Take A Kid Mountain Biking!

MCMBA presents Take A Kid Mountain Biking!

Saturday, October 3, 2015   2 pm-5 pm

Lakeshore Park    601 S. Lake Dr, Novi

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2015 Triple Trail Challenge

Triple Trail Challenge Logo


The Triple Trail Challenge is an annual event for the Poto Chapter of IMBA sponsored by Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing.  This event draws more than 600 riders, and consists of a 40 mile (approximately) non-competitive mountain bike ride on amazing singletrack, some of which is normally closed to bikes. Tree Fort Bikes bring to you the ultimate mountain biking experience in the region and it’s a FREE EVENT with FREE FOOD and FREE BEER!

New this year:  shorter routes of 30, 17 and 5 miles available.  There will also be a kids’ ride starting at the beach area.

Perk up before you head out with bicycle-powered coffee from Milan Coffee Works!

The ride starts at the Poto trailhead at Pinckney State Recreation Area, where you will meet the treacherous climbs and descents that Poto is known for, followed by the fast, rolling (gradually progressing into a few fun and brutal climbs), and scenic Waterloo, otherwise closed to bikes except for this one time per year. Then hang out at the corner store, follow a few roads to the Lakelands trail, and then find your way back to the Poto for an epic finish at Silver Lake with a party on the beach!

2015 Triple Trail Challenge

When:  Saturday, September 19th

Where: Pinckney Recreation Area Silver Lake parking lot and beach
Time: Start anytime between 7am and 10am. Free food and beer and DJ Dante Lasalle  at 1pm
Ride: Approximately 40 miles on Poto, Waterloo, and Lakeland trails (shorter routes of 30, 17 and 5 miles available)
With: Hundreds of fellow mountain bikers
Cost: FREE courtesy of Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing
Map of the course here.

Rain Date: Sunday, September 20th

Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169

Pre-registration is now open.  To register or for more information, go to http://www.tripletrail.com

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


Milford Trail Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Come for the Ride, stay for the Rock!


Join us at the 10th annual Milford Trail Challenge and Bike Fest, a family friendly celebration of the great singletrack trails surrounding scenic Milford. Bikers pick their own course: Highland, Milford, Island Lake, Kensington, Proud Lake, Hickory Glen ? easily rideable from Milford with great paved bike paths and a minimum of road riding. You can tailor this anywhere from a fun trail ride with friends to an all-day 100 mile epic!

Participants will be treated to a live musical performance by the Orbitsuns, followed by The SpokeDrunkie Band, beginning at 1 pm. Please stop by, share your stories and adventures with other riders, and enjoy the food and vibes of downtown Milford!

Participation fee is $20 advanced, $25 day of, and all proceeds benefit the Motor City Mountain Biking Association and Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance – these are the people that build, maintain, and advocate for the local trails that you love.

Day-of registration runs from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm at Main Street Grill, 327 N Main Street. A detailed map and suggested routes will be provided at registration, along with a wrist band and tickets for two free beverages!

This is a self supported and self directed ride. Bring water, food, money, cell phones, friends ? whatever you need for a day on the trails. Camping facilities and cabins are available at Proud Lake Recreation Area, a three mile ride from downtown.

If you are not familiar with these trails, maps may be downloaded from mcmba.org

Advanced Registration is available here.


General Information:


At registration, participants will receive ride wrist bands, maps of routes to listed trail heads. These maps also indicate water locations and stores.
Riders must be self supported ? Each biker is in charge of providing their own supplies: water, food, etc. (This means no SAG support, bring money, your cell phone to call a friend )
All bikers must wear a helmet
All routes will use minimum use of roads, riders ride at their own risk.
Bikers pick their own course based on length and degree of difficulty.
Enjoy scenic bike routes around the Village of Milford with other bikers.
Riders assume responsibility for reading maps?. Directionally challenged individuals should ride with others?.


