MTB Racers 18 and Under!

MiSCA Has Scholastic Mountain Bike Races For You This Fall!

Individual, series, and team awards!

No membership, license or team affiliation is required. Anyone 18 and under is eligible to win awards.

     Race Schedule: 

8-Sep Addison XC Leonard, MI 

14-Sep Bloomer XC Rochester, MI

28-Sep Novi Tree Farm XC Novi, MI

5-Oct MiSCA & USAC Scholastic Championship Lake Orion, MI


     Race classes:

Varsity Male 15-18   

Varsity Female 15-18

JV Male 15-18          

JV Female 15-18

11-14 Male               

11-14 Female           

10 and Under Coed

Students may ride up in age class


Check out the MiSCA website or Facebook page for more information



Four $500 grants available to Michigan IMBA chapters

Four $500 grants available to Michigan IMBA chapters

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association announces the availability of four $500.00 grants available to MMBA chapter members.

Two grands are available for 2013 and grant applications should be received by August 15th 2013

The two remaining grants will be awarded in spring of 2014 and applications for those grants should be received by March 1, 2014

Criteria will be financial need/status of the chapter, merits of the project or program presented.

Send grant applications to president@mmba.org


Wanted- CPS Director for the MMBA

Wanted- CPS Director for the MMBA

The position would begin November 15th 2013 and involve a commitment of three seasons.
The CPS director will earn $700 stipend per season paid at the annual expo each season.
Payment of stipend would be as follows:
 2014 season paid Feb 2015
 2015 season paid Feb 2016
 2016 season paid Feb 2017
CPS Director will report to the MMBA board.

Responsibilities include:
• Organize series schedule
• Communicate as necessary rule changes or category changes to various promoters of races
• Acquire series sponsorships and swag to distribute across race events
• Tabulate points after each race and post online
• Update CPS page on MMBA website as necessary
• Respond to disputes in points and correct as necessary
• Enforce series rules and requirements
• Coordinate and cooperate with race promoters for individual race disputes
• Manage invoicing to the race promoters for the CPS fee to be paid to the MMBA treasurer
• Manage acquisition and engraving of CPS series awards, hand out awards at Annual Expo
• Manage and distribute pre-season predictive calendar to promoters in the state

The candidate should be familiar with mountain bike races of various types (cross country and time trials) and have a facility with Excel spreadsheets and formulas.

Send Resume to President@mmba.org for consideration


8th Annual Tree Farm Relay

Get ready for the 8th Annual Tree Farm Relay Event at Lakeshore Park in Novi, presented by the MCMBA, Team Tree Farm and Dark Horse Racing. This is the same format you have all grown to love… a unique 4-person team relay race! The course features lots of hills, passing zones and fun! This is a perfect race for the beginner looking to see what team / endurance racing is all about and for experienced racers looking to test their skills against rival teams. If you want to try an endurance race, but aren’t ready for the distance, this is the perfect event for you to see what the team racing concept is all about.

Register today at: http://www.active.com/cycling/novi-mi/tree-farm-relay-race-2013

Event website: http://www.teamtreefarm.com/race

CPS Registration Explained

CPS Registration Explained

Each season we do experience questions and concerns in which racers do not get registered for the series and unfortunately miss out on a given race points getting counted in their tabulations. To be honest, the vast majority of the reasons for lack of registration is operator error.

Why do we have to sign up for a series that is “Free”?
Why should we expect a receipt for something that is “FREE” ?
Why can’t our points just be counted if we race a CPS race, no sign up?

See the MMBA forum: http://mmba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=119729

or CPS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137774566273214/

Championship Point Series- standings updated through race #5

Championship Point Series- standings updated through race #5


Next up:  1-1/2 points Boyne Marathon- go to www.funpromotions.com



CPS Points updated- next up Sweat Shaker (Race #5)

MMBA Point Series! Points are tabulated and posted- please check for errors or missed points. Link below.

Next up Sweat Shaker- registration link below


http://mmba.org/library/Programs/Champi … ies%20(CPS)/Results/2013/CPS%20POINTS%202013.pdf

IMBA Flow trail building school

This school is geared towards experienced trail builders who want to learn more about the techniques used to design, construct and maintain Flow Trails. The school will be done in conjunction with an IMBA Flow Trail project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. IMBA Trail Solutions employee, Aaron Rogers (Copper Harbor) will be teaching the school along with another member of Trail Solutions Staff. The school is capped at 20.

Date and Time: June 21st-23rd, 2013
Location: Richmond Hills Park, 1639 Tamarack Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Fee: $ 300.00
Registration: [url]https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=320[/url]

Championship Point Series points updated

Championship Point Series points tabulated to include Hanson Hills race this past weekend.
Next up the Time Trial at Cannonsburg- State Games



GOT MTB Women’s Clinic

GotMTB poster


The Got MTB (Girls on Trails Mountain Biking) Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic is geared for the beginner to the intermediate mountain bike rider.

On the bike, you will learn how to ride singletrack trails, and skills such as the basics of braking and cornering and how to distribute body weight on climbs and descents. Off the bike, a maintenance clinic then covers basic trail repair, how to fix a flat tire and a broken chain, and how to keep a bike clean and properly lubricated.

A third session, Mountain Biking 101, will cover basics of mountain biking such as nutrition, hydration, gear and safety.

Registration: www.bikereg.com/Net/19343 Registration is limited to 60 participants

When: Sunday June 30, 2013 930am-430pm
Where: River Bends Park 5700 22-Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI
Cost: $25 (includes clinics, tshirt and lunch)

Questions? Email gotmtb@cramba.org

Please bring mountain bike, helmet, and water for on bike clinic