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.

Legislative Day - April 28

Join us on Tuesday, April 28th for the Michigan Trails Legislative Day at the State Capitol from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. As stakeholders, The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan membership will have the opportunity to share our great experiences on the beautiful northern Michigan trail system. Michigan’s policymakers are frequently unaware of the scenic quality and/or sheer number of trails that Michigan has to offer, and the tremendous benefits they bring to the health and economy of our state. As advocates we are continually trying to improve and grow Michigan’s trail systems, but we need to keep our state’s decision makers abreast of what we now have and our vision and needs for the future. That is why we are inviting trail users and advocates from all types of trails to attend Michigan Trails Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 28th at the State Capitol from 8:30 to 3 p.m. We will share the good news and needs of Michigan trails with legislators and staff, unite and network with the entire Michigan trails community, and learn the latest in trail policy issues and developments. The morning’s activities will consist of a brief introduction followed by participant’s pre-scheduled appointments with state representatives. A luncheon at noon will feature officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to update us on statewide trail happenings. Meetings with state senators will happen in the afternoon until 3 p.m. The event requires registration by April 3, 2015 with a $12 payment for lunch. Register online here.

Trail Maintenance Volunteers Needed for Porterfield

The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan maintains over 1500 miles of ORV trails in the Michigan ORV trail system. For the 2015 season, volunteers are needed to help on the Porterfield Lake trail system in the western Upper Peninsula. If you can help with basic trail maintenance, please contact Wayne Danielsen at 847-497-4686.

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.

New ORV Legislation Enacted

Several bills of new legislation affecting ORVs in Michigan have recently been signed into law. See the Legislative page for details!

Sharing Our Trails

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

This website and all content herein © copyright 2014 by The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan. All rights reserved. No material may be reproduced, distributed, modified or reposted to other websites without the express written permission of The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan.


04-03-15 Posted the April issue of Great Lakes TrailRider Magazine in the members' section. Updated home page. Posted Member Marketplace ads for April.

News & Announcements

03-16-15 - The AMA District 14 in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, The Cycle Conservation Club of Michigan, Lansing Motorcycle Club, Family Enduro Series and Michigan Off Road Events are proud to announce the 11th Annual Arbor Day Tree Planting will be held Sunday, April 26, 2015. We will meet at 9:00 am at the Kalkaska Fairgrounds, corner of M-72 & West Kalkaska Road.

02-02-15 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!