07/11/2016
by John Marquardt
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TK Lawless Cross Country Race FAQ

Date: Sunday July 24, 2016

Where:
TK Lawless County Park, Jones, MI

Register:
Online at Bike Reg  Or Day of Race Starting at 8AM

 Start Times – Eastern Daylight Time

9:00 am Beginner
9:30 am Expert
9:40 am Sport
10:00 am Juniors

Distance –Approximately 12 miles per lap – Jody has some new plans this year for the hiking trail portion of the race.

Beginner   1 Laps – New this year beginners go 1st! 
Expert       3 Laps
Sport         2 Laps
Kids 1 mile fun race

Classes:
Expert Open
Expert Masters Men 45+
Sport Men 50+
Sport Men 40-49
Sport Men 20-39
Sport Men 19 and under
Sport Men Open
Men’s Fat Bike
Beginner Men 50+
Beginner Men 40-49
Beginner Men 20-39
Beginner Men 14-19
Beginner Men 13 and under
Expert Women
Women’s Fat Bike
Sport Women
Beginner Women 30 and over
Beginner Women 29 and under
Junior Girls – Reduced Distance
Junior Boys – Reduced Distance

Cost:
$35 Pre-Registration/ $40 Day of, NIMBA members receive a $10 discount

There is a gate fee at TK Lawless County Park.

06/13/2016
by John Marquardt
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Rum Village Time Trial 2016 FAQ

Date: Sunday June 26th

Where:
Rum Village Mountain Bike Trail South Bend IN

Register:
Online at Bike Reg  Or Day of Race Starting at 8AM

 Start Times – Eastern Daylight Time

9:00 am Beginner
10:00 am Expert
10:10 am Sport

Distance –Approximately 6 miles per lap

Beginner   1 Laps
Expert       3 Laps
Sport         2 Laps

Classes:
Expert Open
Expert Masters Men 45+
Sport Men 50+
Sport Men 40-49
Sport Men 20-39
Sport Men 19 and under
Sport Men Open
Men’s Fat Bike
Beginner Men 50+
Beginner Men 40-49
Beginner Men 20-39
Beginner Men 14-19
Beginner Men 13 and under
Expert Women
Women’s Fat Bike
Sport Women
Beginner Women 30 and over
Beginner Women 29 and under
Junior Girls – Reduced Distance
Junior Boys – Reduced Distance

Cost:
$35 Pre-Registration/ $40 Day of, NIMBA members receive a $10 discount

06/05/2016
by admin
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2016 Potato Creek Results

Here are the results for the 2016 Potato Creek Race. If you didn’t make it out you missed a great day with very good conditions. Thanks to Spin Zone for sponsoring our race today.

PC_XC Beginner Results
PC_XC Sport Results
PC_XC Expert Results

Thanks to those that made it out today.

Next up is the Rum Village time trial on June 26th, we look forward to seeing you there.

05/21/2016
by John Marquardt
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Potato Creek Cross Country Race 2016 FAQ

Date: Sunday June 5th

Where:
Potato Creek State Park, Peppermint Hill Shelter

Register:
Online at Bike Reg  Or Day of Race Starting at 8AM

 Start Times – Eastern Daylight Time

9:00 am Beginner
9:40 am Expert
9:50 am Sport
10:00 am Juniors

Distance –Approximately 10 miles per lap – Yes, we are going to use some hiking trails!

