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

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.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.bikereg.com/yankee-springs-28th-annual-time-trial-wmmba-benefit-race

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: http://mmba.org/programs/championship-point-series/

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!
SPONSORS, FOOD & SWAG!

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: http://yankeespringstt.org/

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!

Yankee to add counter-clockwise days!

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Some long awaited changes are finally happening at Yankee. The big news is that beginning on 15 August 16, we will begin alternating the direction of travel by day of the week. I know, shocker right? We’ve tried this out and we think it’s going to be a ton of fun and will add some challenges to an already challenging trail. It’s kinda like getting 13 miles of trail for free because everything looks so different going in the reverse direction.

The directions will be posted at all start and other remote entry locations of course but essentially, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday will follow the Yellow arrows in the reverse direction to what we’ve always done. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday will follow the Red arrows in the normal direction.

To make this a bit easier to sign, we’ve cut in a new connector trail to the warmup loop. The entry to the warmup loop is adjacent to the exit of the loop just west of the pit toilet in the parking lot. The current entry to the warmup loop and the exit to the main loop up near Yankee Springs road will be closed so all the entry and exit traffic will be at the west end of the parking lot. This eliminates having to ride up/down the driveway to enter the trails.

Sorry for the long winded post but this is a lot of information to get out in time for ya’ll to get used to the idea. Will the roll-out be perfect? Probably not but we’ll do our best to make it clean and clear. Your feedback will be much appreciated and we really hope you enjoy some new challenges at Yankee.

 

2016 Yankee Springs Time Trial – Registration Open

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Kicking off the CPS race schedule once again is the Yankee Springs Time Trial. The Time Trail is not only a great race, it is a great fund raiser for the WMMBA and the trails.
We got a few upgrades lined up for the race, which is now in its 27th year. To find out the details and get registered check out the link below.

http://yankeespringstt.org/

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