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Trail Work Bee Reminder

Trail Work Bee Reminder: it just so happens to be Earth Day this weekend so come help make your Thunder Bay Trails beautiful. Trail work bees start this Sunday 4/23/17 at Chippewa Hills. Norway Ridge Sunday 4/30/17 and Rockport Sunday 5/7. Scheduled times from 11:00 am -3:00 pm.

We will meet at 11 am at the main parking lot for all three. Any help you can provide will be welcomed.  Get outside and join in on the fun! Thank you for your support!

Thunder Bay Trails Association Monthly Board Meeting April 6th, 2017

TBTA MEETING APRIL 6, 2017         Location—Austin Brothers Brewery

Call to order at 6:10 pm       Board members present—-Randy F.  Tim R.  Bob N.  Stan M.  Tom D.  Scott B.  Wayne C.     Absent—- Ron  Mike  Bobby  Jeff  Dennis  Mary       Others present—- Chris C.

The minutes of March 2, 2017  were accepted on motion by Stan, 2nd by Tom D.

Treasurers Report presented by Stan M.  Total in checking and savings accounts is $6916.42.  There was an increase in insurance cost of $195.00 because of additional ski trail grooming areas.  Motion to approve treasurers report made by Scott, 2nd by Tim R.
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Volunteer Schedule of Spring 2017 Trail Maintenance Days

Chippewa Hills Pathway ***DATE CHANGED*** – NOW April 23RD

  • Cleaning winter wind blow down trees and branches
  • Raking single track
  • Clearing encroaching growth from trails
  • Flagging and begin clearing dead fall from new single track (if sanctioned)
  • Picking trash from parking lot and surrounding area

Norway Ridge Pathway – April 30th

Thunder Bay Trails Board Meeting Minutes March 2, 2017

TBTA Meeting     March 2, 2017           Location—Austin Brothers Brewery

Call to order at 6:05pm

Board members present: Bob N, Stan M, Tim R, Tom D, Wayne C, Jeff B, Spencer M, Dennis V, Mary R

Board members absent: Ron A, Mike A, Bobby B, Scott B

Other members present: Melissa M, Randy F

Minutes of February 2,2017 were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report: Report as of March 2, 2017 was presented by Stan M. Current balance on hand in both checking and savings is $3290.98. Motion by Tom D. 2nd by Spence M. to accept treasurers report as presented, motion passed.
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Thunder Bay Trails Special Board Meeting Minutes Feb 8th 2017

A special meeting of the board was convened to determine the purchase of a covered trailer to transport and house the new snow machine. Minutes are here.

Special Meeting Feb 8

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

January 5th 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

January 5, 2017 TBTA Meeting ACC Room 116
Meeting called to order at 6:05 pm. Roll call: Present—Jeff B, Randy F, Stan M, Wayne C, Bob N, Spence M, Mary R, Dennis V, Ron A, Tim R, Bobby B, Tom D Absent: Scott B, Mike A.
Others present: Blake Gingrich, Parks/Rec TBTA members: Melissa M, Dave B, Chris C, Hal/Jennifer Butler.
Minutes from Dec. 8 2016 meeting were read by Wayne C. CORRECTION—Reference to TBTA CfNEM Fund should have read –the Chuck Ingle fund in Northeast Comm. Foundation has $2200 available for use by TBTA. Minutes approved as corrected.
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News Letter 2017


Click on the link below to download the entire News Letter

Thunder Bay Trails Association Newsletter Jan 2017



The annual meeting is set for Thursday December 8th.  The meeting will be held at the Aplex.  Social hour is from 6PM to 7PM.  TBTA will provide pizza. There will be an cash bar.  Business meeting will start at 7PM.


Meeting is open to everyone.  Please plan on attending.  Renew your membership for 2017.



  1.  Year end report of accomplishments for 2016.
  2.  Report on proposed youth ski program.

Chippewa Hills Mountain Bike Race


Aliferis Memorial Race Maps are up

Click the link below to view and down load the maps.

Aliferis maps 2016-1

The Great Donut Roll Ride Fundraiser for TBTA

The Great Donut Roll great donut roll 2

Do you like cycling? Do you like doughnuts? Do you like hitting the trails of Northeast Michigan? Than my friends this is the event for you! Join us for the Great Donut Roll a fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Trails association! Come along as we tour the majestic, rolling country side of Northeast Michigan in the full splendor of fall colors. Our 50 mile ride will take us to Knaebe’s Mmmunchy Krunchy Apple Farm near Rogers City where you can feast on fresh made cider mill doughnuts, fresh apples and a number of other treats. Plus by participating in this beautiful fall ride you get to help the Thunder Bay Trails Association! Trust me when I say donuts you rode 50 miles for taste much better plus the ride helps easy the guilt of eating a half dozen by yourself.
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