Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

On behalf of the officers I would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy New Year!

The past year would not have been successful without the help of those members and friends who contributed to the future of our organization through volunteering for our club. Thank You! Your time and generosity is much appreciated!!

I would also like to specially thank Jess and Kent at Gettysburg Bicycle and Fitness. Many of you may not know that our club was on the brink financial failure a few years back. Gettysburg Bicycle provided MBM the opportunity to earn our keep so that we could continue being a gateway for mountain bike enthusiasts in Michuax State Forest. Gettysburg Bicycle has also provided benefits to becoming a member of MBM which far outweigh the cost of membership. Thank You Gettysburg Bicycle!

I would also like to thank Mike and the Iron Cross for their continued support of MBM and our annual MBM Checkpoint in the 2013 Iron Cross. We look forward to seeing you all at the top of Hike-A-Bike Hell in 2014!

My past two years as President of MBM have seen many changes to our club and to the forest we call home. It was also my intention to "Build Bridges" and we have been extremely successful. We have tried to erase lines drawn between riding contingents, initiate constructive communication with Forestry and close gaps between user groups in hopes that everyone can get along and all will have a voice in Michaux. There is still much progress to be made.

Recently we have seen a significant increase in the recreational use of Michaux's trail systems. The stress this creates on the natural resource has not gone unnoticed. I encourage everyone to be good stewards of this gift we enjoy. Respect trail usage signs, tread lightly and exercise common sense and tolerance. If we are responsible members of the forest community it will be unnecessary to legislate responsibility in the forest. Keep our forests free!

As mountain bikers we must yield the right of way on trails. To your credit, most of you do this already. This courtesy greatly improves our image and strengthens the bonds between user groups. It only takes a second to stop and step aside.
Make trails fun for everyone!!
A few years ago one of our current members (and a past MBM president) worked with the Borough of Chambersburg to create The Chambersburg Pump Track at the corner of Hood and King streets in town. This year the Chambersburg Town Council, Chambersburg Athletic Department and Volvo Construction Equipment (Shippensburg) enabled MBM members to extend the Pump Track and create a new jump line. The park was renamed Chambersburg Bike Park and represents bicycle advocacy and cooperation between local business, city officials and local organizations. I would like to extend our gratitude to Chambersburg and Volvo CE for making this possible. I also invite you to visit the Chambersburg Bike Park. It's fun and free! (Open during daylight hours and only when the track is clear and dry)

To everyone that contributed to the success of MBM in the past year we thank you!
Remember to Thank your Ride Leader and Sweeper in 2014!
Happy New Year everyone and see you at a ride soon!

Brian "slowride"

Friday, December 27, 2013

Sunday Ride 12/29 Canceled

Old Forge. Ride time 9am.

The weather doesn't look good for ride time.
See you next week.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunday Dec 22. Mud Banks.

Merry Christmas!

Mud Banks. Ride at 9, gift exchange after the ride.

It looks like rain tomorrow. The temps look to be in the 60's!
Gift exchange is voluntary. (just bring some cheer to share!)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Mi-Snaux Report

It was over 40 at the house this morning at 5:30...stuff was melting most of the night.  At this rate, the white is going to disappear quick.  You guys might be able to ride trail by Sunday!

Thought I'd post up since in the valley it was at freezing or below on the way to work, by contrast.

Get it when you can!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ride Tonight (Thursday)?

Any Interest?
From Mont Alto sometime around 5 or 6?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

south of the line

Emmitsburg News 
and Frederick News

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Sunday Ride 12-8

Bottom of Milesburn, the lot below the old Res.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sunday Dec 1 Ride and Chili Cook Off.

Ride at 9am. We'll climb Piney Ridge.
Expect temps around 19 degrees at start time.
I'll have free chemical toe warmers. Just ask.

After the ride stop by the Good Ta Go Chili Cook Off and sample 10 different local chili recipes!
1-5 pm at Good Ta Go.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


Happy Thanksgiving!

