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Chippewa Hills Mountain Bike Race POV credit Austin Leeke

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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Women on Mountain Bikes

The Michigan DNR used to run a program called “Becoming an Outdoor Woman” (BOW), but has discontinued this GOT_graphic_v2-1024x678program. But it lives on, thanks to Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA-IMBA) member Martha Shue.

Re-named as “Got MTB” (Girls on Trails Mountain Biking), this is a Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic geared for the beginner to the intermediate mountain bike rider. On the bike, you will learn how to ride singletrack trails, and skills such as the basics of braking and cornering and how to distribute body weight on climbs and descents. Off the bike, a maintenance clinic then covers basic trail repair, how to fix a flat tire and a broken chain, and how to keep a bike clean and properly lubricated. A third session, Mountain Biking 101, will cover basics of mountain biking such as nutrition, hydration, gear and safety.
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MMBA adds two new members to Advocacy Team

The Michigan Mountain Biking Association is pleased to introduce to the state our two new associate directors forAA_055zoom Advocacy. Laura Papenhagen and Nicholas Occhipinti will work with MMBA advocacy director Ted Welsh to monitor legislation and be involved in the various advocacy activities necessary to maintain and grow our access around the state. Both come with a wealth experience and enthusiasm. Ted will be meeting with them to divvy up responsibilities and tasks. Please welcome them to the team!
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IMBA Chapters and Clubs Contribute More Than 700,000 Volunteer Hours Annually

For Immediate Release 12-19-2012Bike Shoot 118_0
Contact Mark Eller
IMBA Communications Director
303-545-9011 ext. 115

A recent survey of IMBA’s chapters and clubs about their volunteer-based activities documents an impressive record of pubic service. A total of 143 IMBA-affiliated organizations provided data about their activities for the survey, representing 19.1 percent of IMBA’s 750 local groups.

Based on these data, we estimate that the total population of 750 chapters/clubs:
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