Poto MBA is proud to partner with TRAFx Infrared Trail Counters to use their trail counter technology in tracking mountain bike user numbers at the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. With the help of TRAFx, we are able to obtain great empirical data on our user numbers at the trail. Such data is invaluable in assessing the trail’s economic impact to the community, as well as, is vital in obtaining future governmental grant funds.
Mark your calendar to save the date for the Sugar Loop grand opening at the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. The Sugar Loop is under construction and it is expected to open on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Event hosted by the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association, REI and the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. Please stay tuned for additional information about the event.
Location 📍: Cassidy Lot
Rain Date: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Poto Chapter Membership Meeting at DTE
Thu, Jun 27, 2019, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DTE Energy Foundation Trail – Cassidy Road Parking Lot
Join us at DTE Energy Foundation Trail – Cassidy Road Parking Lot for a Poto Chapter meeting. Social ride 5:00 – 7:00pm. Casual chapter meeting from 7:00pm – 7:30pm followed by a pot luck (bring something to throw on the grill and something to share). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Brighton Rec Center (Appleton Loop)
June 2 – 10am -2pm
Join us for our fourth annual Poto MBA Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event (#TKMBD) at Brighton Recreation Center on Sunday, June 10 from 10am-2pm. Let’s get kids excited about riding our amazing trails. Learn more and access maps by visiting http://www.potomba.org/tkmbd.
The event is free for all ages to come have fun and bike on the 2 mile beginner Appleton Lake Loop trail (trail head at Bishop Lake parking lot). Guided trail rides will be available if desired. Other trails are nearby for more advanced riders. We are bringing the well-loved bike skills course for our youngest riders to enjoy on their balance bikes up through our older riders to test their skills. Hometown Bicycles from Brighton will also be on site assisting with free bicycle and helmet checks.
Free food, fun and kid swag will be available along with a chance to spend time with fellow Poto MBA families in this picnic like setting. End the day with a swim steps away at Bishop Lake. We have the Sandhill pavilion again, so meet us there!
Note: Parents should plan on riding with their children. Participants will need to bring their own bikes, helmets and appropriate footwear.
Volunteers Needed! Click here for the Sign-up Genius.
In case of inclement weather, please check the Poto MBA Facebook page for any updates.
Our first chapter meeting of the year will be held at Wolverine State Brewing at 7:00 p.m on Tuesday, March 19th in the Gulo Room. The address for Wolverine State Brewing is: 2019 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
More info will be posted closer to the date. Hope to see you there!
The Poto Chapter Board