Boyne, Michigan is known for its ability to provide great outdoor activities for every season. As Boyne Mountain and the Bluegreen Vacations resort, Mountain Run at Boyne, hosts a slew of skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts through the chilly season, the types of visitors morph when the snow starts to melt and the trees reawaken. When the trees begin to bud and the baby birds begin to chirp, mountain bikes make their return.
Northern Michigan sees an abundance of mountain bikers, of all skill levels, on its trails throughout the year. Boyne offers trails for everyone, from paved ways along scenic roads to demanding cross-country courses. Take the chairlift at Boyne Mountain to the top and drop down on the newly paved trail system for an easy ride. Or, opt for the rugged mountain trails and test your strength. There is a 9½ mile cross-country course on the mountain that was developed for racing events such as the “24 Hours of Boyne.” It climbs up and winds through the mountain to its peak before descending down the backside toward the Alpine Monument Pro Shop near Deer Lake. There are also plenty of other trails on the back of the mountain – a full 32.5 miles of marked routes. Just grab a map from the outpost to find one you like.
If you want to hit the mountain bike trails during your Bluegreen Vacations adventure to Mountain Run at Boyne but can’t bring your own bike, you’ve got a couple options. Two bike shops in Boyne City, Bike Fix Cycling Center and North Country Cycle Sport, offer bike rentals. Call Bike Fix Cycling Center at (231) 582-6622 to find out availability. The same goes for North Country Cycle Sport: (231) 582-4632. Boyne Country Sports, located at the base of the mountain, offers bike rentals as well. You can reach them at (231) 549-6006. We recommend calling around and finding out who has what.
And once you get your bike, take her on up the mountain and get to work! The scenery is beautiful, and the high altitude keeps the air crisp. Whether you are an avid cyclist or just planning an easy family ride to complement your peaceful Bluegreen Vacations escape, you are sure to find both bikes and routes to suit your needs. And if you are thinking about bringing your own bicycles on vacation with you, please do! Mountain Run at Boyne has room for you. You will find a bike rack at the lower end of the resort to chain up to, or if you want to keep them a little closer to home, leave them on your vacation villa’s patio.