Join us at Brighton Recreation Area 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.
Attention students! The Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association is launching a High School Group ride for 9-12th grade mountain bikers. Mountain Biking is a fun sport! You get to ride, race, get fit, explore nature, and have fun with your friends. Riders of ALL levels should come out. Bring your friends and parents to our first ride at Olson Park in Ann Arbor on September 23rd at 9:00am. Properly fitted helmet and bike in good working condition required. For more information, come visit us at the Triple Trail Challenge on September 16th or, send an email to Jasonjwillard@gmail.com.
The Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association was recently selected for the DNR’s Partners in Conservation Award for their work on the planning and development of the DTE Energy Foundation Trail located at Waterloo Recreation Area. The Association was recommended for this award by former Waterloo park manager, Gary Jones, and the nomination received full support of Chief Ron Olson, which is a requirement of being considered for the award.
Committee Chair: Jason Aric Jones
Marketing/Fundraising: Kathy Bradbury
Trail Coordinator: Chuck Kovick
Mapping Guru: Barry Snellgrove
Lead Trail Builder: Greg Cook
Poto Chapter President: Carl Loomis
At Large: Bill Mayer
No, by participating in the Poto Chapter Video Challenge you’re already increasing awareness of the chapter! Making a donation, however, will help fund the purchase of two new chapter pop up tents with our logos (one with Poto logos and one with DTE Energy Foundation Trail logos). Our current tent is very weathered and is damaged. It has seen better days. Our goal is to have a brand new tent before the 2017 Triple Trail Challenge on September 16th. Donating as part of the challenge is encouraged, and is appreciated!
Do I have to be tagged or challenged to participate in the Poto MBA Video Challenge?
No. If you want to participate in the Poto MBA Video Challenge, please do so. Be the first person to get the challenge going in your community by challenging your personal network of friends and family to participate as well.
What trails are part of the Poto MBA Video Challenge?
Join us at DTE Energy Foundation Trail for a Poto Chapter meeting on Wednesday, June 21st. 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 email@example.com with any questions.
Join us for our Poto MBA Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day event (#TKMBD) at Brighton Recreation Center on Sunday, June 11 from 10am-2pm. This event is held to encourage communities to join together and get kids excited about riding our amazing trails. Learn more 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. Guided trail rides will be available. A bike skills course will be available and other trails are nearby for more advanced riders. Hometown Bicycles from Brighton will also be on site assisting with free bicycle and helmet checks.
Note: Parents should plan on riding with their children. Participants will need to bring their own bikes, helmets and appropriate footwear.
DTE Energy Foundation Trail Big Kame Loop Grand Opening Ride Party Saturday, June 10th 11am to 3pm
Come celebrate the grand opening of the new Big Kame Loop at DTE with us! This new 5 mile loop (approximate mileage) is packed with stunning views, significant elevation changes, and lots of special trail features as the trail meanders up and around the Big Kame formation north of Green Lake. Bring your bike, hiking or running shoes. Be aware that this loop is bike-optimized singletrack trail which requires more intermediate technical and aerobic skills than the Green Lake Loop, the first 5 miles of trail. Big Kame will be accessible from the M-52 trail head, and will be directional based on the day of the week, as it is with the Green Lake Loop.*
Participants are invited to bring their own beverages and food to the event. Participants may bring a charcoal or gas grill to prepare food and tailgate, however, please make sure the grill is elevated off the ground (no ground fires or open pit fires are allowed) and that hot coals are disposed of properly. Alcohol is NOT prohibited at the DTE Energy Foundation Trail, but please moderate your consumption and drink responsibly if you choose to partake.
RAIN DATE: In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday, June 11th.
* On the date of the event, the direction on Green Lake Loop will be counterclockwise for bikers and clockwise for hikers. Since the Big Kame Loop is currently only accessible via Green Lake Loop, this will mean that bikers will have to travel about a quarter mile counterclockwise on Green Lake Loop before they reach the “intersection” with Big Kame. Foot traffic will need to travel approximately 4.8 miles to reach the intersection. Big Kame’s daily directions will be the same as those for Green Lake Loop. So, on the day of the event, bikes will travel counterclockwise on Big Kame, and foot traffic will travel clockwise. Directions will be posted on confidence markers at the trail.
New Belgium has donated two of their famous Fat Tire bikes (one from Detroit Bikes & one from Felt Bicycles) for us to raffle off to raise money for the MMBA’s ongoing trail development projects and bike advocacy programs.
We will also be hosting a silent auction with some incredible trips and gear donated from our various partners. Along with the donations made from the raffle and silent auction, New Belgium has agreed to donate $.50 of each of their beers sold that night. HopCat will then match that for a total of $1 donated for each New Belgium beer sold.
Starting at 5pm, the Huma Room will open for Bags (Cornhole) & Plinko.
Raffle tickets will cost $5 for the bikes and can be purchased at the bar. Guests can buy as many as they would like. The raffle drawing will take place at 8pm that evening. Participants do not have to be in HopCat for the drawing to win (tickets will have name and phone number).
The silent auction will begin at 5pm and conclude at 8pm. MMBA will be handling the licensing for the raffle as well as taking payments for the silent auction items. You must be present at the end of the silent auction to claim your purchases.
People are always asking us for a Poto kit, so we’re making this one easy. Yes, pre-orders take a bit longer than in-stock items but at least you can get the size you want!
Whether you’re halfway through a 30 mile ride or enjoying a drink at the Wolverine State Brewing Co. post ride, the Poto Edition Club Ride Jersey will make you look and feel great. That’s why we choose these stylish, Western-themed shirts made of RideDryWear, a lightweight material that is wicking and quick-drying. It also is UV protective with reflective accents. The material is already breathable but we added underarm and side panel mesh venting for additional cooling
Lightweight Stretch Woven with Yarn Dye Plaid (yoke)
This is a PRE-ORDER, which will be live for 28 days, will end on Monday, May 8th. Shipping is $7 and your jersey should be in your hands in early June, but sometimes they take longer. Usually, orders take 4 – 6 weeks after the order is placed. All other items purchased with your pre-order will ship with your jersey order.
Pickup is available and items will only be available for pickup at a Poto Chapter Meeting. June 21st, 5:30 pm at the DTE Trail will be our first date for pickup
See below for sizing and ordering.
SIZE AND FIT
Check the fit guides before you order. The jerseys are a Comfort Fit and will fit more like a normal shirt.
COMFORT FIT Technical fabrics and features with a more relaxed cut allow for freedom of movement during your ride and everything after. The measurements in the below charts refer to body size, not garment dimensions. Increments are measured in inches.
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The Poto Chapter exists to build and maintain local trails and we can only do that through the donations of time and effort of our local community. You can do your part by becoming a member or contributing directly to the chapter by clicking the Donate button below.