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.
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,

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.