Long and Short's Mountain Bike Tour!
Mark your calendars for June 23 and sign up for your spot for the first annual Long and Short's mountain bike tour NMMBA benefit. This year will feature the scenic NORTH COUNTRY TRAIL with start points from the High Rollaway, Muncie Lakes, and Sand Lakes with all rides ending up at the Kalkaska Campground for food, beverage and camping if you so choose.
What does your entry get?
- A supported ride for one of three distances, 55, 26 or 16 miles.
- Camping gear transport from the start to the finish
- A catered post-ride meal
- One night of camping at a clean campground with showers, heated pool, etc.
- Shuttle serviceon Sunday morning (shuttle driver donations welcome)
- A commemorative beer mugto the first 100 participants
- And of course cold Short's brew!
For those of you that have never explored the North Country Trail, this is your opportunity to do it in style. We'll be pedaling along rivers and ridge lines through a variety of forests and experiencing single track that ranges from mild to wild. The long route takes you along some of the most challenging single track northern Michigan has to offer snaking along narrow bench cuts along high ridges and across narrow bridges next to two different rivers. The medium and short routes are less technical but pass through serene forests and along the Boardman River. All routes will have snacks and hydration stations and be fully supported by mobile mechanics, sweepers, and ride leaders.
If you wish to camp both Friday and Saturday nights, or need RV hookups and your own site, please contact Jeff or Gail at the Kalkaska Campground and RV Park at (231) 258-9863, mention the Long and Short's and you'll get a discounted rate.
Maps and directions to final start points will be published two weeks prior to the event. Register here today, rates will go up from $35 to $45 on May 25! We'll publish additional details as they become available at Northern MMBA Additional discussion found in the Ride Forum.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY!
See you on the 23rd and we appreciate you supporting our chapter!