Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sunday May 30th Ride

Caledonia 9:00 AM- 'Secret Trail' to Mont Alto and back. Wait until you see what's parked at the middle of the 'Buckets'...


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Monday, May 24, 2010

Tuesday Ride

We will meet at Teaberry parking lot.
Ride time 5pm.

DirtFest ride report

DirtFest was a lot of fun. I got there Friday, parked at the Five Points trail head and hit Stoney to Doe to Switch down to the fest area. I talked to several vendors while they were setting up and was offered lots of swag like bottles, stickers, etc.

The registration table was handing out Stans sealant and really nice laminated pocket maps of the trail system. The maps came in handy and are definitely keepers.

Friday night was a band and beer tasting. Great weather and a good time had by all. The only areas well lit were the beer tent and band tent. I frequently had to recharge my glow in the dark beer mug under the lights near the tap. I recall that worked out even better than expected!

I hit the trails Saturday with the MBMVP and his family. Lots of families were there.

I took the long travel bike for lack of anything else in operable condition and had a great time. The suspension loaded up at the bottom of the humps and helped launch the bike over the next one. Minimal pedal effort except on climbs. Lots of people but plenty of room. Trails were mostly dry and in good shape despite rain earlier in the week. I encountered no traffic jams slowing the trails at all. Most people were riding up the road and down the trails. It worked out well.

The Hydro Loop intersection seemed to be the congregation point. Hydro was one way and people were hanging out, riding loops and socializing.

I headed home Saturday afternoon just as the rain set in.
My phone doesn't have a flash so none of the pics I took Friday night came out. Sorry.

I think the trails have great flow. I think it is possible to go through entire sections with very little pedal input. Other areas make you pay for it. I had a great time. I will go back.

Thanks to everyone who made it happen.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sunday May 23 Ride

Chief is still on leave, he asked me to post this week's ride. Caledonia 9:00 AM, skilled GPS users welcome...

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Another ride for the books.... those of you who have ridden with Crashed as 'Leader' will be able to use your imaginations.... I may need a blood transfusion after 'bushwackin' thru the endless briars, as we followed the 'pink' lines on his GPS.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday Ride

Dale has taken unauthorized leave.... of his senses and made me the ride leader for Sunday. I am tired of driving and Teaberry parking lot is the closest ride start to my house. Let's meet there. We will ride 15 miles and climb 2000 feet. There will be no descents, as usual. Use this link if you need directions.

Bruce, the ride leaves promptly at 9:00

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


It would be nice if more of you MBM members would sign up for this worthwhile & fun event! Please go to Donna's post for all the info.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Additions to the Pump Track

They must not be too difficult- some older folks are riding them already!

Frederick Bicycle Coalition

Many MBM'ers ride in the Frederick area.  Hell, a bunch of us even live down here.  Please take a moment to help the newly formed Frederick Bicycle Coalition get a handle on who is riding where, why, and how so they can better manage their advocacy efforts.  Feel free to forward this to anyone you know who rides in Frederick County.



Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Michaux named Forest of the Year

Just an FYI - click on the title above to link to the story.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


I'd like to hear some race stories. Sunday will be at Big Flat. Ride time 9am

2010 MBM Team/Tour de Cure

Join the Mountain Bikers of Michaux Tour de Cure team!

Road Ride is in Boiling Springs on Saturday May 22 (Same as Dirtfest)
MTB ride is at Big Flat on Sunday June 6

If you sign up by tomorrow, you can save $10 off the registration by entering the promo code "autumn".

Please contact me for more information or visit our Team Web page using the link below. Thank you in advance for any help and support you can provide.

Together we can stop diabetes. One mile at a time.

Donna Weiser
Click here to view the team page for Mountain Bikers of Michaux

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DirtFest 2010

Allegrippis Trail System at Raystown Lake presents DirtFest 2010.
May 21-23, starting at 9am on the 21st.


General Camping
There is also a camping option on BikeReg for tent camping only in a group area.