Custer, MI (south of Ludington, about 4 hrs. NE of Chicago)Trail Review
Some 22 miles of beginner and intermediate trails give you chance to explore the woods around a comfortable base camp. The resort boasts a number of amenities for various kinds of visitors. There are campsites and rental cabins to crash at after you get of the trails.Whiskey Creek
hosts a NORBA sanctioned race through Tailwinds Enterprises
I-94 to Michigan. Take I-196 (exit 34) north, then at exit 44, take US-31 north for an hour. Take the US-31 Bus/Monroe Rd exit towards Pentwater and follow US-31 Business. After a mile, take a right on N. Oceana Dr. After another mile, go left on Jackson Rd. After six miles, turn left on N. 126th Ave. Follow it for five miles (careful you don't miss a turn to stay on it). Take South Cabana Rd a short ways and turn right on East Major Rd., which turns and becomes South Custer Rd. Turn right on East Sippy Rd and go two miles east to the resort.More Info
For a family outing, you can also go to the state park in Ludington for camping, boating, swimming at the lakeshore beach or in the warmer river, or hike the area trails.
There's more info on Michigan trails at the MMBA's (Michigan Mountain Bikers Association) web site