Yankee Time Trail Date Change!

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Urgent announcement To all Yankee Springs Time Trial racers!
Due to the heavy unusual snow accumulation this winter the trail, the campground and access points for emergency exits are all not going to be in condition to hold the race on April 13th.
Thus, the WMMBA and DNR has agreed to move the 25th Anniversary of the Yankee Springs Time Trial race to SUNDAY MAY 18th!
The date has been moved in Bikereg and the registration close will also be changed.  Additionally, you will now have until the end of April to order T-Shirts!
The WMMBA appreciates all the great support and your understanding with regards to trail conditions, safety and maintenance of the Yankee Springs rustic area grounds.  Sorry for an inconvenience this may have caused.  However, by May 18th we might have 70 degree temperatures!
Thanks again and see you on MAY 18!

Spring 2014 Trail Day Line-Up

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Spring 2014 Trail Days

Hope to see you out there!

Yankee Springs – Saturday, May 3

Cannonsburg State Game Area- Saturday, April 26

Cannonsburg Ski Area – Saturday, May 10

Merrell Trail – Saturday, May 17

Ionia State Park – Saturday, May 31

Wahlfield Park – Saturday, June 07

Luton Park –  Saturday, June 14

All trail days start at 8:30 and lunch is always provided.  Be sure to bring your bike as well for the after work group rides!

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)

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