Michigan Mountain Biking Association

Affiliate Chapters: Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association


Michigan is home to so many wonderful trail systems that you could spend a summer making weekend excursions to hit them all. And you should! One trail system that needs to be on your list, of course, is Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association. There’s a lot more than the rejuvenated Vasa Singletrack, too. With over 50 miles of unmarked singletrack in Traverse City, a completely different experience at Palmer Woods in Leelanau County, plus Cadillac Pathway and Glacial Hills, you might need more than a weekend! 

Organization:  Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association
Marquee Trails:  Vasa Single Track, Cadillac Pathway, Glacial Hills Pathway
Number of Members: 174

What was the biggest challenge in 2020?

The lack of events. No Traverse City Trails Festival, Glacial Hills Challenge, VST // Fiesta, Annual Meeting, Bear Claw Epic...that’s tough.

What are your biggest goals for 2021?

Finish and expand current trail projects. 

What is your biggest trail project for this year?

New trails in Leelanau County (Provemont Pond and Herman Park)

What is your biggest need in 2021? (Funding, volunteers, permission/work with landowner, etc.)

DNR permissions and volunteers (need to expand board)

What information could we add to the MMBA site that would help support your local efforts?

Share more of our blogs and social media to inform a wider reach of riders about our efforts and events. 

How has MMBA helped your chapter in the past?

Sharing information about our trails, events, and fundraisers to the wider cycling community. 

Anything else you'd like the world to know?

Our winter fat biking trails are some of the best south of the bridge!




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