|Trace The Mitten|
In Michigan the roads get salt to keep our snow and ice melted. Salt is very rough on the steel and aluminum. The melt puddles during winter and brine. I even get concerned about the salt dust that rises from the roads. For the first 3 winters that I rode the old junkie bikes. When snow was down on the road my speed is slow and I am extremely cautious.
If you do ride our be sure to wash and wipe down the bike after each ride. All of this puts me out of the mood to ride.
In the Detroit areas we have Metro Parks which keep the paved path clear and the roads are kept clear. It is common to cyclists on the paths and roads. The rail trails are not cleared in most cases. At our local parks there are may designated mountain bike trails.
If you carry your bike on the car to reach your riding spot, then you may again be dealing with road salt. I would prefer to carry the bike inside my vehicle.