Bass River Survey

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Please take a couple minutes to check out this survey.  Data is being compiled by the DNR and MSU for various user groups at Bass River.  Let’s show some support for mountain biking.  Hopefully it will lead to the development of additional trail in this system.
Link to survey:

Member Meeting January 9, 2012

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In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s a quickie on some of the things we discussed at the meeting.  I’m not big on long formal meeting minutes, so if you need details, contact your favorite board member….better yet, come to the meeting.

New president Kevin Allen gave a recap of happenings in 2011

Yankee Springs Time Trial update – Registration has been open since mid-November. John Anderson is back with his sound system and announcing talents.  Dan Clark will design this year’s 2012 artwork for shirts, glasses and posters.  Youth Cycling will run our kid’s race event for 2012. Gault/RaceMgmt is back as our timing system operators.  As of January 9th we have over 100 pre-registered racers toward our cap of 700 for the 2012 race.  First committee meeting will be sometime in February.

Volunteers needed:  Yankee Springs Time Trial 4/22/12 (funds 40-50% of what we do), State Games of Michigan scheduled for 6/23/12, Trifecta mostly likely 5/20/12 but keep checking to be sure.  Give a shout out to Kevin Allen so he can get you on the volunteer list. (more…)

Bass River Trail Day

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Quick trim day at Bass, this Sunday (6/26), 9 am. Bring snips if you have them. Bring some gloves, bugspray, and something to drink. And a bike. Hopefully we’ll get a lap in when we’re done…

For more information please contact Tom Landry, the Bass River trail coordinator at