Category: Trails

Winter trail report: 2/4/22

MEMBA is proud to announce a partnership with Team Velo City Cycles! Team Velo City Cycles is sponsoring winter grooming of Riley Trails for the 2021-2022 season via a generous donation towards winter grooming expenses. Riley’s been in great shape this winter thanks to an active grooming crew, if you haven’t had a chance to check it out, get out there!

Winter trail report: 1/28/22

Tonight is the first of three Friday Night Lights rides at Owasippe! As you know, the trail closes as dusk, so these three events are your only chance to ride Owasippe at night! Grab your lights, toss on an extra layer, and come check out what all the buzz is about.

And to those of you that answered our call for snow dances: THANK YOU! Lots of fresh new snow around the whole network and once again, considerably different conditions from last week’s report! Pretty much everywhere is soft with all of the fresh snow, so drop down to a couple PSI and get out there!

Winter trail report: 1/21/22

Thanks, Motion Dynamics Corporation!

tl;dr: Ice. Lots of ice. Snow dances, folks! That being said: the beach is looking 👌 from GH to Port Sheldon (prepare for some wind this weekend though)! In other news, we have our first winter trail report dedication! This week’s report is dedicated to the fine folks at Motion Dynamics Corporation. Have you gotten fat tires on the 14 miles of groomed bliss at Owasippe yet this winter?? Incredible, right?! That’s due to brand new grooming equipment we were able to purchase for the O with a generous donation from MDC! It’s community support like this that makes the trails around here so special and please help us give a huge thanks to MDC for keeping us rolling all winter long!

Winter trail report: 1/14/22

Happy Friday and welcome to the long weekend! Winter trail report #2 brings us the results of a frigid start to the week, midweek meltdown, and late-week freeze. The trails seem to have made it through the warmup without significant damage and the silver lining is that those temps made for lovely base building!

Winter trail report: 1/7/22

And we’re back! The MEMBA trail network has been getting dumped on this week and the whole team has been busy getting things rideable. Snow-shoe/ski/low-PSI tire traffic will be very welcome everywhere as we work to establish base at all trails. We’re charging into 2022 with a bunch of new equipment, a super excited group of volunteer groomers, and we’re also adding Shore Acres into the mix!

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.

Check out ArtBike West Michigan!

Looking for a way to get some awesome art and support MEMBA at the same time? Maybe you’re on the prowl for a unique gift? Take a look at ArtBike West Michigan! 11″ x 17″ limited edition prints can be purchased for $25 over on! Or, if you’d like something larger, 20″ x 30″ prints can be purchased here on for $100 (with free shipping; this is the only way to get the sold out Matrix print!). All profits are donated to MEMBA to help us continue to maintain, build, and advocate for trails in west Michigan.

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.

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!