Michigan?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 […]

New MMBA Trail Guide

The MMBA is proud to announce our new Trail Guide. This radically improved map-based guide is designed to help mountain bikers find ridable trails in Michigan.

Our new Trail Guide can be found here, or at the link in the side bar: http://mmba.org/trail-guide

Developed as a winter-time volunteer project by professional web developer Jeff Lau?(UselessPickles […]

Action Alert: New MTB Trails at Waterloo Recreation Area

Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase?2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area (“Poto”) and Waterloo?Recreation Area.

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed?for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans?for Pinckney […]

DNR Trail Survey

The Michigan Snowmobile and Trail Advisory Committee (MSTAC) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are committed to better understanding trail user interests, needs and concerns. The MSTAC and the DNR are developing a plan for a statewide trail network that will address snowmobile, ORV, hiking, biking, paddling, and equestrian needs.

The plan moves the […]

“Right to Ride” Legislation

Although the Michigan Legislature passed comprehensive trail use legislation in 2010, the horse and pack-animal lobby is pushing hard for another bite at the apple.? Their greatest goal is to enact so-called “Right to Ride” legislation which would guarantee equestrian access to all areas currently used by horse and pack-animals, or that were […]

Fort Custer Trail Separation becomes Official November 14, 2011

Event: Open house from Noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, November 14

Fort Custer Recreation Area – Trail Separation Announcement

The anticipated separating of the trail system at Fort Custer Recreation Area (FCRA) has progressed rapidly over the past few months and is nearing its final stages of completion. The MI-DNR, Parks and […]

Kalkaska Connector Land Acquisition: Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who has given to the Kalkaska Connector land acquisition! Our mountain bike trail proposal is currently being written and will be submitted to the DNRE next week. Online donations are now closed, but we still have a stack of cool Iceman stickers that will be available at the MMBA and GTRLC […]

MMBA Matching Donations to GTRLC

The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy (GTRLC) and the MMBA Northern Chapter need your help! ? We have a unique opportunity to protect a small piece of land in Kalkaska (shown on this map as the Trail Connector Parcel) that would be used to create a permanent recreational corridor linking the Village of Kalkaska […]

Michigan DNRE: Recreation Passport

The Recreation Passport is your $10 ticket to Michigan’s pure outdoors. If you like to explore the hundreds of ways to relax and play in Michigan’s outdoors, the Recreation Passport benefits you!


Beginning October 1, 2010, the $10 Recreation Passport replaces the state park sticker. To get your Recreation Passport, just check “YES” on […]

New Trails in Shelby Township’s River Bends Park

On June 26th, 2010, working in cooperation with Shelby Township’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Michigan Mountain Biking Association’s (MMBA) Metro North Chapter completed the first mile of new singletrack, multi-use, off-road trail in River Bends Park. Located in the southwest area of the park and between the existing two-track trail and part of the […]