Congrats to our MCMBA volunteer of the year - Michael Faulk! 

For the past several years Michael has invested much of his life into building and polishing Lakeshore Park's trail features, especially the signature Pump Track. If you've ridden Lakeshore you've probably seen him out there, shovel in hand, tweaking a lip or berm until the flow was perfect. 

Thanks Michael! 

Our next Chapter meeting is on March 10th at 7:00 PM at the Claddagh Irish Pub (17800 Haggerty Road, Livonia).  We'll be discussing upcoming trail days, improvements for each trail, and other MCMBA events for the year!  See the meeting AGENDA for more details.

Want to ride from Island Lake to Stony?

The Commerce, Walled Lake and Wixom Trailway Management Council would like to invite you to participate in the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Grant and MDOT/SEMCOG Transportation Alternatives Grant Public Input Meeting. Please join them at the Commerce Township Offices to explore ways to improve the Michigan Air Line Trail. A brief presentation will provide an overview of the project and review of the site plans for the planned trail development.



Public Input Meeting

March 9, 2016 

4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (Presentation at 5:30)


Commerce Township Offices 

2009 Township Drive

Commerce, MI 48390


If you are unable to attend the Public Input Meeting, please take a moment and fill out the online survey at:



Please join us in thanking our MCMBA FAFL winners for 2015! 

As we announced back in April, we've expanded our FAFL volunteer appreciation program to include all volunteer contributions to the chapter this year, not just trail work. To qualify, each of these volunteers reported at least 10 hours of boots on the ground trailwork or at least 30 hours of time on other chapter activities, such as helping to organize a race, hosting a riding clinic, or on duty as a National Mountain Bike Patroller. But that really doesn't tell the whole story - the average FAFL winner this year volunteered a full 40 hour work week on the trails, or three 40 hour work weeks on other activities!

  • Amber Koa
  • Bill Hermann
  • Bob Spleet
  • Brian Yost
  • Bryan Garchar
  • Bryan Mitchell
  • Carole Baker
  • Christopher Berchin
  • Dave Bastine
  • Dave Cox
  • Dean Clark
  • Diane Ursu
  • Don Chisholm
  • Dave Mackey
  • James Petiprin
  • Jared Pence
  • Jason Martin
  • Jean Steinberg
  • Jeffrey Oles
  • Jennifer Lewis
  • Joe Foy
  • Jude Zaharoff
  • Katherine Rose
  • Ken McLouth
  • Kevin Petts
  • Lindsey Joy
  • Lola Dombrowski
  • Loren Konkus
  • Mark Dombrowski
  • Mark Newton
  • Matt Bushore
  • Michael Faulk
  • Mike Flack
  • Mike White
  • Nate Sefcik
  • Sean Warren
  • Sharon James-Foy
  • Steve Steinberg
  • Terry Brown
  • Tim Slabach
  • TJ Tyrrell
  • Tom Hermann
  • Vikki Campbell
  • Wendy Cox

In appreciation, we'd like to present each of these outstanding volunteers with a custom printed MCMBA hoodie! Please click here to share your sizing preferences by February 20th so we can get the order started.


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 ( 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)