09/24/2017
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5 Trail Challenge Tentative Results

Here are the tentative results for the 2017 5 Trail Challenge. If you don’t see your name on the results and you think you should be listed please contact us on FaceBook or via email  Updated 9-25 9:15am

09/22/2017
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5 Trail Challenge final info

5 Trail Challenge final info.

The weekend is upon us and here are the final details and instructions for the NIMBA 5 Trail challenge. T-shirt pickup is at TK Lawless On Saturday am 9-11.

Thank you for your continued support for NIMBA and your local trails.

Start times –  If you have pre-registered you may start at any trail as long as they are open or accessible. If registering the day of you will need to sign up at TK Lawless between 9 and 11 am on Saturday.

End times –  The event will end at all trails at the time they close for the evening or at 9 pm Sunday, whichever comes first.

Segments –  The five trail segments you will be timed on are live and are named as follows.

TK Lawless= let eagles fly. 

Bonneyville Mill= millin’ it up.

Potato Creek= Bobcat alley.

Rum Village= Rum dum dum.

Bendix woods= Studebaker run.

Please verify by saving your ride at each trail that the above segment is listed on your saved ride on Strava. Remember to turn off your Strava when traveling between trails and start a new ride at each trail.

I would recommend you save each ride by naming it “Five trail challenge Potato Creek” or whichever trail you have just completed.

Time discount. There are a total of 11 areas amongst the five trails for the opportunity to subtract 45 seconds at each area. The areas will be marked as you approach by orange or red hash marks painted on the trail within 50-200 feet before the designated area. Once you reach the area you will find a semi-circle with the initials of the trail inside of it. Place your bike (or part of) in the circle, take a picture, and move on. If you take pictures at any of the trails you will need to upload the photos to your Strava ride of the same trail to receive the time discount.

The times will be compiled at the conclusion of each night and the results will be posted as soon as they are sorted. It may be Monday evening before final results are posted but we will try our best to get them done Sunday evening.

GPS and Strava. Please verify that you have a good signal BEFORE you start your ride. Don’t forget to start your ride and remember you aren’t being timed on the whole lap, just the segment.

Please make sure you join the 5 Trail Challenge Group and NIMBA  Event on Strava. That will make it easier for us to keep score and you to see how your competitors or doing 😉

Trail etiquette  If you are coming upon a slower rider please be courteous. Announce your presence and request to pass at the earliest opportunity. We opened this event to all riders to show that whether we race or just ride recreationally we all share the same love for the trails.

If you still have questions please post them on the 5 Trail Challenge Event page on Facebook. or Ask on Twitter

Be respectful of others and above all have fun. We look forward to seeing you all out there!

03/15/2017
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NIMBA/MBA swap meet Sunday, March 26 at 11:30 AM

The 2017 Bicycle Swap Meet will be Sunday, March 26. The location will again be the Red Barn at St. Patrick’s County Park. Seller setup will begin at 10:45 am and we will be open for buyers from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

For Questions See the MBA FaceBook event page

The Swap Meet is sponsored by the Michiana Bicycle Association (MBA) and the Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association (NIMBA). There is no charge for buyers or sellers.

 

 

02/12/2017
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2017 Race Series Schedule

Exciting news coming about a new race series sponsor. In the meantime mark your calendars for this year’s events.

11/07/2016
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NIMBA Night at Hacienda November 14th

Enjoy a nice night out on the town and give back to NIMBA at the same time.

Hacienda (Portage Location Only)  Monday, November 14th

Download and print these coupons then present them to your server. Good for dine-in, take out and even gift cards!

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08/02/2016
by John Marquardt
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Bendix Woods Time Trial FAQ

Date: Sunday August 28th 2016

Where:
Bendix Woods Mountain Bike Trail, New Carlisle 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 6.6 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

Park Entrance Fee will be charged on race day.

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