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!

November WMMBA Member Meeting

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Some might say that the riding season is over…Not us!  The WMMBA has a lot of stuff coming up!  Be sure to stop by our next member meeting this Monday at McFadden’s to find out the details!
McFadden’s always has great food and beverage specials for us and this time is no different; 1/2 price Drafts, House Wines, Call Liquors and Specialty Martinis till 8pm and all Appetizers are 25% off.
Kisscross Events will be telling us a lttile about what they are working on, including details about the Barry Roubaix.
We’ll have a few giveway’s, including CST tire’s (nothing like new rubber)!
Plus, we’ll have some select sized WMMBA jerseys on sale!  Normal price, $75.  One night only sale price $60, just in time for the holiday’s.
So, stop in have a bit, a beverage and fur with your riding buddies!  Hope to see everyone there!
McFadden’s Restaurant & Saloon
58 Ionia SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=58+Ionia+SW++%09%09%09Grand+Rapids,+MI+49503&hl=en

Slingshot Bikes bringing manufacturing to Grand Rapids area

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Sounds like Slingshot is making the first steps necessary to bring the manufacturing of its frames to Grand Rapids.  I think its safe to say this is something we can all agree is a good thing!

Joppe said producing bikes here is more cost-effective. For a bike produced overseas, changes to an order would require talking to several people and delay the bike’s creation.

Read the full article here

Featured Website: bikefriendlygr.org

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Stumbled across this website and thought their artworks and “i bike GR” shirts were amazing!

Bike Friendly is a bike lifestyle company from Grand Rapids, MI with the goal of helping foster GR’s budding bike community. We’re creating clothing and other schwag, organizing rides and tours, working with advocacy organizations for riders in West Michigan and trying to make GR a more bike friendly place.

We’re basically just two guys  with a love of biking who think that biking in GR can use all the help and attention it can get.

www.bikefriendlygr.org

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