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Mountain Bike Trail Forum

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a “Trail Forum” on March 22nd at Tree Tops Resort between 1pm and 5pm

Thunder Bay Trails representatives are planning on attending, let us know if you would like to come along

Click on the links below for more details

MBS Invitation

Mountain Bike Trail Forum Agenda

Aliferis Memorial Race – September 3, 2016

The 15th Annual Aliferis Memorial Race is open to runners, walkers, and bikers of all ages and ab11822673_10153144187189389_6359843295473297701_nility levels. Registration fees range from $20 – $70 based on event and date of registration. Discounts available for early registration.

Events include Duathlon,5K Run, Bike Race (26 miles), Bike Tour (6 miles), and 1-mile Run/Walk

Register online for the 2016 Aliferis Memorial Race.

We again are offering a Family Rate (immediate family only). To take advantage of this discounted rate, register for one person, selecting “Family Rate” under Events. We will contact you regarding specific events and the names and ages of additional family members.
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Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

Rail Trail Bridge Pano

Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 8am Ride all the single track in Alpena County starting at Rockport ~ Norway Ridge Pathway ~ Chippewa Hills Pathway

The day would begin at 8am at Rockport State Rec Area doing one 7 mile loop around the quarry, then jumping in your vehicle and driving to Norway Ridge Pathway where you would do an lap approx. 7 miles then back into your vehicle on to Chippewa Hills Pathway for a lap of 7 to 10 miles.
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LMB 2013 Michigan Bicycling Photo Contest

League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual 7706943608_c0b1efe846Michigan Bicycling Photo Contest. We are looking for striking digital images that highlight the beauty, adventure, diversity, and inspirational nature of bicycle travel in Michigan.

Images may be taken anywhere in the state of Michigan and must have a bicycle-related theme (Photos that focus on the scenery of an area must include some connection to or indication of bike travel). We are especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of bicycle-related experiences: touring, road, dirt and trail riding, rural and urban settings, scenery and weather, people, and the emotions.
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There is Still Time to Enjoy Your Bike this Year

Labor Day is always thought of as the unofficial end to summer.  We then start looking at putting things in storage until Spring of the IMG_1926next year.  It makes us face the harsh reality that another long cold winter is only just weeks away.  Dreading that long stretch near the end of January and into the month of February of gray days that just seem endless.  If those thoughts don’t give you immediate pangs of Cabin Fever, nothing will.  So why waste another minute or day by not getting out to enjoy our great out of doors in Northeast Michigan.
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Biking | A Pure Michigan Summer

This fits perfectly with the message that we promote right here.

 

m-bike.org: Detroit pursuing improved bike upgrades at Dorais Park

One of those is the Farwell/Dorais Park. The city will be applying for a Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grant IMAG0553to match their $125,000 contribution.

As you may know, Dorais is home to an old concrete velodrome built by the Wolverine Cycling Club in 1969. The city was looking into options for restoring it. Dale Hughes came in to offer his advice. Hughes is an international expert on velodrome construction and his father-in-law, Mike Walden built the Dorais track.
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4th March 2013 “Complete Streets – What’s Next?” Forum to be Held on March 7 in Lansing

Michigan Trails and Greenways Alliance and Michigan Fitness Foundation as part of the Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability funded by a HUD grant for the Tri-County Region will host a forum on complete streets on Thursday, March 7, from 6-8 p.m. at the Foster Center in Lansing.

The statewide Complete Streets law has taken the state by storm, with over 80 communities approving local Complete Streets policies, including seven in the Tri-County area. The topics for discussion include how the Michigan Department of Transportation is implementing the state law and how Complete Streets communities are moving to the next stage of implementation. Speakers for the event are Sarah Panken, Active Communities Director at Michigan Fitness Foundation and Andrew Kilpatrick, Traffic Engineer, for the City of Lansing.March 7th flyer revised.
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m-bike.org: A cycling perspective on Detroit’s EFM

On Friday, Governor Rick Snyder announced his plans to install an Emergency Finance Manager or EFM in the city EFM-photoof Detroit.

There are many varied opinions on this, but we’ll just look at it from a cycling and trails perspective just as we did with the earlier consent agreement.

The Mayor’s office and City Council have been very supportive of making the city more bike friendly and more walkable. There’s not another city in Metro Detroit that’s doing more. So from a high-level perspective, an EFM reduces their influence and could potentially derail some of this positive momentum.
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m-bike.org: Is Governor Snyder’s Belle Isle to Wisconsin Trail for bikes?

Last November, Governor Rick Snyder lauded Michigan trails during a speech called “Ensuring our Future: Energy and the Environment.”
Belle Isle to Wisconsin Trail

Michigan has more total trail miles than just about any other state. Much of the credit goes to volunteers who have shoveled, raked, trimmed and groomed these trails on their own time and often at their own expense. This shows the real appetite Michiganders have for quality trails, and points to the opportunity we have to be the number one trail state.
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TAP grants fund local bicycle and trail projects

The current Federal Transportation bill made many changes to how we fund OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnon-motorized projects. One major change was the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) functionally replaced the old Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. The bill also required MDOT to share that TAP funding to groups like SEMCOG that would make grants within their seven county region.

At the national level, this sharing was considered a “win”. In Michigan, MDOT did a fair job with TE funding, so this may be a negative since it adds complexity and requires advocates to monitor two separate granting programs.
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m-bike.org: Detroit public bike share study seeks feedback

The Detroit Public Bike Share study is well underway. Data gathering is underway, IMAG0228and as part of that, the consultants are asking where you might want to see bike share stations within the Greater Downtown Detroit area. Please visit their web site, www.DetroitBicycleShare.com and provide your feedback.

If you prefer, you may give your input at the following locations: