WMMBA Member Meeting/Late Summer Cookout and Wahlfield Ride – Monday, September 8th 6-9PM

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Well, some folks say that summer is over…not so fast! Still lots of time to enjoy the warmer weather!
That is why our next member meeting will be an outdoor event!

Monday, September 8th 6-9PM

This time we are heading to Wahlfield Trail – WMMBA! We’ll hit the trail for a lap or two starting around 6PM. Them head to the pavilion for some grill time. Brats, burgers and other goodie will be served! And hey, if you have a favorite dish to pass, bring it along.

Also, we will be talking about a few of the cool things the the WMMBA has coming up. Plus, we will have a special guest that evening. Pattijean McCahill from the Kent County Parks Foundation will be with us to talk about the role of the KCPF, how to increase awareness and participation of mountain biking in West MI. Also, she’ll outline a new acquisition, and brainstorm on a capital campaign to complete Wahfield sooner. That’s a lot of good info!

So, bring your bike, bring a friend, BYOB, maybe a chair and whatever else and join us.

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

WMMBA Member Meeting Tuesday, July 15

tagged as Cannon Township,Cannonsburg Ski Area Trail,Chapter Meeting,Events,Grand Rapids,Group Ride,Member Meetings,Rockford

Hey, everyone keeps showing up and having fun at the Tuesday night deck events at Cannonsburg so, we figured, why not have our July member meeting there!

Come hear about some of the great events and happenings coming up.

Food and beverages will be available. We’ll have some giveaways, including your chance to win a free entry to the Trifecta!

…and it’s FAT BIKE night! Bring your fatty and receive, your choice, a select WMMBA pint glass, beer mug, or t-shirt (while supplies last)!

Pre-ride (whenever you get there) and meeting time around 7:30PM

New Ski Area map and trails

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OK-here is an updated map of the Cannonsburg Ski Area since we re-signed the entire trail today! The Triple East and West are now one-way traffic based on days of the week, similar to Merrell. The days are listed on this map and also with signage on the trail junctions. We hope we improved the markings to keep first timers and the seldom users on course by marking the main loop in white arrows with all the optional loops in different colors. Creek Trail has brown arrows, the Connector has blue arrows, the Triple East and West have red arrows and Bill’s Hill is marked with yellow arrows. All of these options can be bypassed as most of you know just take all the white arrow options. Take all the options and it is now 9 miles long!

Ski Area 2014

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