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Introducing SWMMBA — the Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association

The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is a nonprofit mountain bike group that has been working at Fort Custer Recreational Area for 20 years. SWMMBA was founded in the spring of 1993 as a chapter of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) to develop trails and encourage mountain biking in Southwest Lower Michigan. As an organization, SWMMBA focuses on promoting proper trail development and maintenance, stewardship, advocacy, racing, group rides, and general mountain biking.Our group has volunteered thousands of trail maintenance hours and worked very hard to make the Fort Custer trail system what it is today. The trail system is rated in the top 50 of destinations for mountain biking in the United States.

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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 Goals

The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is a nonprofit mountain bike group with a mission of building
bike facilities and constructing sustainable trails to inspire people to actively explore the outdoors by bicycle.
SWMMBA members have dedicated thousands of volunteer hours toward accomplishing this mission. SWMMBA
was founded in 1993 as a chapter of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) and currently operates as a
chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

Next Trail Day

 

SWMMBA Trail Day at Fort Custer

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 8am

 

Next SWMMBA Meeting

 

3rd Tuesdays

May 17th
Time - 6:00 pm

Bell’s Eccentric Café
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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

Adopt-A-Trail Handbook

Volunteer Release Form

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Support the SWMMBA

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Become a MemberRegister to be a SWMMBA Member NOW.

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Donations Donating money allows our group to do trail maintenence at the park.

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Get Involved We have scheduled trail days, volunteer your time.
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