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!

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!

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.

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


…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!

November Member Meeting/Night Ride

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It’s always amusing when someone asks, “what do you do in your off season?”. For many of us, the tires get fatter, we add a few more layers and we strap on lights!

Join us this Thursday evening at Cannonsburg ski area where we will be focusing on “the off-season” riding and fitness options. Heidi LaPlante from Cycling XT (soon to be The Shift) will be discussing in-door training, Jill Martindale will say a few words about her experience at the Nite National race and we’ll hear some highlights from, world class mountain biker, Danielle Musto and her race in Scotland! We tell you what’s new with the WMMBA as well.

Cannonburg will be opening their doors and will have food and beverages available.

Also, bring your bike and your lights and come early as we will be hitting the trails for a pre-meeting ride at 5:45. If you’ve never ridden the trails at night, we will make sure we won’t loose you.

Ride time 5:45 (ish)
Meet and mingle 7PM
Meeting time 7:30PM

Hope to see you there!

WMMBA Member Meeting Tuesday, July 15

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Hey, everyone keeps showing up and having fun at the Tuesday night deck events at Cannonsburg so, we figured, why not have our July member meeting there!

Come hear about some of the great events and happenings coming up.

Food and beverages will be available. We’ll have some giveaways, including your chance to win a free entry to the Trifecta!

…and it’s FAT BIKE┬ánight! Bring your fatty and receive, your choice, a select WMMBA pint glass, beer mug, or t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Pre-ride (whenever you get there) and meeting time around 7:30PM

New Ski Area map and trails

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OK-here is an updated map of the Cannonsburg Ski Area since we re-signed the entire trail today! The Triple East and West are now one-way traffic based on days of the week, similar to Merrell. The days are listed on this map and also with signage on the trail junctions. We hope we improved the markings to keep first timers and the seldom users on course by marking the main loop in white arrows with all the optional loops in different colors. Creek Trail has brown arrows, the Connector has blue arrows, the Triple East and West have red arrows and Bill’s Hill is marked with yellow arrows. All of these options can be bypassed as most of you know just take all the white arrow options. Take all the options and it is now 9 miles long!

Ski Area 2014