The Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA) is a 220+ member branch of the International Mountain Biking Association. We are a diverse collection of riders whose enthusiasm for mountain biking and dedication to our local trails makes us an exciting group to belong to! Our busy calendar offers plenty of opportunity to participate in a broad variety of activities, as little or often as you like.

Our mission is “to maintain and develop mountain biking trails, promote and advocate for the sport of mountain biking and build the mountain biking community in Washtenaw and Livingston counties.”

Named after one of the greatest trails in the state, the Poto Chapter helps preserve and maintain several local trail systems. In addition, we organize annual trips and events as well as weekly rides. We strive to provide a fun environment while staying true to the MMBA’s mission of trail advocacy. Check out our calendar here: Poto MBA Calendar

So come out and join us for a ride or meet us in Ann Arbor for one of our chapter meetings. And if you’re really feeling energetic, check the calendar for our next workday on the Poto or at Brighton! At the bare minimupoto_logo_w_imbam, enjoy this state’s fantastic trail systems, respect other trail users and most importantly – have a good time!

What We Do

The Potawatomi Chapter of the IMBA built the Brighton mountain bike trail system from scratch. The IMBA as a whole has also developed, maintained or built all of the other major mountain biking trails in SE Michigan, including Pinckney, Island Lake, Maybury, Pontiac Lake and Highland Recreation Areas. The IMBA is the only group representing mountain bikers in Michigan that is recognized by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (M-DNR) and the US Forest Service. We support our passion for mountain biking by being stewards of the trails through volunteering on trail maintenance and development days. We would not have such fantastic trails in SE Michigan without our trail work.

Chapter Officers

Dave Jansen, President
Carl Loomis, Vice-President
Mike and Michelle Balhorn, Treasurer(s)
Jenny Schultz, Secretary