Fatbike invasion!

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Lot’s of fatbike news at the WMMBA meeting last night. Brent Walk and Fun Promotions will be holding open riding and races on Tuesdays nights at Pando, snow or no snow. Lights and fatbikes required. No mtb’s. $10, more info at www.funpromotions.com

Also Cannonsburg Ski Area has trimmed a wide path seperate from the singletrack trails so they can groom for fatbikes. A trail pass will be $5, everyone pays, fatbike or mtb, while they keep it groomed. Most likley mid-December to March. Important-no free riding in the winter at the Ski Area anymore. They are looking into rental for fatbikes and lights.

We will try grooming Wahlfield Park with a snowmobile this season. Open to all and free. We’ll keep you posted here if it works.

Last but not least, Fun Promotions and Winter Rush will each be holding fatbike race series this winter!

November trail work days

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Plan on lending a hand on building more trails! Cannonsburg Ski Are on Nov 9 and Wahlfield Park on Nov 16. Time: 9a.m.-noon each day, lunch included. Please bring rakes.9a.m.-noon each day, lunch included. Please bring rakes.

 

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Rude riders

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The county has received complaints from a neighbor that hikes Luton weekly and he is tired of some rude and fast riders that force him to jump off the trail. He also goes onto say that riders disobey the “Trails Closed when Muddy” signs. Please remember to yield to hikers and slower riders by slowing down and greeting them as you pass them while “sharing” the county trails. Read all signs and obey them please.

Trifecta Tour 2013 – Presented by Founder’s Brewing

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TRIFECTA TOUR

A RIDE BENEFITING THE “50 IN 5″ SINGLE TRACK CAMPAIGN

PRESENTED BY:  FOUNDER’S BREWING
&
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

check in 8:15 – 9:15
Ride Starts at 9:30

Townsend Park: 8260 6-Mile Rd.  Cannonsburg, MI 49317

Register today at Bikereg

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer three individual routes to choose from to challenge riders of all skill levels.

Trails include: Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Trail

All routes include a combination of paved bike paths, paved roads, dirt roads and single track trails with the exception being the 10 mile version which stays off paved and dirt roads.

Trifecta =  48 Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Double Dirt  33 Miles  approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Single Track = 10  Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannon Twp trail to Cannon Twp single track and back to Townsend Park.

(A group ride leader will provide a pre ride lesson on trail riding and bike safety. )

Event Check-in 8:30 – 9:15   Ride Starts  9:30

This is a self supported event and travels some open traffic roads between single track. Please follow the rules of the road and exercise caution at all intersections. The course will be marked and maps available

We will have Ada Bike Shop And Alger Bikes providing trail-head support with additional Hydration and Fruit at the Merrell and Luton parking lots.
The event will take place rain or shine.  In the case of wet conditions, there will be alternate routes presented to protect our trails.

Trifecta 2013 t-shirts can be pre-ordered at bike reg. for $15

 

After Ride Party:

** FREE FOUNDER’S BEER WILL BE ON TAP AFTER THE RIDE**

**Central District Cyclery is Sponsoring the Vintage Bike Crit Race. Bring your old vintage bike for the after ride crit race. 1st place = $50, 2nd = $25 and $10 for 3rd in Central District Cyclery gift cards.
Bring your own Food, Grill, Beverages, lawn chairs for post ride relaxation, refueling and hanging out with your friends and family. (beer and wine is allowed in Townsend prk)

• Contact: Scott TenCate @ 616-292-2395 with any event questions.
Day of check in: 8:30 – 9:15 at Townsend Park Open Shelter

Ride Start Time at Townsend Park: 9:30

PRE REGISTRATION

• July 31 – September 14

Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 1

• www.bikereg.com

• Adult: $30 (WMMBA/IMBA Members: $25)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

 

DAY OF REGISTRATION

• Adults $40 (MMBA/IMBA Members $35)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

Children 16 and under $10

(must be accompanied on the ride by an adult)

Very limited amount of extra tee-shirts for sale. Please Place T-Shirt pre-orders by September 1st