NOTICE: All posts made within this forum are the opinion and responsibility of
the individual making the post and do not necessarily represent the opinions or stance of the MMBA.
Questions or comments about individual posts should be directed to the post author(s).
Questions about the MMBA itself may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rode Owasippe this past weekend and found it to be in awesome shape! 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.
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.
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.
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.