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What a difference a night makes. Big M received 3-5 inches of fluffy white stuff last night and throughout the day today. Although not groomed, the outer loop is very very rideable. It’s gorgeous out there right now. Enjoy it … Continue reading
Another snow day allowed us to recon Big M. No good news whatsoever. All our base is gone. We checked both north and south sides of the Udell. If it weren’t for this mornings wet, heavy snow, we would have … Continue reading
Trails are good to go. We just have to watch for the normal spring rains and star off them when they’re wet. I’d like to think we could leave those winter fat Bike signs up in case winter returns but … Continue reading
The snow pack at Big M is holding up well. When it is below freezing the trails are in AMAZING shape. Things soften up greatly in the warmer temps though so don’t be a jerk and ride it when the … Continue reading
School Forest is a ribbon of ice and the Dragon (see images) has patchy ice all the way around. We’ll see what today’s sunshine does for Cartier Park. Pretty sure the SFT system will be ice for a while. I’m … Continue reading
The trails are in excellent shape! Very little ice and they are super firm and fast. Based on the forecast they should be excellent through sometime on Saturday mid to late in the day when the air temps get into … Continue reading
I was wrong. A quick drive by after returning from store showed the trails to be an opaque layer of slush, which will likely turn to sheer ice overnight. A little snow would help. Yup. Back to being right again. … Continue reading
I got talked into trying out the SFT trails last night, I’d thought that it had been too warm and they’d be too soft, I was wrong. They were great. It got very close to freezing last night so they … Continue reading
The outerloop was groomed with our new tracksled: It lays down a very nice ribbon of 20″ singletrack. This is the first pass for the year so it may take a few more passes before we get a really nice … Continue reading
I got out to groom this afternoon. I think this most recent snow will set up the best we’ve seen so far this year. Enjoy!!!
The outer loop of the trail park was groomed Wednesday afternoon. Going to try to groom the inner loop later this evening.
The trails didn’t absolutely need it last night, but looking at the weather forecast I thought that it was a good time to really go out and lay down some good tracks with the groomer, so I hit all of … Continue reading
Looks like we’re back in business. A group went out and rode all the trails Monday night and reported back they’re awesoem. We got another 2-3 inches last night and if it snows all day today, I may go ride. … Continue reading
The SFT trails are kind of still a mess from the thaw and now cool down. They’re icy in spots from the grooming we did what seems like years ago. We’ve had NO new snow in two weeks maybe. None … Continue reading
The outer loop was ridden in Saturday. The loop is a mix of very different conditions right now. Some of it is well packed fat bike tracks (6-8″ wide), some of it has been groomed with an old school snowmobile … Continue reading
Trail is in great shape. Watch for a couple trees down but it won’t get in the way of a n awesome ride!
We didn’t get enough snow to groom yesterday but several people have ridden and reported that there was enough snow to cover up the ice and they’ve packed it down to where Tom says they are a 5 on a … Continue reading
We are finally back up and in business for grooming the fat bike loop at the Manistee Trail Park. We have our big snowmobile fixed and out at the park. There are a couple more tweaks we need to make but … Continue reading
Just got done grooming all of SFT. It’s snowing pretty good at the moment though. Will probably need another groom after the snow, the rain and the forecasted 40 degree temps tomorrow but we’ll have a solid base to work … Continue reading
And there’s even more snow to play in at Big M this morning. Set up nicely. Go ride it. Outer loop is still ok too thanks to KBS
Trails were great again today. We’re supposed to get 1-3 tonight. If that happens then we’ll probably groom Monday night and then hope everyone stays off it on Tuesday when it rains. We’ll have a good base and the warm … Continue reading
Tons of snow at Big M and the Fat Bike loop packed in nicely. All groomed up for riding pleasure.
The Outer Loop was ridden in Saturday. I am guessing the track will firm up well and should be pretty good Sunday. The smaller loop was ridden in and snowshoed. We are hoping to get the smaller loop rolled today.
Trails have been groomed and/or ridden in and are pretty awesome. Snow cover is light but the grooming last night (Thanks TP) kind of bonded the snow to the ice that was there and there are very few icy spots. … Continue reading
We got about an inch of snow last night. Hoping for 3-5 more before the weekend. If so we will probably just hold a Saturday morning fattie ride and pack it in manually. Hoping to set up a base for … Continue reading
If the forecast is correct, these stable conditions will allow the fat bike loop as well as the entire outer to be very rideable. Even if the Udell get an inch or two, the riding will rock through the weekend.
The 5-6 mile loop is in great shape. The outer loop has been ridden in and should be rideable if you have bigger tires and are running low pressure. PLEASE STAY OFF SKI TRAIL! Especially along Corkpine. It may seem … Continue reading
Got a text that Mike groomed. Awaiting trail report. Todd says trails fricking awesome. Little bit of a warm up Wednesday, as long as they don’t get chewed up too bad they should return to awesome Thursday.
The trails held up through today’s thaw quite well, and with temps hovering around freezing until Sunday I think they’ll hold up well. We’re planning to groom as soon as there is a 12 hour window where the temps are … Continue reading
Wow, 15 inches of snow, 3 days and 9 man hours later, the Ludington School Forest trails will probably set up great by morning. Of course we’re getting a little thaw. The Rokon is absolutely the machine for 1-6 inches … Continue reading
The fat bike loop was groomed Monday, sort of. We don’t have our usual snowmobile and roller set up ready yet so were using a lighter snowmobile and a sled right now. The track is pretty soft but probably will … Continue reading
Snow day means groom day! Rescued the roller! Loop is in great shape. Should be good to go for the week.
