2013 Volunteer Summary

On behalf of the thousands of area mountain bikers who enjoy our trails, I'd like to give a huge thanks! to our members who made it possible. In 2013, 120 volunteers recorded 2057 hours of volunteer time in our chapter, most of it doing boots on the ground trailwork.

A special thanks goes to our 2013 FAFL award winners:

Andrew Eldridge
Bill Hermann
Carole Baker
Christopher Schmitthausler
Dave Cox
Dave Mackey
Dean Clark
Diane Ursu
Don Chisholm
Joe Foy
Joe Lapinski
John Cox
Katherine Rose
Kevin Petts
Loren Konkus
Mark Dombrowski
Matt Bushore
Michael Faulk
Nate Sefcik
Norbert Skorupski
Samantha Simon
Scott Goocher
Sharon James
Steve Butler
Steve Steinberg
Taiyo Ichikawa
Tak Kakiuchi
Terry Brown
Tim Slabach
Tom Hermann
Wendy Cox

We'll have a special token of appreciation at our booth at the Expo later this month. See you there!

 

 

Michigan Bicycling Expo

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association is teaming up with The League of Michigan Bicyclists and the Michigan Trails & Greenways Association to present the first annual Michigan Bicycling Expo!

When: January 26, 2014

Where: Michigan State University Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

The Michigan Bicycling Expo is open to the general public. It is a great opportunity to connect with passionate cyclists of all disciplines, find great deals with the vendors, and to celebrate the advocacy efforts of the past year. This year's expo will feature:

  • an indoor riding arena;
  • Championship Points Series (CPS) awards;
  • a raffle; guest speakers;
  • a swap meet;
  • MMBA Annual Board Meeting;
  • and a concession stand serviced by MSU.

See the MMBA Expo Page for schedule details and ongoing updates: http://mmba.org/mmba-mountain-bike-expo/

MDOT Cycling Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation is conducting a research project that will attempt to quantify the economic and community benefits of bicycling in Michigan. Part of this project is a detailed online survey on your cycling and spending habits and contributions to the Michigan economy.

http://surveymonkey.com/s/MDOTsurvey

So many of us spend thousands each year biking, traveling throughout the state for races and events. It's time for our community to be counted. Please invest a few minutes to take this survey, and please share it with others.

(On the events page, there's an opportunity to list other events. Please include all the MTB races and organized rides that you participated in.)

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!