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.
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.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ? Thank you.
>Trail building and design
A RIDE BENEFITING THE ?50 IN 5? SINGLE TRACK CAMPAIGN
PRESENTED BY: ?FOUNDER?S BREWING
THE WEST MICHIGAN MOUNTAIN BIKING ALLIANCE
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
? July 31 ? September 14
Tee-shirt sales $15 close September 1
? 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
The 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.
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 email@example.com if you have any questions about the event.
We hope to see you there!
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
Addison Oaks Fall XC Race
What:?Addison Oaks Fall Classic Chapter Benefit Race
Who: Presented by?CRAMBA-IMBA
Where: Addison Oaks County Park, Leonard, MI
When: Sunday, September 8, 2013
The course consists of fast and flowing sections with some tight and twisty sections to challenge your skills. The course is approximately 6.6 miles long and is ~70% single track. A map of the trail with the 2013 race route highlighted can be found?here.
Racers who do not already have a valid?Oakland County Parks motor vehicle permit?will be required to pay a $5 parking fee the day of the race. This fee can be applied to the purchase of a 2014 vehicle permit.
Racers arriving by bus will be charged per-bus, at a rate of $1 per occupant.
Sign up by?clicking here to register on BikeReg.com:
Registration day of the event will be available for an additional $5. Registration opens at 8:30 am, and closes 30 minutes prior to each race.
Elite/Expert (Men and Women):
Registration closes: 9:30 am
Races start: 10:00 am
Laps: Elite 5, Export 4
Sport (Men and Women) and Single Speed (Expert/Elite and Sport/Beginner)
Registration closes: Noon
Races start: 12:30 pm
Laps: Elite/Expert SS 4, Sport 3
Beginner and First Timers
Registration closes: 1:30 pm
Races start: 2:00 pm
Laps: Beginner 2, First Timer 1
Special Kids?s Race
What: Kids race will consist of a special short loop around the spectator area.
When: 11:00 am
Registration: Cost is free, but you must sign a waiver at the registration desk. Each racer will get a number plate and a medal.
We would like to thank our current 2013 Race Sponsors:
Would you or someone you know like to support CRAMBA-IMBA by being a sponsor of the 2013 Addison Oaks Fall Classic??Click here to view our sponsorship information.
To guarantee size, pre-order your shirt today! No guarantee on sizing for day-of purchase. Shirts are $15 with online registration. The day-of price is $20. CRAMBA-IMBA water bottles will also be available for $5/each.
Free (for racers) brats, hot dogs, burgers, or veggie burgers. Non-racers are welcome to enjoy the food, but we do ask that you consider donating to CRAMBA-IMBA to help offset our food costs.?The grills will be lit and food available after 12:30 pm.
With lots of good sponsors, we?re going to have a loaded swag table. As always, we will hold our swag drawing after the Beginner racers have finished racing. No one likes to listen to us pull number after number out of the bag of people who?ve already gone home. So this year, we?re doing things a bit differently. You?ll find a 2-part raffle ticket stapled to the back of your number plate. Notice, the numbers on the ticket correspond to the number on your number plate. This is so we can call your name when we pull the ticket, rather than just a number.
-Listen for the announcements over the mic.
-At 3:30 PM, we?ll start announcing that its time to drop your ticket into the drawing box.
-Remove the unstapled part of the ticket from your number plate and bring it to the announcers table (chapter tent). There will be a box available for you to drop your ticket into.
-At ?about 4:15 PM, we?ll start the prize drawing.
Cash prize for top 3 Elite Men and Top 3 Elite Women
Elite Men Overall:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
Elite/Expert Women Overall:
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $60
3rd Place: $40
Expert Men Overall:
1st Place: $75
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $35
Medals will be awarded to the first 3 finishers of each category.
Championship Point Series
The Addison Oaks Fall Classic is Race #9 of the?2013 MMBA CPS season.
The?Motor City Mountain Biking Association?is pleased to announce the 8th annual Maybury Time Trial on August 17th, 2013, brought to you by the good folks at?Cycle to Fitness?and?RACING GREYHOUNDS.
