Let’s Ride!


This Spring has seen a lot of successful work on our trails. We’ve held 3 formal trail days and have already logged over 600 hours of trail work by 57 volunteers, and it’s only May! There’s more to do, and we’ll get back to that, but for now…

It’s time to ride!

If competition is your thing, Michigan has a wealth of mountain bike races to choose from. The most comprehensive list that we know of is maintained by Laura at Cross Country Cycles – click here. Our chapter hosts two of these races – the Tree Farm Relay and the Maybury Time Trial. Both of these are important fund raisers for us – over 3/4 of our operating revenue come from these events.

Please feel free to join us on group rides. The most consistent group ride in our chapter is Novi Nights, now in it’s 10th year at 6:30 on Tuesday evenings at Lakeshore Park. Bike shops, teams, and other organizations also host rides from time to time. Check the Ride Announcements forum for a ride near you.

Want something more? Then it’s the Milford Challenge on June 2nd, a day of fun and friends in Milford. Bikers pick their own course and trails: Milford, Highland, Proud Lake, Hickory Glen, Island Lake, Kensington… all easily reachable from Milford with a minimum of road riding. This is a really great way to discover and enjoy your chapter trails and meet new friends. You can tailor this anywhere from a fun trail ride to an all-day 90 miler epic! Enjoy $1.50 beers and music at the Milford House between trails, camping 3 miles away at Proud Lake, and bask in the satisfaction knowing that you’re supporting your local trails!

See you there!


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