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Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Owasippe Scout Reservation 9900 Russell Rd, Twin Lake, MI 49457

Owasippe is arguably the best place to ride mountain bikes in the State of Michigan.  This iconic 13.1 mile trail follows and crosses rivers, rides along lakes and provides riders with exciting terrain. With riding only allowed late summer to late spring this MTB gem is not to be missed.  Test your skills!

Registration is now open!

Triple Trail Challenge presented by Tree Fort Bikes

Date change, due to weather: Sunday, September 18th

Where:
Pinckney Recreation Area
Silver Lake parking lot and beach
Time:
Start anytime between 7am and 10am. Free food at 1pm
Ride:
Your ride length can range from 31 miles to 50 miles with 3 shortcut options
With:
Hundreds of fellow mountain bikers
Cost:
FREE courtesy of Tree Fort Bikes and Wolverine State Brewing Co

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Ride the Divide Movie Screening

Wednesday, August 24th 7:00-10:00pm

4141 Bauer Rd, Brighton, Michigan

Join the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association at Mt Brighton on Wednesday, August 24th as we present a special screening of ”Ride the Divide”, a feature about the world’s toughest mountain bike race. Movie tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit the ongoing development of the DTE Energy Foundation Trail in Chelsea, Michigan.

At 7:00pm, southeast Michigan’s own Jesse Ramsey will discuss his recent experience in the Tour Divide. Jesse began the trek across the continental divide on June 10th and rode over 2700 miles from Banff, Alberta, Canada to the Mexican border finishing at Antelope Wells, NM. It took him 23 days and 13 hours to complete the 2016 Tour Divide. Jesse is a ”super rad and handsome dude, that likes free pizza”, and his mental and physical strength and perseverance is truly remarkable.

The movie, ”Ride the Divide”, will begin after Jesse’s presentation, and he will return after the movie for a brief Q&A session.

Tree Farm Relay

Saturday, July 30th – Lakeshore Park, Novi, MI

Get ready for the10th  Annual Tree Farm Relay Event at Lakeshore Park in Novi, presented by the MCMBA and Team Tree Farm. This is the same format you have all grown to love… a unique 4-person team relay race! The course features lots of hills, passing zones and fun! This is a perfect race for the beginner looking to see what team / endurance racing is all about and for experienced racers looking to test their skills against rival teams. If you want to try an endurance race, but aren’t ready for the distance, this is the perfect event for you to see what the team racing concept is all about.

Information and FAQ’s answered here.

 

Long & Short’s Festival 2016

The NMMBA presents: Long & Short’s Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kalkaska RV Park & Campground

For more information: http://nmmba.net/long-shorts

 

Milford Trail Challenge and Bike Fest

MCMBA presents: Milford Trail Challenge and Bike Fest

Saturday, June 4th, 2016
Registration: 7:30a -10:00a at Main Street Grill, Milford

 

Island Lake Spring Bike Demo Day

MCMBA presents:  Island Lake Spring Bike Demo Day

Saturday, May 7th, 2016  10:00am-5:00pm

Spring Mill Pond at Island Lake Recreation Area

More info at:  http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/events/spring-bike-demo

 

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2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge

Did you know there are 33 different mountain bike trails in the metro Detroit area?

The Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association (CRAMBA), Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA), and the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (Poto MBA) are teaming up this year to present the 2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge. The challenge involves riding all 33 of three local IMBA chapter trails at least once during the 2016 season. The challenge officially begins on February 1, 2016. Rides will be loosely coordinated on the Facebook event, chapter Facebook groups, or other various locations. Join a ride that has been posted, or exercise your self-reliance and organize your own trail outing and invite others to join. Get creative and combine multiple trails for some excellent endurance training rides. Submit your challenge summary by November 13th (send your summary by email to: jenny_schultz@hotmail.com). The challenge summary can be a list of dates and trails you have ridden and recorded on Strava, for example. A template for tracking will be shared. Other means of documented challenge summaries will be considered at the discretion of the organizers.

There will be a post season special commemorative award for only those that have completed the challenge – a unique long sleeved shirt designed specifically for the challenge! To participate, you must register on the BikeReg event page (https://www.bikereg.com/trichaptertrailchallenge). Cost is $15 to participate. Please contact Jenny Schultz with any questions about the challenge (jenny_schultz@hotmail.com).

