November Member Meeting/Night Ride

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It’s always amusing when someone asks, “what do you do in your off season?”. For many of us, the tires get fatter, we add a few more layers and we strap on lights!

Join us this Thursday evening at Cannonsburg ski area where we will be focusing on “the off-season” riding and fitness options. Heidi LaPlante from Cycling XT (soon to be The Shift) will be discussing in-door training, Jill Martindale will say a few words about her experience at the Nite National race and we’ll hear some highlights from, world class mountain biker, Danielle Musto and her race in Scotland! We tell you what’s new with the WMMBA as well.

Cannonburg will be opening their doors and will have food and beverages available.

Also, bring your bike and your lights and come early as we will be hitting the trails for a pre-meeting ride at 5:45. If you’ve never ridden the trails at night, we will make sure we won’t loose you.

Ride time 5:45 (ish)
Meet and mingle 7PM
Meeting time 7:30PM

Hope to see you there!

Ken-O-Sha parking

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We were contacted by Calvary Baptist Church, located near the Ken O Sha trail, in regards to bikers utilizing the church parking lot as well as cutting across other areas of their property.  Their lot and grounds are private property and there is parking off of Ken-O-Sha drive.

Please, if and when you check out that awesome trail, be respectful to its neighbors!

Luton Park trail work night 9-25-14

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Please come out and help us finish the by-pass trail on the Green Loop. We got a great start on Saturday and we need to finish this up asap for safety reasons. 6-8pm Sept. 25th 2014

Trifecta Tour 2014 — Sunday, September 14

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

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

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

Ride Starts at 9:30 (**QUADFECTA participants will depart at 9 AM)

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer four 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 with the exception being the 10 mile “Single track” version which stays off paved and dirt roads.

1. Quadfecta = 60 Miles approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, State Game area, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

2. Trifecta = 45 Miles approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, State Game Area, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

3. Double Dirt = 24 Miles approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, State Game Area and back to Townsend Park

4. Single Track = 9 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 )

 

Townsend Park – 8280 6 Mile Road. Cannonsburg, MI 49317

Event Check-in 8:00 – 9:15 Ride Starts 9:30 and ( 9 AM for QUADFECTA)

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, GAP 30 And Alger Bikes providing trail-head support with additional Hydration and Fruit at the SGA, 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 2014 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**

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)

PRE REGISTRATION

• July 7 – September 14

Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 4

• 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

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like to volunteer, please call Scott TenCate @ 616-292-2395

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