It’s a new year for all of us, but for Michigan trail associations, many of the challenges that arose in 2020 are still very much a part of the reality in 2021.
The holidays are upon us, and while 2020 has been a tumultuous year for so many, the next few weeks are a great time to slow down, look back, and look ahead. As challenging as things have been, many of us are incredibly lucky to be in a position to ride and to give. By supporting your local trail association, you’re ensuring that the trails are a part of whatever the future looks like. We hope that that future looks something like this.
November is a transition month in Michigan, but if you’re watching the weather, that transition can happen every five minutes. Take a second to thank the trail association that takes care of your trails this month by playing a part in our new #MMBA50 for Trails Campaign!
2020 has been challenging for everyone. From the tragic loss of life, months of isolation and uncertainty, and the economic hardship facing millions of Americans, we experienced a lot of sleepless nights. Perhaps that’s why missing out on our favorite group rides and cycling events have been so tough; when we need a sense of community and normality, so many of us look first to the trails.
It has been a challenging year in so many ways. Across the country, we’ve been facing hard times on a scale not seen in generations, and those hardships have put a new focus on priorities in life. While we can’t say that trails are life and death, they’re essential. And we’re proud to be able to keep them growing strong.