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4 days ago

Remember, as we go through this freeze/thaw cycle, any traffic on sloppy trails means more trail work for us this spring. Please stay off the trails until the surface becomes dry enough to not leave ruts from your tires, feet, or paws. We'd rather spend our trail time building cool new stuff as opposed to fixing old rutted stuff.

Tell your friends that aren't cool enough to hang out on the SWMMBA Facebook page 😉

Remember, a great resource for crowdsourced trail conditions is the "West Michigan Trail Conditions" Facebook group. It's often the most up to date source of ridable trails.

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1 week ago
Photos from Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association - swmmba's post

Tomorrow appears to be the day to hit the Fort for the groomed conditions we've been waiting for all season. Dan W. was out at the Fort late tonight making art with the groomer, but after tomorrow it may likely turn to mashed potatoes once again. There may still be a few loose corners, but the majority of the course should be fantastic. Get out there and ride it tomorrow before the warm temps return and the foot traffic destroys it once again. #ridegroomed

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2 weeks ago

The groomers made several passes early this morning (Friday the 9th). The snow that we are receiving is of the frozen granular type (sugar). It does not pack, and our base is not established yet. Hopefully, this will eventually turn into a good base for fatbiking, but it is unknown how long this will take. The grooming crew will get out there as much as possible to try to make things better. Feel free to head out there and help to pound this snow down into the ground. But be aware that conditions will be very loose at best. Good Luck!

We will update this Grooming Report frequently ... See more

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1 month ago

Fort Custer Grooming Update -

Good news: The groomed course is in pretty good shape despite some soft spots here and there. Our volunteers were also able to clear that western section of the course to allow for us to get in a couple of passes with the groomer. So get out and ride it this weekend before the bad news hits.

Bad news: The weather is taking a turn for the worse (I can't believe I'm saying that) after Sunday and will have an impact on conditions of the groomed surface. In order to help maintain the groomed surface, we ask that you please follow the guidelines on the grooming ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association - swmmba's post

Fort Custer Grooming Update - We lucked out and received a few more inches of snow yesterday and overnight, but we're still dealing with some difficult type of snow to work with. We hit the trails last night with the snow machine and groomers to pack down that base and were back at it again tonight with the hope the brutal overnight temps will help firm things up. Please give it a go tomorrow and report back with conditions, but also understand it may still be sketchy in some spots. FYI - We haven't groomed across the bridge into the western most part of the course due to a significant number ... See more

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1 month ago

There have been some inquiries and comments regarding the groomed trail at Fort Custer and we’re hoping this will help clear things up.

Contrary to what you may have read on the interwebs, we do not have a lot of snow at Fort Custer, and any snow we do have is of the fine, fluffy stuff. As of yesterday there was about 4.5”-5” of snow on the ground and even less in the heavily wooded areas. Because we did not have an established base to work with, this snow is compacted down to an inch or less base, leaving exposed roots, leaves, and soil surface; not the ideal conditions for grooming. ... See more

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2 months ago
Where did the snow go?

Dan has a totally not sarcastic message from Fort Custer. Please come back snow. ?
#ridegroomed

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2 months ago
2nd Race - Wave 2

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2 months ago
1st Race - Wave 3

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2 months ago
1st Race - Wave 2

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