Biking

Trailways

The Kalamazoo River Valley Trail will encompass 35 miles of trail throughout Kalamazoo County. Kalamazoo will be a regional hub, connecting Battle Creek to Lake Michigan, D Ave. to Portage, and eventually Lake Michigan to Lake Huron. This existing trail and planned trails in other counties will enable you to connect more than 140 miles of trail - connecting together the Battle Creek Linear Park, Kal-Haven Trail, and Portage Bicentennial Park Trail.

There are currently two of eight segments complete of this non-motorized, paved-asphalt trail. One stretch includes a 4.8-mile section that connects 10th Street to downtown Kalamazoo, while the other travels from Mosel Ave. to Mayors' Riverfront Park, totaling an additional 2.8 miles. As funds and property become available the trail will continue to grow, realizing a vision that has been in the works since 1991.

Operated as a Kalamazoo County Park, the KRV Trail is free to use and offers something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a relaxing family stroll, a journey into nature, an extensive workout or a bike route to work - the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail awaits your visit.

The KRV Trail fall program guide is available here to download and print. For more information on the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail, view these Frequently Asked Questions, call 269.373.5073, or visit www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt .

How To Rent A Downtown Bicycle Locker

***BIKE LOCKERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE***

Central City Parking provides bike lockers for rent at several different locations around downtown Kalamazoo. Please see the Downtown Bicycle Locker Map for specific locations. Bike Lockers are rented out on a first-come, first-served+G44 basis, and are available to all, except residents who live within the Kalamazoo DDA.

To improve service to cyclists, Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. has partnered with Central City Parking to help manage the rental process. Bicycle lockers are currently rented at the following rates:

  • Monthly $10
  • Seasonal (April 1 – October 31) $50
  • Yearly $100

*All rentals include a $50 refundable key deposit.

Follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Contact Central City Parking at (269) 342-6383 to find out if a bike locker is available. If there is a bike locker available, then go to Step 2. If not, your name will be placed on a waiting list for the next available bike locker.
  2. Complete the Bike Locker Application & Rental Agreement at the Central City Parking office, located at 320 N. Rose Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007.
  3. You will be given a key and a locker assignment when full payment is received.

When the key is returned, your deposit will be refunded. If the key is lost, the deposit is forfeited and a new key deposit is required. Rental fees are not reimbursable.

Rental fees for renewals are due 30 days before the anniversary date. Make sure your contact information, including phone numbers, e-mails, and address are always current. Call (269) 342-6383 if your information changes.

For more information please contact Meg Gernaat.