An Evening with Dave Wiens, A Weekend of Fat Bike Fun!

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We love fat biking. Grand Rapids isn’t just Beer City, USA. We like to think of West Michigan as a pretty serious contender for the fat bike capital of the world!

We’re celebrating our winter riding with a huge weekend, and it’s coming up soon. For the second year, the USA Cycling Fat Bike National Championships are right here in GR. Throw in more racing on Sunday with Winter Rush, and you’d be pretty pumped; but we’re also getting a chance to meet current IMBA Executive Director and mountain bike legend Dave Wiens.

Dave will be at Cannonsburg on Friday, February 9 from 7-9pm to talk to WMMBA Allies and the whole cycling community about the future of mountain biking, fat biking, and our sport in general. Dave has decades of trail stewardship experience and is in a position to see regional and national trends that provide a lot of perspective and valuable information for our efforts right here in West Michigan.

Of course, we’ll also be asking Dave about his six Leadville 100 victories, his many years of racing at the top level of the sport, riding on the USA National team, and why he still simply loves cycling.

Fat Bike National Weekend is going to be a real treat, and a getting involved with the event is a big plus for the community and for WMMBA. 10% of registration fees will go straight to WMMBA and our trail efforts thanks to Winter Rush!

You can also register to volunteer here. 

Make sure you RSVP for our Evening with Dave Wiens here on Facebook, too!

Trifecta Tour 2017

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TRIFECTA TOUR 2017

7th ANNIVERSARY

A RIDE BENEFITING THE BUILDING AND MAINTAINING OF W.MICHIGAN SINGLE TRACK

PRESENTED BY: FOUNDERS BREWING CO., MERRELL WORK
&
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Ride Starts at 9:30

After the ride plan to hang around as we’ll have free Founders beer and food for all participants!!

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer three individual routes to choose from to challenge riders of all skill levels.
All routes include a combination of paved bike paths, paved roads, dirt roads and singletrack trails.

Trifecta = 47 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

Double Dirt = 37 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Luton,
Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

Single Track = 20 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill and back to Townsend Park

Sign up here:

https://www.bikereg.com/trifecta-tour

2017 Trail schedule

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… our Spring 2017 Trail Day Schedule! Please come lend a hand!
Saturday, April 8th – Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Saturday, April 22nd – Luton Park
Saturday, April 29th – Hammond Hill (Hastings)
Thursday, May 4th – Cannonsburg State Game Area
Saturday, May 6th – Cannonsburg Ski Area/Skills Area
Saturday, May 13th – Ionia State Recreation Area
Saturday, May 20th – Merrell Trail
Sunday, May 21st – GR Bike Park
Saturday, June 3rd – Wahlfield Park

Fall in West MI

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Just a reminder, there are some great events coming up here in the West Michigan area, that you don’t want to miss!
Skirts in the Dirt is Sunday, August 28 at Cannonsburg Ski Area. While this is a women’s MTB race guys, be sure to jump in the “drag-race”. And don’t forget your skirt!
http://www.skirtsinthedirt.com/home.html

Trifecta – Is Sunday, September 11, at Townsend Park
This is always a great ride! We’ll be firing up the grills afterwards with some burgers and brats, included in admission. Feel free to bring a dish to pass as well. Founders Brewing will donating some of that, you know, wonderful beverages they make.
There will be plenty of room for team areas to set up so, bring the gang!
All proceeds go to help build and maintain the trails we love here in West MI!
https://www.bikereg.com/31187

MiSCA Dirt Dawg – Kids MTB race, September 18th at Cannonsburg Ski area
Based out of the east side of the state (just north of Detroit)The Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association works to establish and maintain safe, quality scholastic cycling programs. They will be bringing their race series to West MI. This race is open to all kids.
http://miscabike.org/?tribe_events=canonsburg-ski-belmont-mi

IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, October 1st at Cannonsburg Ski area
This will be a day to get our next generation of cyclists out in the trails. Hosted by the Grand Rapids Dirt Dawgs

Schedule-Events

…And finally, leave your Halloween (October 31st) open for a very cool event at the ski hill. This one you will not want to miss! More details to follow!

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