Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association


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) ?
Looking at doing a lot of winter riding. Is having studded tires up in TC a necessity? And to what degree do they help? Could I ride across a frozen lake or are they designed for a thaw freeze of a trail situation? Picture on whitefish point in paradise michigan
Any organized rides for Iceman Saturday.
Anyone looking to do a Friday a.m. Iceman ONB?
Looking at a 2015 specialized fatboy SE with a medium frame. Anyone have some insight into this bike? Its priced at 1,000$ . Itll be my first fat bike so I'm not sure what to look for and if this is a good price or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Just ordered mine! Such a bargain!!!!!
How wel does Glacial Hills take rain? We have a group trip planned for next Friday and that weekend and it looks like rain for a better part of the week prior to Friday. Thanks in advance!!

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.

Mission: The mission of the 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.

Operating as usual

An Update on the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

We've got a look at how things are shaping up for the Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series SBFBS this winter! We really appreciate your patience as we nailed this thing together, folks! We’re working hard to make something happen this winter for you!  The organizers of the Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series have invested a lot of thought into offering people something safe and fun to do this winter, and the game plan is still fluid. Like nearly all events over the past sev

Report from the WSS...things is good. It's also way, way more wintry up at "elevation" than in Traverse City itself!

📸 : Nate Farran

Check your mailboxes! We've got a gift for all our wonderful members as a way to say thanks for the support and involvement. And make sure you thank for whipping these up!

In case you missed the news yesterday, Short's Brewing Fat Bike Series SBFBS is on! Each venue will have its own rules and format, so stay tuned to updates; we'll help pass the word along, too!

Yes the Series is on rain, snow, freeze, thaw or pandemic.

There will be five events. Currently, Fat Chance and Dogman will be in person. Fat & Flurrious, A special Vasa replacement event and Huma Loopa Licious will be virtual.

Rather than scoring points and awarding cash prizes for the top finishers this year, each racer that registers for all five races will be sent a prize.

Watch here or our website for more details.

Why We Love Winter: Sean Murphy — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

We've got another WWLW to kick off your week! Learn why Sean loves shredding the Winter Sports Singletrack and what makes fat biking so fun for him. Remember, you can share your WWLW story with us, too! Next up in our WWLW Series, Sean Murphy goes from riding a beater to a fat bike lover on par with the best of them! I have to admit the first time I saw someone riding a fat bike I thought that looks ridiculous and why would anyone spend money on a fat bike? 5 years ago I broke down and spent $

NMMBA's Fat Bike Etiquette Refresher — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Just in case we get some snow, a quick refresher on how to be a good winter trail user. Any other fat bike etiquette tips you'd add? We've been grooming and getting your trails ready for a big winter of fat biking! As more and more snow flies, it's the perfect time to look at our trail etiquette ahead of a fun season of riding groomed trail networks all over Northern Michigan!  We are looking a long and snowy winter for

We may not be able to host the annual NYD Ride this year, but that doesn't mean you can't start the new year with an adventure! Where are you hoping to ride over the holidays?

Order by Friday afternoon and get 20% off all NMMBA merchandise! Will it get to you before Christmas? It's a roll of the dice, but if you've waited this long, gambling is kind of your thing, isn't it? Shop here:

Get Fat This Winter — North American Vasa

We're proud to work so closely with North American Vasa to grow winter sports in our region. We hope you'll join us in February! One of the most fun and competitive events in our festival of races is the King Vasa Fat Bike Race! See why fat bike racing is a great way to try out winter sports, and how the races work at the Vasa.  Northern Michigan is a real fat bike mecca. Nearly ten years ago now, one of the first f

Why We Love Winter: Eric Langley — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

We want snow before Christmas. Take this "Why We Love Winter" post from Eric as a digital snow dance! Thanks for sharing your story, Eric, and we'll see you in the woods! Cycling has long been a passion of mine. It started as a teenager working at Jerry's Schwinn bike shop, riding road and mountain bikes many years ago with the staff. Every kid in the 80's used their bikes for fun, to escape, and lead to adventures. I was no different, but finding a job that funded t

Two hours in the woods...we made it to Post 2. After some lumberjack action, the Winter Sports Singletrack is looking as beautiful as ever!

Epic Powersports

We couldn't groom without your support, and we wouldn't even make it into the woods without help from Epic Powersports! From fast and reliable repairs to great connections on helmets and safety gear for the crew, Matt and his team have support NMMBA from the very start. Thank you!

Welcome to the offical Facebook of Epic Powersports!

