National Mountain Bike Patrol training is scheduled

The next National Mountain Bike Patrol training is scheduled! Details below.

What is the National Mountain Bike Patrol?

A chapter of the National Mountain Bike Patrol is a volunteer mountain bike organization dedicated to promoting responsible riding and trail use on our public lands, providing assistance and education to trail users, and participating in this mission by riding our bikes. Our patrollers ride designated Township, City, County, State and U.S. Forest Service trails and provide simple, helpful assistance (such as giving directions to trail users, helping with minor mountain bike repairs, and educating riders about the rules of the trail). Patrollers report patrol activity via an easy web form after completing their rides.

Our Mission

The mission of the Mountain Bike Patrol boils down to:
• Assist in medical and mechanical emergencies
• Educate trail users of proper etiquette
• Inform land managers, land owners and trail users of trail conditions through monitoring efforts
• Work with land managers to maintain and/or gain trail access for mountain bikers
• Offer volunteer services at outdoor races and events

Who can join? Anyone can join if:
• You enjoy mountain biking
• You are willing to stop and assist
• You are prepared
• You want to get more involved in the sport
• You want to promote goodwill from mountain bikers

The training will prepare you for all of this, AND there are many benefits for you when you are a member of the NMBP!

Here are the details:

Location: Maybury State Park, Day Camp Building
Date: Saturday, April 25
Time: First aid class starts at 10 AM, NMBP training follows at 1 PM (or sooner), followed by a situational training ride. Sandwiches provided!

**Please let me know if you are planning on attending, and if you need the first aid training!

Alternate dates & locations:
April 18th -- Shelby Township
May 16th -- Brighton

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Nate Sefcik
MCMBA Bike Patrol Director
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North American Bicycle Show 2015

Once again, CRAMBA and MCMBA will be joining forces to host a booth at the North American Bicycle Show this weekend at Cobo Hall. It's a great chance to connect with friends, check out our new gear, and find out more about trails, races, and other events happening in the area.

See for more information.

Look for CRAMBA and MCMBA in booth #59!

Volunteer of the Year - 2014

Please join us in congratulating our 2014 MCMBA Volunteer of the Year, Dave Mackey!

That Dave recorded over 240 hours of FAFL time last year is remarkable, but what really impressed us was the way that he stepped up into the role of assistant trail coordinator for the Hines Park trails, organizing weekly trail work days, coordinating group rides, and posting nearly daily trail building progress and condition reports.

Many hands have contributed to the Hines Park trails for sure, but it's fair to say that Dave's consistent enthusiasm and energy has contributed greatly to this journey, and has helped us build credibility with Wayne County Parks as a can-do organization and a reliable partner.

Thanks Dave!

Chapter Meeting

Please join us for our first MCMBA chapter meeting of 2015. We've got a lot to talk about - trail day planning,  races and events, and some cool special initiatives our committees have been working on.

If you earned a FAFL award last year, it'll be worth your trip!

Thursday March 12th at 7 p.m. at the Claddagh Irish Pub.

17800 Haggerty Rd, Livionia, MI 48152

(Across the street from REI)

Membership Advantage: Sacred Rides

The Motor City Mountain Biking Association is pleased to announce our association with Sacred Rides, the "#1 Mountain Bike Tour Operator on Earth" as ranked by National Geographic Adventure magazine. 
Since 1996 Sacred Rides has been offering small-group mountain bike adventures in 18 destinations worldwide, with a focus on killer customer service, wicked fun, and responsible tourism that makes direct, meaningful contributions to local communities. Their trips range from beginner to hardcore in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth: places like Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Patagonia, British Columbia, Costa Rica and even the Azores! 
With the partnership, MCMBA members get 5% off any of Sacred Rides' trips, and for every trip booked by a member they'll also donate $50 to the Motor City Mountain Biking Association. Private member-only trips are also an option - if anyone is interested in a private trip please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
To take advantage of the discount, just use Promo Code "MCMBA" when booking online at