Gun season (deer) does not start until Monday December 2nd in Michuax State Forest. (WMU 5A)
So after you're done stuffing yourself go ride your bike! 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Thursday Night Ride at 5 at Mont Alto.
Sunday Ride is at 9 at Big Flat.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Sunday 11-3

Pine Grove Furnace lot. Ride at 9am.
Should be a nice day.

Ride Hard! and have fun if your racing. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Michaux Enduro

The Michaux Double Down Enduro is coming!
With segments on Vista and Moss you won't want to miss this! 
For more info visit BikeReg: Michaux Double Down Enduro  
Need a promo code? The first 10 MBM members to contact me get one!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday 27 Oct.

Totem Pole parking lot. Ride at 9am.
It's that time of year again! Bring warmth!
Back trails, Secret, Caledonia (check out MTeC), Blue, ???, Yellow and done.
We'll park across the road at Totem Pole, I expect Caledonia to be packed. See the location below for where to park. This ride will have an easy bail out since we'll pass the cars after Secret on the way to caledonia.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Friday Night Ride

6pm from the Mud Banks. Thanks, Luckie!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

my little friend

meet this little guy on sting the other day.

Sunday 10/20

Big Flat back lot.
Ride time 9am

Friday, October 18, 2013

MoCo Epic

For anyone looking for humor and funness outside the rocky norm.
The MoCo Epic (sponsored by Dogfish Head) is this weekend after being rained out last weekend.  I'll be there tomorrow playing on the dirt and showing off on the Kids Ride.  The big rides are on Sunday.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday gravel grinder

I'll lead a gravel road ride this Sunday since the trails are soaked.  Let’s start at 9am at Pine Grove Furnace (see map links on right sidebar).  I have a 27 mile loop in mind that can be cut short for those that are pressed for time or have had enough riding.  The loop is up Bendersville to Slate to Piney Mountain Ridge Rd to Huckleberry to Big Flat Atv to Shippensburg Rd to Ridge Rd all the way to Cold Springs Rd to Pine Grove Rd and then back through the park.  You can cut it short along Ridge Rd and return to the park via Michaux Rd or 233.  Bring your cross bikes or hardtails and save some trails!

Tuscarora Gravel Road Ride

I have off of work on Tuesday and I am hoping to get out and explore the dirt roads of a different State Forest.  I am hoping to start by 9AM and plan on a route something along the lines of the following: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/307190955 .
If anyone is interested in coming along let me know.  The current plan is to park at Colonel Denning and ride from there.  Again, the above route is a rough outline and actual distance/route will depend on time and how I am feeling.  This is going to be more of a leisure ride with multiple stops for pics if it is warranted, no hammerfest.

Is this for today's trail conditions?

Monday, October 07, 2013

Chambersburg Bike Park

Good Job and Thank You to all that made it possible!
Everyone else should check it out sometime. Click the link for the story.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

2013-2014 Hunting Seasons

It's Deer Season!!!
Play it safe, wear bright colors.

 Michaux State Forest is WMU 5A.
For a complete PA list: 2013-2014 Hunting Seasons

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) Statewide: Oct. 5 –Nov. 16 and Dec. 26 –Jan. 11. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.
DEER (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 1A, 1B, 2B, 3A, 3D, 4A, 4C, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D: Dec. 2 –14. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.
DEER, ANTLERLESS (Statewide): Oct. 24 –26. Junior and Senior License Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty.
DEER, ANTLERLESS MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 19 –26. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.
DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (Statewide): Dec. 26 –Jan. 11. One antlered deer per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.
WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): WMU 5A – Nov. 5 –7

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Thursday Night Rides

If you are interested in Thursday Night Rides, assume that it is at Mont Alto at 5 unless you see something posted otherwise. Rides may be shortened for anyone without a light. Once hunting starts, the rides will only be after dark.
Get some lights, ya'll!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Iron Cross results

A huge thank you to Mike Kuhn and the crew and their families for spending days and days planning, putting on and cleaning up an awesome race! Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make this race happen and thank you to the support crews and sponsors! Without all these people that love cycling so much, we wouldn’t have awesome racing!

