So the wife and I (along with our Corgi) are coming up in a couple of weeks. The wife wants to bring our bikes. We are both shall we say "big boned" and haven't really been riding our bikes for a long while. I'm afraid she is romanticizing the idea of easy bike rides vs. the reality of hills and traffic (not to mention bringing the bikes). She even wants to get a little doggy trailer for the corgi. I thought I would get some opinions from folks who know about how bike friendly the areas we are going to are, in terms of places to go, is it "hilly", good for the very novice rider, etc.
We have rented a house about 5 blocks from Downtown Grand Haven (Hello Odd Side Ales) for about 4 days and then we are moving on to a loft in Downtown Traverse City (Hello Right Brain Brewerey...as you can tell, I am a beer geek).
Thanks for any advice!