State of the MMBA

At today’s annual required Board meeting, Kim White was re-elected as MMBA treasurer, Brindly Byrd- president of the Mid-Michigan Mountain Bike Association, was elected vice-president of the MMBA.  I was re-elected as President for the next year

In the next week or so, I will publish a sort of “state of the MMBA” statement.  I plan to reference my comments last year of “Why an MMBA” as well as address some initiatives enacted this past year, activities going forward – including the Expo activities.   But let’s get past this next snowstorm first!

Dennis Murphy

MMBA Mountain Bike Expo Jan 26th

 

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association is teaming up with The League of Michigan Bicyclists and the Michigan Trails & Greenways Association to present the first annual Michigan Bicycling expo!

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When:  January 26, 2014- watch for more details

Where:  Michigan State University Pavilion  4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

Contact information:  email President@MMBA.org     or call   616-318-2390

The Michigan Bicycling Expo is open to the general public.  It is a great opportunity to connect with passionate cyclists of all disciplines, find great deals with the vendors, and to celebrate the advocacy efforts of the past year.  This year’s expo will feature:
  • an indoor riding arena;
  • Championship Points Series (CPS) awards;
  • a raffle;
  • guest speakers;
  • a swap meet;
  • MMBA Annual Board Meeting;
  • and a concession stand serviced by MSU.

Vendor Info and Swap Meet Info

MMBA Championship Point Series Wheelset drawing

MMBA Championship Point Series Wheelset drawing

The MMBA Championship Point Series would like to thank Velocity-USA for their support of the 2013 season. We had a great visit to the wheel department this morning – watch the attached video and see who won the Blunt wheelset this year! And the winner is……

https://www.facebook.com/groups/137774566273214/

Michigan Mountain Biking Hall of Fame

In the ongoing effort to implement the MMBA Hall of Fame I am trying to contact several prospective nominees- if you know how to contact them please pass on the email President@mmba.org so they can get in touch with me- it would be greatly appreciated.       Thanks

Dwain Abramowski
Tim Collins
Bob Lawson
Dan Harrison-
Art Fleming
Art Fleming,
Russ Tiles
Shelly Wilson

TOMMBA receives $500 MMBA grant- congratulations!

TOMMBA receives $500 MMBA grant- congratulations!

 

In July, the MMBA board announced the availability of four grants of $500 to Michigan-based IMBA chapters.

Two would be disbursed this year and two next year in 2014.

Criteria was financial need/status of the chapter and/or merits of the project or program presented.

We are pleased to announce one grant was awarded (only one submission was received) and a check has been sent to TOMMBA for $500.00

The remaining three $500 grants will be awarded in 2014.

 

http://mmba.org/2013/07/29/four-500-grants-available-to-michigan-imba-chapters-2/

Massive Fallout 2013

Massive Fallout is a large-scale group ride organized by the volunteers of the Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA). The ride features four prominent trails in Macomb and Oakland Counties: Stony Creek, Bald Mountain,  Addison Oaks, and Bloomer. These trails are all connected via a series of safe roads, paths, and rail trails creating a fun, flexible ride. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, the ride can be configured to your experience level and desired length. The total estimated mileage is roughly 50-60 miles including Bloomer.

All trails and routes will be marked clearly. Maps will be handed out during starting hours. Join us for the mass start to be part of one of the largest mountain bike group rides in Southeast Michigan.

This ride is a CRAMBA event and will be insured under the CRAMBA group event policy. SAG support and aid stations will be available during the ride should you need help or fuel and we will be working closely with area bike shops to provide the best support possible to all that attend. T-Shirts will be available for sale the day of the ride. All proceeds from T-Shirt sales will go to CRAMBA.

