Destination Ride #4: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail - July 29

By Jennifer Altherr, Phil Snider and Amy Copeland

The plan is to meet for carpooling at 8:00 am at Carmike Cinema. 3930 E. Dupont Rd, Fort Wayne IN, and drive to Kalamazoo River Valley Eastern Trailhead. We will park at the Galesburg-Augusta Primary School locate at 315 W. Battle Creek St. in Galesburg, Michigan.


kalamazoo river trail


  • Drive time estimate: 1 hr 35 minutes
  • Trail surface: Paved. Any bike is suitable for this ride.
  • Ride distance: 32 miles-42 miles (A side trail offers exploring options for the curious and adventuresome)
  • Pace: 10-13 m.p.h. E riders welcome!

Optional for those interested after the ride:

  • Drive east on I-94 to Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek, MI which is just west of I-69.
  • Clean up, play some games, before heading back to Fort Wayne.

If you'd like to know more about the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, visit

Remember to bring: helmet, bike lock if you have one, money for lunch.