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 yours....now 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.

Rouge Kiosk - Thanks!

Thanks to the MCMBA and SCA volunteers who invested their time and talents to finish the map Kiosk at Rouge Park last Sunday. These kiosks provide a solid anchor for each of our chapter trailheads - a place for riders to meet and to learn about area events and the trail. They also represent a significant investment of chapter funds into our trails in a very visible project that our land manager partners appreciate and value.

Thank you for your time and membership! You make projects like this possible.

 

 

Forage at the Farm - Thanks!

Thanks to everyone for participating in our first MCMBA Progressive Breakfast at Lakeshore today! I think the brisk morning temperatures may have scared a few away, but those with the fortitude to brave 45 degree temps enjoyed some awesome treats and camaraderie.

Our volunteers hosted eight stations throughout the trail: Coffee, Pancakes, Juices, Bacon/Sausage, Fruits, Pastries, Eggs, and Desserts. The treats and homemade specialties that our volunteers contributed added a tasty (and personal) touch that we all appreciated. I know that I have a new appreciation for PBR mixology!

While considering the cholesterol in the 16 lbs of bacon that we consumed, please enjoy the following photos (Thanks Claudia and Mike!)