Just a friendly reminder that registration for the 28th Annual Yankee Springs Time Trial – Presented by Spectrum Health Pennock – is January 1st, 2017, @ 10:00 a.m.!!
Racers starting position is based on the date & time that you sign up….the earlier you sign up, the sooner you start within your race category.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.bikereg.com/yankee-springs-28th-annual-time-trial-wmmba-benefit-race
RACE DATE: April 23rd, 2017.
The Yankee Springs Time Trial annually serves as the opening round of the Championship Points Series (CPS). For information on the CPS series, including how to earn points, class structure, and the series schedule, please visit their page on the MMBA Website: http://mmba.org/programs/championship-point-series/
NEW for 2017:
– The CPS Series has added an Elite/Expert Open Fatbike Category, to go along with the Sport/Beginner Open Fatbike Category! As with all E/E categories, they will race for 2 laps at the Yankee Springs Time Trial.
– The Yankee Springs race will also feature a Women’s only Fatbike Category! This will be an Open age group, run with the Sport class division. The Womens group will be scored for awards separately for the Yankee Springs TT race, but their points will be counted towards the CPS Series, as the CPS Series has agreed to score them within the Sport/Beginner Open Fatbike Category (based on their finishing time). THANK YOU CPS!
SPONSORS, FOOD & SWAG!
The Yankee Springs Race Committee is excited to bring back many of our sponsors, along with welcoming some newly acquired support! For a complete list of our sponsors, along with race details and a great promotional video, please visit our NEWLY IMPROVED website: http://yankeespringstt.org/
Post-race food….great swag give-aways….AND THE LONGEST RUNNING/LARGEST OFF-ROAD TIME TRIAL IN THE MIDWEST!!! The Yankee Springs Time Trial is a can’t miss event!
As always, THANK YOU to all of our race participants! Without YOU and your support…..year in and year out…..for the last TWENTY SEVEN YEARS….we would not be able to offer such a great event!!
See you all in April!
Just a reminder, there are some great events coming up here in the West Michigan area, that you don’t want to miss!
Skirts in the Dirt is Sunday, August 28 at Cannonsburg Ski Area. While this is a women’s MTB race guys, be sure to jump in the “drag-race”. And don’t forget your skirt!
Trifecta – Is Sunday, September 11, at Townsend Park
This is always a great ride! We’ll be firing up the grills afterwards with some burgers and brats, included in admission. Feel free to bring a dish to pass as well. Founders Brewing will donating some of that, you know, wonderful beverages they make.
There will be plenty of room for team areas to set up so, bring the gang!
All proceeds go to help build and maintain the trails we love here in West MI!
MiSCA Dirt Dawg – Kids MTB race, September 18th at Cannonsburg Ski area
Based out of the east side of the state (just north of Detroit)The Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association works to establish and maintain safe, quality scholastic cycling programs. They will be bringing their race series to West MI. This race is open to all kids.
IMBA’s Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day, October 1st at Cannonsburg Ski area
This will be a day to get our next generation of cyclists out in the trails. Hosted by the Grand Rapids Dirt Dawgs
…And finally, leave your Halloween (October 31st) open for a very cool event at the ski hill. This one you will not want to miss! More details to follow!
TRIFECTA TOUR 2016
A RIDE BENEFITING THE BUILDING AND MAINTAINING OF W.MICHIGAN SINGLE TRACK
PRESENTED BY: FOUNDERS BREWING CO.
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
Ride Starts at 9:30
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, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park
Sign up here:
Some long awaited changes are finally happening at Yankee. The big news is that beginning on 15 August 16, we will begin alternating the direction of travel by day of the week. I know, shocker right? We’ve tried this out and we think it’s going to be a ton of fun and will add some challenges to an already challenging trail. It’s kinda like getting 13 miles of trail for free because everything looks so different going in the reverse direction.
The directions will be posted at all start and other remote entry locations of course but essentially, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will follow the Yellow arrows in the reverse direction to what we’ve always done. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday will follow the Red arrows in the normal direction.
To make this a bit easier to sign, we’ve cut in a new connector trail to the warmup loop. The entry to the warmup loop is adjacent to the exit of the loop just west of the pit toilet in the parking lot. The current entry to the warmup loop and the exit to the main loop up near Yankee Springs road will be closed so all the entry and exit traffic will be at the west end of the parking lot. This eliminates having to ride up/down the driveway to enter the trails.
Sorry for the long winded post but this is a lot of information to get out in time for ya’ll to get used to the idea. Will the roll-out be perfect? Probably not but we’ll do our best to make it clean and clear. Your feedback will be much appreciated and we really hope you enjoy some new challenges at Yankee.