Michigan Mountain Biking Association
kleyton wrote:Is the NCT open for Mountain Biking in the winter? I'm planning a snowboard trip up there next week - the ground should be frozen but I've never ridden the trails up there before. I'm planning on hitting Segment A from Dilling to Beers road. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
lancefro wrote:Heading to Manistee for the Memorial day weekend. Any word on trail status and conditions? Also, any tips or suggestions as this is our first time riding at Big-M. Thanks.
Spinwheel wrote:Friday rode most of one 33-mile loop of the Lumberjack 100 course (the hills on this course were pretty intense) - sand seemed to be worse than in past years - lots of sticks down but clear of downed trees. Next trip I'll stick with Slowpokes route!
Saturday did NCT B from Udell trailhead to Freesoil trailhead - trail was in great shape and much less sand to contend with. No down trees or black bears spotted.
The area saw heavy thunderstorms late Saturday night but will probably dry out quickly...
mntn-biker wrote:Has anyone rode the Big M recently since the Lumberjack100? Heading up there in a week or so and was just wondering if it is super sandy (in spots) or if there has been enough rain up there to tame the sand? Also, how were the bugs? Mosquitoes? Ticks? Deer flies?
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