August 29, 2016
I like Mackinac Island, and I like the paved trails, but there are no true Mountain Bike trails on the island. I tried "Tranquil Bluff Trail" from Arch Rock, but it was not very tranquil. I snapped my rear derailleur hanger, bent my chain, and scootered my bike to the bike shop and then they didn't have the part I needed.
In a nutshell, you will be jumping off your saddle for many intense, rutty climbs. That goes to say that you will be bombing down short, gnarly downhills. Plan on enjoying the island from the main trails and avoid the hassle and vacation interruption I had.