Starting Hours: 8:00am – 10:00am, with a 10:00am mass start!
Start location: Stony Creek Metro Park – West Branch Picnic Area C
Ride Cost: Free! (purchase of Stony Creek Metro Park day pass may be required)

 

For maps, visit massivefallout.orgMFO2013_SHIRT_Frontv2

Michigan Mountain Biking Hall of Fame

Since originally presenting this new activity, the thread on the forum was filled with suggestions for our first inductees. They are listed below. The MMBA would like to get a bio of each suggested person after which the board will narrow the selection process to three or four persons per category.  The list is, of course, by no means all inclusive and certainly is missing many others who have contributed to the mountain biking community in Michigan over the years.  Our expectation is that as this process is repeated each year in the future, the hardworking people that contribute will be recognized.   If you have information that is relevant to the bios of those listed please email it to president@mmba.org.   Thank you.

>Advocacy
Dwain Abramowski
Todd Scott
Jason Jones
Todd Scott
Mike Flack
John Burt
Bill Hermann
Bill Mayer
Tim Collins
Glen Rusczynski
>Trail building and design
Mark Cramer
Bob Lawson
Dan Harrison
Mike Flack
John Burt
Loren Krokus
Rick Plite
Art Fleming
Bill Mayer
>Racing
Scott Quiring
Mike Simonson
Kelli Emmett,
Brent Bookwalter,
Danielle Musto,
Robert Herriman,
Art Fleming,
Derek Prechtl,
Russ Tiles,
Shelly Wilson,
Paul Brown
Mark Hendershot
>Promotions
Brent Walk
Robert Linden
Steve Brown
Rick Plite

WMMBA Trifecta Tour

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TRIFECTA TOUR

A RIDE BENEFITING THE “50 IN 5″ SINGLE TRACK CAMPAIGN

PRESENTED BY:  FOUNDER’S BREWING
&
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2013

check in 8:15 – 9:15
Ride Starts at 9:30

Townsend Park: 8260 6-Mile Rd.  Cannonsburg, MI 49317

Register today at Bikereg

The Trifecta Tour Ride will offer three individual routes to choose from to challenge riders of all skill levels.

Trails include: Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Trail

All routes include a combination of paved bike paths, paved roads, dirt roads and single track trails with the exception being the 10 mile version which stays off paved and dirt roads.

Trifecta =  48 Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Merrell Trail, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Double Dirt  33 Miles  approx. Townsend Park, Cannonsburg Ski Hill, Luton, Cannon Twp Trail and back to Townsend Park

 

Single Track = 10  Miles  approx.  Townsend Park, Cannon Twp trail to Cannon Twp single track and back to Townsend Park.

(A group ride leader will provide a pre ride lesson on trail riding and bike safety. )

Event Check-in 8:30 – 9:15   Ride Starts  9:30

This is a self supported event and travels some open traffic roads between single track. Please follow the rules of the road and exercise caution at all intersections. The course will be marked and maps available

We will have Ada Bike Shop And Alger Bikes providing trail-head support with additional Hydration and Fruit at the Merrell and Luton parking lots.
The event will take place rain or shine.  In the case of wet conditions, there will be alternate routes presented to protect our trails.

Trifecta 2013 t-shirts can be pre-ordered at bike reg. for $15

 

After Ride Party:

** FREE FOUNDER’S BEER WILL BE ON TAP AFTER THE RIDE**

**Central District Cyclery is Sponsoring the Vintage Bike Crit Race. Bring your old vintage bike for the after ride crit race. 1st place = $50, 2nd = $25 and $10 for 3rd in Central District Cyclery gift cards.
Bring your own Food, Grill, Beverages, lawn chairs for post ride relaxation, refueling and hanging out with your friends and family. (beer and wine is allowed in Townsend prk)

• Contact: Scott TenCate @ 616-292-2395 with any event questions.
Day of check in: 8:30 – 9:15 at Townsend Park Open Shelter

Ride Start Time at Townsend Park: 9:30

PRE REGISTRATION

• July 31 – September 14

Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 1

• www.bikereg.com

• Adult: $30 (WMMBA/IMBA Members: $25)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

 

