January 2014 WMMBA Member Meeting and Pre-ride!

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We have a great meeting shaping up for this months WMMBA member meeting!

We will be doing the “winter riding” edition with a focus on the fatty!  That’s of course, the fat-bike!  Fat-bikes went from being a “what the heck is that” type thing to one of the fastest selling type of bikes out there.  We’ll have some of the folks that have been riding, selling and working on these smile inducing contraptions, sharing their experiences and wisdom and telling why they love their fatty!

We’ll also have some tips on ways to keep fit during the winter months (that some call the off season) and ideas on how to get you ready for spring/summer race season.

We’ll tell you what the WMMBA has up their sleeve this year, new trails, rides, races and events.

Plus, we will be doing a pre-meeting fat-bike ride on the brand new Cannonsburg groomed Fat-bike/XC ski trails!  Ride time will be around 5:30PM (there is a small fee to ride the new trails).

Don’t own a fat-bike yet?  No problem, we’ve asked several of our local shops to bring some of their finest two wheeled steeds for you to try out!

Cannonsburg will have some tasty food and drink specials for your after ride re-fueling!

So speed the word and see you there!

Ski Area closed to bikes from 11am-3pm this Saturday

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The Cannonsburg Ski Area winter trails are closed to fatbikes, skis and snowshoes this Saturday Jan 11th 2014 from 11am-3pm for the Farmers Fat Bike Race

Fat Bike Cannonsburg

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Lots of folks have been asking about the Fatbike trail at Cannonsburg…here is the latest!

Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area
Winter Trail info:
Open to riding during our operating hours:
Dec. 9-12: 4pm-9pm
Dec. 13: 4pm-10pm
Dec. 14-15: 9am-10pm
Dec. 16-19: 1pm-9pm
Dec. 20: 1pm-10pm
(Full Hours occur after Dec. 21st)
http://www.cannonsburg.com

Passes are available for purchase in the main office. $30 Season Pass (Classic Ski Pass, plastic you can clip to coat with your photo ID), $5 day tickets (purchase in ticket office)

Lights required at night, no dogs allowed, grooming of the Winter Trail hopefully occurring end of this week.

Bike Rentals: $25 for two hours, $40 for day. Includes a helmet.
-Surly Pugsleys, Origin-8 Crawlers (Flat pedals, QR seatposts)

*Minimum tire width of 3.8 required once trail is groomed*
Requirement is due to us grooming the Winter Trail. The trail is for XC Ski and Snow Bike use. Two loops available that will be groomed. You are welcome to ride the un-groomed current existing XC mtn bike trails as well.

More information available at on our website and FB. http://www.cannonsburg.com

MMBA Expo

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The Michigan Mountain Biking Association is teaming up with The League of Michigan Bicyclists and the Michigan Trails & Greenways Association to present the first annual Michigan Bicycling Expo!

When: January 26, 2014- watch for more details

Where: Michigan State University Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

The Michigan Bicycling Expo is open to the general public. It is a great opportunity to connect with passionate cyclists of all disciplines, find great deals with the vendors, and to celebrate the advocacy efforts of the past year. This year’s expo will feature:

an indoor riding arena;
Championship Points Series (CPS) awards;
a raffle;
guest speakers;
a swap meet;
MMBA Annual Board Meeting;
and a concession stand serviced by MSU.
Vendor Info and Swap Meet Info

Tentative Schedule subject to change as speakers and activities are planned- go to the Expo Page for ongoing updates

http://mmba.org/mmba-mountain-bike-expo/