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 517-781-4805.

MDNR Announces Free ORV Weekend in August

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has set the date for a "free" ORV weekend on August 20 and 21, 2016. On these two dates, 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 the weekend of August 20, 21 and no ORV stickers will be required.

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.

ORV Stickers Beginning April 1, 2014

$25.25 ORV "License" – Required to ride on non-private property (eligible county roads, state forest roads in the Upper Peninsula, eligible national forest roads and the frozen surface of public waters).

$10.00 ORV Trail Permit – Required to operate on state-designated and signed ORV trails, routes and scramble areas. This sticker is needed in addition to the $26.25 ORV license above to ride trails and routes with an orange triangle. Both the license and the permit are required on SOS licensed vehicles to ride trails and also some sections of Routes, ie. on Drummond Island. If you're riding a street licensed motorcycle on the Michigan ORV trail system...you'll need both ORV stickers beginning April 1.

Law enforcement will be looking for both stickers on the rear fender of any ORV riding the orange triangles on the trail.

Sharing Our Trails

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

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

News & Announcements

05-02-15 Check out the updated 2015 CCC Calendar of Events under the Events tab of this site!

Look for the latest edition of the 2015 CCC Michigan ORV Trail Directory in the January issue of your Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine as well as on this site!