Getting Set Up On Trailforks

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If you’ve been in touch with anyone on the WMMBA board, you’ve probably already been begged to create a Trailforks account. There are a lot of good reasons for use the app and all its features, and the value of those features only increase as more users join up!

Trailforks uses GPS data from trails all over the world to improve trail design, to provide numbers for advocacy, and to provide trail condition updates for riders all year long.

For example, you can see Luton Park in minute detail over on the dedicated Trailforks page for the trail system. You can use existing data to map out your own ride, look for group events, and even look at the most trail reports. There’s also data on how many people ride at the trail system by month and by year.

There are Ridelogs for Luton and every trail system that West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance works with. It’s an incredible tool that allows us to stay up-to-date with what is being ridden, when, and what we need to do to make improvements that will enhance your trail experience. And YOU can help by simply linking your Strava account to a Trailsforks account, too.

By setting up your Strava to push to Trailforks, you’ll be contributing data to the site. Once your account is set up and linked to Strava, you don’t have to do anything else; but you’ll probably want to! We hope to move more trail grooming updates, maintenance days, and general trail updates to Trailforks so information is reliable, consistent and all in one spot!

For help on how to set up for your Trailforks account, and how to link Strava, here’s a step-by-step guide.

Trifecta Tour 2017

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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:

Yankee Springs Time Trial

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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.


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:

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!

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:

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!

Fall in West MI

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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!