Grand Rapids Golf Course Becomes Winter Bike Destination

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Team Apex competitor, Jame Gunderman, gets a workout at Indian Trails. Photo by Howard Meyerson

By Howard Meyerson

The middle of winter may be a treacherous time for cyclists, but you wouldn’t know it to visit Indian Trails Golf Course. That’s where fat-tire bike enthusiasts gather on Wednesdays to ride its snowy, three-mile groomed trail. The 88-year-old golfing center, at 2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, is becoming an in-city winter bike destination.

“The fireplace is always going, and we always have hot chili and cold beer,” notes Lance Climie, the Indian Trails clubhouse manager. “We get men and women and families out here. We have heated restrooms and a comfortable environment to sit and socialize.  Many people come out every Wednesday. It’s close to home. They can ride after work and have a place to change. It’s not like driving an hour and a half (to a trail) and then having no facilities.”

Looking for a winter-riding buzz this winter?  Want to test-drive a fat-tire bike? Well check out Indian Trails Golf Course where that buzz is alive and well. You can find out more about the course and the state and national championship fat-bike races scheduled there in my latest piece for Experience GR Blog.  Read more:  Golf Course Becomes Winter Bike Destination.

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