We had quite a few MBM’ers out there “enjoying” the race.

In the “100K”:
Ladies first: Alicia finished (with her bearded Birdman on his single speed!) with a very respectable time and with the gutsiest performance of the day!

Ralph P led the MBM pack with an impressive ride. He took an hour off of last years’ time after he raced the Three Peaks ultracross the week before!
Dave W. powered to the finish with a flat tire! Does anything slow him down?
Trevis rounds out the sub 6 hour rides!
Ben C. with a strong first time ride! Rode all of Lippencote on his cross bike!
Mike D – someone update me on Mike please

In the 50K:
Dave R with a victory in the single speed category!
Dale with a third place finish in the 40+!
And I finished with a fifth place in the 40+!

Thanks again to all that made this happen!

1st reaction?

What do you think of this? http://reviews.mtbr.com/video-epic-fail-in-bike-park-chatel-france

Friday, September 27, 2013

IC checkpoint

The Iron Cross MBM checkpoint is at the top of Stillhouse Hollow Road at the power line. The same place it has been for years. This year we are much closer to the beginning of the race. We'll need to be set up and ready by 9:30 and we expect the first rider could be there by 10am. This year we will be a water stop only, no drop bags!!
After the checkpoint is done anyone that can move forward in the course and help out would be great.
I expect everything to be through that point no later than 11am. However, everyone that volunteers is welcome to return to the start/finish at Big Flat lot and eat.

If anyone is interested, there is a volunteer meeting at the Big Flat lot at 8am in the Trans-Sylvania Epic tent. If not feel free to meet at the checkpoint.

There's a link with a map location on this post.
Thanks. See you there.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sunday Ride 9-22 - And Sock PickUp!

Caledonia 9am.
The Socks will be there. Ooooooo.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fast and smooth

The winners laps video

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Dickinson MTB Skills Clinic

Please see the flyer for the MTB skills clinic put on by Harlan Price this weekend in Carlisle. Act fast to get a spot. This is a unique opportunity at a good price if you're interested! Contact info is on the flyer.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Iron Cross 2nd half pre-ride

Some of us are doing a pre-ride of the second half of this year's Iron Cross course this Sunday the 22nd. We will be leaving from Big Flat at 9am. Dust off those cross bikes and come ride with us!

Fall Racing Season

If you are racing and you have volunteered with MBM this year contact me before registering for this event!
The Iron Cross XI is September 29th. See Bikereg for more info.
If you're racing Good Luck!! The course has changed this year. The start/finish will be at Big Flat.
MBM is hosting the regular checkpoint at the power line on Stillhouse Hollow Road. If you can help please contact me. We always have a great time at this one. Food and beverages will be provided. I'll ask the promoters for some swag too.

Volunteering for MBM supported events not only provides participants the opportunity to safely enjoy central PA's greatest natural resource, it also helps sustain the only mountain bike club in Michuax State Forest that is recognized by DCNR and open to anyone. 

To volunteer for any event contact me directly: Ridemichaux@gmail.com
See you at a ride soon! ~Slow 

Friday, September 13, 2013

new Emmitsburg Trails open

MORE is hosting an IMBA "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day" ride here on Oct 5th.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday 9/12/13 Mont Alto Ride

As of 3:00pm the weather in Chambersburg is looking bad.  If you are planning to ride tonight post a comment.  It is not likely many (or any) will show at Mont Alto this evening so proceed at your own risk.


Friday, September 06, 2013

'Cross/Gravel Grinder rides

Is anybody interested in doing some fire/dirt road rides in the region's State Forests this fall?  I would love to do Ironcross this year since it has been moved to earlier in the year (and away from my nephew's birthday), but I have family commitments out of town that weekend.  Also, I am not fit enough at the moment!  I would like to finally get out for some 'cross rides on my CrossCheck.  I would especially like to check out some of the roads in Tuscarora state forest.  If anyone has a good route suggestions in that forest please let me know.  I'm also up for riding in Michaux.  I would be able to do ~2 hour rides on Tues/Fri in Norchaux if we start by 1PM as I need to pick up my kiddo from daycare by 4-4:30 in Harrisburg.  I could probably get away for a longer ride on the weekend as long as I have advance notice.

