Ridge Rocker

This Saturday, a race event to benefit Beacons of Hope is being held on our trails at Island Lake Recreation Area. It's a good cause - go register!

http://ridgerocker.com/

(If you're not up to the race, please consider volunteering. Course marking, road crossings, registration - think they'll need help everywhere.  It would be great to have a strong MCMBA volunteer presence - See their website for details.)

Awareness Signs

One of the common refrains from our recent membership survey was the need for more chapter promotion at our trails. We agree. MCMBA board member John Cox made arrangements for the printing of a stack of these cool weatherproof signs. Look for them to start popping up at a trail near you!

Tires for Trails

One of the things that really sets our little community apart are our awesome volunteers. Whenever something needs to be done - trailwork, cooking at a race, helping with a kids ride - people like you are there pitching in to make great things happen.

And it's not just the same core people. Using our chapter volunteer time recording tool, 111 volunteers have recorded over 1600 hours so far this year. That's really amazing when you stop and think about it. One hundred and eleven people cared enough about our cause to share of one of the most precious things they possess - time! And it's just part of the picture - I've worked side by side with people all day on projects who haven't yet bothered to log their time.

As part of the Teaming for Trails program, the MCMBA received a grant of 12 pairs of nice 26" and 29" MTB tires from CST to support our trail building volunteers. We've decided to do a random drawing from our pool of volunteers for the first six pairs and to hand out an additional set of tires at each of our next 6 trail days. A small token of "Thanks" for all you do!

What about you? Is all your time recorded? If not, click here!

Forage at the Farm!

Fall is here! Join us for the 2nd annual Forage at the Farm! breakfast at Lakeshore Park, sponsored by the Motor City Mountain Biking Association.

Sunday, October 13th, Lakeshore Park in Novi. Starts at 10am until everything's devoured.

 

This year we'll be locating our brunch delights in the pavilion near the trailhead kiosk to make the event a bit more family friendly. You'll be able to sample everything even if the youngsters aren't up to 10 miles of singletrack. And yes, there will be bacon.

Ride and eat, eat and ride, eat and run - it's entirely up to you!

No cost to participate, but donations gratefully accepted. Registration not required, but please let us know if you're coming so we know how much to prepare.


Food, friends, farm. Can it get any better than that?

 

MCMBA 2014 Priorities Survey

Thank you for participating in our recent membership survey.

The MCMBA board has been considering this input and is proposing a number of goals and priorities for our chapter. Some of these goals are long term, some short term, some easy, some hard, but all reflect feedback that we've received from our recent membership survey and discussions.

Whether you participated in the earlier survey or not, please take a moment to let us know what you think about the relative priorities of these goals. It should only take a few minutes, and your opinion is important.

Please click here to get started