GR Bike Park Fundraiser EXTENDED!

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Our Grand Rapids Bike Park Fundraiser has been extended by a whole month! There’s still time to help us build the GR Bike Park into an even more valuable resource for riders, runners, families, and the whole community!

That’s right, we’ve got another three weeks of matching donations from Pure Michigan. For every dollar we raise between now and July 2, it’ll be matched! It’s a huge help in our goal of raising $50,000 to make improvements to the park that will make it more valuable to more trail user groups.

We want to show you our vision, too. We’re hosting an Alliance meeting on Monday, June 25th at the Bike Park to ride bikes, talk about all the work we’ve been doing this summer, and to show you how the proposed changes will enhance the trail and park experience for everyone. Got a friend who runs, hikes, walks, or rides? Then they need to stop by and see what we’re planning to bring to this great place to get outside, get active, and live healthily.

The project and fundraiser have been all over the news over the past few weeks. No doubt you’ve seen it covered by Fox 17 and other media outlets, and we really appreciate all the help in spreading the word! If you’ve already donated, consider sharing this post to a friend, a bike club or team, or a friend who loves to get outside.

There’s a lot to be excited about, and we’re just as excited to get started. Donate to the GR Bike Park rebuild and let us get our hands dirty!

Our May Mission: $50,000 For Grand Rapids Bike Park

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GR Bike Park Grand Rapids

We’ve got a big mission to kick off May, Allies! Help us raise money for the Grand Rapids Bike Park, and let’s create a space with more room for more people to play.  (more…)

Can You Pour Beer? If So, Read On…

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wmmba barry-roubaix beer

Somehow, West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance has become famous for its suds distribution. We need your help to pour it on this spring!  (more…)

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

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dave wiens IMBA cannonsburg

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!