Kids' Ride

Bring the Whole Family to the 33rd Annual Kids’ Ride

This family-oriented event is a full-fledged CCC Trail Tour for everyone !!!


July 8th & 9th, 2023

Click Here to view the FACEBOOK event page.


The ride will be staged out of the Hoxeyville Music Festival site, just west of Kestelwoods Campground. The staging area is located on the north side of 48 1/2 Road, 1/4 mile west of M-37 in Wellston, Michigan.

Click on the links for more info...

Hoxeyville Staging Area

11240 W 48 1/2 Road

Wellston, MI 49689

Kestelwoods Campground

10860 W 48 1/2 Road

Wellston, MI 49689

Call for Modern Camping Reservations: (231) 862-3476

Click Here for a Google map of staging area and nearby campground.


Lincoln Hills & Little Manistee (North)

- Riding opportunities for all ages and skill levels!

- Private property trails for beginners and intermediate riders

- Plenty of Motorcycle Trail and ORV Route on the Lincoln Hills and Little Manistee loops


Modern camping is available 1/2 mile east of the staging area at Kestelwoods Campground (10860 W. 48 1/2 Rd., Wellston, MI). Water and electric sites are available with clean rest rooms, hot showers, a heated pool, and playgrounds for the kids. Call (231) 862-3476 for modern camping reservations.

Limited field camping is available at the staging area for $10 per campsite per night. Daily parking is $5 per vehicle. Ground fires are not permitted at the staging area.

For those not staying at Kestelwoods Campground, day use of the facilities including the pool and showers is available for $5 per person per day. All visitors must check in at the Kestelwoods Campground registration booth.

Don't feel like cooking? No problem. Kestelwoods has a well-stocked party store and a restaurant with deli sandwiches, homemade pastries, and ice cream!


Wolf Lake area motels:

Day Star Motel - (231) 745-2111

Wolf Lake Motel - (231) 745-4104

Additional hotel, motel, and cabin rental options available in Cadillac:

Days Inn - (231) 775-4414

Econo Lodge - (231) 775-6700


Sign-up will be at the staging area each morning.

Saturday: 8:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM — 11:00 AM


Active Member: $15 one day / $23 for two days

Family Member: $10 one day / $13 for two days

Family Weekend: $35 for two days

*In addition to ride fees above, “land use and monitoring fee” applies @ $2.00 per rider, with a $5.00 maximum for families.


Just for FUN! The Kid’s Skills Challenge will take place at the staging area after the prize drawing, followed by a trophy presentation.


Riders under age 16 are required to have a safety training certificate.

Click Here to visit the DNR website for more information and online rider education classes.


All attendees, spectators, and participants must sign the CCC waiver at the staging area. Riders must be current CCC members. Memberships are available at sign-up but please renew early by mail. ORV stickers are required and are available at the staging area. Vehicles must be equipped with a USFS-approved spark arrestor and pass a 94 db sound check.


For more details about the Kids' Trail Tour, please contact...

Mike Rowland (Ride Coordinator)

Phone: (269) 317-0029


Click Here for event information from the Cycle Conservation Club.

The Kids' Ride Trail Tour is a great place to introduce beginning riders to the CCC and Michigan's fantastic trail system.

Don't miss this weekend of family fun!