The League of American Bicyclists: Can lead you to more resources near you such as: clubs, shops and instructors. www.bikeleague.org
Adventure Cycling Association: www.adventurecycling.org Guided tours, route information, gear reviews Connect with riders, bike bits monthly E-newsletter, monthly magazine, advocacy.
Crazy Guy on a Bike: Tour journals from all over the world and allow you to connect with the rider., Gear information and many answers to your questions. Check on the Journal on the first TTM Tour. www.crazyguyonabike.com
Warm Showers: This helpful network of riders and supporters, that are spread across the world, help cycle tourist find lodging during their trip. www.warmshowers.org
Bicycle Touring Pro: Darren Alff, goes on multiple tours across the world each year. Books, videos, articles, podcasts and resources are first hand, motivational, and worthwhile.www.bicycletouringpro.com
REI: I have found the store staff at REI are well informed and I have been very pleased with the bicycles, workshop service, clothes, gear. They became my outfitter. www.rei.com
Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA): Trail-guide from Michigan Mountain Biking Associate. Map indicates location of trails throughout state with details. www.mmba.org
Michigan Trails and Greenway Alliance: Has PDF maps and information. Paved, dirt, crushed limestone. www.michigantrails.org