See you at the Expo!

Sunday, Jan 27th Michigan State University Pavilion

4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

This year’s Expo will feature:
  • Indoor riding arena
  • Championship Points Series (CPS) awards
  • Raffle
  • Swap meet
  • MMBA Annual Meeting
  • Concession stand serviced by MSU

8 a.m.  Setup

8 a.m.  Mountain Bike Patrol meeting

9 a.m.  Expo opens for swap meet, vendors, pump track and FAFL pickup

9  a.m. to 2 p.m.  Concessions

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  State Board Meeting

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Silent Auction/Raffle

12 p.m.  Keynote Speaker (Club Care Presentation)  and Chapter Panel

2:30 p.m. Pump track tear down

3 p.m.  Championship Point Series (CPS) awards

Michigan Comprehensive Trails Plan - Call to Action!

The DNR has announced that a draft of the new Michigan Comprehensive Trails Plan is available online for public review and comment. Read the draft at: and submit comments using the survey at:

This plan is 140 pages in length, but the MTB trail-specific content begins at page 97 and ends at page 103. The bulk of the document reflects the needs of the ORV, Snowmobile, and Equestrian trail users.

It would be great if each of our members clicked on this survey link and provided feedback to the Michigan Snowmobiles and Trails Advisory Council and DNR to let them know that we mountain bikers are out here in large numbers, that we spend money on travel and recreation in Michigan as well, and that we have more specific interests and needs than are described in this plan.



MCMBA Mountain Bike Patrol

The MCMBA is kicking off our very own IMBA National Mountain Bike Patroller program! You've see them at our races, you've seen them on the trails, and now you've got the opportunity to see one in the mirror!

Once you have completed the online requirements, we will have local training courses set up for the spring of 2013, and we will also have a first aid/CPR class set up as well. If we can get 10 patrollers at the MMBA expo Jan 27, the IMBA will send in a representative directly for free training!

See our Get Involved pages for more details.

Happy New Year

Well, in 2012 brought the birth of the MCMBA and it did well. We had some great events such as the Tree Farm Relay & The Brunch at The Farm (Thanks Farmers). As well as the Maybury Time Trial (Thanks Cycle to Fitness) and The ever so popular Milford Challenge ( Thanks Builder Bill). We also have done work at all of our trails with reroutes and some major repairs at ILRA. We now have a complete 3 + mile loop and a new kiosk at Rouge Park(Thanks SCA Group for all your help), this is the only true mtb trail system in Detroit Proper. None of these prior mentioned things could not even happen if it wasn't for all the blood sweat and effort our volunteers put forth.....THANK YOU!!!.
2013 is appearing to be a very exciting year as well. We will be hoping to participate in the upcoming Detroit Bike City Expo on March 16th at Cobo Hall. We have been in talks with Wayne County Park and have presented them with an MOU to start building a trail system in Hines and a couple of other designated parks. We are in the infancy stages of the possibility of a mtb trail sytem at Belle Isle. We look forward to building our relationships with all our landowners even stronger with our continuing efforts to provide south west Michigan with the best MTB trail system possible. So please keep an eye out for new info and opportunities that you can help participate in....we would love to have you!!!! So make 2013 a great year for you and go ride a bike!!!!!

Next up: Chapter Meeting and Elections

Please join us at our next quarterly Chapter Meeting

Monday evening, December 10th at 7:00 pm

Liberty Street Brewing
149 West Liberty Street

Plymouth, MI

48170 (734) 207-9600

Agenda available here.