Winter Is Coming...Get Your Grooming Badge!


We've partnered with our friends at TART to bring you the 2018 Grooming Badge program! 

While we're loving the good weather to enjoy the trails and get ready for some fall races, we're admittedly getting just a little antsy for winter! Experts are calling for a cold and snowy winter once this warm weather moves on, and we're ready for another year of grooming on the Winter Sports Singletrack! 

Our grooming efforts are fueled by a collective passion for the trails, the hard work of a half-dozen volunteers that are often in the woods by 3 am, and by your support through our grooming badge program. Your badge purchase goes to help cover the fuel and equipment expenses that go into what can be a daily effort to keep the trails rideable. With lots of snow expected, we're going to need all the support we can get in order to give our trail users a world-class experience. 

If you fat bike or use the Winter Sports Singletrack (which is the Vasa Singletrack on Supply Road), your badge purchase is essential to keeping the trail open. There is also the option to buy a Combined Badge, which splits fund between the WST and the Vasa 25km Pathways. We have plenty of friends who love to ski and fat bike, and wish to support both trail efforts. Getting a combined badge will save you $10 compared to purchasing both separately! 

Traverse Area Recreational Trails are handling all badge sales to make it easy to find and easy to buy. You'll receive your badge in the mail in just a few days from when you purchase it. You can find more information on the grooming program and all things TART here, and make sure you indicate that you heard about the badges from your pals at NMMBA! 

To get right to the checkout page, you can head here. 

Watch for NMMBA grooming badges for sale at local bike shops like City Bike Shop, Brick Wheels, Einstein Cycles and more over the coming weeks.