WMMBA: Merrell Trail

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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » June 9th, 2015, 8:26 am

reidabel wrote:It was great on Saturday as well ...

They were racing on the BMX track when I was there around Noon, and I stopped riding to take a look from the edge of the forest. I noticed that they have added new signage along that low fence, and while I can't remember the exact wording, it has changed to something along the lines of keeping us OUT of there. I realize you're probably talking about driving your car in through the proper car entrance and riding on it, though.

I rode it once, coming from the forest side last summer, and it was entertaining for 5 or 10 minutes. I think unless you're racing somebody, it's pretty boring. The racing part is probably fun.


The BMX track is closed to everyone when it is wet or muddy. Rockcity BMX has asked us numerous times to tell the Merrell mountain bikers to stay off the track when it is wet but people still go on it anyway. Signs didn't help so we ribboned it off with keep out tape. IF the track is dry they are fine with us riding it.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » June 17th, 2015, 6:14 pm

Any idea on how the trail is? I am hoping to get out there Friday after work.
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jnpcook » June 18th, 2015, 5:59 pm

Reidrules, I plan to ride there tomorrow. I will post conditions of I make it over there. Kind of a bit of a drive for me so I hope to hear trail conditions before I head over so I don't waste a trip but will post conditions after I ride
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby jnpcook » June 19th, 2015, 9:21 am

Just got done riding all loops. The trail is in good condition. A little grease in a few spots but very minimal. Some water at the bottom of the rock crossings on mixmaster. A large mud puddle that I had to dismount and gingerly walk over on sawtooth. Personally I would avoid sawtooth for a while. Today looks to be a beautiful day to ride. You will be good to go for tonight after you get out of work
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby ReidRules18 » June 20th, 2015, 7:36 pm

jnpcook wrote:Just got done riding all loops. The trail is in good condition. A little grease in a few spots but very minimal. Some water at the bottom of the rock crossings on mixmaster. A large mud puddle that I had to dismount and gingerly walk over on sawtooth. Personally I would avoid sawtooth for a while. Today looks to be a beautiful day to ride. You will be good to go for tonight after you get out of work


Yep you were totally right. After not riding for Merrell for almost 2 months this was very much needed! The trail was in near perfect shape only a small greasy area at the end of Phaser. Gosh is this trail fun...
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby SteveF » July 2nd, 2015, 8:08 am

How's the trail conditions for this weekend? Dry enough to ride?
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Re: WMMBA: Merrell Trail

Postby RickPlite » July 2nd, 2015, 9:44 am

SteveF wrote:How's the trail conditions for this weekend? Dry enough to ride?


yep, all the West Michigan trails are dry and perfect for riding
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