MMMBA Group Ride Monday, May 8, 6:30pm at Anderson Park Trails
All Cyclists Happy Hour May 22 at Ozone's Brewhouse
Road bikers, mountain bikers, trail advocates, casual riders, land managers, racers, bike commuters, shop owners and employees. Meet & mingle with the Lansing bike community. Learn about trails, non-motorized developments, and group ride opportunities. Talk about bikes, that new trail in your neighborhood, or just enjoy some food and drink with friends.
Dirt School at Burchfield County Park receives mParks Design Award
This entire project is one of partnerships and wouldn’t have been possible without those. A willingness to try something new resulted in a fantastic outcome. The MMMBA has partnered with Ingham County Parks for nearly thirty years developing a robust mountain bike trail network during that time. The MMMBA provides maintenance, regular trail inspections and works with the park to improve the trails.
Funding sources were also one of partnerships. The primary funding source for this $200,000 project was from a Capital Region Community Foundation IMPACT grant. This grant proposal was jointly prepared by ICP and the Mid-Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMMBA). We were awarded a $67,000 matching grant. The match was successfully raised and leveraged with $25,000 in funding provided by Ingham County Parks. $7,000 from the MMMBA, a $5,000 grant from the DALMAC Fund, a $2,000 grant from the League of Michigan Bicyclists along with generous donations from private and business donors. The overall budget and funding includes a budget for future maintenance and repairs.The Capital Region Community Foundation had never funded a project of this type. Another unique collaboration of this project is that it brought together three major stakeholders in recreation and expanded the reach of Dirt School as soon as it was completed. In addition to ICP and MMMBA, the third stakeholder was Capital Youth Cycling (CYC).* Dirt School has provided a space for the growing Capital Youth Cycling’s programs for kids 5-17.
*CYC is now Adventure Team Lansing Are
The Dirt School Playground and Skills Park is open to ride when Burchfield Park is open.
Visit the park and ride, swim, kayak, play a round of disc golf or hike.
Kid-sized bikes and helmets are available to borrow if you need one.
881 Grovenburg Rd, Holt, MI
If we have significant rain the trail may be closed the following day.
Bikes and helmets can be checked out from the boat rental building on the far side of the swimming pond.
Hours to borrow bikes and helmets are the same as boat rental:
Monday and Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday & Thursday: 11am-6pm (all bikes back by 7pm)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Holidays: 9am-6pm (all bikes back by 7pm)
Visit the Ingham County Park website for more details:pk.ingham.org
Thanks to all of our supporters
- Celebrate this new addition to outdoor recreation in our region – a partnership between Ingham County Parks, Mid-Michigan Mountain Biking Association, Capital Youth Cycling and the Capital Region Community Foundation.
- Additional supporters include mParks/MDHHS,Tri-County Bicycle Association DALMAC Fund, League of Michigan Bicyclists,The Brett Miller Project, SPIN Bicycle Shop and many generous donors.