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Postby mmba7693 » April 18th, 2008, 8:14 am

Trails are in pretty good shape. North loop is totally rideable if you stay on the wood bridges and armoring. Gnu loop probably still impassable at the north end and requires a reroute or wet feet.

PM me and we'll swap contact info, I'd like to meet up for a ride Saturday.
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Thanks to trail workers

Postby dirtpo » April 29th, 2008, 3:21 pm

The two work parties at the city forest have rerouted an eroded downhill on the South Loop and armored the remaining mud on the Gnu Loop. The work turned out great and we're ready to rock for another season. There will, of course, be more to do, but for now, just ride. Thanks to everybody that showed up and put their time into the cause.
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Postby ne14muddin » May 4th, 2008, 9:27 am

Some friends and I will be riding on the 7th at about 10:00am, starting on the Gnu loop. So if you have the day open, come on out and ride with us. :D
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07/05/2008

Postby digitalwrath » July 5th, 2008, 8:34 am

North, South, and Gnu are all in great shape (didn't ride Frog Holler). The trails are mostly dry; dry enough that there are several sandy areas down low that may cause you to spin out. The armoring is all in good shape, as are the teeter-totter and the plank bridge. Now is a good time to try the plank bridge as it is dry underneath. There are a very small number of "wet" areas, but these areas are just damp and aren't really too muddy. All in all, the trails are in great shape.
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Midland City Forest

Postby GaryP » August 8th, 2008, 4:25 pm

All 13 miles of single track are in excellent shape. Recent rains have firmed up the loose sand and there is no standing water or mud anywhere.
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Postby rmanzanares » August 11th, 2008, 10:05 am

Tried out just the North Loop yesterday just because we were in the area and wanted to try something new. Recent rain and threat of more kept it short but the trail was fun and in good shape. This can be as easy as you want it to be or a fun challenge if you hit it hard. Kudos to Midlandiers, fun trail. :D
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Postby bikingwino » August 11th, 2008, 10:59 am

The trail is awesome right now.
Word of caution- The Midland County Fair is going on this week, so at times there may be some significant traffic issues just South of the trailhead.
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MCF Trail conditions

Postby dirtpo » September 19th, 2008, 11:18 am

I rode it all last night, and it's in great shape. We had about 3 inches of rain last weekend, but by Thursday there was no mud and there were no trees across the trail. There are still a few small branches that could be picked up, but nothing to block your way -- but feel free to do a little sprucing up on your next ride. Enjoy.
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Great Conditions

Postby yohan » September 28th, 2008, 6:41 pm

Just got done riding, conditions are great, no mud.
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Postby detroitjohnny » October 9th, 2008, 2:44 pm

rode the midland city forest this afternoon on the way home to tc from detroit. what a blast!!!!

rode the north? loop (green trail) and the gnu loop. lots of leaves and pine needles down on the trail already and it was a little damp in spots so it was a touch slippery. or it could have been the fact that I still have my smooth road tires on from a road tour I rode a couple weeks ago..... made for some interesting moments! I really enjoyed all the log piles, rocks, bridges and obstacles. I'm not sure why but the narrow log out by eastman road took me 3 tries to ride the whole length.

great trails, I will be back!!

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Trails great

Postby Jarose » October 12th, 2008, 10:45 am

Trails in great shape, lots of leaves and pine needles down, be cautious on the trail direction because I over shot it a few times :idea: oops.
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Postby GaryP » October 22nd, 2008, 8:42 pm

Lots of leaves down - be careful of roots and rocks underneath
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10/4/08 midland city forest

Postby ne14muddin » November 5th, 2008, 11:23 pm

The trails were in really nice shape. Some mud in some spots on the south loop but nothing major. Gnu loop was pretty dry. Still a lot of leaves down on both trails making it hard to see in some spots. Over all it was a great day to ride! Even after I blew out my front tube.
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Pickup after wind storm

Postby dirtpo » January 2nd, 2009, 11:47 am

The big wind on the night of Dec 27 blew down an incredible number of branches and trees. I've walked about 3 miles of the trail and picked up hundreds of branches, but there are at least 10 down trees, some huge, that need a saw just in that part of the trail :shock: . Meet Sat, Jan 3, 1:00 PM to clean up the 2-track for winter xc skiing (free hot chocolate in the Chalet :D ) and we'll work on the singletrack a little at a time until spring. Snowshoeing on the singletrack is encouraged, but please pick up sticks at you go! Log all your hours for MMBA awards. Jim
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Re: Northeast: Midland City Forest

Postby timarr » May 29th, 2009, 1:59 pm

Any feedback out there on current trail conditions? Thinking about a saturday afternoon ride.
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