Beginner   1 Laps – New this year beginners go 1st! 
Expert       3 Laps
Sport         2 Laps
Kids 1 mile fun race

Classes:
Expert Open
Expert Masters Men 45+
Sport Men 50+
Sport Men 40-49
Sport Men 20-39
Sport Men 19 and under
Sport Men Open
Men’s Fat Bike
Beginner Men 50+
Beginner Men 40-49
Beginner Men 20-39
Beginner Men 14-19
Beginner Men 13 and under
Expert Women
Women’s Fat Bike
Sport Women
Beginner Women 30 and over
Beginner Women 29 and under
Junior Girls – Reduced Distance
Junior Boys – Reduced Distance

Cost:
$35 Pre-Registration/ $40 Day of, NIMBA members receive a $10 discount

There is a gate fee at Potato Creek State Park.  There is NO mountain bike trails pass required for Potato Creek State Park

05/04/2016
by John Marquardt
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Bonneyville Mill Time Trial 2016 FAQ

Date: Sunday May 15th

Where:
Bonneyville Mill County Park, Briar Patch Shelter

Register:
Online at Bike Reg  Or Day of Race Starting at 8AM

 Start Times – Eastern Daylight Time

9:00 am Beginner
10:00 am Expert
10:10 am Sport

Distance –Approximately 4.7 miles per lap – Race will only use the trails south of County Road 8

Beginner   2 Laps
Expert       4 Laps
Sport         3 Laps

Classes:
Expert Open
Expert Masters Men 45+
Sport Men 50+
Sport Men 40-49
Sport Men 20-39
Sport Men 19 and under
Sport Men Open
Men’s Fat Bike
Beginner Men 50+
Beginner Men 40-49
Beginner Men 20-39
Beginner Men 14-19
Beginner Men 13 and under
Expert Women
Women’s Fat Bike
Sport Women
Beginner Women 30 and over
Beginner Women 29 and under
Junior Girls – Reduced Distance
Junior Boys – Reduced Distance

Cost:
$35 Pre-Registration/ $40 Day of, NIMBA members receive a $10 discount

03/10/2016
by admin
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TK Lawless Workday Tuesday March 15th!

workday

Tuesday, March 15at 5:30 PM – 8 PM Work day at TK!

Have you been dying to get outside and play in the dirt? Lawless is a mess after a windy winter! We need help! We’ve decided to try out one of these weeknight workdays after we’ve had a number of people ask.

Tools, water, and snacks will be provided. Just bring your body and a Corona saw if you have one; we’ll need lots of them. The trail will not be open to ride this night as clearing it will take more than one evening. We will be scheduling another weeknight about a week after this one if the turnout is good.

The weather looks fantastic so head on out and help out!

Click here for directions to TK

Expected Weather 48—64° Partly Cloudy

 

01/22/2016
by admin
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27th Annual Yankee Springs Time Trial April 24th

Local races don’t start until May but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to start racing. Head up to Yankee Springs, hit their race and talk up the Michiana Mountain Bike Race Series to bring more competition down to race on our local trails .

The 2016 Yankee Springs Time Trial (and MMBA Championship Point Series race #1) will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016!

The Yankee Springs Time Trial has been in existence for 27 years.  Yes, that’s right. This year is the 27th anniversary of the event! The race is the third largest turnout mountain bike event in Michigan and has exceeded 700 racers who annually test their start of the year fitness on 11+ miles of some of the most advanced and well-maintained single track in the state.

12/08/2015
by John Marquardt
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NIMBA Board Changes

As 2015 comes to a close I have completed my fourth year as President of NIMBA.  I have decided that four years was the right amount of time for me to lead this growing and dynamic group.

When I became President of NIMBA I was ill prepared to lead the group; I had not met any of the land managers, did not know any shop owners and did not know many members.   I appreciate the patience our members have shown as I went through my on the job training.  We have accomplished a lot as a club over the last 4 years.   I feel it is important for groups like NIMBA to periodically have new leadership to keep the group moving forward and I believe that your board is as strong as it has ever been.

With my resignation as President, Matt Flournoy, the Vice President, assumes the role of President.  I have agreed to continue to serve NIMBA in one of the at large board positions.  Greg Furry is now the Vice President, Tim Koscher is now the Secretary, Jay Corban is the Treasurer and Jody Jernigan is the Race Director.   We still have open positions on the board that Matt will be working to fill.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to lead the group over the last 4 years and I am pleased that we have Matt leading NIMBA into the future.