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End of Year Holiday Party Friday, December 5th

Time - 7pm
We will be meeting at:

Rupert’s Brew House
773 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

We will be having a Chili Cook Off, all board members will bring in some chili for you to taste, and hey if you are interested in participating you are more than welcome too. We will also have snacks available.

There will be a 50/50 raffle to try and win and live music starting at 9 pm.

Did someone say FREE DRINK ON SWMMBA???
Yup all SWMMBA members will receive a free drink ticket, so have your first drink on us. If your not a member you can still get a free drink ticket, simply become a member that night!

Everyone is welcome, current members, guests and family. Lets have a great night celebrating together.

We will also have our election voting done that night as well. You will receive an election ballet and be asked to fill it out and submit it before the end of the night.


Now Accepting Board Nominations

Applications due no later than Nov. 28th
It's that time of year again; time to elect new Board Members. We are looking for people that want to make a difference in our organization to run for office.
We need applicants for the following positions:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

To learn more about the responsibilities of the Board Members please check out this link.

If you want to run we need a bio of you and what position you are running for as well as a photo of yourself so that we can put your information on the website so that members can review their candidates and make an informed decision. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your information.


The Fort Custer Stampede is trail benefit mountain bike race that assists our organization in raising the necessary funding to maintain the trail system at Fort Custer. It allows us to provide the necessary materials to keep Fort Custer one of the top destinations to ride.

  • Trail Equipment: provide the necessary equipment for trimming and excavating.
  • Equipment Maintenance: keeping our equipment in working order to make us efficient at our jobs.
  • Trail Development: we are always making alterations to trails to keep them great.
  • Trail Materials: get the necessary materials to keep the trails in tip top shape for great riding.

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SWMMBA acts as the primary trail developer for the Fort Custer State Recreation Area located in Augusta, MI. The Fort Custer Recreation Area currently has 18 miles of dedicated mountain bike trails, with 5 additional miles of multi-use trail. Future goals include increasing both membership and mountain bike trail mileage, working with land managers in partnership to achieve this goal, and building relationships with government and business organizations to inter-connect trail systems in the region.

TRAFx Counters

We have exciting news! The SWMMBA is now installing invisible counters that will assist us with keeping track of the number of mountain bike riders that visit our trail systems every day. This will assist us in gathering data about trail usage. It will assist us to better understand and manage our trails and can also be used when applying for grants and other funding as well as assist us with working with the DNR.

To learn more about the trail counters we use, please click this link.

Next SWMMBA Meeting


SWMMBA Meeting

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Time - 6:00 pm
We will be meeting at KRESA in Portage off Milham Road

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Hat Sale

Worried about your chilled noggin after the Iceman?

Fear not, because we have you covered!!

HEADSWEATS Reversible Beanies are on the way!
For the price of $20, you get a great beanie and $5 of that price will go towards our new trail building fund.

Sound awesome? Of course it does!

PS – These hats would make great Christmas Gifts! (only 50 some days left.. just say’n)



Special Announcement


Markin Glen Park

As many of you have already heard we are working with the Kalamazoo Parks department to get mountain bike trails on Markin Glen Park!

We are in the fundraising mode now, so we need your help to raise funds to make this dream a reality!

Report Volunteer Hours


Report Volunteer Hours

It's very important to us for everyone to record their volunteer hours. Both trail work as well as administrative. So if you could please click this link and log your hours it would be greatly appreciated.

Report Your Hours


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