Sorry for the very short notice on this reminder. We have a chapter meeting at the Dexter Library from 7-9 p.m. tonight. The main agenda item is a Waterloo update but we’ll also discuss some activities that have been happening with the Trail Coordinator’s committee and other news items. The address is 3255 Alpine St, Dexter, MI 48130. Again, sorry for the poor communication. Hope you can make it.
The Michigan Mountain Biking Association is teaming up with The League of Michigan Bicyclists and the Michigan Trails & Greenways Association to present the first annual Michigan Bicycling Expo!
When: January 26, 2014- watch for more details
Where: Michigan State University Pavilion 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
The Michigan Bicycling Expo is open to the general public. It is a great opportunity to connect with passionate cyclists of all disciplines, find great deals with the vendors, and to celebrate the advocacy efforts of the past year. This year’s expo will feature:
- an indoor riding arena
- Championship Points Series (CPS) awards
- a raffle
- guest speakers
- a swap meet
- MMBA Annual Board Meeting
- concession stand serviced by MSU
Tentative Schedule subject to change as speakers and activities are planned- go to the Expo Page for ongoing updates: http://mmba.org/mmba-mountain-bike-expo/
The ride will leave and finish from the YURT at the Potowatomi Trail. We will have chili and the fire going. Bring your favorite thing to hydrate after the ride. This is always a fun ride with great people and we always have a pretty good turn out. Bring some wood if possible. If you bring some hot dogs we’ll have the griddle going as well.
Look at the map legend for the “Glenbrook Yurt” icon. The yurt is West of Glenbrook through the gate. Just about the middle of the map.
Batman Ride Oct. 18th (Friday) 7pm at Poto
The Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (PMBA) will be hosting this year’s Batman Ride (Night Ride) on Oct 18th, Friday. The ride will be staging for the Silver Lake Parking lot, arrive at 7:00pm ride at 7:30pm.
After the ride we will have a campfire just off the Silver Lake Parking lot. Typically riders bring food and beverages to share.
Come out and ride the Poto backwards with lights!!!!!
What you should bring:
1. back-up light
2. cell phone
3. map of the trail (I will have some)
4. food/beverages/change of clothes for post ride
5. new members we can sign-up
Batman Ride Coordinator
Registration is live for the 2013 Triple Trail Challenge!
Triple Trail Challenge
When – Saturday, September 7
Where – Pinckney Recreation Area at Silver Lake parking lot and beach
The ride – 46 miles on Poto, Waterloo, and Lakeland Trails
Start time – between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Cost – Free! Courtesy of Tree Fort Bikes and Arbor Brewing Company
Food – Free chili and beer at 1 p.m.
Pinckney Recreation Area
8555 Silver Hill Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169
The Potowatomi Chapter of the IMBA is very excited to announce a visit the by the IMBA-Subaru Trail Care Crew (TCC) team this fall to our area. The TCC will be with us from September 12th through 15th. The visit consists of a number of events which are open to the mountain biking community.
Thursday, September 12th, 7-9 : Club Care Session - a learning event for bikers who are active in their local chapters and want to learn how to nurture and grow their community. Location: Wolverine Brewing Company in Ann Arbor. Details and registration here: http://www.potomba.org/?event=imbasubaru-club-care-presentation
Friday, September 13th, 9 am – 12 pm : Land Manager’s Training - the trail building class for land managers. All city, county, state, national (and other!) land manager’s are invited to attend this. Location: TBD
Saturday, September 14th, 8:30 – 4:30 : Trail Building School - come learn how to build and maintain sustainable trails with the pros. The class consists of a morning classroom session and an afternoon out in the field. Location: Pinckney District Library. Details and registration here:
Please be sure to sign-up ahead of time if you are coming to either the Thursday or Saturday event. There are limits on how many people can attend so we may run out of space.
If you have any questions, post back here or email email@example.com
The long awaited jerseys for the Poto chapter are finally ready to be pre-ordered at Tree Fort Bikes. Click here for more details and to place your order: http://www.treefortbikes.com/product/333222387325/191/Canari-2013-2014-Poto-Mountain.html
If you order by next Wednesday (August 7th) and we get 50 pre-orders by then, we’ll be able to deliver your jersey to you at the Triple Trail Challenge on Septermber 7th. We’ll post back here if we hit that number on schedule but get your orders in quick!
What: Olson park/A2 Local loop trail day.
Date: Sunday, June 30th.
Location: Olson park, 1505 Dhu Varren Rd. Ann Arbor
Time: 10:45am (maybe 10:30 depending on when I can get the brush mower), finish up by 5:30pm so we can get the mower back by 6pm.
Plan: Will be renting the brush mower and will have 2-3 weedwhips to beat back the Olson trail growth. If we get enough people and hammer it out quickly, we could move to another section of the local loop.
Bring: Loopers, cutters, weedwhip if you have one, LOTS of water, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, hearing protection, eye protection. We’ll have extra H2O, Gatorade and the Poto chapter of IMBA will spring for some food.
We’ll meet in the parking lot, sign some waivers, then get to work by 11am. If you show up and we’re out on the trail, just grab your stuff and find anyone to see what the story is/where to help.
E-mail Brian our Trail Coordinator if you need specific info: “Brian Butrico” firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance!!
We are planning a maintenance at Brighton on June 2 at 9:30 AM. Please meet in the Bishop Lake Parking Lot by the trail head. Our focus will be general trimming and maybe some weed whipping on the Murray Lake and Torn Shirt. Please bring water, gloves, long pants.
Optional: You can bring long handled Lopers if you have them. Also, If you do plan to join or have any questions, please email simse@nissan-usa. Thank you!