Michigan Mountain Bike AssociationMichigan?s policymakers are frequently unaware of the scenic quality and/or sheer number of trails that Michigan has to offer, and the tremendous benefits they bring to the health and economy of our state.

As advocates we are continually trying to improve and grow Michigan?s trail systems, but we need to keep our state?s decision makers abreast of what we now have and our vision and needs for the future.

That is why we are inviting trail users and advocates from all types of trails to attend Michigan Trails Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 28th at the State Capitol from 8:30 to 3 p.m.

We will share the good news and needs of Michigan trails with legislators and staff, unite and network with the entire Michigan trails community, and learn the latest in trail policy issues and developments.

The morning?s activities will consist of a brief introduction followed by participant?s pre-scheduled appointments with state representatives. A luncheon at noon will feature officials from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources to update us on statewide trail happenings. Meetings with state senators will happen in the afternoon until 3 p.m.

The event requires a $12 registration fee by April 3, 2015. Register online

MMBA CPS Series Awards Event

Please join us for the MMBA Championship Point Series?awards on October 18th, 2014 at 6pm at Mt. Holiday in Traverse City, Michigan.

The event is $25 per person which includes: welcome fruit, crackers, meat & cheese, green salad, pasta, BBQ?chicken, house mac & cheese, and dinner rolls. Please bring a special dessert to share, and there will be a cash bar featuring local beers. Door prizes and the series awards will be presented.

The first, second, and third place awards will be these extra-nifty MMBA CPS jerseys:

2014 CPS 1st place???2014 CPS 2nd place???2014 CPS 3rd place

Stay tuned, there is still more to come, and email cps@mmba.org if you have any questions.

Support the North Country National Scenic Trail Mountain Bike Challenge

Dear fellow mountain bikers,

Kisscross Events?(the people who bring you Barry-Roubaix and Lumberjack 100) have?submitted a proposal to the Manistee National Forest Service to obtain a permit to use the North Country Trail System for a Fall 2015 mountain biking event. Details on the event can be found here:?http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45340

This would be a point to point, timed challenge that would navigate approximately 80 miles of the most scenic sections of the North Country Trails, which are always open to bicycle traffic. Sound awesome? We need your help!

The Forest service is soliciting comments from the public regarding allowing or denying the permit for this event.?If you, your friends and teammates feel this is an event you would support, please take a minute to provide your feedback and help spread the word throughout the cycling community.

The deadline is October 15.

Comments should?be addressed to:

Kathy Bietau, US Forest Service
Email: kbietau@fs.fed.us or Phone: 231 745-4631

Positive comment bullet points would include:

  • Economic impact to the community
  • Bring awareness and appreciation of The North Country Trail
  • We are active and enjoy healthy lifestyles
  • We are respectful to other trail users
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Manistee National Forest
  • Scientific evidence now indicates that mountain biking is no more damaging to trails than other forms of recreation, including hiking. (Source: IMBA 2007 study “Managing Mountain Biking”)

Thank you for your help!

Maybury Time Trial is Here! Saturday, August 16, 2014

The Motor City Mountain Biking Association is pleased to announce the 9th annual Maybury Time Trial, brought to you by the good folks at Trail’s Edge Cyclery.

Once again, this year features a fun course, and includes a reverse direction loop of the mountain bike trail and large sections of singletrack that are normally off limits to biking! A mix of fast open sprints and tight technical singletrack, this is a race that rewards both cardio and bike handling skills. It’s you against the clock, with minimal passing and no excuses!

There will be cash awards and awesome swag as usual. Timing by Newton’s Race Services.

All proceeds from this race benefit the Motor City Mountain Biking Association, an IMBA chapter, and are used to help fund our local trail building and volunteer activities.

Register now at http://www.bikereg.com/maybury-time-trial-cps–mcmba-benefit-race

CPS Race #7 Big M Challenge

CPS race #7:

Big M Challenge

Sunday July 27th.

