Vasa Singletrack TREE Project
Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association continues to restore, expand and enhance Traverse City's beloved VST. Dubbed the TREE project (Trailhead Rejuvenation Expansion Enhancement), the three-phase initiative will provide a more functional and accessible trailhead.
You can support the TREE Project and other NMMBA efforts by becoming a member today!
TREE Project Phase 1
Phase 1 of the project is well underway. The VST Trailhead at Supply Road was expanded and partially paved in 2022, increasing the number of parking spaces and reorienting trail entrances and exits to enhance safety. This new design also makes the trailhead a better location for gatherings and small events. A reconfigured parking lot also played a critical role in creating space for future amenities.
TREE Project Phase 2
One of the primary needs voiced by trail users is a permanent restroom and changing area. This permanent building is in the works and will include further amenities, such as benches, a bike rack and a dedicated repair station.
NMMBA is as dedicated to building communities as we are to building trails. The second phase of the project also included the contribution of a pavilion complete with picnic tables, a fire pit and social seating. This space will make spending time in the woods more convenient for families and groups and create a much-needed area to bring people together!
TREE Project Phase 3
The long-term and aspirational goal of the TREE Project is the construction of a dedicated storage facility to house trail maintenance winter grooming equipment. The barn would likely serve both NMMBA, TART and other local trail-centric organizations.
How You Can Help
The best way to support the TREE project and other Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association is by becoming a member. You can also donate to support this effort; simply note TREE in the donation note to ensure your funds are directed towards this important cause!