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
Rack'em up! Let's get a bunch of miles on the board for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Trails Challenge September 20-27! Sign up and let's ride, northern Michigan!
Let's celebrate Dennis's love of bikes and trails. Learn about the Bike Leelanau fundraiser, Coburn's Challenge at Provement Pond, and let's help bring more great trails to Leelanau County!
nmmba.net If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years is that trails bring people together. Trails are vital parts of a community, but they also play a vital role in building and connecting that community. What makes our sport special isn’t just the forests; it’s the people we enjoy it with.&nbs...
1. You can support the trails and look really good doing it. Shop our stuff here: http://bit.ly/2Ez6RL9
2. Have your say: is this shirt "Slammin' Salmon" or "Pretty In Pink"?
Tom, Mike, and Dan spent a rainy Saturday in the woods primping the final stretch of the VST. Make the most of some awesome weather this week to go check it out!
Stone? Moss? Sage? Check out one of the newer NMMBA t-shirt options we're calling "Does This Look Green To You?"
#TBT to a pretty special edition of the Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race in 2018...what a legend!
Brainstorming other competitive eating ideas for next year. It's tough to beat tacos. What else would be a digestive challenge?
Go get a little Jam Sesh! Austin made the most of the long Labor Day weekend to find the good stuff.
Can you tell Tom likes riding the VST? The goofy grin gives it away!
So, is it the TSV while we have it going 'backward'? Either way, it's fun!
Great early morning shot, Ashlea!
Thanks for snapping pics while you're out LOGGING miles! What are your ride plans this weekend?
#TBT to a baby Ferocious Teddy Bear and some of the best tacos ever! The 2021 Fiesta is going to be a blast.
Help bring water access to Glacial Hills Trails by becoming a Water Champion! Learn more on the blog and get yourself an exclusive bottle to show the world you support trails...and cool sips of H2O!
nmmba.net It’s a hot one. Do you know what would be just about perfect as you head out for your next ride at Glacial Hills? Some water. And that’s what the Friends of Glacial Hills are trying to bring to the Eckhardt trailhead. Riders, hikers, and adventurers have been asking about adding water as
You've got all month to put in a hot lap of the Cadillac Pathway! While we might have to wait until 2021 for the next edition of the Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race, don't let that stop you from making the trip to Cadillac for a rip.
nmmba.net This summer has been a bit different, hasn’t? We hope you’ve been able to enjoy the fun rides and exciting challenges we’ve cooked up...and here’s one more! Like so many events across northern Michigan and the whole country, this September’s Bear Claw Epic was canceled to keep the co...
Get it on your bucket list! Make sure you get the kids (of all ages!) up to the Vasa Skillz Loop at the Bartlett Trailhead. We've been working with our pals at TART Trails to make this a blast to ride!
Few riders love The Bear Tunnels as much as Chris Remy! What's your favorite slice of marked or unmarked singletrack?
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HAVE YOUR SAY: What's more majestic, the Bike Leelanau Unicorn jersey or Mike's beard?
F - R - E - S - H colors in the shop! Look good, feel good, even during those unfortunate moments when you aren't riding!
Summer. It's about bikes, trails, and great beer. Thanks for all your support, Short's Brewing Company!
Don't let summer slip away without finding all the Logo Logs on the Traverse City Trail Network!
Memberships, shirts, and a hoody for those first chilly fall nights. Order up and ride on!
Last chance! The NMMBA Jersey store closes today. Order your new threads and up your sock game and watch for delivery in mid-September. Thank you for supporting the trails! https://via.primalcustom.com/collections/t06367b
Be honest; do you ride it?
The Totter is waiting for you on Old School!
Kerkhoff ain't scared.
This might be known as "Robbie's Rock" now.
It's a great rock. Nature sure creates some handy things to lean your bike against.
You've got another shot to order some fresh NMMBA threads, but you don't have forever! The store closes on August 20. Don't sleep on it!
nmmba.net Just in case you missed it, we’re making all of your wildest dreams come true. That’s right, we reopened the NMMBA jersey store! On the long list of things you’d love to see happen in the world, getting another crack at the coolest threads in the woods might not be at the top of the list...
It's an oldie but a goodie. With more people enjoying the trails than ever, take a second to take a refresher course on basic etiquette from our pals at Glacial Hills Trails. Each and every one of us needs to embrace our roles as ambassadors of the sport and members of a community!
glacialhillstrails.org We’ve always been so lucky to have a great community to support and enjoy our trails. It’s been the high quality of maintenance, an inclusive and supportive gr
This weekend would have been the Glacial Hills Trails Challenge. But hey, you can still get up to Bellaire to ride! Check out the Get To Glacial Hills Challenge and ride one of the two curated routes to win Short's Brewing Company gift cards and more!
glacialhillstrails.org Like so many events, the Short’s Brewing Glacial Hills XC Challenge was cancelled for next month. Just because we aren’t all riding together doesn’t mean we ca
Ask and ye shall receive! Our NMMBA Primal Wear, Inc. team store is open again. Order up, tell a friend, tell that friend again, and then tell them not to forget, too!
Digging all the fun stuff we've cooked up during this very odd summer? Consider donating to NMMBA to support trails and communities all over northern Michigan!
Mike, Duane, and Tom put in more work to increase the flow of the trail leaving the VST Trailhead by approximately 38%! There's also 100% more berm, too; you're welcome for the math.
They're here! Did you spot a NMMBA jersey out in the wild? W might be able to get another order going!
nmmba.net You guys look good. And we mean really good. We were overwhelmed with the response to our first-ever NMMBA jersey earlier this year. Luckily, Primal finished them up earlier than expected and they landed in mailboxes late last week! For our first batch, we offered three jerse
Need a tweak or a tool? We have three Rescue Boxes on the Vasa Singletrack at posts 7, 13, and at the trailhead. Never walk out; just make it to these spots for a quick fix!
Is #FashionFriday a thing? Well, it is now! The NMMBA jerseys hit mailboxes yesterday and we expect to see PLENTY in the woods tonight!
Who's got two thumbs and checked his mailbox today? Brad White! Jerseys are showing up so show us the new look with a tag!