Skirts in the Dirt Is August 18!

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It’s hard to pick a day that we can call the true height of summer. Skirts in the Dirt, however, is certainly a front-runner.  (more…)

Wahlfield Trail Day August 1

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Wahlfield Trail WMMBA

Wahlfield needs some work, and with Skirts in the Dirt coming up quick, we’re rallying the troops to get one of our favorite trails in perfect shape before race day!  (more…)

Wahlfield Park on

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Wahlfield Park is quickly becoming a local favorite in West Michigan, especially for those looking for a scenic, accessible trail that suits the skills of nearly any ability.

If you’re ever on the north side of Grand Rapids, take a turn to Alpine and find a neat trail just off M-37. It’s an easy spot to hit on the way home, making evening hours the hot time for people to access it by bike or by foot.

There is a cross country circuit hand-built by Alliance volunteers, and Dirt Artisans added 3 downhill flow trails in 2017 raising the total distance to about 6.5 miles. As a new trail, there is so much potential to shape this network into what local riders need and want. As a result, the future of Wahlfield Park is exciting to WMMBA and everyone involved!

If you spend more than a bit of time on the trail, you’ll notice that many of the sections and segments carry names that sound more than a little delicious. That’s because Perrin Brewery helped cover plenty of early expenses that helped bring this trail to life, and you’ll always find their thumbprint on the heart and soul of Wahlfield’s downhill runs.

You can check out more about the trail on Another thing you’ll really like about Wahlfield is the great updates on trail conditions from the trail’s reporters. Especially during this freeze and thaw cycle, having almost daily information on the state of the trails makes planning your rides so much easier. We’re working to bring this level of reporting to all Alliance trails! Current trail statuses are listed on the Alliance Homepage

At the moment, we have 577 rides counted on the trail, with prime riding time in August, but there is plenty of momentum this year; there are 60 trail reports already filed for 2018!

If you’re looking for a trail that’s accessible, fun, and you always know the state of the trails, make sure you check it out!

2017 Trail schedule

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… our Spring 2017 Trail Day Schedule! Please come lend a hand!
Saturday, April 8th – Yankee Springs Recreation Area
Saturday, April 22nd – Luton Park
Saturday, April 29th – Hammond Hill (Hastings)
Thursday, May 4th – Cannonsburg State Game Area
Saturday, May 6th – Cannonsburg Ski Area/Skills Area
Saturday, May 13th – Ionia State Recreation Area
Saturday, May 20th – Merrell Trail
Sunday, May 21st – GR Bike Park
Saturday, June 3rd – Wahlfield Park