Lots of folks have been asking about the Fatbike trail at Cannonsburg…here is the latest!
Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area
Winter Trail info:
Open to riding during our operating hours:
Dec. 9-12: 4pm-9pm
Dec. 13: 4pm-10pm
Dec. 14-15: 9am-10pm
Dec. 16-19: 1pm-9pm
Dec. 20: 1pm-10pm
(Full Hours occur after Dec. 21st)
Passes are available for purchase in the main office. $30 Season Pass (Classic Ski Pass, plastic you can clip to coat with your photo ID), $5 day tickets (purchase in ticket office)
Lights required at night, no dogs allowed, grooming of the Winter Trail hopefully occurring end of this week.
Bike Rentals: $25 for two hours, $40 for day. Includes a helmet.
-Surly Pugsleys, Origin-8 Crawlers (Flat pedals, QR seatposts)
*Minimum tire width of 3.8 required once trail is groomed*
Requirement is due to us grooming the Winter Trail. The trail is for XC Ski and Snow Bike use. Two loops available that will be groomed. You are welcome to ride the un-groomed current existing XC mtn bike trails as well.
More information available at on our website and FB. http://www.cannonsburg.com
The WMMBA is pleased to announce that they are in favor of the Grand Rapids Parks millage and encourage you to vote yes on this millage.
For more information please click on the link below.
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
• July 31 – September 14
Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 1
• 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
Attention Mountain Bikers:
We were forwarded this message about the development of a statewide trail network for multiple uses. Please complete this survey by August 31 to let them know your opinions on how you want these trails developed.
The Michigan Snowmobile and Trail Advisory Committee (MSTAC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are committed to better understanding trail user interests, needs and concerns. The MSTAC and the DNR are developing a plan for a statewide trail network that will address snowmobile, ORV, hiking, biking, paddling, and equestrian needs. The plan moves the state toward the goal of becoming known as “The Trail State”. The plan will identify priorities for improving the system and constraints for implementing those priorities. It will also serve as a marketing piece showcasing Michigan’s incredible trail network and the opportunities expanding this network presents to Michigan’s quality of life and economic prosperity. As we plan for the future of the state’s trail system, we need your help. We would like to know your membership’s opinions about the state’s trail system, how you use the system, and ways the system could be improved. We ask that you electronically forward this entire note to your members or to other trail users. The link to the survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7H2SCSJ. The completed survey will not be sent back through your organization, but will be available to the DNR for analysis. The DNR will not have access to who filled out the survey or their email address. We are asking that the survey be completed by August 31.
The information collected from this survey will be compiled, analyzed and provided to the MSTAC members and to the DNR trail planning team. The trail plan is required to be completed by the spring of 2013.The draft plan will be submitted to your organization for additional input. This is the first step in improving communication with trail users. In the future, we will inform you about trail events, opening of new trails, and seek your opinion on a variety of subjects.
This is a great opportunity to let larger statewide organizations know what we want in our trail systems.