Thursday, September 05, 2013

PreRace Ride

If a replacement for my exploded shifter arrives tomorrow, I will do a preride of the 20 mile loop, starting at 9 on Sunday. I will ride at race pace, which, for the rest of you will hardly raise your heart rates.

Sunday Ride 9-8

The Enduro signs all over Michaux are scaring me south of the border . . .

Gburg may be doing a Teaberry preride, so if you're interested in that keep your eyes peeled.
Our MBM group ride will be from the SandFlats in the Watershed. Thanks to Jason for agreeing to usher us around. We can carpool/caravan from the southend of Cburg if anybody wants to. We will try to get there to ride at 9, so meeting around 8 would be plenty of time.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Thursday Ride (I can't lead it)

I had thought I could lead a ride from the Teaberry lot this Thursday but I have a work conflict.  We've been talking about moving the Thursday night ride around a bit and we've got some newer riders that would like to see the trails around Teaberry prior to the upcoming race.  If anyone can lead a ride from the Teaberry lot this Thursday or any other time please post.  Also, if you plan to ride this Thursday from Mont Alto please post so newer riders will know they have a leader.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

State Forest Resource Management Plan Survey

DCNR is beginning the process to develop its new State Forest Management Plan.  If you want your voice to be heard, and your priorities to be considered in the management of our State Forests, please take the time to seriously consider this survey and complete it!  

Here's the email text from Forestry and the link to the survey can be found on the main page of Michaux's web page, as linked below:

Dear Michaux State Forest stakeholder or user,
The Bureau of Forestry is beginning the planning process to revise the State Forest Resource Management Plan (SFRMP). The SFRMP is a broad, state-wide plan used to guide the Bureau of Forestry’s management of state forest resources.
Public participation is an integral part of state forest management. As part of the SFRMP revision, we developed a survey to gather public input that can be incorporated into the planning process. Additional opportunities for public input through 2014 will include written comment and public meetings. Hearing from the public gives us insights into the needs and concerns of citizens and stakeholders, so we can better adapt our management strategies.
As a valued state forest stakeholder or user, we are interested in your survey response. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please use the following link to access the survey on the Michaux State Forest webpage. You will find a link to the survey under the Advisories section of the webpage. The survey will be available online through October 31, 2013.
Please feel free to share this link with other state forest stakeholders or users that you may know.
Thank you,
-Forest Resources Planning and Information Team
Michaux and all the other State Forest lands mean a lot to all of us--let DCNR know your opinions and priorities!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

See you on the other side.

editing Brian's post.  MBM should know about this tomorrow:
spread the word if you can

To all friends and family of Brian and Lee Ann Fults: There will be a memorial ride/walk tomorrow morning (Sunday 10:00 pm) to spread his ashes along Abby Trail in Micheaux as request by Brian on his last few days with us. Walkers will be led by Les Hegarty and Lee Ann Fults and will only walk the second part of the trail. Mountain bikers will be led by Cory Hegarty and will ride all of Abby trail. Riders and walkers will meet halfway through Abby trail at a pre-determined location and a few words will be spoken. Riders and walkers will meet at big flat parking lot at 9:30 and instructions will be given from there. Location to parking lot:http://www.mapquest.com/?hk=10W5H0v&icid=embed_viewLargerMap. (right off of Birch run rd.)

You will be missed.
Brian and I at his benefit ride. 
 Last Wednesday our friend and member Brian Fults lost his fight against cancer. Brian was an inspiration. He rose through the mountain biking ranks in record time and began winning races. He eventually started the Bulldog Race Team. His drive and his spirit will be missed by all.

9200ft summit in Mount Rose wilderness NV.
TORC and Gettysburg near Nevada City, CA.
On Friday a group of MBM, Gettysburg and TORC riders dedicated a ride to our friend. Thanks for the jersey Bulldogs! I will wear it with pride. We will remember our friend.