DAY OF REGISTRATION

• Adults $40 (MMBA/IMBA Members $35)

become a member here http://www.imba.com/join to save $5

Children 16 and under $10

(must be accompanied on the ride by an adult)

Very limited amount of extra tee-shirts for sale. Please Place T-Shirt pre-orders by September 1st

2013 Triple Trail Challenge

Triple Trail Challenge LogoThe 2013 Triple Trail Challenge is just around the corner. We had over 700 riders last year and we’re hoping to get even more this year. This is the Poto Chapter’s biggest fund raising event of the year. With the new Waterloo project kicking off soon, fund raising is going to be more important than ever. So show your support and come buy a t-shirt and a beer glass.

When – Saturday, September 7. Start between 7 and 10 a.m.
Where – Pinckney Recreation Area at Silver Lake parking lot and beach
The ride – 46 miles on Poto, Waterloo, and Lakeland Trails
Cost – Free! Courtesy of Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing Company
Food – Free chili and beer at 1 p.m.
Address:
Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
Pre-registration is currently open. To register or get more information go to http://www.tripletrail.com

Email info@potomba.org if you have any questions about the event.

We hope to see you there!

2013 Championship Point Series Time Trial champs- and CPS points update

A revised standings tonight- A couple errors were noted mostly in expert categories in which  the lowest TT result was not removed from the “five races points” calculations. That has been corrected and as a result there are a couple changes in the standings for some racers whose positions will have changed.

Please review well before Addison and Pando- since only two TTs can count toward minimum five events- some racers are sitting with four or even three races and will not be in the qualifications for the minimum five events for a series trophy without doing either or both of the last two events.

Congratulations to our Time Trial champions for 2013- they posted the lowest combined time for the three time trials of Yankee, State Games and Maybury.
They will get a Time Trial bell at the MMBA Expo awards ceremony held on January 26, 2014

2013 Championship Point Series Time Trial Champions 
AVERY EVANS BEGINNER BOYS & GIRLS 10&UNDER BIKES, BLADES, AND BOARDS (OR) TEAM B-3′S
ANDREW RILEY BEGINNER MEN 30-39
JASON WARDEN BEGINNER MEN 40-49 CROSS COUNTRY CYCLE/LAKESHORE AUTOS
DANIEL BISHOP BEGINNER MEN 50 & OVER MY TRI GUYS
BENJAMIN MODIC SPORT MEN 19-29 PRIDGEON AND CLAY – ALGER BIKES
BENJAMIN DIXON SPORT MEN 30-34 RAPID WHEELMEN
NICK TEUNESSEN SPORT MEN 35-39 TROPHY HEAD RACING
KEVIN STACEY SPORT MEN 40-44 CROSS COUNTRY CYCLE
JOHN MEACHUM SPORT MEN 45-49 BISSELL AGB
TOM BESTROM SPORT MEN 50-59 VILLAGE BIKE & FITNESS
SCOTT DUTHIE SPORT MEN 60+ WOLVERINE SPORTS CLUB
JEREMY WASHEGESIC SPORT MEN CLYDESDALE CROSS COUNTRY CYCLE
MARI-MEGAN MOORE SPORT WOMEN 39 & UNDER VILLAGE BIKE LIV/GIANT
LISA POPA SPORT WOMEN 40 & OVER CUSTER CYCLERY
KYLE MACDERMAID SS ELITE/EXPERT OPEN CLASS RBS CYCLING
ERIC WOLTING SS SPORT/BEGINNER OPEN CLASS TWIN SIX
ALEXANDER TENELSHOF EXPERT MEN 29 & UNDER VILLAGE BIKE & FITNESS
MARK SPORE EXPERT MEN 40-49 CROSS COUNTRY CYCLE
RAY FULKERSON EXPERT MEN 50 & OVER CMS RACE TEAM
HEATHER MCNAMARA EXPERT WOMEN (OPEN) CYCLETHERAPY-SPECIALIZED RACING
TODD ACE ELITE MEN (OPEN) RACING GREYHOUNDS