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12/9 – Big M cleared of logs and ridden in

There is boarder line enough snow to groom so we decided to ride it in and remove all the logs. Riding should be great!!

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12/9 – Outer Loop of Trail Park Rolled

Rolled the outer loop but didn’t get to inner yet. Work to be done at big m! About 8″ of fresh out there with 2ish inches of compacted base. Will be bumpy but ok.

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12/10/17 Ludington School Forest.

Just got back from the first groom of the season. Perfect conditions to get a solid foundation down and ride it in the weekend. If you like the groomed fat bike trails the the Shoreline Cycling Club maintains consider joining … Continue reading

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Ludington School Forest 12-7-17

First one of the year. YES!!! We got about 5 inches of snow in Ludington last night and today. I’m sure that folks will be out tonight to ride it, and that will be all the grooming we probably need. … Continue reading

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Big M (Feb 25)

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

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Big M status (Feb 24)

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

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Ludington School Forest Update 2/23/17

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

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Big M – Friday 2/17

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

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Ludington trail update 2-13-17

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

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Big M – Wednesday 2/9

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

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Ludington SFT Update 2-7-17 PM

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

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Ludington SFT Report 2-7-17

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

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Big M Outer Loop Groomed Sunday Feb 5th

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

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Big M groomed 2/1…gonna be great

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!!!

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Manistee Trail Park Groomed Wednesday Afternoon

The outer loop of the trail park was groomed Wednesday afternoon. Going to try to groom the inner loop later this evening.

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Ludington SFT Update 2-1-17

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

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Ludington SFT Update 1-31-17

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

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Ludington Update 1-27-17

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

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Big M Outer Loop Ridden in Saturday 1/14

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

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Big M groomed January 14

Trail is in great shape. Watch for a couple trees down but it won’t get in the way of a n awesome ride!  

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Ludington SFT Report 1-13-17

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

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Manistee Trail Park Groomed Wednesday 1/11

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

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Ludington SFT Update 1-9-17

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

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Big M groomed Monday Jan. 9

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

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Ludington SFT Update 1-8-17

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

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Big M groomed 1/8

Tons of snow at Big M and the Fat Bike loop packed in nicely.  All groomed up for riding pleasure.  

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Big M – Saturday 1/7

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.

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Ludington SFT Update 1-7-17

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

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Ludington School Forest Update 1-5-17

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

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Big M 1/2/17

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. 

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Big M Outer Loop – 12/30/2016

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

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Ludington School Forest 12-26-16

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.

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Ludington School Forest report 12-21-16

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

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Ludington School Forest 12-19-16

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

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Manistee Trail Park was groomed Monday

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

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Big M Groomed Monday 12-19

Snow day means groom day!  Rescued the roller!  Loop is in great shape. Should be good to go for the week. 

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Ludington School Forest 12-18-16

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

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Big M Another groom…kinda

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

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First Groom

Big M fat bike loop got groomed today. Sounds like it set up nicely. No outer loop…yet

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Ludington School Forest sketchy 12-17

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.

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Ludington School Forest 12-15-16 Update

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

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12-11-16 Ludington School Forest Groomed

  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

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Cartier Park Trail Map

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New Cartier Park Trails

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.

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Ludington School Forest is sooooo fast

Trails are dry and summer riding has begun. As with all trails though it’s best to stay off them when they’re wet.

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NCT from 9 Mile Bridge South to Freesoil Rd is Snow Free

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

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Arcadia Trails Free of Snow, Trees Down

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

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M55 Park Groomed 3/2

Most of the fat bike loop was groomed Wednesday evening. The remainder should be groomed Thursday morning.

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Ludington SFT Groomed on 3-2

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Big M groomed 3/1

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!        

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Big M groomed 2/26

Possibly the last groom of the 5 mile Big M loop today. Ride early in the morning before Mother Nature heats the afternoons up

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M55 Park groomed Saturday morning 

Get out there before Mother Nature reclaims it!

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Ludington SFT 2-13 weekend update 

The Orange loop was groomed this morning and there is only a light dusting on Thursday’s corduroy.

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Big M groomed 2/12/16

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       

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Ludington SFT groomed Thursday 2-11

All trails are groomed except the Orange loop.  The walking trails and disc golf area are also groomed for your skiing/riding pleasure.

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Ludington SFT Update 2-11

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.

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Big M groomed Wednesday 2-10

Trail is in really good shape. Freshly groomed for your pleasure. 

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Big M groomed Friday Feb 5th

Big M is all set for some weekend fun. Trail was groomed Friday late afternoon. Get out and ride, conditions are perfect!

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M55 Park Groomed Thursday Night

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!

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M55 park groomed Wednesday evening 

Fat bike trails were groomed Wednesday night. Conditions should be excellent if they are not a bit icy.

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Big M 2/2/16

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

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Above freezing temps at Big M 1/30/16

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

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Big M groomed 1/29/16

All that nice heavy snow laid down quite nicely Friday afternoon. All groomed up for people to enjoy. Watch the temps this weekend.    

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M55 Park trail conditions updated 1-28-16

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.

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Big M trail conditions updated 1-26-16

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

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Ludington fat bike trail report updated 1-29-16

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

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School Forest Trails open and awesome

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Annual Meeting November 23

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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Don’t forget about some of the local cycling events coming up this summer

Big M Challenge  –  July 28th.  http://www.funpromotions.com/mmba/bigm-mmba.html  H.E.L.P.  MAD Ride  –  August 16th.  http://www.helpmadride.com Big Bear Butt Cruise  –  August 23rd.  http://www.bigbearcruise.com/Site-temp/index.htm Peak2Peak  –  October 18th.  http://www.endomanpromotions.com/events/peak2peak.php

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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.

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Fat Bike Winter Etiquette

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

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Fat bikes and the Victorian Sleighbell Parade

More to come, but a GOOD TIME was had by all.

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Celebrate Global Fat Bike Day with the SCC

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

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MittCrit is successful

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

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Ride Guide Online

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Local Rides and Races

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

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CLUB UPDATE

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

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Your next bike?

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

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Singletrack Showdown

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

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Manistee Trail Park

The Shoreline Cycling Club has been working with the City Of Manistee and the Manistee Non-Motorized Transportation Committee to develop cycling and skiing trails at the Manistee Non-Motorized Trail Park. With winter back in full force, the ski trails at … Continue reading

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