For those attending services, please wear your jersey.

Sunday Ride 8-25

Bendersville Lot 9am.
The lot at the top of Bendersville Rd where the Maximus is . . .

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sunday Ride Report

We had a great ride yesterday with an excellent group! We pretty much rode the second half of the maximus 40 in a nice light rain. Finishing 20+ miles of singletrack in that weather with a group of 8 intact is a good day on the bikes. Thanks to those who rode and those who were helpful in keeping the group running smoothly. We had some new faces and very few of the 'regulars' - thanks for coming out! Photo to follow (once I get it off my phone).
I'm thinking of starting from Bendersville Lot this Sunday and riding the first half of maximus. Yes, that means climbing DeadWomansHollow, but I've had some requests for 3miletrail, so we will make that happen!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gary Fisher to Trek

Gary Fisher 7
Niner 1
Lets see if Trek can handle Michanx. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

A very successful 'beginner' ride!

It was a great turnout last night. Thanks to the riders who helped show a nice group of 'beginner' riders around the woods. We had a variety of newer riders with a variety of strengths and weaknesses. We challenged most of them but everybody came away with a smile (to my knowledge).

For the rest of the fall, the Thursday rides will be regular. It will be Mont Alto unless posted differently. These are open rides. Any ability is welcome. The ride leaves the lot at 5. If you may be a little late, try to contact somebody that can alert us. We will tailor the ride to the group's ability on any given night, so please come out and ride bikes with us!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tues. Aug. 13

15-20 mile ride from Furnace lot if anyone is interested. Ride starts at 5:30pm pending solid weather. Quick pace, but company is certainly welcomed. If inclement weather, check the blog before heading out. Any takers to ride up north?


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Thursday Night Ride 8-15

There will be a beginner-paced ride from the Mont Alto lot at 5 on Thursday this week. Anybody is welcome. Put the word out please.
Any members who can be on hand to help would be appreciated.
Come prepared to ride for 2-3 hours (about 2 water bottles and a snack). Helmets required.
Any questions, please ask on the blog or email the club.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Sunday Ride 8-11

Caledonia at 9.
Next week will be Mud Banks.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Clear Rocky Ridge

Rocky Ridge is totally overgrown. I want to clean it up on Saturday. I need one or two people to help. I'd like to meet at Old Forge at 10AM. I will bring the biggest brush cutter I can rent. Please respond if you can come.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Last Call for Socks!

Orders due August 1st (that's tomorrow)

See post from

Tuesday, July 16

 for details!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Big flat

The easy way to climb big flat trail. Or is that the lazy but fun  way.  

Rez ride

Here is what it is like riding on the Potawatomi Indian reservation in Kansas. Not to tuff but fun.http://youtu.be/uMhwubap9O8
Nice to be back in the mountains

bubble wrap bike

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Old Reservoir Lot.
Ride at 9am.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


5:30 ride time.
Mont Alto lot.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Temporary Trail Workers Wanted

This oughta help!
Big donation to this new trail network that is just outside of southern Michaux.  I heard one of our own is on the work crew for the summer.  I predict smiles to come.

 Trail Conservancy is building a stacked loop trail system in the Emmitsburg watershed. Although shared use, its mountain bike focused. We have finished the beginner loop (2.5 mi). We are now building the intermediate loop (5+ miles). The advanced loop will be about (3miles). Here's a link to rough estimate map:

Next year a trail to the town, plus a challenging intermediate loop will add another 8 to 10 miles.

We are looking to hire temporary trail builders for the summer. Experience helps, but not necessary. Duties are mostly hand finishing already rough cut trail, corridor clearing and bench cutting trail where needed. We provide tools. Pay is $15 per hour and you get a 1099 for taxes end of year. Starts in a week for the rest of the summer, with possible week off 1st week of August. Weather affects us some, and we get out of the woods for lightening.

