WMMBA Member Meeting/Late Summer Cookout and Wahlfield Ride – Monday, September 8th 6-9PM

tagged as Chapter Meeting,Member Meetings,Plainfield township,Wahlfield Park

Well, some folks say that summer is over…not so fast! Still lots of time to enjoy the warmer weather!
That is why our next member meeting will be an outdoor event!

Monday, September 8th 6-9PM

This time we are heading to Wahlfield Trail – WMMBA! We’ll hit the trail for a lap or two starting around 6PM. Them head to the pavilion for some grill time. Brats, burgers and other goodie will be served! And hey, if you have a favorite dish to pass, bring it along.

Also, we will be talking about a few of the cool things the the WMMBA has coming up. Plus, we will have a special guest that evening. Pattijean McCahill from the Kent County Parks Foundation will be with us to talk about the role of the KCPF, how to increase awareness and participation of mountain biking in West MI. Also, she’ll outline a new acquisition, and brainstorm on a capital campaign to complete Wahfield sooner. That’s a lot of good info!

So, bring your bike, bring a friend, BYOB, maybe a chair and whatever else and join us.

WMMBA Member Meeting Tuesday, July 15

tagged as Cannon Township,Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail,Chapter Meeting,Events,Grand Rapids,Group Ride,Member Meetings,Rockford

Hey, everyone keeps showing up and having fun at the Tuesday night deck events at Cannonsburg so, we figured, why not have our July member meeting there!

Come hear about some of the great events and happenings coming up.

Food and beverages will be available. We’ll have some giveaways, including your chance to win a free entry to the Trifecta!

…and it’s FAT BIKE night! Bring your fatty and receive, your choice, a select WMMBA pint glass, beer mug, or t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Pre-ride (whenever you get there) and meeting time around 7:30PM

January 2014 WMMBA Member Meeting and Pre-ride!

tagged as Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail,Chapter Meeting,Community,Events,Fundraising,Group Ride,Hardy Dam,Member Meetings,Products,Races,Trail Day,Trails

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!

Turkey Burner Ride

tagged as Community,Events,Group Ride,Member Meetings,Yankee Springs

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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

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