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9th Annual Black Friday MTB Ride

Register for the 9th Annual Potawatomi MBA Black Friday MTB Ride

Join the POTO Chapter as they lead a fun group ride on Black Friday. After the ride Wheels In Motion will provide pizza and beer! Come out to the 9th Annual Black Friday MTB Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks in Ypsilanti Township on Friday 11/24 at 10 AM. This will be a no-drop group ride and is a great chance for novice MTBer’s to get exposure to single track riding and be a fun way to burn off that Thanksgiving feast and get a jump start on getting fit for 2018. The ride will be about 14 miles long covering ~6.0 miles at Hewens Creek and ~7.0 miles at Rolling Hills along with some connecting road & trail between the two parks. For those who haven’t ridden or rarely ride at either trail, Hewens Creek is a flat, winding ride through meadows and new growth forest which is great for beginning riders. The RHP trail on the other hand twists and turns through 4+ miles of forest and rolling hills that provide a great opportunity to improve your bike handling skills and 2.5+ miles of open meadows. The 1.2-mile West Meadows loop on the west side of RHP includes beautiful open meadows and some fun pump-track like riding on the Munger Mounds.

Meet at the Rolling Hills Lodge at 9:45 AM and then we will head out by 10-10:15 AM. After the ride, we will have some pizza and refreshments at The Lodge at about 12:30 PM. Rain date will be Saturday 11/25 at 10 AM.

Please register in advance at Event Brite to attend so a good estimate of riders can be made for the pizza and beverages.

Register for the 9th Annual Potawatomi MBA Black Friday MTB Ride

Look for changes in schedule on the Rolling Hills or Hewens Creek forums on the MMBA website or the Poto MBA Facebook page or Poto MBA Twitter account.

Please park in the MTB trail head parking lot: enter the park, go straight through the traffic circle and park in the first lot on your right next to a big pavilion ~1/4 mile west of the circle. The Lodge will be about 200 yards away on your left.

There will be a gate charge to enter RHP. It is a Washtenaw County Park so if you already have WCP sticker you are good to go.

Last but definitely not least, we have to thank DeWight and crew at Wheels in Motion for supporting the MTB community by sponsoring this event and paying for the food and refreshments since its inaugural event in 2009

Poto Singlespeed World Championship 2017

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When: Saturday, October 28th, 12:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Silver Lake Trailhead, Pinckney Recreation Area

What: The PSSWC is an unsupported group ride around the Potawatomi Trail. This is not a race.

Batman Ride

Batman_Poto_RideRide the Poto, backwards, at night on October 13th! The Batman Ride will be staging at the Silver Lake Parking lot. Arrive at 7:00pm and ride at 7:30pm. We will have a first group of faster riders doing the full loop, and a second group of “normal” riders doing part of the trail. After the ride, we will have a campfire and typically riders bring food to share. Come out and ride the Poto backwards with lights!

What you should bring:
1. light
2. back-up light
3. cell phone
4. trail map, tools, survival gear (just kidding – no man left behind!)
5. food/beverages/change of clothes for post ride

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