Check out our website (needs update)

Austin Steo
Executive Director
Trail Conservancy
301-518-5443 cell--best 

Kids Bike Race 2013

The Kids Bike Race was Saturday morning.
Everyone had a great time! Thanks to volunteers who cleaned trails, organized the event, course marshals, and sponsors. You made it a great day for these kids!
Promoted by Larry with help from MBM and many others.
1st and 2nd got trophies in 4 divisions.
They were all business!
Getting ready to HAMMER!
Bulldog strong!!
Next year Dark Hollow!
Yea we gave him a helmet.
Dirt Shirt!!!
She could have avoided the mud.
What fun would that be?????

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Curse of Dark Hollow

The Curse is here!!
If anyone can help with running a checkpoint please email me
We are short a couple people this year so we could really use the help!!

Good luck to everyone racing!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 MBM Socks!

Orders due August 1st 

Each MBM member (membership is paid for 2013 on or before August 1st) will receive one complimentary pair of MBM socks! If you have a family membership, each family member will receive one pair of socks free (but you'll have to let us know how many kids you have). If you would like to order ADDITIONAL socks the cost is $5.

Please let me know the following:
1.What size you need (1 pair free)
2.How many additional pairs you'd like to order ($5 ea.)
3.How many kids you have. (ex small size unless otherwise specified)

Email the treasurer:
smader76 at comcast dot net 

Socks will be delivered at an upcoming MBM ride. (to be announced later)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Race loop tomorrow

Not necessarily an official MBM ride, but if anyone is interested, I am doing the race loop at 9AM.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Kids Race

Race next Saturday
I may post a quick trailwork brush & prune session for an evening early next week, followed by a reward session at Roy-Pitz.  Will be back out there in the meantime spraying the poison ivy (with vinegar) and weed-whacking.  I won't need many helpers, but any who are local and interested will be well compensated.

Thanks MBM for the trophies!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

MBM Picnic Saturday July 13th


Where:  Weiser's House - 1798 Ridge Road, Gardners, PA 17324
When:  Saturday, July 13th – 1:30pm - ???
Mountain Bike RIDE at 10:00AM

~Burgers, Dogs and Beer, Lemonade and Water will be provided~

RSVP by Thursday July 11th to Brett or Donna's email or leave a comment and let us know what dish you will bring.

Pick from the list by the first letter of your Last Name, please, to help ensure a good variety!.

A-D: Beverage (Soda, wine or iced tea)
I-L: Desserts
M-P:Appetizers or Cheese & Crackers
Q-T:Salad or Fruit
U-Z:Chips, Salsa or Dip
Bring the kids and doggies (if they are well behaved)
Bring a lawn/deck/camp chair
Bring a dish (in addition to your date!)
We will have a slack line set up and cornhole boards.

Non-riding guests are welcome to go for a walk/hike from the house or on the AT while the ride is happening.  You can also explore Camp Michaux via the interpretive walking tour!

A campfire is a real possibility as well—s’mores anyone?

Directions from Interstate 81 from the North:

If you are on the Turnpike, take the Carlisle Exit and follow signs to 81 South)

Heading South on I-81...
Take the PA-233 exit 37 - Newville
Turn left at the stop (Centerville Rd/233 South) and head toward Pine Grove Furnace—go 2.5 mi
Turn right at Pine Rd (Keck's Store is on the right corner)—go 1.0 mi
Bear left at Blue Pond Rd—go 0.8 mi
Turn right at Southside Dr—go 0.3 mi
Turn left at Peach Orchard Rd—go 2.6 mi
Bear right at Ridge Rd and drive way is the first on the left side.
Overflow parking on Peach Orchard Rd.
Google Directions: 1798 Ridge Road, Cooke, PA (Do not use your GPS in your car---it will take you to the wrong place!)

Friday, July 05, 2013

For Sale 2012 Pivot Mach 429 Frame

Size Medium. Includes King headset, new bottom bracket and newly rebuilt shock. $1,000. XTR front der for 2x10. If interested, sseeber@erols.com

Sunday 7-7

Caledonia 9am. Heading south.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Saturday July 6th

Anyone want to do a ride this Saturday?  I'm coming from Mechanicsburg so I would prefer a Norchaux ride but can head as far south as Big Flat.  I hardly ever get to ride with any club members so  I wouldn't mind some company.


