August 11, 2016

We have all been enjoying the great mountain biking in West Michigan and along Michigan’s Edge. Now it is time to get down to business to advocate for mountain biking and get the “Edge” more trails.  

On Monday August 29th at 7:00 PM we will be having an All MEMBA Membership meeting at Upper Mac. Arrive early and enjoy the trails and be sure to ride the new trail section designed & built by Alex Stewart! 

Our IMBA Chapter is actively looking for individuals interested in serving nominations as future board members. (Future President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Web-site/Social Media, MMBA representative…etc.)
Other News:  

Owasippe: Opening Day is Sunday August 14th, visit for more info. Vehicles passes can be purchased on-line or at the trailhead kiosk. Please note that Owasippe is “private property” and not a public park. The owners (Pathway to Adventure Council of the Boy Scouts of America) allow the public to use the trails as a privilege. The vehicle pass money helps pay the camps property tax bill and can provide funds for any trail needs.

Bass River: Welcomes the new Trail Coordinator Matt Jacobson 

Shore Acres Bike Park: October & Bike-tober Thursday night races will be here before we know it.

Allegan Trail: Phase II of their new urban trail begins soon. 

Register Today for Michigan’s Edge Challenge, a MEMBA fundraiser race to be held on Owasippe’s big loop. This year’s fall XC race is Saturday October 29th. (ICEMAN warm-up?)

Randy Knapp, President
Michigan’s Edge Mountain Biking Association

April 18th, 2016


March 26th, is the spring clean-up date set ahead of Michigan’s Edge Challenge Time-Trial at Owasippe. Mark your calendar, events begin at 10:00 am, April 3! See the race info link below to register. Thank you, from MEMBA! Ride on.

 Owasippe Spring clean-up information:


2016 Owasippe Race information:

December 21, 2015

The City of Allegan opens new trail for mountain bikes, ushering in more trail for West Michigan!

December 7, 2015

Riley Trails in Holland receives recognition in an article on, dubbed “20 Popular Fat Bike Trails You’ve Never Heard Of”.

Riley Trails on

October 25, 2015

Mountain bikers return to Owasippe in rural Muskegon for inaugural ‘Edge Challenge’

See full article on Mlive…

July 7, 2015

MEMBA riding along in Saugatuck’s 4th of July parade.



November 11, 2014

Please take the time to share cycling info with MDOT by participating in the following short survey.

MDOT Bicycle Event Survey

Event Participant Survey

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is conducting a study assessing the economic impacts of bicycling throughout the state. Along with a study team consisting of BBC Research & Consulting and R. Neuner Consulting, MDOT is interested in learning more about participation and spending habits associates with bicycling events and travel. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey. The survey should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete. There are no right or wrong answers, and every answer is very important to us. If you participate in multiple bicycle-related events, you may be asked to answer the survey based on your trip related to each event. We appreciate your time and effort with this process. All of the information gathered will be reported in aggregate and your responses will be anonymous.


October 31, 2014


Spectrum Trail Design MEMBA
Spectrum Trail Design
More trail construction is bringing smiles to trail lovers’ faces on the lakeshore this October with the onset of more trail construction at the Upper Macatawa Cycling Trails, courtesy of Ottawa County, MEMBA, and Spectrum Trail Designs.

A uniquely designed, 2-mile section of exceedingly fun and beautiful singletrack is slated to be added to the trail system.

Galleries to be posted as we progress!

Thanks to our sponsors and Ottawa County for their support, and to Spectrum Trail Design.