Let's Ride!

This Spring has seen a lot of successful work on our trails. We've held 3 formal trail days and have already logged over 600 hours of trail work by 57 volunteers, and it's only May! There's more to do, and we'll get back to that, but for now...

It's time to ride!

If competition is your thing, Michigan has a wealth of mountain bike races to choose from. The most comprehensive list that we know of is maintained by Laura at Cross Country Cycles - click here. Our chapter hosts two of these races - the Tree Farm Relay and the Maybury Time Trial. Both of these are important fund raisers for us - over 3/4 of our operating revenue come from these events.

Please feel free to join us on group rides. The most consistent group ride in our chapter is Novi Nights, now in it's 10th year at 6:30 on Tuesday evenings at Lakeshore Park. Bike shops, teams, and other organizations also host rides from time to time. Check the Ride Announcements forum for a ride near you.

Want something more? Then it's the Milford Challenge on June 2nd, a day of fun and friends in Milford. Bikers pick their own course and trails: Milford, Highland, Proud Lake, Hickory Glen, Island Lake, Kensington... all easily reachable from Milford with a minimum of road riding. This is a really great way to discover and enjoy your chapter trails and meet new friends. You can tailor this anywhere from a fun trail ride to an all-day 90 miler epic! Enjoy $1.50 beers and music at the Milford House between trails, camping 3 miles away at Proud Lake, and bask in the satisfaction knowing that you're supporting your local trails!

See you there!

It's trail day season!

Along with our fellow chapters, the MCMBA is hosting a series of trail days at our area trails. These trail days are a great time to clean up winter deadfall, work on special projects, and generally get the trails ready for the peak riding season.

Working on a trail you love to ride can be very rewarding. If you haven't participated in a trail day before, we have a small FAQ with helpful tips.

Our traildays are announced in Facebook group and our Michigan Mountain Biking Association forum. Please join us if you can.

 

Welcome

We’d like to bid a warm welcome to our new friends!

This website provides a framework for information about the chapter: our mission, our trails, our calendar and events, and so forth. But the real chapter isn’t on the internet – it’s people like you, enthusiastic mountain bikers. You’ll find the chapter out on the trails: hosting group rides, doing trail work, running races, and helping others. Most of all, riding.

Most of our conversations occur on the statewide MMBA forums and on Facebook. Feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, and get involved. It really doesn’t matter whether the bumper sticker on your car says IMBA, MMBA, or MCMBA – you’re among friends.

 

Report your hours

This year, we're joining our fellow chapters in collecting volunteer hours online.

Choose the "Report Volunteer Hours" from the "Our Trails" menu, or go directly to the form:

http://mcmba.org/index.php/get-involved/report-volunteer-hours

Note that we're not only collecting FAFL qualifying trail work hours, but we also would like to capture all volunteer activities in support of the chapter or our trails. If you attend a city council meeting discussing trails, report it. If you meet with a land manager, report it. If you spend time working on a new trail map, report it. Organizing a fund raiser? Report it. When in doubt, report it!

Thanks!

Curious about your membership?

The MMBA Metro South chapter has joined the IMBA chapter program and adopted a new name, but we're still the same people, doing the same work. If you were a member of the MMBA, your membership should have transferred to our new IMBA chapter. 

Need to renew your membership or join? Sign up for your MCMBA membership at http://www.imba.com/join and select Motor City Mountain Biking Association. When registering for your account, please use the same email address that you used with the MMBA to avoid any issues with overlapping memberships.