Also, please save the dates for the following local multi-trail events! They are great opportunities to check many trails off your list!

Milford Trail Challenge Bike Fest (MCMBA) – June 04, 2016
Triple Trail Challenge (Poto MBA) – September 17, 2016
Massive Fallout (CRAMBA) – September 25, 2016

Rules: You must be a current IMBA member (CRAMBA, MCMBA, or Poto MBA) to participate.
13 CRAMBA trails include:

Addison Oaks County Park (Leonard)
Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Lake Orion)
Bloomer Park (Rochester Hills)
Clinton River Park Trails (Sterling Heights)
Holly-Holdridge Mountain Bike Trail (Holly)
Orion Oaks County Park (Lake Orion)
Ortonville Recreation Area (Ortonville)
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Waterford)
River Bends Park (Shelby Township)
Ruby Campground (Avoca)
Seven Lakes State Park (Holly)
Stony Creek Metropark (Shelby Township)
Stony Creek Trolley Trails (Shelby Township) – OPTIONAL

11 MCMBA trails include:

Hickory Glen Park (Commerce Township)
Highland Recreation Area (Highland Township)
Hines Park (Plymouth Township)
Island Lake Recreation Area (Brighton)
Kensington to Proud Lake Connector (Milford Township)
Lakeshore Park (Novi)
Maybury State Park (Northville)
Milford Trail (Milford)
Munson Park (Monroe)
Proud Lake Recreation Area (Commerce Township)
Rouge Park (Detroit)

9 Potawatomi trails include:

Brighton (Brighton)
Grass Lake (Grass Lake)
Hewen’s Creek (Ypsilanti)
Morton – Taylor (Canton)
Olson Park (Ann Arbor)
Potawatomi (Pinckney)
Rolling Hills (Ypsilanti)
Sharon Mills (Manchester)
Waterloo (Chelsea) ***1st loop of Waterloo will open Summer 2016. Please DO NOT ride until the trail opens. ***
For more information about your local IMBA chapters, please visit the following sites:

CRAMBA http://www.cramba.org/
MCMBA http://site.mcmba.org/
Poto MBA http://www.potomba.org/

Take A Kid Mountain Biking!

MCMBA presents Take A Kid Mountain Biking!

Saturday, October 3, 2015   2 pm-5 pm

Lakeshore Park    601 S. Lake Dr, Novi

More info:

mcmba.org

 

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2015 Triple Trail Challenge

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The Triple Trail Challenge is an annual event for the Poto Chapter of IMBA sponsored by Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing.  This event draws more than 600 riders, and consists of a 40 mile (approximately) non-competitive mountain bike ride on amazing singletrack, some of which is normally closed to bikes. Tree Fort Bikes bring to you the ultimate mountain biking experience in the region and it’s a FREE EVENT with FREE FOOD and FREE BEER!

New this year:  shorter routes of 30, 17 and 5 miles available.  There will also be a kids’ ride starting at the beach area.

Perk up before you head out with bicycle-powered coffee from Milan Coffee Works!

The ride starts at the Poto trailhead at Pinckney State Recreation Area, where you will meet the treacherous climbs and descents that Poto is known for, followed by the fast, rolling (gradually progressing into a few fun and brutal climbs), and scenic Waterloo, otherwise closed to bikes except for this one time per year. Then hang out at the corner store, follow a few roads to the Lakelands trail, and then find your way back to the Poto for an epic finish at Silver Lake with a party on the beach!

2015 Triple Trail Challenge

When:  Saturday, September 19th

Where: Pinckney Recreation Area Silver Lake parking lot and beach
Time: Start anytime between 7am and 10am. Free food and beer and DJ Dante Lasalle  at 1pm
Ride: Approximately 40 miles on Poto, Waterloo, and Lakeland trails (shorter routes of 30, 17 and 5 miles available)
With: Hundreds of fellow mountain bikers
Cost: FREE courtesy of Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing
Map of the course here.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 20th

Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169

Pre-registration is now open.  To register or for more information, go to http://www.tripletrail.com

Email info@potomba.org if you have any questions about the event