Western: Owasippe

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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby Owasippe Chief » October 31st, 2014, 5:26 pm

The Owasippe Trails are closed for Hunting November 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby SteveF » January 29th, 2015, 11:52 am

How's the fat biking at Owasippe this year?
Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets replaced.
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby rvanthul » September 2nd, 2015, 1:10 pm

Rode Owasippe this past weekend and found it to be in awesome shape! :D Having ridden it now for the first time in several years (green, blue, black), I must say this has to be one of the best trails in west Michigan, by far! Thanks to all who helped secure its availability to riders and helped with trail building and maintenance.
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby sisu » September 3rd, 2015, 5:10 am

How easy is it to find your way around? Well marked?
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby bleve » September 3rd, 2015, 1:32 pm

sisu wrote:How easy is it to find your way around? Well marked?


There's a trail map at almost all intersections so no problems. Only one place near the end of the black before it meets back up with the blue - there's a bridge to cross and a couple intersecting trails that it's a little confusing, but I think they all eventually get to the same spot, just follow what appears to be the natural flow and heaviest use. Trail was in great shape last week and it's probably the most scenic trail in the lower peninsula.
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby Owasippe Chief » October 15th, 2015, 5:16 pm

Reminder the Michigan's Edge Challenge is a MTB race at Owasippe to be held Saturday October 24th. This is a fundraiser for Michigan's Edge Mountain Biking Association (MEMBA), an IMBA Chapter that grew out of the WMMBA to focus on trails along the lakeshore "EDGE" of Michigan.

More Info:
http://www.michiganedgechallenge.com/

Online Registration:
https://www.racemine.com/Igniteyoureven ... -Challenge

Race Promoter
http://www.igniteyourevent.com/
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby spartan_msu » October 16th, 2015, 9:08 am

Bummer, I can't make the race, but I am hoping to ride tomorrow morning.
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Re: Western: Owasippe

Postby c0nsumer » April 17th, 2016, 10:04 pm

Finally rode here today, doing a full outer loop then whatever the short loop is on the west that includes a bunch of service road. That's a pretty nifty trail... Really, really fun XC riding in beautiful terrain.

Easy to find the way, and that exposed section was exciting. Couple of those hills are seriously steep for being built on sand, I can't imagine they'd hold up to a lot of use.

Makes me wonder if this is what some of the old school trails like Poto, Pontiac Lake, Yankee, and Island Lake were like when MTBs first came on the scene.
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