek, Addison oaks, bloomer state park, bald mountain, holdridge.

    2 hours will get you to Grand Rapids or Battle Creek, which has a few awesome trails as well.

    And hop on the MMBA forum.

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    Check out the MMBA forum, great list and map links as well.

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    So are any of these places open on thanksgiving day? Ill be up seeing family and Ive got a new bike I'd like to ride. Will be riding Weds but a morning thanksgiving ride sounds fun too.

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    worst case you can park outside and ride in

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    The MTB Trails typically don't 'close'. However, as it is deer hunting season in MI I'd stick to Mayberry, Novi Tree Farm or Hines Drive trail.

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    Shameless plug, but I race for a team based out of Livonia. We have riders of all skills, lots of team rides based from the shop, and tons of fun events. Come check us out when you get to the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sducomb View Post
    Shameless plug, but I race for a team based out of Livonia. We have riders of all skills, lots of team rides based from the shop, and tons of fun events. Come check us out when you get to the area.
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    I don't mind the shameless plug. Where is the store? Can you hunt at Pinckney State park? Also how do these trails do with a little rain? Thanks for the other advice MMBa is awesome!

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    The shop is Cycle to Fitness. Near the corner of Plymouth and Farmington in Livonia. Stop in and ask for Daniel. He is the owner of the shop and founder of the team. I beleive hunting is allowed in Pinckney State Park. Every trail is a little different as to how it handles rain. Potowatomi is pretty sandy and generally drains fast. There's a facebook group where anyone can post trail conditions updates. That's probably the most up to date trail reports. https://www.facebook.com/groups/985158991560161/

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    Milford Trail handles rain very well. It will be fine. I rode it Sunday after an all day rain on Saturday. Almost no mud at all.

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