Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

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How do we find out about trail conditions? I live in the TC area and want to bike the VASA loop but its an hour drive from my place in Lake Leelanau and I don't want to find muddy trails that are not open yet.
Thanks.
Hey everyone. As far as the VST goes, has anyone been out there recently? How was the ice? Are my skinnies (2.25s) allowed out there yet? Some courses down in GR were a little weird about non-fatties getting out too early. Was hoping to go around 11am tomorrow. Thanks!
Wondering if Vasa single track will be okay to ride with fat bikes this weekend?
Proud member of Prescott Mountain Bike association here in Arizona as well as a high school mountain bike coach. Coming to stay in Charlevoix this summer and starting to researching what trails my son and I can ride while we're there. Looks like you all have a great community of riders and amazing support. All of a sudden this trip has gotten more exciting.
Great time up at Cadillac Pathway
Visiting Petoskey and looking for trail options to ride fat tire - any suggestions? Would like to stay close to Petoskey area but either groomed or ungrounded trails. Thank you.
Hello everyone, I was lucky to get some time in on the VASA this past weekend. Both dirt and snow. Thanks to everyone that maintains these trails!

I'm looking to venture off the VASA single track and explore more of the area. Had a blast on the Traverse City Trails Festival DIY this year. Usually do the Iceman also.

Are there any GPX files or Strava users/groups you would suggest for winter or summer riding?
If only the storm materialized as I had planned, I think I could have been right on the money. Haha. THINK SNOW
Is there a map or can you tell me which trails are going to be groomed this winter?
Any report on trail conditions at Arcadia?
Does anyone know if the downed trees at Arcadia have been cleared? Headed up Saturday morning.
Observation regarding new signage at Vasa ST. I find that the 12.5 marker is quite close to trail. It seems with the right bend in trail at that point, if on the inside of trail you are inches away. Would it be better possibly to have on left side by the unmarked trail (entrance/exit) ?

Dedicated to mountain biking, trail building, trail maintenance and advocacy in Northern Michigan. Featuring the Pere Marquette Forest, Glacial Hills, Cadillac Pathways, High Country Pathway, and more!

For over 25 years the "Northern Chapter" (now known as Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association) of Michigan Mountain Biking Association has been advocating for mountain bike access, trail building and maintenance. We support trails such as the High Country Pathway, VASA Single Track and Winter Sports single track, Glacial Hills, Cadillac Pathway, Hanson Hills, Leelanau State Park winter sports trail and sections of the North Country Trail.

The mission of NMMBA is to promote responsible mountain biking and to work toward the goals of common land access and natural resource protection through interaction with policy makers, mountain bikers and other trail users. Our membership represents all levels of riders, from beginners to champion racers. A common passion for trail riding and stewardship brings us together as a collective voice.

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The Traverse City Trails Festival p/b Short's Brewing Is BACK! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association 04/23/2021

The Traverse City Trails Festival p/b Short's Brewing Is BACK! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

A little something to look forward to! We're working to bring you a scaled-down and safe version of the TCTF presented by Short's Brewing Company this July 25. Take a second to learn more about what it will look like and make sure you save the date!

The Traverse City Trails Festival p/b Short's Brewing Is BACK! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association We’re going to make this happen. Folks, it’s been a wild fourteen months, and over that time, we’ve all faced very different challenges as a result of a shared one. The pandemic has reshaped our lives, but we are committed to making sure it doesn’t change your relationship with the trails, w...

04/23/2021

We’re hitting 60 degrees today...which also means we’re hitting the woods!

Jason rode The Bear Tunnels yesterday, have you ridden that stretch yet?

We’re hitting 60 degrees today...which also means we’re hitting the woods!

Jason rode The Bear Tunnels yesterday, have you ridden that stretch yet?

04/22/2021

...and every day is Earth Day. As mountain bikers, we have a closer relationship than the general population, but that also means we have more of a responsibility to stay engaged, advocate, and lead by example.

...and every day is Earth Day. As mountain bikers, we have a closer relationship than the general population, but that also means we have more of a responsibility to stay engaged, advocate, and lead by example.

NMMBA Winter Trails Grooming Survey 2021 04/21/2021

NMMBA Winter Trails Grooming Survey 2021

This is important! Did you purchase a Grooming Badge this past winter? Help us improve the winter trail experience across the region by adding your thoughts to the survey.

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04/20/2021

Wait for it...

Wait for it...

