tagged as Community,Events,Group Ride,Member Meetings,Yankee Springs
WMMBA “Turkey Burner Ride“.
Once again this ride will be held on the Friday following Thanksgiving (November 29th, 2013) at the Deep Lake trailhead, Yankee Springs Recreation Area. Arrive in time to depart the parking lot at 10:00am+/- plan on riding for a couple hours. Enjoy the holiday with the last organized WMMBA Ride of 2013. All levels are invited, as we will break into 2 or 3 groups depending on the speed and experience of those in attendance.
The Deep Lake trail is open to riding during the deer hunting season, it is also open to deer hunters. Please use good sense and wear bright clothing. Yes, it may be ugly, and out of style, but you just never know what you may win a prize for at one of these rides. And, you’ll be safer!
Following the ride, there are several places to meet friends for lunch local to the area: The Sand Bar on M-179 just west of Briggs Rd (Shell Station at corner), serving local MI. beers and good food. Or try the Waldorf Brewery in downtown Hastings serving great food and their local beers.
Please pass this along to your friends and we’ll see you for the Turkey Burner. RSVP not required, just show up and feel that turkey burn
tagged as Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail,Group Ride,Luton Park,Merrell Trail,Plainfield township,Rockford,State game Area Trail,Trail Day,Volunteer,Wahlfield Park,Yankee Springs
There are many opportunities to help build, repair and maintain your favorite trail this year.
If you’ve never been to a trail day, please join us! While we do some serious work, we always have a lot of fun, which usually is followed up by some fun riding.
“There is something extra special when you ride on a trail that you helped build” A Quote from a trail day volunteer.
Please go to the event calender for trail day info…see you on the trails!
tagged as Events,Fundraising,Races,Yankee Springs
Yankee Springs Time Trial The Devil’s Soup Bowl Race
Don’t miss the largest mountain bike time trial in Michigan: The 24th annual Yankee Springs Time Trial on Sunday April 21, 2013!
This race is an MMBA Western Chapter Benefit event. Proceeds help the Western Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance (an IMBA club) to build and maintain trails in western Michigan. For more information, visit http://wmmba.org/
The course will be challenging and fun for all racers. Spectators will enjoy the easy access and viewing locations. We’ll also have a kid’s race and swag to give away.
The Yankee Springs Time Trial is the first race of the MMBA’s Championship Point Series. To collect points in the series you must register on BikeReg for the series tabulation. There is no charge to register for the series. The Championship Point Series is also supporting the MMBA scholastic biking initiative MiSCA. The youth cycling initiative aims to bring more young people to our sport.
The Deep Lake Trail is fast and flowing in most sections with several technical climbs and descents. The course is approximately 11 miles long. The trail is 95% single track, but affords enough passing room for courteous racing. The race is TWO laps for elite and experts and ONE lap for all other categories
To get to the Yankee Springs Rec Area Deep Lake Trailhead From US-131 – Take 129th east (Exit 61) until it becomes Chief Noonday Rd. Turn south on Yankee Springs Rd. From the east (Hastings, MI) take County Rd 179 (Chief Noonday Rd.) to Yankee Springs Rd, turn south.
Special Kids’s Race The Western Chapter is proud to once again partner with our youth advocates to promote the participation of young people into the sport of mountainbiking. See their booth to register your young aspiring mountain-biker for the Kid’s Race on a special loop just for the little racers. Start-time 1130 a.m. (tentative). Awards to all participating youngsters.
Team Row- 12 spots only
Great Giveaways Don’t miss your chance to win great swag thanks to our sponsors
Breakaway Bikes Cannondale Trek Family Fare Health Motions The Motion Initiative Road ID Poweraid Velocity USA Ada Bike Custer Cyclery Kentwood Cycling&Fitness Village Bikes
Must be present to win.
Look for new and unique artwork for the pint glasses, Tshirts and awards.
Back for 2013 for the 7th year in a row- PINT GLASSES. Pre-register online and receive a free unique commemorative pint glass. Only a limited number of pint glasses will be available for sale at the race. Need a SET of glasses? Order them online here as well. Artwork will be presented at a later date.
Note: credit cards cannot be accepted on race day!
This year’s T-Shirts will have unique Yankee Springs graphics. Only a limited number of T-Shirts will be available for purchase at the race. To ensure you can acquire one of these limited edition shirts- buy online when you register for the race. T-shirts must be ordered by midnight April 2nd, 2011
Note: credit cards cannot be accepted on race day!
Scroll down this page to Merchandise to order your 2012 T-shirt
tagged as Events,Trail Day,Yankee Springs
2013 Yankee Springs Trail Day! Saturday April 6th 9:30 – 1:00
Mark your calendars to come out and help get the trail in shape for the Yankee Springs Time Trial. After the trail work we’ll have food and demo bikes to check out, more details to come…