Priority 1: Hagan's Hangout Memorial Pump Track ($25,000)A key member of and volunteer for NMMBA and the greater Traverse City bike community, Einstein Cycles co-owner and long time BMX advocate David Hagan, passed away recently. In his honor, NMMBA together with Einstein Cycles is launching fundraising for the proposed pump track near the warming hut. A memorial will share the space.This pump track would feature large insloped turns at each end, leading to multiple sets of taller, pumpable rollers, and some small technical options (tabletops, etc.) to take advantage of the momentum, while adding technical challenges.Priority 2: New Jump Line ($10,000)Intermediate to Advanced jump line with higher start point, 5 large features, 850 feet new construction.Priority 3: Existing XC loop revamp and new xc loop construction ($51,000)The greatest opportunity to improve the xc loops is to change the climbing section to a more central area of the property. Doing so would allow for new construction on the south side of the property along the state forest property lines, the area with the greatest elevation change on the property. This would allow efficient climbing to the high point of the site, with three downhill options available from that area: two blue, one green.Additionally, many technical features can be retrofitted to the existing cross county trail--with go-arounds for bigger features--to further add variety to the bike park; there is no need to save the tech features for the flow lines only. Inslopes will allow riders to carry more speed throughout the xc trails. The existing XC trails provide a good base to build on. As with the pump track, access to the trails is excellent, but with the benefit of more durable soils in some of the areas. When necessary, soil blends will be used to create trail features and inslopes.
received toward our goal of US$86,000.00