Registration for one of our biggest yearly events is now OPEN!   

Enjoy 10-100 miles, group ride or solo adventure, singletrack or pavement, of trails around the beautiful Milford parks.  Your registration helps fund our organization's efforts to maintain and grow our trails, and serve our riding community! 

Many hands make light work!  Join your community to help clean up and prep the trails for spring at any of the planned dates: 

Saturday, Apr. 23 at 9am
Rouge Park MTB Trail Day

Saturday, Apr. 23 at 9am
Settlers Park Spring Trail Day

Saturday, May 7 at 9am
Tree Farm (Larkshore Park) Trail Day

Saturday, May 14, 8:45am - Noon
Maybury Trail Day

If you can't make those times or want to help on a trail closer to you, contact the Trail Coordinator at the bottom of the Contact Us page and ask how you can help! 

Volunteers who put in 10 or more hours of trailwork can earn some sweet swag.  Be sure to enter your hours worked, we leverage those hours at the parks to cover permit fees for our events.

 

There are two sure ways to become a better mountain biker: spend a lot of time learning through trial and error; or learn from someone with expertise and training on how to share their knowledge. The latter is a far more efficient way to learn, and usually establishes better form and habits to build on, which is why we're excited to offer new beginner and intermediate skills clinics with certified MTB coaches.

Learn and practice the foundational skills of mountain biking that will allow you to roll through your favorite trail with more ease. Improve balance and confidence on your bike to keep those wheels rolling, then progress to the next level under the supervision of Coach Heather McNamara (BICP Board and Certified Level 2, PMBIA Level 1, First Aid/CPR certified) and her team!
 
There are only 32 spots available at each clinic, please make sure to add yourself to the waitlist!
 
MCMBA Members: $50
Non-MCMBA Members: $90

Not a member? Join or renew your membership today and save while supporting our trails.
 

BEGINNING SKILLS CLINIC

Saturday, May 7, 10am – 2pm at Island Lake Recreation Area  

Dial in skills to keep wheels rolling over varied terrain, practice in low consequence setting, individual feedback provided to each rider, progress skills to trail in a supervised setting, opportunities for repetition with guidance from your coach.

Skills practiced include maintaining balance on the bike, controlled braking, shifting technique to maintain cadence and keep wheels rolling, consistency and control going up and down hills, navigating tight corners, intro to lifting/rolling wheels over roots and rocks, track stands, skinnies.
Learn More & Register
 

ADVANCED BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE CLINIC

Saturday, June 11, 10am - 2pm at Lakeshore Park (Tree Farm) 

For this second clinic we will progress skills learned in clinic 1. Riders will have the opportunity to work on skills at their own level and then progress to more challenging terrain when ready. We will introduce higher speed cornering, steeper rolls downs and step-ups, challenging obstacles like rock gardens and log rolls, steeper climbs and descents

Some riding experience is preferred, less experienced riders will be able to opt out of more challenging skills, clinic will be geared toward experienced beginner and intermediate riders
Learn More & Register
Please join us at for our in-person Spring Chapter Meeting. We'll be celebrating our volunteers, delivering FAFL awards, and we'll talk about plans for the year's trail work and events. Things are happening - it's going to be a busy year, and we need you!
 
SuperNatural Brewing and Spirits
36685 Plymouth Rd, Livonia
 
Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm
 
Agenda will be available here
 
If you're planning on eating, please arrive well before the meeting to order and be patient with the small kitchen

Congrats to our 2021 FAFL Award Winners!

It was a challenging year with storms and surges, but our volunteers came through as always. Our trails are busier than ever, with more and more people growing to appreciate the trails and getting involved in their stewardship. This year saw 204 trail enthusiasts reporting 4340 hours of work – a record on both counts! The Independent Sector values this work at $123,863 – that’s a lot of value that we bring to our area parks and trails.

For over two decades, we have recognized the most significant volunteer efforts with the First Across the Finish Line (FAFL) award. Each of these volunteers has reported at least 10 hours of work on a chapter trail or at least 30 hours of other chapter advocacy work to further our goals. Our 2021 winners are:

  1. Anthony Colard
  2. Bill Hermann
  3. Billy Kittle
  4. Bob Spleet
  5. Brandon Thielen
  6. Brennan Booms
  7. Brian Case
  8. Bryan Garchar
  9. Carl Slindee
  10. Carrie Sirola
  11. Chris Frey
  12. Curtis Kalina
  13. Darin Kowalski
  14. Dave Bastine
  15. Dave Cox
  16. Dave Hurst
  17. Dave Paurazas
  18. David Cook
  19. David Nowell
  20. David Siroonian
  21. Deborah Wheeler
  22. Don Chisholm
  23. Elliot Klein
  24. Eric Kirk
  25. Gary Weak
  26. Gordon Hamilton
  27. Gregory Moore
  28. Hans Bishop
  29. Holly Wright
  30. James Petiprin
  31. Jared Pence
  32. Jason Martin
  33. Jeff Hudnut
  34. Jeff Shotwell
  35. Jerry Cox
  36. John Biehn
  37. John Wheeler
  38. Joseph Mark Foy
  39. Justin Applegate
  40. Justin Duncan
  41. Justin Lang
  42. Justin Wholehan
  43. Kate McLean
  44. Kevin Konkus
  45. Kevin Petts
  46. Leon Masseus
  47. Lisa Flores-Johnson
  48. Loren Konkus
  49. Lori Cartman
  50. Marc Cope
  51. Mark Dombrowski
  52. Mark Viergutz
  53. Matt Sell
  54. Matthew Heirtzler
  55. Michael Shaw
  56. Mike Flack
  57. Mike Kearney
  58. Mike Strozeski
  59. Nathan Helmick
  60. Nicholas Evon
  61. Patrick Torossian
  62. Peter Croce
  63. Peter Lennon
  64. Peter Zobel
  65. Peter Zouboulakis
  66. Rick Compeau
  67. Sarah Vano
  68. Sharon James-Foy
  69. Steve Nowicki
  70. Tammie Philpott
  71. Terry Brown
  72. Terry Young
  73. Tim Reeves
  74. Tim Rose
  75. TJ Tyrrell
  76. Tom Hermann
  77. William Guarino

In appreciation, we'd like to present each of these outstanding volunteers with a custom printed MCMBA long sleeved t-shirt! Please click here to share your sizing preferences by February 14th so we can get the order started.

Thanks!