Saturday, June 29, 2013


I can't go north so I'm going to ride at Caledonia at 9am

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thursday Night Trail Work

Rocky Ridge is in need of some trail work and I would like to see if I can get some people this Thursday at 5:30 to help out. I know it's late notice, but if your able to help let me know. We need weed whackers and hand clippers. We will meet at the yellow gate at the end of the trail. Bird suggested you bring some sort of tick repellent with you. Please respond if you can make it. Thanks We will reschedule when more people are available.

Tuesday, June 25th

Anybody want to ride tomorrow evening? I would like to stay north near Pine Grove but could be convinced to go as far as Big Flat if anyone is interested. I'm hoping for a fast paced couple of hours in the woods if anyone is up to tackle the heat. Would need to ride around 5:30ish.


Saturday, June 22, 2013


Old forge .....ride time 9am

Friday, June 21, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Saturday 6/15 ride? Pre-fathers' Day

Wondering if anyone is up for a ride on Saturday? A few of us might want to hang with the family on Fathers' Day.

I'm thinking of a central start location.  Caledonia or Big Flat but could be convinced to start somewhere else if there are enough people interested.


Friday, June 07, 2013

Sunday Ride 6-9

Big Flat.
Ride at 9.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Sunday 6-2

Ride at 9am

Friday, May 24, 2013

Sunday Ride 5-26

Mud Banks at 9.
The plan is to do a Vista loop backwards.
Doesn't that sound like fun?

                  Ride location maps have been restored in the side bar -->

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Old man morning ride

Hey MBMers
Me and Gary Fisher have been riding alone on Thurs. mornings and it has become a love hate relationship . I talk to him and he just spits me off now and then. Well I was wondering if there would be any interest in a Thurs. morning ride if I posted one ever thurs. am. I like early say between 7am,8am or 9am no later. I like to be done by noon. Sometimes it's a little more fun when someone answers you. Oh yea it would be an elderly paced ride.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Sunday Ride 5-19

Old Forge at 9.
Have fun at Dirtfest to all those . . .

DirtFest 2013

DirtFest is here. Anyone going please be sure to wear your MBM jersey on Saturday.
See you there! Everyone else, well....keep reading the blog and ride!!
Have fun this weekend!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Ride on Sunday?

Race Pics

Race Pics.
Great shots of the race! Everyone had a blast!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Tuesday Ride (Canceled)

Looks like rain...in the interest of the trails maybe next time.

I'm planning to ride from the Laurel Lake parking lot if anyone is interested in joining me. Hoping to be riding by 5:30. If it's raining hard or looks like it's going to I will not ride. Planning to do a hard 15+ miles with minimal stopping. I'll post something by 4:30 if I'm not coming.


Monday, May 06, 2013

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bulldog Day

Thank You

Thank you all that came out and supported the Bulldog Bonazna benefit Ride yesterday.  The event was a great success with us raising over 2K that was then handed over to Brian at the end of the day.

Good luck to all those racing today, I will see you out there!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

No Ride Sunday....Gone Racin'

Maximus is May 5th. 
That's this Sunday.

Good luck to all riders! If you're in the lead keep going, if you're in the weeds stop and say hi. We'll be tending every checkpoint.

ATTN VOLUNTEERS: An email has been sent to you with information for race day. If you did not get it, email me using the address below.

To volunteer at Maximus:
email: RideMichaux (at) gmail (dot) com

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Brian Fults Benefit this Saturday

The course is really shaping up nicely, you don't want to miss this event! It is sure to be a fun time and is being done to support our biking brother Brian Fults! Come out, ride a few laps for fun, race if you want, do the trail run or just hang out, but come out and do it for Brian! Event starts at 8am Saturday , more details here https://www.bikereg.com/Net/19217