NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Mack » December 26th, 2012, 3:39 pm

qt314159 wrote:Can anyone comment on the status of the trail this week? I'm visiting in-laws on the peninsula and hope to get a few laps in if conditions allow.

Bring xc skies or snowshoes. Just came back from the Kalkaska area, 20+ inches of snow on the ground.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby trevrev97 » April 20th, 2013, 6:19 pm

What are the Trail conditions, snow, How did the clean up go ? Thanks
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby detroitjohnny » April 21st, 2013, 7:09 pm

Rode the singletrack from the lot until halfway between 7 and 8. After that I rode the ski trail and snowmobile trails back to the parking lot. Fat bikes can ride everything, it would be very hard to ride it on a regular bike right now. I would guess that it will be a lot clearer by next weekend. It's not supposed to that warm this week up here.

I cleared a couple trees with my folding saw, and picked up lots and lots of sticks and branches. Not everything by any means, but anything that needed to be ridden around.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby slukomski » May 13th, 2013, 8:57 am

What are the current conditions of the VASA Singletrack? My son has a soccer tournament in TC this weekend (5/18) and we're considering bringing the bikes. Thanks!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby turbotoad » July 7th, 2013, 9:48 pm

Rode the Singletrack twice this week (Thursday and Today, Sunday). Trail was in good shape. A little sandy in spots (mostly mid-turn) the first few miles but great after that. Fun fast trail without much climbing or technical stuff.

I really wanted to hit Arcadia today on my way back downstate, but I didn't have access to a GPS, didn't have a map, and forgot to write down directions from Traverse City. Hopefully the next time I'm up there I'll get over to Arcadia.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby mrbikester » July 10th, 2013, 7:42 pm

My wife and I were visiting Traverse City area and rode the Vasa Singletrack on Tuesday. What a great trail. It rained a lot on Monday but the trail was nice a dry to ride the next day.It drains very well. Also love the flow of this trail.
For those that haven't ridden this trail the best way I can describe it is fairly flat with a few technical areas and a couple long but not difficult climbs. There are some sandy areas and lots of roots which adds just the right amount of challenge. Distance is close to 14 miles.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby qt314159 » November 28th, 2013, 12:57 pm

What's the total snowfall situation like at the vasa? I'm in the area for the weekend and would love to get in a few laps. Am I out of my mind? Any fat bikers that can get out and pack it down over the next day?
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby daurand » April 17th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Any idea when this will be ready to ride? Never been on it and want to give it a try.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby daurand » April 21st, 2014, 8:53 am

Thanks for the update Nelg. I'll try to get out there this week. VASA ski trail still has quite a bit of snow in spots - makes for difficult running and 2" tire biking.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby vas » August 24th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Great fast flowy trail. Easy but I really enjoyed it!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby JohnnyC » March 22nd, 2015, 9:38 pm

not that I know cuz I have not been on it but I doubt it. since it was groomed so much I would say it has some packed ice/snow. I was out at the Muncie Lake ski trail last saturday and it still had lots of snow on the trail. Too soft to ski but there was prob 6-7 inches.
I did go to Brown Bridge Quiet Area with my dogs yesterday and that is 90% clean and very walkable/hikeable. Just a bit muddy on the bottom level. but that is not groomed. If that is any indication I would say the single track is still covered at least in spots.

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