Located near Holland and Grand Haven, Michigan’s Edge Mountain Bike Association offers a unique blend of trail systems on the lakeshore. Like their neighbor, West Michigan Mountain Bike Association, MEMBA also works with a diverse assortment of land managers, too. With both private and public owners, seasonal trails, and the challenges that face all trail groups, MEMBA shows the value of strong, committed relationships to ensure access and growth. We checked in to see how 2020 went and what the organization is looking ahead to in 2021.
Organization: Michigan's Edge Mountain Bike Association
Marquee Trails: Mosquito Creek, Upper Macatawa, Owassippe
Number of Members: Around 100
What was the biggest challenge in 2020?
We had a great 2020. A big challenge remains chapter awareness/membership.
What are your biggest goals for 2021?
Open the new Mosquito Creek loop, fundraising for the Jamestown Trail.
What is your biggest trail project for this year?
What is your biggest need in 2021? (Funding, volunteers, permission/work with landowner, etc.)
Funding & membership increase.
What information could we add to the MMBA site that would help support your local efforts?
More information on trail projects like Jamestown.
How has MMBA helped your chapter in the past?
Anything else you'd like the world to know?
Stay in the loop with your local trails!
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