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

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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!

Trifecta Tour 2017

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TRIFECTA TOUR 2017

7th ANNIVERSARY

A RIDE BENEFITING THE BUILDING AND MAINTAINING OF W.MICHIGAN SINGLE TRACK

PRESENTED BY: FOUNDERS BREWING CO., MERRELL WORK
&
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

Ride Starts at 9:30

After the ride plan to hang around as we’ll have free Founders beer and food for all participants!!

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer three individual routes to choose from to challenge riders of all skill levels.
All routes include a combination of paved bike paths, paved roads, dirt roads and singletrack trails.

Trifecta = 47 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

Double Dirt = 37 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Luton,
Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

Single Track = 20 Miles (Approx.) Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill and back to Townsend Park

Sign up here:

https://www.bikereg.com/trifecta-tour

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!