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Imagination Glen this Sunday has been canceled

The NIMBA series race at Imagination Glen this Sunday has been canceled due to the extremely wet trail conditions. We are reviewing the situation to see if we can reschedule the race and will have additional information next week.

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Winona Cross Country Race 8-17-14

The NIMBA Mountain Bike Cross Country Race at the Winona Lake trail is this Sunday.  The trail is in great shape and we will run a similar race course as last years race.
You can sign up online through 7PM EDT on Saturday to save money over day of race registration.
For more information about the race click here http://nimba-bike.org/race-info/winona-lake-xc-8-17-14/
All proceeds from the race will go to support the trail at Winona Lake.

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July Meeting at Outpost Sports Mishawaka Monday July 7th

Outpost Sports Mishawaka Monday July 7th

Come join us to talk NIMBA and all things mountain biking. This meeting is for members and non-members a like. If you are interested in mountain biking in Michiana come out and join us. Pizza will be provided and adult beverages are available.   The meeting will be at the upstairs bar.  6PM to 8PM Please RSVP so we get a head count.  Either send an email or go to the facebook event page.

3602 N. Grape Road Mishawaka, IN 46545
outpst sports

Hope to see you there!

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Tuesday Night Ride at PC Cancelled 7-1-14

The Tuesday night ride at PC is cancelled for 7-1-14 due to a wet trail and storm damage.  The intense storms last night have left standing water and or trees down on all the trails NIMBA helps to maintain. Give the trails a break, things should be drying out over the next couple of days leaving us with a nice weekend of riding.

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TK Lawless Trail Workday 6-21-14

TK Lawless is getting very green and it is time for a trimming. We will bring the three walk behind string trimmers and the two sickle bar trimmers. We also have snips and corona saws for the face whackers.

Come give us a hand so we can knock this out quickly. We will have water, gloves, bug spray and NIMBA Dogs for lunch. I will be at the parking lot at 8:00AM and we will work through Noon. If you can’t get there by 8:00AM, don’t worry, I will stay with the tools until after 9:00AM.

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Bonneyville Mill Trail Grand Opening Sunday 6-22-14 11AM

The grand opening celebration for the trail at Bonneyville Mill Park in Bristol Indiana is planned for the One Room School House at the park on 6-22-14 at 11AM.  After the ceremony we will have a guided ride and then a lunch.    Bring your mountain bike and a helmet to help us celebrate the opening of the new trail.  Here is the link to the Grand Opening Page

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June Update

June Meeting  Monday June 9
The June meeting will be at Cycle and Fitness in downtown Niles, MI starting at 6PM.

Come enjoy some Pizza, talk about Mountain Biking and check out the shop.  Please RSVP by sending me an email so Chris and Sean know how much Pizza to bring in.

Bonneyville Trail Grand Opening Sunday June 22
The trail is done, now lets celebrate and have some fun.  The festivities start at 11AM at the One Room School House, Bonneyville Mill Park, Bristol IN.  Bring your bike for a ride, we will have the grills going for lunch.

Group Rides
We have several group rides this summer.

 Tuesday nights at Potato Creek – We meet at the Peppermint Hill parking lot at 6:30PM.  This a no drop ride.  We end up with several groups, riding at different speeds.  Deb Kulwicki is the leader and it is perfect for beginners.

Wednesday  night midweek time trial – We rotate between the various NIMBA trails spending two weeks in a row at each trail. Most improved time between the two weeks gets a Hacienda gift card.  You don’t have to be fast to have fun.  You do have to be a current NIMBA member to participate.  Check out the webpage for current ride location.

Thursday nights at Bendix Woods – New for June! Megan Clark is leading this ride.  We meet at the Deneve Shelter Parking lot at 6:00PM and will ride the beginner loop.  This is a no drop ride and all skill levels are welcome.

Things are starting to grow and need to be cut and we have the reroute of the downhill rut at Potato Creek starting this month.  Watch the NIMBA Facebook page or the webpage for the updated schedule.  If you race in the NIMBA series, you can pickup a half price coupon for doing 4 hours of volunteer work with NIMBA.  We saw quite a few half price racers at Potato Creek Cross Country race last weekend.

We have two different sock colors, NIMBA Green and the traditional Black/Grey each at $12.  We also have NIMBA limited edition Potato Creek Trail shirts for $20.  This year we also have the NIMBAhoodies, with the NIMBA logo embroidered on the chest.  You can order a variety of colors and sizes for $40.  All swag items are available at NIMBA events and rides.

Join/Renew NIMBA Memberships

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June Meeting – Monday 6-9 at Cycle and Fitness Niles, MI

The June meeting will be at Cycle and Fitness in downtown Niles, MI starting at 6PM.

 Come enjoy some Pizza, talk about Mountain Biking and check out the shop.  Please RSVP by sending me an email or going to the Facebook Event so Chris and Sean know how much Pizza to bring in.  NIMBA.BIKE@GMAIL.COM