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

Trifecta Tour 2013 – Presented by Founder’s Brewing

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TRIFECTA TOUR

A RIDE BENEFITING THE “50 IN 5″ SINGLE TRACK CAMPAIGN

PRESENTED BY:  FOUNDER’S BREWING
&
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

check in 8:15 – 9:15
Ride Starts at 9:30

Townsend Park: 8260 6-Mile Rd.  Cannonsburg, MI 49317

Register today at Bikereg

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer three individual routes to choose from to challenge riders of all skill levels.

Trails include: Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Trail

All routes include a combination of paved bike paths, paved roads, dirt roads and single track trails with the exception being the 10 mile version which stays off paved and dirt roads.

Trifecta =  48 Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Double Dirt  33 Miles  approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Single Track = 10  Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannon Twp trail to Cannon Twp single track and back to Townsend Park.

(A group ride leader will provide a pre ride lesson on trail riding and bike safety. )

Event Check-in 8:30 – 9:15   Ride Starts  9:30

This is a self supported event and travels some open traffic roads between single track. Please follow the rules of the road and exercise caution at all intersections. The course will be marked and maps available

We will have Ada Bike Shop And Alger Bikes providing trail-head support with additional Hydration and Fruit at the Merrell and Luton parking lots.
The event will take place rain or shine.  In the case of wet conditions, there will be alternate routes presented to protect our trails.

Trifecta 2013 t-shirts can be pre-ordered at bike reg. for $15

 

After Ride Party:

** FREE FOUNDER’S BEER WILL BE ON TAP AFTER THE RIDE**

**Central District Cyclery is Sponsoring the Vintage Bike Crit Race. Bring your old vintage bike for the after ride crit race. 1st place = $50, 2nd = $25 and $10 for 3rd in Central District Cyclery gift cards.
Bring your own Food, Grill, Beverages, lawn chairs for post ride relaxation, refueling and hanging out with your friends and family. (beer and wine is allowed in Townsend prk)

• Contact: Scott TenCate @ 616-292-2395 with any event questions.
Day of check in: 8:30 – 9:15 at Townsend Park Open Shelter

Ride Start Time at Townsend Park: 9:30

PRE REGISTRATION

• July 31 – September 14

Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 1

• www.bikereg.com

• Adult: $30 (WMMBA/IMBA Members: $25)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

 

DAY OF REGISTRATION

• Adults $40 (MMBA/IMBA Members $35)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

Children 16 and under $10

(must be accompanied on the ride by an adult)

Very limited amount of extra tee-shirts for sale. Please Place T-Shirt pre-orders by September 1st

 

Meijer State Games MTB Race

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The West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance is very excited to, yet again, be part of the Meijer State games!

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This will be the chapters fourth year for this event!  It is also a part of the MMBA CPS (championship point series).  We’ve added a new Fat Bike category this year and also new this year, the race will be a time trial.

All proceeds will go to the WMMBA 50 in 5 trail building fund.  So, come join us for a day of fun and racing!

Date: June 22, 2013

Location:Cannonsburg Ski Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd. NE
Belmont, MI 49306

Tournament Director:

Reid Kruszewski-Arnott
Reidski29@gmail.com

CLICK LINK TO REGISTER:

http://stategamesofmichigan.com/index.php?module=cms&page=98

Divisions / Categories:

This event is now a Time Trial
All X-Country Divisions:
Beginner Boys & Girls
Middle, JV, Varisty Boys & Girls
Elite Men & Women
Expert Men & Women
Sport Men & Women
Sport Clydesdale Men & Women
Beginner Men & Women
Beginner Clydesdale Men & Women
Single Speed Elite/Expert Men & Women
Single Speed Sport/Beginner Men & Women
Tandem
Fat Bike
*Per CPS rules (mountain biking championship point series) we categorize riders based upon their age as of Dec 31st 2013

Fees:

Beginner Boys or Girls:
$18 until 6/19/13

Jr. High/JV/Varsity:
$18 until 6/19/13

Men’s & Women’s Divisions/Fat Bike:
$23 until 5/1/13
$28 until 6/19/13

Tandem:
$33 until 5/1/13
$38 until 6/19/13

*All prices include convenience fee. Onsite registration fees will be increased!

Onsite Registration begins 1 hour prior to each wave

Distances:

Youth – 5 miles
Beginner – 10 miles
Sport – 15 miles
Expert – 25 miles
Elite/Pro – 25 miles

Food & Drinks: You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to the event. Gatorade will be available for participants near the finish line. You are responsible for all other liquid or nutritional needs.

Parking: Please park in the parking lot, not across the bridge

Rest Room Facilities: The Cannonsburg restroom facilities will be open for use.

Rules

Mandatory: Helmet to compete & Mountain Bike w/stopping brakes!

Number Plate: Must be attached to the front of your bicycle using the tie wraps given

Timing Chip: Must be worn on your left ankle and you are responsible toreturn the chip immediately after the race or a charge of $35 will be issued to you.

Weather Related Issues: The race will take place rain or shine. If severe weather occurs (thunderstorms/lightening) the race will be delayed until the conditions improve or the race is cancelled.

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