Lecture, Meet and Greet, and Ride with Sonya Looney

WMU’s College of Engineering Custer Lecture Series welcomes MTBer Sonya Looney on Wed., October 10 at the Parkview campus. She’ll give a talk about being an electrical engineer (BS & MS) and a professional mountain biker and entrepreneur. This is followed with a meet-and-greet at Pedal bike shop in downtown Kalamazoo and she’ll lead a group ride of Maple Hill Trail.

1:30p.m. Lecture
WMU Floyd Hall – D-132

4:00-4:30p.m. Meet and Greet
Pedal, 611 W. Michigan Ave.

5p.m. Group Ride
Maple Hill Trail

Custer’s Last Stand MTB Time Trial race

Attention, this is a Non-SWMMBA Event – information here is provided for reference only. Please contact the race director with any questions.

Mountain Bikers: A time trial is coming back to Fort Custer!!

A challenging, fast and fun 9 mile course using the RED and GREEN loops has been designed. Elite, Expert & Sport classes do 2 laps, and Beginner class does 1 lap.

Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:

– cash prizes for Elites
– awesome medals for the top 3 in each race class
– long sleeve technical shirt you’ll be proud to wear
– free lunch for every racer

You don’t wanna miss out on this amazing event…whether you’re staying in shape for Ice Man or entering your first Mountain Bike race, you’ll enjoy this event. We want to see you there.

REGISTER TODAY: https://www.victorylife.church/events


SWMMBA Invades Brown County!

Let’s ride Brown County!

SWMMBA reserved Brown Country Rally Camp 4 for everyone (Friday and Sat night), so bring your gear and we’ll enjoy this amazing trail system and good company for a couple days.

Campground details are here:

Campground  map:

Trail details are here:

Fort Custer Xterra – Volunteers Needed

Attention, this is a Non-SWMMBA Event – information here is provided for reference only. Please contact the race director John Ploeg with any questions.

In years past we have helped  John with the MTB portion of the course. Lots of opportunities exist, course setup, tear down, course marshals, etc…

If you would like to volunteer please contact John directly using the contact form here:

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Meyer Broadway Trail Day

All hands on deck to do finishing work on the current 4-5 miles of rough cut trail!

Please bring drinking water, gloves, and a pair of loppers if you have them. Also, don’t forget your bike for “research” purposes. We hope to sneak a preview ride in after the work is done. Fat/plus preferred.