Spring Hill Trail at River Bends Grand Opening May 23rd

Grand Opening Event, May 23rd, 2021

On behalf of CRAMBA, its Board of Directors, and our members we would like to express our gratitude for those that have donated to the Far Side Trail Project at River Bends Park. Thank you!

This project is completely user funded and with your help, to date, we have raised over $22,000 towards the goal of $80,000. The first of three new trails, Spring Hill Trail, has just completed professional construction by Trailsense LLC of Holly, Michigan. The Spring Hill Trail comes in at just under 1 mile and has 10+ constructed features including, banked turns, rollers, doubles, tabletops, lips, single and waterfall drops. This intermediate-level trail has been constructed to be a progressive and skills-building trail where all features may optionally be rolled or safely bypassed.

Please join us on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 11 am – 3 pm at the Spring Hill Trail for the Grand Opening  Event. This trail is located off of the Ryan Rd. entrance of River Bends Park, starting at the Patriot Field parking lot. (See the map below.) We will have the CRAMBA tent at the start of the new trail and will have maps printed highlighting the trail. Come on out, be one of the first to ride, and let’s talk and celebrate the new trail and what is planned for the next two phases

KLM Bike & Fitness, who is hosting a raffle to raise funds for the Far Side Trail Project, will be on-site with raffle tickets available.  Tickets for $10 each or 5 for $40 for a chance to win a $6,000 gift card to their bike shop.

There will also be a fundraising event at SteamPunk Tap Room on June 12, 2021, starting at 1 pm.  This Fundraiser is to help fund the next phase of construction of the new Far Side Trail at River Bends Park. Great tap list of Griffin Claw Brewing Company (GCBC) beers and Matthew Ashley of Uncle Peter’s Pastie Shelby will be serving some fantastic food. Most importantly, Steampunk AND Paramount Electric will each match donations made during the event dollar for dollar up to $1000 (still looking for additional sponsors to match!) Your $1 donation now becomes $3! Reps from local bike shops, including Fraser Bicycle, will be at the event and supporting this cause, as well! This is a great opportunity to multiply your donation while enjoying great beer, food, and company!

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