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Earlier this week, the village of Milford voted to not hold any events until the 4th of July, essentially guiding us to cancel our event in June. We appreciate the village’s efforts in keeping us safe and healthy by taking this precaution. Anyone that has registered will be offered a refund, and will be contacted individually.
Now onto some good news. Assuming restrictions will allow, the Bike Fest committee will be holding a lower key version of the event on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend, so please check here and our website for details. In lieu of registration fees, we ask that people either donate to the chapter, or to support any of our amazing sponsors that have given us tremendous support over the years, if your finances allow. We will be sure to feature our sponsors on our Facebook page throughout the coming weeks and months.
While we had certainly hoped to gather in June, the health and safety of our community is a top priority. We are all looking forward to being on the other end of this, when we can all celebrate our trails and our community together!
Please be safe, and we look forward to seeing you in September and at next year's 2021 Bike Fest and Trail Challenge!
Your Milford Bike Fest Team
Did you know that 5 single track mountain bike trails are fully accessible from Downtown Milford? Join the Motor City Mountain Biking Association for the Milford Bike Fest and Trail Challenge as we showcase some of our favorite mountain bike trails, raise money for trail maintenance and youth cycling, and then celebrate on the deck of Main Street Grill and Tavern in Downtown Milford!
Start in Downtown Milford and join the MCMBA for a Guided Group Ride or the Huron Valley Bike Club for youth group rides, or Create Your Own Adventure with fellow riders across the vast trail system. After riding, join us at Main Street Grill and Tavern in Downtown Milford for live musical entertainment to celebrate a day well spent exploring and enjoying the trail system.
This event is not a race; all skill levels are welcome to this Bike Fest and Trail Challenge. Visit the links on the left to learn more about the connected trail system, Guided Group Rides, and how to prepare for the event. New this year, however, is the 100-mile challenge! Head over to the link on the left to learn more about how to complete this epic adventure!
The cost is $20 per rider if registered online before June 1, 2020. The cost is $25 per rider for day-of registration at the event. Registration includes a map booklet with trail information and coupons from our sponsors, an event nameplate for your bike, and 2 drink tickets good for pop or beer from our local brewery sponsors. Children 15 and under are free with a paying adult and will receive a ticket good for a hot dog, chips, and a pop.
Each year, our active membership contributes over 3,600 hours of service, primarily developing and maintaining area trail systems. The Bureau of Labor calculates volunteer time at an hourly rate of $23, which means that the MCMBA annually contributes over $82,000 in direct labor to our local parks and mountain bike trails. Our fund raising events help support this work by purchasing tools and equipment for our volunteers, providing materials for bridges, kiosks, signs, and other capital improvements for our parks.
Working with our partner organizations, our chapter maintains approximately 85 miles of singletrack across 11 mountain bike trails in Oakland and Wayne counties. In addition, we are pursuing development opportunities for new trail systems in several communities.
The Motor City Mountain Biking Association is a member of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (MMBA), a federation of mountain biking clubs focused on state-wide advocacy issues, and an affiliate of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).
Interested in getting your tires dirty? The Huron Valley Bike Club exists to get more kids and families together to mountain bike and to demonstrate that cycling can be a lifelong sport. Our participants range from as young as age 4 to 18. Parents do not have to ride for their children to participate in the club, nor must you be in the Huron Valley Schools district to participate. The club meets on Thursdays from May through August and meets at the soccer fields across from the Milford YMCA. Riders are split up by ability and join on rides with coaches from the Huron Valley United Racing team, a competitive mountain biking team comprised of K-12 student athletes who compete at team events and at the Michigan Scholastic Cycling Association (MiSCA) 6-race youth-only race series each fall. Coaches are registered and certified through MiSCA standards.
Learn more about the Huron Valley Bike Club and how to get involved by following them on Facebook!
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