While winter has finally returned to much of northern Michigan, allowing for the resumption of winter fat biking, we've been busy at Iceman HQ getting ready for the March 3 kick off for this years race registration. We'll be at Bell's in Kalamazoo that day, the party starts at 11am with in-person registration. Everyone that shows up to Bell's gets in the race. Registration information has been updated at this link.
And new to the cycling calendar is the Michigan Mountain Bike Festival scheduled for August 25-27 at Boyne Mountain. Details are firming up but here's what they have planned so far. This is a new event put on by the MMBA that they hope to move around to different areas from year to year. Registration should be up fairly soon.
Women’s Skills Clinic
Advanced Jumps & Burms Clinic
Hands-on Trailbuilding Class
Demo Fair & Food Trucks
Group rides on the new Avalanche trail
Kid’s Skills Clinic
Storytelling & Bonfire Under the Stars
Shuttles to trails
Chairlift Happy Hour on the Mountain
and last but not least...
Oh, one more thing, we strongly encourage all the members of the Iceman Community to support the Michigan Mountain Biking Association. Representing 11 chapters across Michigan the MMBA works to advocate for and protect trail access, collaborate with land managers, communities and other partners to build and maintain sustainable trails. With the huge growth of mountain biking trails in Michigan this year, your contributions are more important than ever!