The Mid-State chapter and MiSCA are hosting a new race this year! On Sunday, October 2, join both youth and adult racers for the Burchfield TT at Burchfield Park in Holt. The 10 to 12-mile course includes twisty, technical sections and a few areas with fast, sweeping turns, plus new sections of the trail added within the past year!
Registration is available through BikeReg.com. Youth racers, including those participating in MiSCA, may choose from varsity (sport), JV (beginner) or middle school classes for $15. Adult racers may choose from A (sport/expert), B (beginner/clydesdale) or female classes for $20. Fine more information at the Mid-State forum or the Mid-State Chapter website
This event is held under the USA Cycling event permit.
July 31, 2011
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Click here to print the Poker Run flier. Please distribute.
All are welcome to join in on the mountain biking fun at Burchfield Park on July 31 for the Mid-State Poker Run. The first 20 riders will receive free swag. All participants are eligible to receive Poker Run prizes, which will be awarded at 2:30 p.m.
There will be also be a picnic! The Mid-State Chapter will provide food and beverage.
This is a fund raising benefit for our chapter with all proceeds going towards purchasing trail-building materials and signage for our local trails as well as other local advocacy efforts.
We are asking for a donation of $10, but any amount will help. Thank you for supporting mountain biking in Mid-Michigan.
We would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the mountain bike trails in Michigan. Click on the logos to learn more about our sponsors. Links will open in a new window.
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Mid-Michigan mountain bike trail projects are the focus of MMBA Midstate Chapter meeting on August 3
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DURAND, Michigan – July 17, 2010 – All are invited to the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Midstate Chapter meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at La Señorita, 2706 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, Michigan 48912, across from the Eastwood Towne Center. This meeting is open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the MMBA and would like to learn more about trail advocacy.
The meeting is an opportunity for area mountain bikers to discuss current and prospective mountain biking projects as well as to socialize and meet new people who are passionate about the activity. Chapter and state board members will be present to answer questions.
The MMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the efforts of local volunteers to build and maintain trails. Each MMBA-maintained trail has a volunteer trail coordinator who designs trails that meet the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s guidelines to minimize erosion and prolong the life of the trail. Trail coordinators also ensure that trails adhere to land management requirements that must be met in order to continue using the land for mountain biking.
In addition to creating new trails, trail coordinators organize volunteer trail work days to maintain existing trails. They cut back overgrowth and clear fallen trees and debris from the trail. Damaged trail is either repaired or rerouted. Bridges and technical features may be added, and ride-around sections of trail are created for less experienced riders so that they do not have to dismount the bike when approaching difficult trail features.
Midstate Chapter members are currently working on several trail projects. Burchfield Park in Holt is currently undergoing trail creation and reconstruction. Volunteers are working on this veteran trail system to reroute old trails and to add mileage to the existing trails. Anderson Park in Lansing is a rapidly growing system with new trail being added every week. It features plenty of elevation changes and obstacles that are enjoyed by area cyclists. Sleepy Hollow State Park in Laingsburg is currently under consideration for a trail redesign.
The MMBA works to maintain access to current mountain biking trails and to build new trails in areas without many riding opportunities. All trails are built with the permission of land managers. The trails are often marked as being maintained by the MMBA so riders know who to contact with trail suggestions. The goal is to prevent “bandit trails” that are not properly built or do not meet land manager requirements.
The organization consists of a strong network of mountain bikers from all over the state, from Detroit, Traverse City, Houghton, and everywhere in between. Volunteers consist of lawyers, engineers, artists, and even the unemployed who are using their talent and job experience to further the advocacy efforts of mountain bikers statewide. Some MMBA volunteers even use their volunteer experience to build their resumes.
Visit midstate.mmba.org for more news and updates.
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The Mid-State Chapter is part of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) and builds and maintains trails in Mid-Michigan. The MMBA is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit corporation.
Meridian Township Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of a bicycle pump track in Eastgate Park, 4023 S. Meridian Road, Okemos on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:00pm. A bicycle pump track is a continuous loop that you can ride by “pumping” over rollers and berms. “This is the first track of its kind in Meridian Township and unique to all of our other park amenities,” stated LuAnn Maisner, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Even though the pump track will undoubtedly attract the teen and tween population, I foresee this activity involving entire families.”
This pump track was funded and constructed by volunteers from the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA) who live in our community. The grand opening is an opportunity to learn first hand how to ride and maneuver the track. Bring your bicycles to experience it first hand. “Denny’s Central Park Bicycles” and “Bikeworks” will provide a small number of trial bikes and helmets for use and the Meridian Township Police Department will be on site to register bikes and discuss bicycle safety.
Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate and thank our local volunteers for their efforts in creating a park feature that the entire community can enjoy! Hot dogs and lemonade will be served following the ribbon cutting. Visit the Parks and Recreation website or call 853-4600 for more information.