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Commuting on a bicycle is the best way to get around Mackinac Island because there are NO CARS ! Bring your own bikes from home or rent them on the Island . Then , pack a picnic and ride the gorgeous eight mile shoreline perimeter route along M-185 . It ’ s the easiest , most popular ride and a good way to acquaint yourself with the Island ’ s beauty .

The eight mile ride around the Island is mostly flat , very scenic , and takes about an hour without stopping . But what ’ s the rush ? You ’ ll want to go slow , stop for lunch , take photos , climb to Arch Rock and enjoy the beauty , so allow at least two hours .
Island road and trail maps are available at most bike rental shops or the Tourism Bureau Information Booth located downtown across from the Star Line Ferry Dock # 1 . But it ’ s an Island so you can ’ t get too lost .
INSIDE TIP : For a more challenging ride , there are numerous trails in the Island ’ s interior offering a variety of rolling paved roads and bike paths , beautiful wooded trails , and for advanced cyclists , steep rocky routes for expert riders on mountain bikes only . Mackinac offers biking for cyclists of all levels and abilities .
REMEMBER : Stay to the right side of the road or trail , use a light at night , and as a reminder horses , carriages and pedestrians always have the right of way over bikes .


ISLAND HOUSE BIKE RENTAL Located in front of the Island House Hotel , renting single speed cruisers , tandems and mountain bikes . 906-847-3347
MACKINAC BIKE BARN Quality bikes , carts , tag-a-longs and more . Located two doors east of Shepler ’ s Dock across from the Main Street Inn and Suites . 906-847-8026
MACKINAC CYCLE Featuring Specialized brand bikes for rent . Plus free maps showing self-guided bike tours to the Island ’ s top points of interest . At the Star Line Dock # 1 . 906-847-0047
MACKINAC WHEELS High-quality multi-geared , and fat tire rental bikes , child carts , tag-a-longs , jog strollers and more . Also , new bike dealer and full service bike repair shop with lots of bike accessories for sale . Next to Bay View B & B just past the Island ’ s Public Marina . 906-847-8022
MISSION POINT BIKE RENTAL Cruisers , lightweight and tandems for rent at Mission Point Resort . 906-847-3000
RYBA ’ S BICYCLE RENTALS The home of the $ 6 bike rental . All types of bicycle rentals and electric mobility carts available at two locations - between Star Line and Shepler ’ s docks and next to the Chippewa Hotel . 906-847-3208
Other Hotels offering bike rentals for their guests include : Grand Hotel , Harbour View Inn and Small Point B & B .
Family Owned and Operated for over 50 years !
Bicycle Rental
• Single Speed Bikes
• 3 -Speed Bikes
• 7- Plus Speed Bikes
• Mountain Bikes
• Tandems
• Burley Carts
• Tag-a-Longs
906-847-3208 www . Rybabikes . com
Quality Bikes at Better PRICES !
Two Main Street Locations
Ryba ’ s Lake View Between Starline and Sheplers Docks
Ryba ’ s Next to the Chippewa Hotel
Rentals - Service - Sales - Accessories
Two Friendly Local Bike Stores
Wheels Next to Bay View B & B 906-847-8022
Serving all Your Bicycle Needs
mackinacwheels . com
Bike Barn Across from Main St Inn 906-847-8026
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