Category: Trails

Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association

Owasippe opens Friday, 12/18!

Photo by Jeff Hill

Itching to get some extra use out of that OECC season pass parking permit? Missing the glory that is 13 miles of old school, lung-busting XC trail? Perhaps you’ve been longing for serene cabin views down in the valley. Well good news! Owasippe opens back up on Friday, 12/18. If it hasn’t snowed yet: hero sand. If it has snowed: hero groom.

Class 1 eMTBs at Mosquito Creek

Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association (MEMBA) was recently asked to consider allowing ebikes at the Mosquito Creek MTB trail. The request came from a donor whose business has been engaged with a large bicycle manufacturing company in marketing and promoting their developing line of ebikes. There are no trails in the MEMBA area that currently allow ebikes. At first blush, we felt that this was a bold request. As an organization that looks to promote more riders riding more trails sustainably, we felt it was appropriate and responsible to educate ourselves on the issue of ebikes before making a decision to request access from the landowner. Here’s what we learned.

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.