To some, there is no better feeling than hitting the open road on two wheels and a motor. Those people identify as motorcyclists, and they were a growing number of them in the US. According to a survey conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council, as of 2018, just over eight percent of US households had at least one bike – an increase from just under seven percent in 2014.
Motorcycle culture has its place in Flint & Genesee with several motorcycle clubs and active enthusiasts in the area. The apotheosis of this comes with the Bikes on the Bricks event hosted each September. A sister event to August’s Back to the Bricks, Bikes on the Bricks has been held downtown Flint since 2007.
The schedule includes a police competition, music, a beer tent, mini bike races, a police escorted ride and vendors during the three-day event. This year, the event happens September 9-11 and is open to the public.
In the meantime, there are great places to take your bike out in Flint & Genesee. Here are some of the favorite rides in the area.
If you like a scenic route, heading north on Bray Road toward Frankenmuth is a great ride. Throughout the ride, you’ll pass by plenty of tree-lined streets and even a tree farm. It’s a great place to hit the open road.
For those who like to hit the highway, M-15 is a great place to ride. Running from Clarkston to Bay City, the road stretches through parts of Genesee County including Goodrich, Davison and Otisville.
Riding out from Grand Blanc down to Holly is a nice smooth ride on Holly Rd. The route also heads right toward the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly which is a beautiful memorial to fallen soldiers.
Coming out of the City of Flint up to Flushing via Flushing Rd is a great ride out of the city. The path takes you through wooded areas to the city of Flushing which has great places to shop and play.
Love hitting the highway? Head up or down I-75. The highway cuts Genesee County down the middle reaching from Grand Blanc to Clio.