My husband and I (not very experienced bikers) had an absolutely fabulous day on the TART trail! We rented bikes from Brick Wheels (very helpful) and headed onto the trail, our goal was Sutton's Bay. The trail was wonderful, as you leave Traverse City, it is well marked. Then you get to the part away from the traffic and it's even better. We rode through woods, fields, orchards, vineyards etc.., all very lovely. The sounds of nature and no cars/exhaust to contend with. Even the 6.5 miles that are currently unpaved were enjoyable. We had a picnic lunch at the beach in Sutton's Bay, did some swimming, and rode back into Traverse City. It was a throughly enjoyable day and after having ridden almost 40 miles we had a great sense of accomplishment too! I would really recommend this to anyone visiting the area.