Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge

The Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association (CRAMBA), Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA), and the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (Poto MBA) are teaming up this year to present the 2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge. The challenge involves riding all 33 of three local IMBA chapter trails at least once during the 2016 season. The challenge officially begins on February 1, 2016. Rides will be loosely coordinated on the Facebook event, chapter Facebook groups, or other various locations. Join a ride that has been posted, or exercise your self-reliance and organize your own trail outing and invite others to join. Get creative and combine multiple trails for some excellent endurance training rides. Submit your challenge summary by November 13th (send your summary by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The challenge summary can be a list of dates and trails you have ridden and recorded on Strava, for example. A template for tracking will be shared. Other means of documented challenge summaries will be considered at the discretion of the organizers. 

There will be a post season special commemorative award for only those that have completed the challenge – a unique long sleeved shirt designed specifically for the challenge! 

To participate, you must register on the BikeReg event page (https://www.bikereg.com/trichaptertrailchallenge). Cost is $15. 

Please contact Jenny Schultz with any questions about the challenge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Also, please save the dates for the following local multi-trail events! They are great opportunities to check many trails off your list!

  • Milford Trail Challenge Bike Fest (MCMBA) – June 04, 2016
  • Triple Trail Challenge (Poto MBA) – September 17, 2016
  • Massive Fallout (CRAMBA) – October 1st, 2016

Rules: You must be a current IMBA member (CRAMBA, MCMBA, or Poto MBA) to participate.

13 CRAMBA trails include:

  • Addison Oaks County Park (Leonard)
  • Bald Mountain Recreation Area (Lake Orion)
  • Bloomer Park (Rochester Hills)
  • Clinton River Park Trails (Sterling Heights)
  • Holly-Holdridge Mountain Bike Trail (Holly)
  • Orion Oaks County Park (Lake Orion)
  • Ortonville Recreation Area (Ortonville)
  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area (Waterford)
  • River Bends Park (Shelby Township)
  • Ruby Campground (Avoca)
  • Seven Lakes State Park (Holly)
  • Stony Creek Metropark (Shelby Township)
  • Stony Creek Trolley Trails (Shelby Township) - OPTIONAL

11 MCMBA trails include:

  • Hickory Glen Park (Commerce Township)
  • Highland Recreation Area (Highland Township)
  • Hines Park (Plymouth Township)
  • Island Lake Recreation Area (Brighton)
  • Kensington to Proud Lake Connector (Milford Township)
  • Lakeshore Park (Novi)
  • Maybury State Park (Northville)
  • Milford Trail (Milford)
  • Munson Park (Monroe)
  • Proud Lake Recreation Area (Commerce Township)
  • Rouge Park (Detroit)

9 Potawatomi trails include:

  • Brighton (Brighton)
  • Grass Lake (Grass Lake)
  • Hewen’s Creek (Ypsilanti)
  • Morton – Taylor (Canton)
  • Olson Park (Ann Arbor)
  • Potawatomi (Pinckney)
  • Rolling Hills (Ypsilanti)
  • Sharon Mills (Manchester)
  • Waterloo (Chelsea)

 

Welcome to our new Board Members!

Please welcome our new incoming MCMBA board members!

  • Amber Koa
  • Katherine Rose
  • Jason Martin
  • Bill Hermann

And thanks to Joe Foy for stepping up to fill the Vice Chairperson role for 2016!

 

Chapter Meeting

Join us as we wrap up a great 2015 and make plans for the new year!


Wed, December 16th, 7:00 pm

Bakers of Milford

2025 S. Milford Road, Milford MI

248-685-0505

 

Board of Directors Openings

The Motor City Mountain Biking Association, an IMBA Chapter, has openings on its board of directors for the coming year!  We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers with skills, time and a passion for advocacy.  A description of the duties and responsibilities of the board of directors is available here.
 
 
The deadline to apply for a board of directors position is Friday, November 27th.

Trails are for Kids!

Approved!

The City of Novi has approved our proposal to create a “kid’s singletrack” trail at Lakeshore Park!

This trail will provide tomorrow’s mountain bikers an awesome, fun place to ride and build biking skills in a safe environment. This trail will feature narrow, winding singletrack (but still suitable for training wheels!) an optional features such as bridges and ramps, all conveniently located near parking, picnicking, and playground facilities.

How can you help?

We’re hoping to make this a reality before our Take a Kid Mountain Biking event and have scheduled a build day for next Sunday, the 27th, starting at 10 am. This is a great opportunity for families to make a memory working together on a community project that they will enjoy for years to come!

Lunch provided.

Want to contribute?

The City of Novi will be providing signage and infrastructure, but we’re providing the wood, weed block, and finely crushed limestone for the trail itself.  You can help us cover the cost of these items by donating to the project at http://site.mcmba.org/index.php/get-involved/donate