Join us at Timber Ridge on January 13 for the NMMBA Annual Meeting! We'll kick things of at 2pm with a fun, no drop adventure fat bike ride on the Winter Sports Singletrack! Back at the warm and cozy Banquet Hall, we'll enjoy a potluck dinner, conversation, and updates on all the new stuff NMMBA has cookin'. Come one, come all, and let's kick off 2018 in style!
Again this year, the North American Vasa Fat Bike Races will be part of the Short's Brewing Company Fat Bike Race Series.
There will be two fat bike race distances, the 42km Grand Fat, and the 18km Short's-N-Fat. The courses will highlight the beauty of the Vasa Pathway, Riley's loop, Timber Ridge and the new Winter Sports Single Track. Helmets are required. Tires must be a minimum of 3.7 inches wide.
To register for the 42k or 24k Fat Bike races, head here.
Let's celebrate our trails! NMMBA is partnering with Short's Brewing Co. to bring highlight the trails of the Pere Marquette Forest in Traverse City, Michigan. With the start and finish at Ranch Rudolf, we have a day to bring the community together, ride, and relax afterwards.
TCTF offers a 40 mile race, a 40 mile tour, a 25 mile race, and a 25 mile tour. It's the same route that's expertly marked, with well-placed aid stations along the way. You can hop in to race, or take the ride at your own pace with friends on a self-supported adventure! There's even a 15 mile short cut off the 25 mile route, in case you want to get back to the beer quicker!
Proceeds from TCTF will go to NMMBA's trail building efforts, including projects like Summer and Winter trail building, trail events, and trail advocacy.
It's back! The Bear Claw Epic has become a mainstay of the Northern Michigan race calendar. Don't miss a fast, challenging race for beginners and pros on the Cadillac Pathways. Proceeds go right back to the maintenance of the trail system, which is also groomed during the winter!
Expect an 8-mile loop with rolling hills and many passing opportunities to keep the race wide-open.
For more information, check out the BCE website or contact us for details!
Michigan Mountain Bike Association is the state-wide organization that represents YOUR interests in Lansing. To help keep mountain bikers and all non-motorized trail user heard where it matters most, our friends at Short's Brewing Company and Brew hosting a fundraiser night!
Join us at Brew at 5:30 for a fun, casual ride over the Commons at back with lights! We'll have two groups, ride for a while, and wheel back to Brew no later that 6:45 for some well-earned refreshments. 100% of the sales of two Short's Brewing beer options will go to MMBA! Plus, take advantage of the raffle to win some sweet prizes from our sponsors.
Can't make the ride? No worries. All Short's Beer sales between 6-8pm will go toward the fundraiser, so swing by when you can. Our raffle drawings will be done between 7-730, but you don't need to stick around to win.
Join us at Glacial Hills for your Iceman recovery ride (or just a fun ride) then meet at Short's Brewing Company for a meal and a pint or two! Short's will donate proceeds from 4:30 until close to the winter fat bike grooming fund for Glacial Hills. Chat with board members from the Friends of Glacial Hills, purchase GH merchandise or grooming badges, and support the grooming effort all while enjoying great company and some live local music! Watch for information on raffle ticket sales too. We will be raffling off a brand new Jamis fat bike thanks to our friends atPaddles & Pedals down the road!