Michigan is home to some of the most picturesque motorcycle routes in the country. Nicknamed the Great Lakes State because it sits perfectly between four of the Great Lakes, Michigan features more than 3,200 miles of shoreline—more than California and Florida, and second only to Alaska.
Along with picturesque shorelines, there are many attractions to visit throughout the state, including amusement parks, lighthouses, wineries, breweries, and museums. Just make sure you’re covered with the right motorcycle insurance before you begin your ride.
The Michigan Department of Insurance states the following:
Anyone operating a motorcycle in Michigan must purchase liability coverage through a licensed insurer. Motorcycle insurance is not the same as the no-fault (PIP) benefits Michigan residents must buy to operate an automobile. Motorcycles are specifically excluded as a motor vehicle under Michigan's no-fault law. They are not entitled to no-fault benefits except in certain circumstances.
In Michigan, a motorcycle is defined as a vehicle with a saddle or seat, no more than three wheels, and a motor that exceeds 50cc. This definition doesn’t include mopeds or off-road vehicles.
Under Michigan law, a rider must wear a helmet unless they have at least $20,000 in medical benefits coverage.
You must meet these minimum requirements to ride legally in Michigan:
Because an accident can yield greater costs than minimum insurance coverage provides, you may be forced to pay out of pocket for a loss. Choosing to carry higher limits can help protect you and those around you.
At Dairyland®, we believe insurance should be as customizable as your bike. Our experienced insurance agents will work with you to help ensure you receive the best value on your coverage, with a wide selection of money-saving motorcycle insurance discounts, including:
Contact us for a free Michigan motorcycle insurance quote to discover the savings opportunities you can take advantage of.
Tunnel of Trees
The Tunnel of Trees gets its name from the forest's canopy, where the branches have woven themselves together to form a tunnel through the varying tree species. Along the route, breaks in the trees allow you to glimpse Lake Michigan. In autumn, you'll be amazed by the magnificent leaf color. In spring, meanwhile, you'll find fields of trillium flowers. And finally, the shade of the trees provides a refreshing respite from the summer sun.
Michigan's East Coast cruise
This great route hugs the Lake Huron shore as it makes its way up the coast towards the state’s Upper Peninsula. Not only will the scenery keep you smiling, but the pretty little resort towns will give you plenty to enjoy.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Enjoy riding Michigan's Upper Peninsula for over 1,000 miles on this scenic journey along the Lake Superior shore and through vast stands of maple trees. There are plenty of opportunities for frequent stops as well, with waterfalls, lighthouses, and small towns full of friendly locals dotting the route. This is an excellent summer trip, as you can experience daylight as late as 10 p.m.
Before you get on the road for your Michigan adventure, make sure you're covered with motorcycle insurance. Just click the button below for your free quote from Dairyland.