Jamestown Update March 2023
Tour the property on March 25th at 9am! Unique opportunity for a guided tour of the Jamestown Trail property. Check out our many awesome ravines and walk portion(s) of the flagged trail. The trail head address is adjacent to an electrical substation; park in the road (parking is legal) and meet in the open area adjacent to the substation. Printed maps will be available. You won’t be disappointed – see you there! RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/180260951422979
Over the winter we’ve made some exciting progress and have some awesome news to share!
1. We have been in discussions with RockSolid Trail Contracting, a premier trail builder known for their work in Bentonville & Copper Harbor, to build the Jamestown trail. RockSolid was contracted to come onsite in early December for pre-build design planning. We will be sharing the RockSolid Jamestown detailed plan will be shared in the very near future.
2. Through incredible support from the community and valuable partners, we have raised $154,000 to date, 20% of the funding required to build the full RockSolid Jamestown design. The trail team is excited to announce our intentions to bring RockSolid Trail Contracting onsite this fall to begin construction of a connector trail from the parking lot to a skills area that will be unique to west Michigan. WE NEED YOUR HELP to raise an additional $50,000 by April 15th 2023 to secure RockSolid’s construction crews for this fall. The initial work will showcase the unique terrain and give both our riders and potential donors a taste of what to expect for the entire loop.
3. We are going to be hosting a site walk for the community / potential funding partners at the site on March 25th at 9am. This will be a short walk into the property with some show and tell of the area of the skills park and what types of features will be included with the build. We will also show visitors the incredible scenery, vistas, and potential of this property with the goal to increase awareness for fundraising opportunities. Details of this event will be posted at ridememba.com and on our FB page.
4. Help us raise an additional $50,000 by April 15th to make the work this fall a reality – let’s get this built! Contributions can be made to the ridememba.com/donate, designating the Jamestown project or contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Know someone, an organization or a company that might help us reach our $50,000 goal? If so, please reach out to us! Thanks in advance for your support to build this amazing trail system!
GFBD Double Header!
Global Fat Bike Day is this Saturday, December 4th and we’re serving up a double dose of chunky rubber celebration on the lakeshore! We’ll be out there for both events with warm beverages and smiling faces.
Turkey burnin’, ArtBike West Michigan, & Global Fat Bike Day
‘Tis the season for riding bikes! We’ve got rides to cure mashed tater bloat, gift ideas for the discerning west Michigan off road cyclist, and some initial details for Global Fat Bike Day 2021!
What’s coming up in MEMBA-land
You may have noticed that the blog here has been pretty silent…that’s because we’re out riding, digging, and, well, mostly clearing trees as of late! But there is a lot going on in the coming days, so let’s get it all out there!
Let’s ride the dunes!
Remember all the hype about great fat biking at Silver Lake Dunes earlier in the winter? If so, you’ll probably also remember the DNR very politely informing everyone that it is definitely not (currently) allowed.
Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Global Fat Bike Day is this Saturday, December 5th and while we won’t be hosting any events this year, don’t let that stop you from getting out on the fatty! Please be mindful of the freeze-thaw cycle and either get out while the temps are below freezing, do wheelies on the beach, and/or stick to Riley and the Faz Track at Mosquito Creek. Be safe, stay healthy, and tag us in your posts on Facebook or Instagram: let’s see that chunky rubber!
IMBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day
October 3rd, 2020
We are all about getting children out in the woods to enjoy awesome trails! This October 3rd join us at your nearest trail with your children, your friends kids, or your neighbors youngsters out on a bike in the woods.
2020 Velo City Frigid Fondo
MEMBA would like to thank Velo City Cycles for hosting a fantastic Frigid Fondo and helping support our organization at the same time.
Heads up! Global Fat Bike Day 2019 is coming
Heads up fat bike riders! MEMBA will be hosting a double-header event to celebrate this year’s Global Fat Bike Day on December 7th, 2019.
More details to follow, but here are the basics…
We’ll be starting with a ride at Riley Trails and then heading to the Riley Street beach for a shoreline ride down to the Holland State Park pier.
Muskegon Sports Complex will be hosting a Bike The Lights event that evening at their facility. This is a can’t miss experience!
So mark December 7th, 2019 on the calendar and come enjoy fat biking with us!
Mosquito Creek Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Date and time: May 11, 2019 at 10am
Put it on the calendar! Demo bikes, food trucks and more. Bring the family, friends and your neighbors! Expect a program that includes donor recognition, ribbon cutting, and a project update.