January 2014 WMMBA Member Meeting and Pre-ride!

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We have a great meeting shaping up for this months WMMBA member meeting!

We will be doing the “winter riding” edition with a focus on the fatty!  That’s of course, the fat-bike!  Fat-bikes went from being a “what the heck is that” type thing to one of the fastest selling type of bikes out there.  We’ll have some of the folks that have been riding, selling and working on these smile inducing contraptions, sharing their experiences and wisdom and telling why they love their fatty!

We’ll also have some tips on ways to keep fit during the winter months (that some call the off season) and ideas on how to get you ready for spring/summer race season.

We’ll tell you what the WMMBA has up their sleeve this year, new trails, rides, races and events.

Plus, we will be doing a pre-meeting fat-bike ride on the brand new Cannonsburg groomed Fat-bike/XC ski trails!  Ride time will be around 5:30PM (there is a small fee to ride the new trails).

Don’t own a fat-bike yet?  No problem, we’ve asked several of our local shops to bring some of their finest two wheeled steeds for you to try out!

Cannonsburg will have some tasty food and drink specials for your after ride re-fueling!

So speed the word and see you there!

Fat Bike Cannonsburg

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Lots of folks have been asking about the Fatbike trail at Cannonsburg…here is the latest!

Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area
Winter Trail info:
Open to riding during our operating hours:
Dec. 9-12: 4pm-9pm
Dec. 13: 4pm-10pm
Dec. 14-15: 9am-10pm
Dec. 16-19: 1pm-9pm
Dec. 20: 1pm-10pm
(Full Hours occur after Dec. 21st)
http://www.cannonsburg.com

Passes are available for purchase in the main office. $30 Season Pass (Classic Ski Pass, plastic you can clip to coat with your photo ID), $5 day tickets (purchase in ticket office)

Lights required at night, no dogs allowed, grooming of the Winter Trail hopefully occurring end of this week.

Bike Rentals: $25 for two hours, $40 for day. Includes a helmet.
-Surly Pugsleys, Origin-8 Crawlers (Flat pedals, QR seatposts)

*Minimum tire width of 3.8 required once trail is groomed*
Requirement is due to us grooming the Winter Trail. The trail is for XC Ski and Snow Bike use. Two loops available that will be groomed. You are welcome to ride the un-groomed current existing XC mtn bike trails as well.

More information available at on our website and FB. http://www.cannonsburg.com

Turkey Burner Ride

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WMMBA “Turkey Burner Ride“.

Once again this ride will be held on the Friday following Thanksgiving (November 29th, 2013) at the Deep Lake trailhead, Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Arrive in time to depart the parking lot at 10:00am+/- plan on riding for a couple hours. Enjoy the holiday with the last organized WMMBA Ride of 2013. All levels are invited, as we will break into 2 or 3 groups depending on the speed and experience of those in attendance.

The Deep Lake trail is open to riding during the deer hunting season, it is also open to deer hunters. Please use good sense and wear bright clothing. Yes, it may be ugly, and out of style, but you just never know what you may win a prize for at one of these rides. And, you’ll be safer!

Following the ride, there are several places to meet friends for lunch local to the area: The Sand Bar on M-179 just west of Briggs Rd (Shell Station at corner), serving local MI. beers and good food. Or try the Waldorf Brewery in downtown Hastings serving great food and their local beers.

Please pass this along to your friends and we’ll see you for the Turkey Burner. RSVP not required, just show up and feel that turkey burn

November WMMBA Member Meeting

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Some might say that the riding season is over…Not us!  The WMMBA has a lot of stuff coming up!  Be sure to stop by our next member meeting this Monday at McFadden’s to find out the details!
McFadden’s always has great food and beverage specials for us and this time is no different; 1/2 price Drafts, House Wines, Call Liquors and Specialty Martinis till 8pm and all Appetizers are 25% off.
Kisscross Events will be telling us a lttile about what they are working on, including details about the Barry Roubaix.
We’ll have a few giveway’s, including CST tire’s (nothing like new rubber)!
Plus, we’ll have some select sized WMMBA jerseys on sale!  Normal price, $75.  One night only sale price $60, just in time for the holiday’s.
So, stop in have a bit, a beverage and fur with your riding buddies!  Hope to see everyone there!
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
58 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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