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



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:



Take A Kid Mountain Biking - 2015 - web-2

2015 Triple Trail Challenge

Triple Trail Challenge Logo


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


Milford Trail Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Come for the Ride, stay for the Rock!


Join us at the 10th annual Milford Trail Challenge and Bike Fest, a family friendly celebration of the great singletrack trails surrounding scenic Milford. Bikers pick their own course: Highland, Milford, Island Lake, Kensington, Proud Lake, Hickory Glen ? easily rideable from Milford with great paved bike paths and a minimum of road riding. You can tailor this anywhere from a fun trail ride with friends to an all-day 100 mile epic!

Participants will be treated to a live musical performance by the Orbitsuns, followed by The SpokeDrunkie Band, beginning at 1 pm. Please stop by, share your stories and adventures with other riders, and enjoy the food and vibes of downtown Milford!

Participation fee is $20 advanced, $25 day of, and all proceeds benefit the Motor City Mountain Biking Association and Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance – these are the people that build, maintain, and advocate for the local trails that you love.

Day-of registration runs from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at Main Street Grill, 327 N Main Street. A detailed map and suggested routes will be provided at registration, along with a wrist band and tickets for two free beverages!

This is a self supported and self directed ride. Bring water, food, money, cell phones, friends ? whatever you need for a day on the trails. Camping facilities and cabins are available at Proud Lake Recreation Area, a three mile ride from downtown.

If you are not familiar with these trails, maps may be downloaded from mcmba.org

Advanced Registration is available here.


General Information:


At registration, participants will receive ride wrist bands, maps of routes to listed trail heads. These maps also indicate water locations and stores.
Riders must be self supported ? Each biker is in charge of providing their own supplies: water, food, etc. (This means no SAG support, bring money, your cell phone to call a friend )
All bikers must wear a helmet
All routes will use minimum use of roads, riders ride at their own risk.
Bikers pick their own course based on length and degree of difficulty.
Enjoy scenic bike routes around the Village of Milford with other bikers.
Riders assume responsibility for reading maps?. Directionally challenged individuals should ride with others?.


Michigan Mountain Bike AssociationMichigan?s policymakers are frequently unaware of the scenic quality and/or sheer number of trails that Michigan has to offer, and the tremendous benefits they bring to the health and economy of our state.

As advocates we are continually trying to improve and grow Michigan?s trail systems, but we need to keep our state?s decision makers abreast of what we now have and our vision and needs for the future.

That is why we are inviting trail users and advocates from all types of trails to attend Michigan Trails Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 28th at the State Capitol from 8:30 to 3 p.m.

We will share the good news and needs of Michigan trails with legislators and staff, unite and network with the entire Michigan trails community, and learn the latest in trail policy issues and developments.

The morning?s activities will consist of a brief introduction followed by participant?s pre-scheduled appointments with state representatives. A luncheon at noon will feature officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to update us on statewide trail happenings. Meetings with state senators will happen in the afternoon until 3 p.m.

The event requires a $12 registration fee by April 3, 2015. Register online

MMBA CPS Series Awards Event

Please join us for the MMBA Championship Point Series?awards on October 18th, 2014 at 6pm at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City, Michigan.

The event is $25 per person which includes: welcome fruit, crackers, meat & cheese, green salad, pasta, BBQ?chicken, house mac & cheese, and dinner rolls. Please bring a special dessert to share, and there will be a cash bar featuring local beers. Door prizes and the series awards will be presented.

The first, second, and third place awards will be these extra-nifty MMBA CPS jerseys:

2014 CPS 1st place???2014 CPS 2nd place???2014 CPS 3rd place

Stay tuned, there is still more to come, and email cps@mmba.org if you have any questions.

Support the North Country National Scenic Trail Mountain Bike Challenge

Dear fellow mountain bikers,

Kisscross Events?(the people who bring you Barry-Roubaix and Lumberjack 100) have?submitted a proposal to the Manistee National Forest Service to obtain a permit to use the North Country Trail System for a Fall 2015 mountain biking event. Details on the event can be found here:?http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45340

This would be a point to point, timed challenge that would navigate approximately 80 miles of the most scenic sections of the North Country Trails, which are always open to bicycle traffic. Sound awesome? We need your help!

The Forest service is soliciting comments from the public regarding allowing or denying the permit for this event.?If you, your friends and teammates feel this is an event you would support, please take a minute to provide your feedback and help spread the word throughout the cycling community.

The deadline is October 15.

Comments should?be addressed to:

Kathy Bietau, US Forest Service
Email: kbietau@fs.fed.us or Phone: 231 745-4631

Positive comment bullet points would include:

  • Economic impact to the community
  • Bring awareness and appreciation of The North Country Trail
  • We are active and enjoy healthy lifestyles
  • We are respectful to other trail users
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Manistee National Forest
  • Scientific evidence now indicates that mountain biking is no more damaging to trails than other forms of recreation, including hiking. (Source: IMBA 2007 study “Managing Mountain Biking”)

Thank you for your help!