Would you like to help maintain our trails but don’t have the time? Show your support another way by joining NIMBA. 100% of your dollars (after IMBA takes their cut) goes to the upkeep, maintenance, and development of trails in the Michiana area.
We have also supported The Trail at Andrews, Love Creek, Blum County Park, Imagination Glen Park, Chikaming Township Park, Winona Lake Mountain Bike Trail, Bourissa Hills Park Trail, and Lions Trail/Soldiers Park – LaPorte with signs, races, volunteers and tools.
We appreciate your support and hope to see you out on the trails!
This event is open to everyone. Paid NIMBA members and volunteers get free admission to the park. (Just message NIMBA so we can add your name to the free admission list.) Bike rental is extra, though, whether a member or not.
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
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.
Trail etiquetteIf 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.
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.