January Member Meeting/Fat bike/Night Ride

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We are just days into the new year, the snow finally showed up (hopefully, to stay this time) and time for the January, WMMBA Member Meeting!

Many of us made a few resolutions for the new year, ride more, ride at night, get involved with the WMMBA, etc…
We want to help you keep those resolutions.

This Wednesday night, we will be meeting at the Indian Trails Golf Course. With the new snow on the ground, Indian Trails will have their groomed fat bike course open and ready for the season and we would like you to help us ride it in.

Afterward, the club house will be open, with roaring fire to warm you back up, beverages available on tap and yes, there will be food!

Central District Cyclery will be serving up the food! They’ll have roast pig, vegetarian beens and all the other fixings as well!

Central District Cyclery will also be contributing $15 towards any new WMMBA membership! We’ve spoke with a lot of you who are on the fence about becoming a WMMBA member and CDC would like to make it a bit easier to jump on board. We’ll be there to answer questions about membership and tell you about some of the great things the WMMBA has lined up for the year.

So, grab your fat bike, grab your friends, bring your appetite and join us on Wednesday, January 14th, 201512216679-standard-1. Ride time starts at 6pm, food starts at 7pm and meeting time is 7:30 (ish).
Lights and helmets are required on he course, so bring them, please.

Don’t have a fat bike? There will be demos on hand! Don’t want to ride? Join us for the meeting! See you then!

Wednesday is Fat Bike Night

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Getting fat in the city!

Indian Trails Golf Course, 2776 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507  There are 3 loops of groomed trails for fat bikes (4-5 miles).

Will be an ask for a suggested donation of $5 toward grooming. Once groomed, trails will be open to the public.
Every Wednesday night in January and February the clubhouse will be open 6p-10p. Which means the bar will be open and the fireplace stoked!

Come ride, then warm up with friends!

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!

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!