Notes from the May MMBA board meeting,
Notes from the May MMBA board meeting,
For the most current information please check our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1586737541644809/
Join Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA) at River Bends Parks on Saturday, June 11th from 10 to 2 to celebrate Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day!
Our next scheduled New Patroller Orientation is scheduled for April 30th 2pm at Shelby Twp Fire Station #1. Located at 6345 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316
Think spring! Think warmer weather! Think mountain biking! Think CRAMBA!
With the cold weather, snow and gray skies almost behind us it’s time to put that fatbike away and dust off your 29er, 650b or that rockin’ 26er! Of course, some of you ride fat year round, so tune that fatty up and keep her rollin’ this summer (and join us on one of our group rides).
So you’re ready to head to your local trail… thankfully it’s ready to ride thanks to your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter! Or maybe you’re ready to head to a brand new trail. Thankfully, it exists due to the efforts of your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter!
How does this all happen? It’s simple: members like you drive the mountain biking experience in concert with CRAMBA-IMBA!
By becoming a CRAMBA-IMBA member you support building and improving your local trails. And more members means more weight for getting what we want, which means better trails and more trails.
Still not sure why you would want to be a member?
Our members dictate what we want and do.
- Member counts bring us clout with our local parks, government, and land managers which gets us what we want: new and improved trails.
- Membership pays chapter expenses: supplies for building and maintaing trail, insurance for the work we do, events we put on.
Direct membership benefits:
- Knowing you supported your local trails
- Socks at the $50 level
- Subaru VIP access—save up to $3,300 on a new or leased vehicle
- com year-long membership offering pro-deals bike gear
- Year-long subscription to your choice of mountain bike publication—choose from Bicycling, Dirt Rag Digital, Peloton Digital or Velo Digital
- Membership kit with stickers, propaganda and membership card
- Discounts on bike and outdoor gear
- 10% off all IMBA gear and event registrations
There are no additional obligations when becoming a CRAMBA-IMBA member.
If that’s not enough for you, CRAMBA-IMBA is launching a Spring Membership Drive running March 2016 until May 2016 to encourage you to join your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter!
Running March through May, the drive will include special prize opportunities donated by a variety of corporate sponsors and limited edition IMBA gear for all individual and family members who join or renew their membership or register with CRAMBA-IMBA.
Look for an upcoming announcement about the 2016 benefits for new and renewing members.
Visit our Facebook page; we look forward to seeing you on the trails and at one of our upcoming events. Ride on!
Join us for our spring trail day at Stony Creek Saturday April 23rd. We will meet at West Branch Lot B at 9 am.
The main focus will be repairing the supports under the main boardwalks in the Pines. Secondary projects such as the rock garden lengthening and basic ground repairs will be tackled depending on volunteer turnout.
No experience is necessary to participate in a Trail Day, just a desire to make our trails better. Wear clothes for working outdoors (long sleeves, pants, gloves, boots, eye protection) and bring something to drink. We’ll provide the tools, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. We look forward to seeing you there!
Also, see our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682184792049170/
Did you know there are 33 different mountain bike trails in the metro Detroit area?
The Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association (CRAMBA), Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA), and the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (Poto MBA) are teaming up this year to present the 2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge. The challenge involves riding all 33 of three local IMBA chapter trails at least once during the 2016 season. The challenge officially begins on February 1, 2016. Rides will be loosely coordinated on the Facebook event, chapter Facebook groups, or other various locations. Join a ride that has been posted, or exercise your self-reliance and organize your own trail outing and invite others to join. Get creative and combine multiple trails for some excellent endurance training rides. Submit your challenge summary by November 13th (send your summary by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org)