Had anyone ridden the trails on Friday at about midnight, they would have had the best time. And then 15 inches of new powder fell from the sky. We have the foundation of a good trail and should have the … Continue reading
I went out the give the loop another packing since getting another 4-5 inches over night. The roller stopped rolling due to ice build up so I had to dump it mid trail and I finished up grooming with just … Continue reading
Big M fat bike loop got groomed today. Sounds like it set up nicely. No outer loop…yet
Went out yesterday mid-storm and groomed, then we got another 6″ so I will be heading out again tonight. Should be back in good shape Sunday.
Trails still in great shape after the Sunday groom. We all rode two laps last night and those tracks made it even better. We got rid of one tree on the orange loop. As soon as we get a couple … Continue reading
I got out last night for the first full groom with the Rokon and Mike’s rolling groomer. It worked very well and I got our three loops done, the north south through trail and a section through the disc … Continue reading
Todd and Dave have been busy working on the new Cartier Park Loops and they’re pretty fun I have to say. Here’s a GPS track of what I’ve found so far.
Trails are dry and summer riding has begun. As with all trails though it’s best to stay off them when they’re wet.
NCT south of 9 Mile Bridge is free of snow at least until Freesoil Rd (and likely the rest of the way south). The Udell Hills region is a mixed bag right now. Trails that were groomed for skiing or … Continue reading
The Arcadia MTB trails are 99.9% free of snow as of the evening of Friday, March 11. There are a lot of trees down right now, especially on the south side of the loop. I am hoping to get to … Continue reading
Most of the fat bike loop was groomed Wednesday evening. The remainder should be groomed Thursday morning.
Oh yea! 6 more inches of fresh just got squished down onto the fat bike loop. Groomed all up for some fun riding. When it sets up it should be mint!
Possibly the last groom of the 5 mile Big M loop today. Ride early in the morning before Mother Nature heats the afternoons up
Get out there before Mother Nature reclaims it!
The Orange loop was groomed this morning and there is only a light dusting on Thursday’s corduroy.
Out at the Big M there has been plenty of snow falling but the trail has been shaping up quite nicely. Groomed again this afternoon, the weekend looks to be a great time to try out the loop
All trails are groomed except the Orange loop. The walking trails and disc golf area are also groomed for your skiing/riding pleasure.
Seven of us rode in the SFT system last night and conditions were quite good. Surprisingly. Waiting to see what the weather does before we make a grooming decision. But they are rideable, and each lap makes them more so.
Trail is in really good shape. Freshly groomed for your pleasure.
Big M is all set for some weekend fun. Trail was groomed Friday late afternoon. Get out and ride, conditions are perfect!
Got a nice dump of 8+” of decent packing powder during the day! Groomed all the trails and they seem like they are going to set up well over night. Enjoy!
Fat bike trails were groomed Wednesday night. Conditions should be excellent if they are not a bit icy.
We had a significant thaw the past couple days. The base that has been groomed in is thick enough to handle a temporary thaw. Some new snow has fallen and we will be out to groom by the weekend. The … Continue reading
With temps staying above freezing throughout the entire weekend, we are asking riders to please stay off the fat bike groomed trail until temps drop below freezing
All that nice heavy snow laid down quite nicely Friday afternoon. All groomed up for people to enjoy. Watch the temps this weekend.
The trails were groomed Wednesday night and are in great shape. Please hold off riding them until our temps drop below freezing again and the snow firms up this afternoon.
With the recent dump of wet, heavy snow and temps hovering around the freezing mark, the trail should be ridden with the 1″ rule. Please avoid the trail if you’re rutting the base more than an inch. We have not … Continue reading
Ludington School Forest trails We’ll be keeping a running log of trail grooming reports so you can get a good idea of how the trail conditions are in the Ludington School Forest (see links to GPS data and trail maps … Continue reading
Hello Club members, The busy holiday season is coming up fast so we will have our annual meeting before the chaos starts. This year’s meeting will be on Sunday Nov. 23rd at 3:00. It will again be held at Quiring … Continue reading
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The recent freeze/thaw conditons have made for some great fat biking. There are tons of great places to ride and you won’t have to wash the mud off your bike.
We swiped this from the VASA site because we think it’s important as ambassadors of cycling that we try and present a good image of cyclists everywhere. These are rules for riding the ski trails on Friday nights in TC, … Continue reading
More to come, but a GOOD TIME was had by all.
We have two things going on during Global Fat Bike Day (December 7th). In the morning is a group ride going point-to-point between Manistee and Camp Douglas-Smith on Hamlin Lake (direction will be determined a few days before the ride … Continue reading
While most of the cyclists in Michigan were most likely out enjoying the trails on a beautiful fall day that was the morning and early afternoon of October 12, 2013 a small group of dedicated, and not-so-dedicated, riders lined up … Continue reading
Whether you’re a road biker or a mountain biker there are a bunch of great events coming up in our own backyard. Since most of you probably missed out on the Lumberjack 100 at the Big M, you will have … Continue reading
We all know what great riding opportunities we have in our area and the Shoreline Cycling Club decided to get the word out to the rest of the cycling community. For the last year, a small committee has been working … Continue reading
Here’s a video of Jeff B. and Andy K. riding fat tire bikes on the beach north of Ludington the other day. Certain conditions don’t necessitate a fat tire bike, but if conditions change then you can be left riding … Continue reading
Greetings fellow mountain bikers, I had an idea last weekend while I was riding some new singletrack that our club, the Shoreline Cycling Club, built in our school forest. We need a bike race in town, and it didn’t seem … Continue reading