Portage Bikeway Trail System

The nationally-recognized Portage Bikeway Trail System has long contributed to the quality oflife in the city of Portage. The city has been steadily developing its multi-use trail system since 1987, which now includes a total of 19 miles of asphalt trails and close to 40 miles of paved bike shoulders. The trails were developed with accessibility in mind, making a ride on the trail a fun an enjoyable activity for people of all abilities.

The main spine of the trail system runs 7 miles from the Kilgore Road Trailhead to the new Osterhout Avenue Trailhead, meandering along Portage Creek and through the Celery Flats Historical Area north of City Hall. The trail is 12 feet wide, nicely landscaped and well maintained.

In 2016, another 1.5 miles of paved path was opened, weaving its way through the Eliason Nature Preserve. We saw whitetail deer and wild turkey when we rode through this exceptionally scenic wooded area last summer.

There are several trail offshoots from the main spine. The most popular secondary trails are the Millennium Trail and the Northwest Portage Bikeway west of Bicentennial Park.

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Bicycle & Fitness Shops
Cabbage Brothers Bicycles Cabbage Brothers Bicycles
2308 Crane Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
(269) 348-0400
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Lee's Adventure Sports Lee's Adventure Sports
331 W. Kilgore
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 381-7700
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Trek Bicycle Store Trek Bicycle Store
22 W. Michigan Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(269) 962-7688
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Trail Groups and Developers
Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Natural Resources
525 W. Allegan Street
Lansing, MI 48909

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Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
PO Box 27187
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 485-6022
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City of Portage City of Portage
7719 S. Westnedge Avenue
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 329-4521
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Discover Kalamazoo Discover Kalamazoo
141 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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DTE Energy DTE Energy

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League of Michigan Bicyclists League of Michigan Bicyclists
416 S. Cedar Street, Suite A
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 334-9100
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Michigan Brewers Guild Michigan Brewers Guild
225 W. Washtenaw, Suite C
Lansing, MI 48933

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Sinas Dramis Law Firm Sinas Dramis Law Firm
3380 Pine Tree Road
Lansing, MI 48911
(517) 394-7500
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