Michigan Mountain Biking Association
c0nsumer wrote:I rode Yankee Springs for the first time yesterday. The trail seemed to be in good shape, but the warm-up loop (or whatever it's called -- the one which loops back to the parking area) could use a trim. It's got some serious face slappers. It was really fun, though. Once I got a feel for the trail I rather enjoyed it. I think it'd be fair to call it West Michigan's version of Pontiac Lake.
Is the Devil's Soup Bowl meant to be ridden? When I got to the intersection with the wooden post pointing right for it I saw "Devil's Soup Bowl" painted in black which matched the MTB Route decals, so I figured it was part of the trail. I went down the first descent, stopped at the plateau, didn't see any bike tracks, and figured it wasn't bike trail so I just pushed my bike back up the way I'd come and carried on the rest of the trail.
kevin g wrote:I am thinking of coming down for the Turkey Burner later this morning, but am wondering if the trail is passable with a normal mountain bike with normal tires (Racing Ralphs). I am a little embarrassed to say I have never tried mountain biking on snow.
c0nsumer wrote:One suggestion: When you see the sign that says Devil's Soup Bowl on a wooden post on your right, even though it is written in black like all of the mountain bike route markers, do not ride down in there. It is not MTB trail. Just keep going straight.
(This confused me my first time there.)
rcoe wrote:Quite a few riders out here today. Trail is in pretty good shape, being mostly sand very little mud. There are a few trees down from the wind Friday.
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