Race Location: Big M Trailhead Recreation Area, M-55 Wellston, Michigan Event

Course Description: Trail is approx. 6.5 miles per lap of Single and Dbl track trails

Time Schedule: Sunday July 27th 2014

8:30am- 2:00pm Registration and Pre-Registration # Pickup

10:00am Cross Country Race #1 Elite & Expert classes 4 laps

12:30pm Cross Country Race #2 Sport classes 3 laps

1:00pm Awards for Race #1

2:15pm Fun Promotions Kids Races – Awards to all

2:45PM Cross Country Race #3 Beginners Classes 1 or 2 Laps

4:00pm Awards for Sport & Beginner races

Required Equipment:
No License Required, ANSI Approved Helmet
Bicycle in proper working order, Lap counting ability and a Competitive spirit

General Information:
$1320 in Purses – $300 men’s and women’s elite and $120 Expert classes!
Fun Promotions Kids races with Awards to all young riders!
Over 100 awards, Prize Drawings for all participants!
Ideal Family fun, Spectators welcome free of charge.

Your best 5 races count for the 2014 MMBA CPS cross country race series!

Event Sponsors:
Hammer Nutrition, Rapid Fire, Velocity, Primal Wear, T-9, Gordon Water,

Contact & Additional Information:
Fun Promotions LLC 616-453-4245

There is a Manistee National Forest user fee of $5.00 per car, per day….racers & spectators this means YOUR cars.
You are responsible to pay the self-serve pipe and display the pass on your dashboard. This is in addition to your entry fee.
We will remind you again on race day – Please support this great trail system & National Forest.

Event Fees: Add $5 for day of race registrations

CPS race #4: State Games at Cannonsburg- UPDATE

CPS race #4: State Games at Cannonsburg- UPDATE

1. Sunday June 22nd.

2. The race will be a cross country event, not a time trial this year

3. The event will not have a ‘kids race’ this year. Only the standard CPS categories will be racing. The youngest race category is “Beginner 10&Under” This youth racing this category will do one lap on the same course as all other racers. Most of the racers in “Beginner 10&Under” have a parent follow them on the course. They will be the last beginner wave to go off the start line. Parents should not sign up their kids for this category unless they have experience riding regular mountain bike trails.

4. Registration for all categories can be found at http://www.stategamesofmichigan.com/

Resignation as President of MMBA

Effective June 10, 2014, Dennis Murphy has tendered his resignation as the president of the MMBA. His extensive international travel responsibilities at work and desire to achieve other personal and biking goals lead to his decision.

Dennis has been a fixture in the Michigan mountain biking community for over 15 years. This was his second consecutive term as president. On behalf of the MMBA board of directors, its members and the entire Michigan mountain biking community, I thank him for his service to the MMBA as president for the past one and a half years. Dennis will continue to serve the MMBA as chair of the Hall of Fame, assist in the Championship Point Series and continue to advocate for mountain biking. The presidency will stay vacated until such time as a new president has been identified.

According to the MMBA by-laws, dated September 7, 2011 in article 7, Section 7.3 Vice Presidents: The vice presidents, if any, shall have the power to perform duties that may be assigned by the president or the Board. If the president is absent or unable to perform his or her duties, the vice presidents, in the order of their seniority, shall perform the duties of the president, until the Board directs otherwise. The vice president shall perform all duties incident to the office.

As the current vice-president, I will uphold these bylaws provisions until the presidency has been filled. The MMBA board of directors will continue to manage the day-to-day operations of the association. This is an opportunity for the leaders of the MMBA and Chapter Members to join together and reflect upon where we have been, set some goals to achieve in the future and set a coarse to advocate for mountain biking at a state level. The MMBA board will be working to convene a strategic planning session to be held late summer/early fall. Feel free to contact me directly with any comments or suggestions at: (517) 203-9180 or brindleybyrd@me.com