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!
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.
NIMBA is having its annual Hacienda give back night on Monday, December 7th!
We will also be holding a meeting at 7 pm!
NIMBA will get 20% of the proceeds for all meals purchased and GIFT CARDS! We are pretty certain everyone in your family wants a Hacienda gift card for Christmas! You MUST present the attached for NIMBA to get the give back.
Put it on your calendar now! If you come out and eat with us, we’ll provide FREE chips and salsa!
NIMBA Meeting 10-12-15 We will be meeting at the Oaken Bucket in South Bend. Come at 6PM to eat, meeting starts at 6:30PM. We will have the race season awards to distribute and will be announcing our new race director. If you want to have a voice this is the place to be. We would especially get some feedback from racers at this meeting. We will also talk about fall trail workday plans.
Board Member Opening We are still looking for a Board Member to focus on sponsorships and fundraising. If you are current NIMBA member and would like more information regarding this opening please contact via email or our Facebook Page
Level 1 Mountain Bike Clinic One of NIMBA’s ICP certified instructors will be presenting a Level 1 skills clinic at Love Creek County Park in Berrien Springs MI on Saturday 10-10-15 at 9:30 AM. Love Creek County Park has a nice 4.25 mile Mountain Bike trail and provides a nice contrast to the more advanced trail at Andrews University in Berrien Springs.
Fall Trail Workdays We will be having workdays at most of the trails this fall. We currently have Bonneyville Mill scheduled for Saturday 10/31/15 and Potato Creek scheduled for Saturday 11-21-51. Check out the NIMBA workday page for the current schedule.
Due to lack of pre-registrations, high insurance costs and a number of other factors we have been forced to cancel Tour De NIMBA this year. Thank you to those who have already registered. An email offering refund options will be sent to you by the end of this week.
The season awards will be available at an upcoming meeting. Watch the official page for details.
This weekend looks like a great weekend for riding, so don’t let this stop you from enjoying our trails!
Essential Mountain Bikes Skills Clinic Who: Anyone with basic mountain bike skills, a safe and functional mountain bike, and the ability to ride the beginner section at Rum Village Park. (Beginner section is similar to Potato Creek trail)
What: A NIMBA ICP certified instructor will present a level 1 skills clinic that will demonstrate basic techniques that are essential skills for trail riding; including body and pedal position, braking, and good group ride practices.
Winona Cross Country race this Sunday 8/16/15 Race #4 in the MMBRS series is this Sunday at Winona. The weather looks great for the race and you can signup online until 5PMon Saturday to save money over day of race registration. For more information on the Winona Race.
Tour de LaPorte Time Trial Saturday 8/22/15 NIMBA is once again helping to put on this race with all of the money going to a good cause. The venue is great, a beach on a clean lake. The course is unique, a 1 mile ride on lakeshore road to start, then the always fun mountain bike trail with a fast ride on some hiking trails thrown in . Great food afterwards. If you are really up for a challenge sign up for the road bike time trial earlier in the day. Use the NIMBA discount code when you register online. For more information on Tour de LaPorte.
Level 1 Skills Clinic Wednesday Evening 8/26/15 A NIMBA ICP certified instructor will be teaching a level 1 skills clinic at Rum Villageon Wednesday evening 8/26/15. Watch theNIMBA Facebook page for more information.
Registration is Open for Tour de NIMBA10/3/15 The third annual Tour de NIMBA is now open for registration.
Ride 100K and do PC, Bendix and Rum in one day. Ride 50K and ride PC and Rum.
Register online before 9/1/15 and save $10. For more information on Tour de NIMBA.