Maybury Time Trial

Motor City Mountain Biking Association Benefit Time Trial

August  15th, 2015

Championship Point Series

The 10th Annual Maybury State Park Time Trial is Race #7 of the 2015 MMBA CPS series, brought to you by Trail's Edge and the MCMBA. See 2015 Champion Point Series for more information.

The Course

The course this year includes some awesome raceday only singletrack. This  will be Maybury as you've never experienced it! Total course length of approximately 9 miles. The mix of fast open sprints and tight, technical singletrack reward both cardio AND bike handling skills! Elite and Expert racers will do 2 laps while everyone else will do 1 lap (including all single speed racers).

Time Trial

Each racer has an individual start time and will be measured against the clock. The start times listed for these categories Are the intial start time for each Class. The actual time will be provided to pre-registered riders at registration. While day of ragisration riders will all be put to the back of their respective classes. Again this is an approximate time listed on the site. Please make sure you arrive 1/2 our prior to this estiamted time for registration and getting ready to burn up the course. Again - specific start times may not be available before race day. We will do our best to post them. there is a 30 second interval between racers. Awards Cash prizes for Expert and Elite racers, plus awards to the top three places in each category. Timing Timing provided by our friends at Race Services, with results available immediately on kiosks and on the web.

Registration

Online registration is available at https://www.bikereg.com/maybury-time-trial-cps--mcmba-benefit-race or register on race day.

Kids’s Race

Special course and kids only prizes! This is a fun non-competitive event for the younger kids. Usually about a 100 yard course with limited actual mountain biking. It is meant to be a fun event for the kiddies...ages 2 or 6 years old even.

Tech Support

Neutral tech support will be available to help deal with those last minute issues.

Lunch

Usually hotdogs/burgers chips and drinks. Cooked by our friendly volunteers. All proceeds go to the MCMBA

Another great Tree Farm Relay!

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday and made the Relay such a success! The Relay race provides a significant part of our chapter's income each year, and make it possible for us to invest in better trails throughout the year.

Results are posted at http://newtontiming.com. A desktop or laptop will work best for viewing.

Lots of photos on Facebook, and collections at https://bobbrucephotography.smugmug.com/Novi-Tree-Farm-2015 and http://jimridley.zenfolio.com/p501803311

There are a lot of great people behind the scenes who make this day possible - grooming trail, arranging sponsors, buying and grilling food, marking trail, patrolling, ... it's hundreds of hours of volunteer time, all focused on a few hours of racing. Thanks to all!

A resolution to declare July 2015 as Tree Farm Relay Month.

Whereas, the Motor City Mountain Biking Association and Team Tree Farm will be hosting the 10th annual Tree Farm Relay benefit race in July; and

Whereas, mountain bike benefit races are one of the primary funding sources for the chapter and we’re spending a mountain of cash on signs, kiosks, and other trail projects this year; and

Whereas, MCMBA mountain bike races are a vibrant affirmation and expression of Michigan’s finest traditions, operating as volunteer-based events and raising funding for developing and maintaining Michigan trails; and

Whereas, mountain bikers are some of the coolest people around; and


Whereas, mountain bikers support business by purchasing hops, grains, yeast, and bicycle parts in significant quantities; and

Whereas, we have it on the highest authority that July 25th will again provide us with perfect weather and course conditions this year; and

Whereas, our participants will be intoxicated by the aroma of delicious BBQ wafting from the grills of our lunch vendor; and

Whereas, the excellent, professional firm of Race Services has again been retained to provide RFID based timing services for the event; and

Whereas, some of the costumes worn by Tree Farm Relay participants have been highly creative and memorialized in both facebook photos and in our nightmares; and

Whereas, the Relay racing format promotes a high level of competition as well as time for food, drink and social interaction during the day; and

Whereas, beautiful Lakeshore Park in Novi provides an excellent venue for this event, with interesting singletrack and fast passing zones, children play areas, a nice sandy beach, a cheerful, helpful park staff, rest rooms, and ample space for participant tents and staging areas; and

Whereas, there is a high probability of finding a tiki bar out on the race course; and

Whereas, in partial compensation for the missed riding opportunities due to inclement weather earlier this year, Team Tree Farm shall allow for a reasonable level of responsible debauchery during the Tree Farm Relay; and

Whereas, Motor City Mountain Biking Association members are vested in the future, health, and welfare of our trails as providing a diverse set of quality experiences to promote fitness and develop mountain biking skills of a broad range of riders; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Motor City Mountain Biking Association, an IMBA chapter, that the members of this body declare July 2015 as Tree Farm Relay Month in the state of Michigan. We recognize the contributions that the MCMBA, Team Tree Farm, and our volunteers have made to the communities and economy of this area.

The question being on the adoption of the resolution,

The resolution was adopted.

Join the fun! More information and registration at http://mcmba.org/index.php/events/treefarmrelay

Hines Park Sign Project

For some months now we've been working with Wayne County Parks on a comprehensive trail marking system for the new Hines Park trails, including wayfinding signs installed on posts at intersections and decision points.

The decals arrived, and they look awesome. Our thanks to DL Graphics for design work, Michael Flack for working with WCP staff to drive the project, and to all you! Your membership dollars make projects like this possible, and we appreciate your support.

Next up - kiosks and maps!

Trail Trimming Season

It's a jungle out there!

Long days, warm temps, and days of rain create the perfect conditions for explosive plant growth, and our beloved singletrack is becoming overgrown.

We'll be scheduling trail work sessions in the coming days, but it's a busy time of year and organized work days don't always work with everyone's schedule. All of the land managers that we work with on our chapter trails allow (and encourage!) our members to trim back growth on our trails using loppers and hand trimmers. You don't need permission, and you can do it on your own time.

There's a guide to trail trimming available here that might help you get started.


Thanks!