Grooming Report: Let It Snow!

That sound you hear across northern Michigan? That quiet hiss? It's fat bikers taking some air out of their tires! The snow is here, and we're sharing our first grooming report with the whole wide world. If you want these in your inbox all winter long, get your grooming badge ordered!

We also want to thank Short's Brewing Company, Timber Ridge RV & Recreation Resort, and Crystal Mountain for their generous support and continued commitment to winter sports!

The one holiday present everyone loves? NMMBA gear! Shop shirts while we've got'em, including the always-popular "Black Is The New Black" tee.

We've got another newsletter queued up to take us into 2021! Get all your NMMBA updates delivered to your inbox:

Update from the VST. Riding is PRIMO! Thanks for the report, Sunset and Baby Sunshine!

(It was Mom's turn to ride!)

A little glimpse onto how the sausage is made from last night's board meeting. Talking grooming, events (or the lack thereof), and when we will actually get some gosh darn snow!

Get your merch orders in quick and make sure your stuff makes it under the tree! Help us answer this definitively; what color is this shirt:

We are so ready for some snow.

Why We Love Winter: Fat Bikes And Groomed Trails! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

What gets you excited for snow? Check out why Cody rides, and make sure you let us know by sending an email; link in the story! As we get closer to Christmas, we’ll admit it; we’re pretty anxious for snow. The past few years have us spoiled, with snow in November to at least give us a taste of winter riding. As we get ready to groom, we’re asking you what you love about fat biking!  Cycling is a sport that has a

You could wheelie make someone's day. A rider has asked us to help reunite their wheel (not this exact one) to their bike. Wheel was left at the Supply Road Trailhead Friday night. Again, its distinctive feature was that it was not attached to a bike. If you found it, let us know!

We may not be able to do a group ride for #GlobalFatBikeDay but we still want to see where you roll! Tag us in your photos and use #nmmba and we'll hook up a few great snaps with free schwag!

‎Singletracks Mountain Bike News: A Case Study in MTB Tourism, with CAMBA in Wisconsin [Podcast #270] on Apple Podcasts

Really interesting look at just how important mountain bikes, trails, and a great recreational experience is for people, but also for the communities that choose to support them. CAMBA has a great thing going on the other side of the lake! ‎Show Singletracks Mountain Bike News, Ep A Case Study in MTB Tourism, with CAMBA in Wisconsin [Podcast #270] - Nov 22, 2020

Global Fat Bike Day Photo Contest! — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Let's do this. While Global Fat Bike Day is, like everything else, different in 2020, we've got a challenge for you! Go ride, take photos, and win NMMBA prizes; it's that easy and that fun. For the past few years, many of us have celebrated Global Fat Bike Day at the Farmland 5km and Free-For-All Bike Race, or with a small group of friends on our local trails. This year, we want you to take on your own adventure, solo, and share your journey with the world.  Michigan is the h

We've got a sale for you! To celebrate #GivingTuesday just slap in the coupon code GIVINGTUESDAY at checkout to save 20% off all apparel!

Doesn't apply to memberships or grooming badges.

We know you have plenty of worthy causes to support this #GivingTuesday but we hope you'll donate to help us ensure that there is always something new around the bend.

It's Your Challenge: Tom J.'s Unmarked Odysseys With Friends — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

We don't just build trails. We build community. In case you missed it, check out how the unmarked singletrack brought a group of riders together for years with a wonderful piece from our pal Tom! Tom Jewell sent us another incredible “It’s Your Challenge” submission this week! Another unmarked singletrack enthusiast, Tom’s story really show how trails really do create community. I feel like I am one of the luckiest people to be always lost on the Un-marked Single Track. For those tha...

The Trail Sale ends tomorrow! Get some fresh threads or finish off your holiday shopping early with the coupon code GIVINGTUESDAY at

Are you ready?

Support The Trails (And Look Good Doing It) — Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association

Here's the real deal. Support the trails with 20% off all merchandise through December! It’s the time of year where we share thanks. We are always grateful to the board, the volunteers and, most importantly, the many members that dedicate their time and energy to creating and enjoying the trails. This year, perhaps more than ever, we’ve had a reminder in just how important the simp...

Today and every day, we're thankful for your support, your passion, and your commitment to the trails.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for our mountain bike community!

Have a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Thankful for trails? Then you're equally thankful for volunteers.

Thank one. Better yet; become one.

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Thankful for the trails? Become a NMMBA member and help us keep the singletrack rolling for years to come.

Slow down. Have fun.

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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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