- This is the 8th race in the MMBA Championship Point Series and counts towards the Time Trial Series ? free signup for this series is available?here.
- 2013’s race will follow the proven Time Trial format as previous years with individual start times. It?s you against the clock, with minimal passing and no excuses!
- This year features an entirely new course experience, and includes large sections of singletrack that are normally off limits to biking! It will include a mix of fast open sprints and tight, technical singletrack that reward both cardio AND bike handling skills! (Elite and Expert racers will have 2 laps of fun!)
- $1600 cash awards
- Awesome swag
- Our friends at Race Services will be handling the timing, with results posted immediately on kiosks and available from their web site.
- Lunch will available for a small donation.
- All proceeds from this race go directly to the Motor City Mountain Biking Association, an IMBA chapter, and are used to help fund our local trail building and volunteer activities.
- Pre-registration ends Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 5 pm ET
Registration is available at?BIKEREG.COM ? Are you interested in volunteering for the event? We’d love the help. If you are interested please firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com?for more details.
Well, we’ve had a very eventful summer so far. ?Mostly great, but some not-so-great.
We’ll start with the bad… ?
CRAMBA Trailer Break-in and Tool Theft
Around the first week of July 2013 the CRAMBA-IMBA tool trailer was broken into and nearly all of our power tools were stolen. The loss of these tools ? used for building and maintaining trails ? is particularly hard mid-summer when our volunteers are working to keep trails clear.
The stolen tools include our backpack blower (BR600), two KombiMotors (KM 90 R?and?KM 110 R), three KombiSystem attachments (HL-KM,?FS-KM,?HT-KM), and a dedicated line trimmer (FS 55 R). All together this is nearly a $2000 loss.
We need your donations to help purchase replacements so we can keep our trails great.
Donations may be made via the?Donate?button in the right hand columnhere?or by mail to:
270 Jones St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
For other donation options (eg: tools, etc) please firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to CRAMBA-IMBA are tax deductible. Receipts are available for all cash or material donations.
(If anyone has information on this theft or locates any of the tools for sale [in a pawn shop, on Craigslist, etc] please email@example.com.)
We’d also like to say thank you to everyone who has donated to help restock our power tools after?the recent theft. In the past week we have received $840 in cash donations and a new Craftsman backpack blower worth $259.99.
This is nearly half-way to covering the replacement cost of the missing tools!
Thank you to all of our recent donors:
- Scott Baxter
- Michael Green (Craftsman 32cc Leaf Blower)
- Rodney Gullett
- Nicholas Kolman
- Konrad Kucharski
- Carlos McIntyre
- Brett Rohrscheib
- Geneva Stephens /?Move-It Fitness LLC
- Luke Osborn /?Infiterra Sports LLC
Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2
Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase?2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo?Recreation Area.
The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed?for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans?for Pinckney Recreation Area in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and Waterloo?Recreation Area in Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will be held on Tuesday,?October 2, 2012.
The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald Eddy?Discovery Center, located at 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI.
These two recreation areas, which are adjacent to each other, combine to provide over?30,000 acres of public recreational property in Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties. The parks are home to diverse natural and cultural resources. Waterloo?Recreation Area features more rare animals and plant species, and more exemplary
natural communities, than any other park in the state system. A broad spectrum of?recreation opportunities are enjoyed in both parks, including; modern and rustic camping,?many boating and fishing options, and a vast area of public land open to hunting,?trapping, and other recreation. Significant for both parks are the trail use activities?enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers/runners/walkers, and others.
This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment?on specific long range actions that are recommended for these two parks. The DNR?s
planning consultant, Birchler Arroyo, Associates will conduct the open house and DNR?staff will also be available to participate in presenting an overview of the planning
process and to address questions regarding the park and the planning efforts underway.
For more information about this open house, the proposed plans, or persons needing?accommodations to attend this open house, contact Paul N. Curtis, DNR Park?Management Plan Administrator, at 517-335-4832 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay?Center for the hearing impaired) at least five business days before the open house.