Saturday, April 10, 2010

Misery Loves Company Bike Race

Hey friends, Did that subject line really say free racing? That's right, free and fun are two of my favorite words so I figured I should share them with you. So it's free as long as you are a member of MMBA and if your not a member, become a member and it's free! You can become a member at the race. Fun? Fun because you are on a bike, riding stuff you have never ridden before, competing with your local friends and best of all sharing stories, exaggerations and refreshments with friends after the race on the lawn of the Blarney Stone. Bring your partner, the kids, the neighbors, just don't forget your bike. The more the merrier!
Details? "We don't need no stinking details!' But if you insist the May race will be between 12 and 15 miles the August race will be longer. I'm not telling you the routes! Racing starts at 2:00 pm, don't be late or you just might miss it! See you all at "Misery Loves Company" now why do you think we named it that??? Martin

Western MMBA is pleased to announce the member’s
“Misery Loves Company”
Mountain Bike Time Trial Races.

“Terrible 12” Sunday May 23, 2010 2:00 pm
“Terrific 25” Saturday August 28, 2010 2:00 pm

Both races start at the Blarney Stone Bar & Grill (606 South Whitmore Rd. Hastings, MI) Jct. of Whitmore Rd and M-179, west of Hastings. Food and drinks available from the Blarney Stone. Bring a lawn chair, and enjoy an afternoon of old school racing, good bar food and beer!

Course is comprised of gravel, sand, dirt roads and hills, did I mention hills! If you like Barry-Roubaix riding then you’ll flip over this as it covers some of the best & worst that Barry County has to offer. Route to be announced the day of the race, don’t worry, you’ll love it!
Awards = Bragging rights, your name in lights on the website and ???
Classes= Men <35,>35, SS

Registration: Day of registration only. Fee to race is membership in the MMBA, if you are currently a member there is no fee, if you are not we will sell you a membership so you can race. It’s an insurance thing & we’ll have a list!
Volunteers & Donations to the chapter will be accepted.

For additional information contact:

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bass River Trail Day

Our spring trail day at Bass River is going to be next Saturday, April 17th. Plan on meeting in the parking area at 1:00 pm. I should have the Western Chapter tool trailer, but feel free to bring a favorite wheelbarrow and shovel. Plan is to do general spring cleanup, topcoat the elevated sections, perhaps make a short new elevated section on the north loop, and check the rideovers and perhaps make a new one or two. Once the hard work is done, we’ll scout the area for new trail. The DNRE is quite eager to work with us on addition trail, but we have to make the first step and submit a written proposal.

Please pass this along to anyone you know that enjoys our trail.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Tom Landry

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Yankee Springs Time Trial

The 21st annual Yankee Springs Time Trial is upon us! Sunday April 18th. Volunteers always needed and welcome to make this chapter benefit event the success it has been for years.

Upcoming preparations include:

Trail maintenance day Sunday April 11 to get the course ready for the race the next week. April 11- Yankee Springs 1pm-3pm Race prep for the Yankee TT Tools provided, no experience required, kids welcome Meet at Deep Lake Trailhead

Saturday April 17 Set up activities for the event the next day 10am Meet at Deep Lake Trailhead