Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association

As of Saturday, June 19th, 2021 (tomorrow), at 10am: Mosquito Creek Trails consists of 11 miles of singletrack open to the public!

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The full trail opening is a long time coming and we absolutely can’t wait for all of you to get out there and see it! Thank you to everyone that has contributed financially & physically, ridden the trail, and posted about the trail: Mosquito Creek Trails wouldn’t exist without you! Now it’s time to celebrate!

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The festivities start at 10am with food & drink, donor recognition, and the best part: ripping 5 miles of fresh new trail!

In less than two weeks, Mosquito Creek will have officially DOUBLED in length! Come celebrate the project completion with us on June 19th!

While the Dirt Artisans crew has been busy finishing up the new trails, they also jumped over to The Matrix to add in a couple rock gardens:

And that’s not all! Volunteers came out last week to put in some work on The Faz Track:

Lastly: there’s still time to donate and grab some MC goodies before the opening! Blue tees have been added and the original green tees are also still available (fairly limited quantities left in both). We hope to see you all out at the trail on June 19th!

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Looking to lend a hand at your local trails? ‘Tis the season! We hosted a trail day at Shore Acres last weekend and have two more, Mosquito Creek and Beechwood, on the docket for this weekend!

First up: Shore Acres!

While we continue to work toward getting a more thorough improvement plan together, might as well work with what already exists out there! A small-but-mighty crew kicked off their Memorial Day weekend by cleaning up some nasty erosion ruts, starting to unearth the two main jump lines, and scoping out the confusing areas of singletrack for new signage. It’s hard to do too much with the lack of rain we’ve seen, but everything is more rideable than it was and work will be ongoing!

No reason to let a cool setup sit unused while we plan for the long term future of the park! We’re working to get these two lines cleared off, running well, then assess the situation from there. There’s a bunch of cool stuff hidden under the grass on the left side of the photo too!

Next: Mosquito Creek!

In case you haven’t heard, the MC project is nearing completion! This is an incredible landmark and the first of its kind for MEMBA. The last section of trail, which will double the mileage of the trail system, was roughed in by Dirt Artisans in the fall and volunteers have been tirelessly building puncheon bridges along it since. Dirt Artisans have been back for the past week or so finishing it up, and volunteers will be back on the trail this Friday doing some handwork.

Lastly: Beechwood!

The newest (for now…) trail on the lakeshore will soon be at Beechwood Church in Holland! This one’s going to be hand-built which means: we need your hands! The MEMBA crew has been busy flagging the first loop and doing some preliminary clearing ahead of the trail day this Saturday from 3-6pm.

Looking to help out, but don’t know where to start? Joining MEMBA is a great first step! Drop us a line at hello@ridememba.com or on Facebook and we’ll talk about how you can get involved!

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