The trail in Jamestown Fundraising Progress Report!
Thanks to some incredible partners we have made some exciting progress in the past 6 weeks! We are happy to report that we have raised 25% of our total fundraising goal and 50% to a phase 1 build! If we can raise the remaining amount for the phase 1 build there is a chance we can see trail this year, but we need your help!
Hot off the presses! New Jamestown Trail Plans Unveiled, Fundraising Efforts Begin – $500K Target
So long, 2021!
As we get ready to ring in yet another new year, it’s time to take a couple minutes to remember what MEMBAs were able to accomplish in 2021! And as a reminder: MEMBA is a 501c3 organization run completely by volunteers and supported by donations (and membership)! If you’re looking to finish off the year with some good deeds but not quite sure MEMBA is the right place for them, read on.
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!
Jamestown Design Update: Part Two
Trail design has officially kicked off! Chris Orr from IMBA Trail Solutions has been on the ground since late last week, scouring the property for the best lines. Some of the MEMBA team joined Chris for the initial site walk and there continues to be a ton of work going on behind the scenes to keep this thing moving. Exciting times, more soon!
Jamestown Design Update!
Spring is here and that means that JAMESTOWN DESIGN IS COMING! Chris Orr from IMBA is scheduled to be in town and work some magic in late April. It’s happening folks! Just in case you need a reason to be more excited about this project, check out this article Freehub Magazine wrote about Chris. Stay tuned!
Jamestown Trail Update
Targeting 5-7 miles of professionally built single track on approximately 150 wooded acres featuring multiple large ravines.
- MEMBA has contracted with the International Mountain Biking Association for trail design (early 2021) via initial funding.
- A project team is in place consisting of Ted Schneider, Joe Lampen, Kerry Bairski, Kirk Walter, Aaron Jones, Tim Lampen, & Jen Jones.
How can you help this trail get built?
- Join / contribute to Michigan’s Edge to support initial expenses for the project.
- We seek individuals to assist the team with our upcoming capital campaign for this project. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.