NMMBA Earth Day Challenge — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association 04/19/2021

NMMBA Earth Day Challenge — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

ICYMI: We're challenging you to show us your commitment to cleaner trails and a better world! Pick up trash from the trails nearest you, tag us with your haul, and you could merch! Just as important, let us know what else you do to make the world a cleaner place in the comments.

NMMBA Earth Day Challenge — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association We’ve got a lot of work to do, and we’re not just talking about our local trails. Our planet is in a fight for its life, and each and every one of us needs to do their part to make things better.  From April 17 through April 25 , we want YOU to take action. To get things going, we’re offe

Cadillac Pathway – Multi-Use Recreational Trail 04/18/2021

Cadillac Pathway – Multi-Use Recreational Trail

Make sure Cadillac Pathway is on your to-ride list this season! Learn more about the premier place to ride in Cadillac and a vital natural space for the region. What's your favorite part of the trail?

Cadillac Pathway – Multi-Use Recreational Trail Grab your bike and come explore the single track at the Cadillac Pathway. Varied elevations will keep you fit and healthy!

04/16/2021

Earth Day Challenge FB

Do good. Win stuff. Our NMMBA Earth Day Challenge is a whole week of pitching in to pick up trash! Make this just one part of what you do to make the world a better place; what energy or environmentally-minded measures do you take every day to reduce your emissions, keep your community clean, and fight climate change?

04/15/2021

There’s no better trail for your first ride on a new bike than the VST! Ron is calling his new rig a winner!

There’s no better trail for your first ride on a new bike than the VST! Ron is calling his new rig a winner!

Essential Pre-Ride Mountain Bike Checks 04/15/2021

Essential Pre-Ride Mountain Bike Checks

Hitting the woods today? Don't leave the garage without giving your bike a good once-over!

Essential Pre-Ride Mountain Bike Checks Whether or not you’ve recently cleaned and given your mountain bike a once over, it's always worth running through these important pre-ride checks to keep yo...

NMMBA Winter Trails Grooming Survey 2021 04/14/2021

NMMBA Winter Trails Grooming Survey 2021

This is important! Did you purchase a Grooming Badge this past winter? Help us improve the winter trail experience across the region by adding your thoughts to the survey.

NMMBA Winter Trails Grooming Survey 2021 Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

04/14/2021

We’re getting the gang together (virtually) tonight! What questions do YOU have about the trails? We’ll cover as many as we can and add them to the minutes!

We’re getting the gang together (virtually) tonight! What questions do YOU have about the trails? We’ll cover as many as we can and add them to the minutes!

04/13/2021

In case you missed it, our pals at TART Trails have put in a lot of work to make this happen! This stretch of trail is a vital link for folks riding up to the woods; make sure you use a little detour along Parsons for a while. Great work, TART!

In case you missed it, our pals at TART Trails have put in a lot of work to make this happen! This stretch of trail is a vital link for folks riding up to the woods; make sure you use a little detour along Parsons for a while. Great work, TART!

04/12/2021

Where once there were stumps, now there are none. Big day getting the new stump grinder dirty! Thanks for a spending a soggy day in the woods, Mike and Dan!

Where once there were stumps, now there are none. Big day getting the new stump grinder dirty! Thanks for a spending a soggy day in the woods, Mike and Dan!

04/10/2021

Join Us FB

Community. Conservation. Health. We're building a lot more than just trails. Join us!

Become A Member: https://nmmba.net/join-us

Timeline Photos 04/09/2021

Why are you a NMMBA member? For the Truelove clan, it's all about the Vasa Bike Park to get the tires dirty and the kids tired!

Why are you a NMMBA member? For the Truelove clan, it's all about the Vasa Bike Park to get the tires dirty and the kids tired!

Timeline Photos 04/07/2021

It's always hoodie season in northern Michigan. Check out the full line-up and show the world where you shred: https://buff.ly/2MlRFZH

It's always hoodie season in northern Michigan. Check out the full line-up and show the world where you shred: https://buff.ly/2MlRFZH

04/06/2021

Whatcha got in that bag? When you hit the trails, what tools and supplies do you bring with you? Share your cache in the comments to help new riders get an idea of what they need!

Whatcha got in that bag? When you hit the trails, what tools and supplies do you bring with you? Share your cache in the comments to help new riders get an idea of what they need!

04/05/2021

It's time to start thinking about a day trip to Glacial Hills Trails folks! David T. gives it two thumbs up.

04/03/2021

Raise your hand if you're staying fat even after the snow is gone!

04/01/2021

#TBT to the 2019 VST TT // Fiesta!

