Welcome to The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan!

The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan is a non-profit organization committed to the conservation of our wild lands while promoting the sport of off-road motorcycling. During the riding season, organized “trail tours” are held at various locations throughout the trail system in the northern part of the state. In addition, The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan sponsors the “Ultimate Trail Ride” – the Michael R. Burlingham Memorial Six Days of Michigan. Six full days of off-road riding – there’s no other ride like it anywhere in the world!

Your membership in The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan includes a one year subscription to the Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine, a detailed electronic ORV map listing (on CD or flash drive) of the Michigan trail system, access to all CCC events and activities plus access to the members' section of this website. To join, simply click here, follow the link above, or contact the CCC office at 517-416-0126.

MDNR Announces Second Free ORV Weekend for 2016

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a free ORV weekend again on August 20/21, 2016. On this date, operators of off-road vehiicles will not be required to purchase ORV stickers to access the Michigan ORV trail system. If you know someone interested in experiencing the trails for the first time, schedule your ride for August 20/21 and no ORV stickers will be required. Please note that all other ORV requirements apply.

Custom CCC Riding Jersies Now Available

Looking for a great gift for the off-road rider in your house? The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan has partnered with Fly Racing, one of the top brands of purpose-built riding gear and accessories in the industry to offer custom imprinted riding jersies! The jersies are black polyester with whit trim and feature a large CCC logo screen printed on the back. Click here for pics and details!

DNR Announces New ORV Route in UP

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has opened a new ORV route between Ishpeming and Republic in Marquette County. The DNR, in conjunction with the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, at the intersection of Stoneville Road and the Ishpeming to Republic ORV Route in Tilden Township. The DNR and Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority invite all trail lovers to attend the ceremony and discover this new Upper Peninsula recreation opportunity.

The Iron Ore Heritage Trail and the DNR have successfully worked together on the development of many miles of hiking and biking trails in Marquette County. This new ORV route continues that tradition of collaboration, with the eventual goal of linking Negaunee and Gwinn into this route.

“There are many partners in making these trails become reality," said Carol Fulsher, administrator of the Iron Ore Heritage Recreation Authority. "We would like to thank the Moose Country Snowmobile Club for spending the time and money in fixing the bridges along this route and allowing it to be open year-round."

This new ORV route is 19 miles long and connects the communities of Ishpeming, Clarksburg, Humboldt and Republic. It is restricted to vehicles 65 inches in width or smaller. The ORV route also is open to hiking, biking and equestrian and snowmobile use.

Sharing Our Trails

For a complete guide to trail etiquette in Michigan, click here.

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09-02-16 Posted the September issue of Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine in the members' section. Updated home page. Posted Member Marketplace ads for September.

News & Announcements

03-30-2016 The MDNR has announced that two "free ORV weekends" will be observed during the 2016 riding season. The weekends are June 11/12 and August 20/21. On these two weekends, ORV stickers will not be required to ride any of Michigan's ORV trails. All other requirements such as a USFS approved spark arrestor will apply.

01-02-16 Check out the updated 2016 CCC Calendar of Events under the Events tab of this site!