03/31/2021

Checkin in; the VST looks great! Have you made it out yet?

nmmba.net 03/30/2021

March Board Meeting Minutes — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

There is a lot happening in the woods! Check up on what's new at Glacial Hills Trails, progress on trail development at the Cadillac Pathway, and more important conversations from our March 10 board meeting.

nmmba.net NMMBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING Date and location: Wednesday, March 10th, 2021. Zoom Board present: Chad Jordan, Kim White, Tim Reicha II, Tom White, Mike Walters, Michele Andrews, Tim Jenema, John Roe and Steve Mentzer Guests: Cody Sovis Chad called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. The

nmmba.net 03/29/2021

Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association Visiting NMMBA

Soon, you'll see something new on trailhead kiosks at NMMBA trails! These QR codes will help visitors learn, connect, and support NMMBA trails all in one spot, the Visiting NMMBA page!

nmmba.net We’re glad you made it! Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association works hard to provide a world-class trail experience, and your visit to the trails means we’ve done just that. With trails in Traverse City, Kalkaska, Bellaire, Cadillac, and Leelanau County, we hope you’ll take time to make a...

03/27/2021

Be like Austin; pick up that destroyer of derailleurs, the stick!

03/26/2021

When you see KP in a bucket hat, you know we're getting to work! Can't wait for more spring trail days to get things ready for you all.

nmmba.net 03/24/2021

When Mechanicals STRIKE! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Anybody else notice that spring seems to be peak season for mechanicals in the woods? Here's what to fix before you ride, and where you need to get to access tools stashed on the trails!

nmmba.net Raise your hand if you’re ready to ride! The snow is going fast, and our Trail Experts At Melting Predictions, or TEAMP, for short, say we’ll be all clear by April 1! If you’re heading out to ride, good for you! We have been treated to an absolutely wonderful end of March and, if our luck hold...

nmmba.net 03/23/2021

Visitor Day Pass — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

A new way to support the trails! We get a lot of visitors who make a NMMBA trail their weekend destination for a great ride. We're making it easier for them to support a great experience with a day pass!

nmmba.net Just visiting? Thanks for making a NMMBA trail your destination! Help us build, maintain, and protect for the generations to come with a donation. Thanks for stopping by, and remember to share your NMMBA adventure on Facebook and Instagram!

03/22/2021

A river (of ice pack) runs through it. Another two days of sun and mid-fifties, plus rain midweek...we should be 100% dirt on the VST by next weekend!

📸 @lawni1am

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NMMBA Bear Claw Epic 20oz Ringneck Tumbler

The coolest logo on your hottest beverages. The Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race tumbler is up in the online store!

bikeshopthreads.com This Polar Camel High Endurance 20oz Tumbler is engineered with double wall, vacuum insulated construction to provide superior heat and cold retention. The powder coated finish delivers rugged durability and looks great with the Bear Claw Epic logo laser engraved on it. Your NMMBA Bear Claw Epic Pol...

03/18/2021

#TBT to the VST TT // Fiesta...he looks all fun and laidback, but he caught Owens two miles in and put him into the trees...

03/18/2021

Itching for a new bike this season? Which do you prefer for riding out local trails?

03/17/2021

Palmer Woods Phase 2.0 Is Out For Bid! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Tossing this up again! We can't wait to be a part of expanding on the very special place Leelanau Conservancy has crafted at Palmer Woods; we're helping connect trail builders to the project; let us know if there's a trail crew we should reach out to, people!

Details here:

nmmba.net Palmer Woods has reignited Leelanau County’s love of mountain biking and sparked our community’s interest in a whole new way to ride. The Leelanau Conservancy and Bike Leelanau are working to continue the work in 2021! This second phase of construction expands the current trail system substantia...

03/17/2021

We hope you take some green beer with you on your ride! Be safe, be smart, and make it a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

03/16/2021

Keep a cool head this spring. Very cool. Choose your favorite NMMBA trail and pop on this lid after a great ride in the woods this season!

Find it here: https://bikeshopthreads.com/collections/nmmba-traverse-city-trail-network/products/nmmba-tctn-retro-trucker-cap

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PO Box 206
Acme, MI
49610

General information

President: Chad Jordan Treasurer: Kim White Secretary: Steve Mentzer Trails Director: Tom White WSST Director: John Roe Communications Director: Cody Sovis Cadillac Pathway representative: Michele Andrews Bear Claw Epic Event Management: Dustin Webb Glacial Hills representative: Tim Reicha VST Coordinator: Mike Walters
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Official Vasa Singletrack Official Vasa Singletrack
PO Box 206
Acme, 49610-0206

Trail conditions at the Vasa Singletrack