Skip to Navigation

Andy Williamson's blog

First Lady of Indiana Hits the Trails!

The first lady of Indiana hits the trails to get a taste of what is to come at the Griffin Bike Park in Terre Haute. This project, when completed, will be an amazing asset to the east side of the state bringing tourists, providing local economic impact and helping to provide the surrounding residents a world class recreational asset. All that and it is a beautiful tribute to the fallen soldiers of Vigo County. Kudos to the communities leadership and the volunteers for continuing to see this vision through.  

+ Comment On This Post

First Lady of Indiana Hits the Trails!

The first lady of Indiana hits the trails to get a taste of what is to come at the Griffin Bike Park in Terre Haute. This project, when completed, will be an amazing asset to the east side of the state bringing tourists, providing local economic impact and helping to provide the surrounding residents a world class recreational asset. All that and it is a beautiful tribute to the fallen soldiers of Vigo County. Kudos to the communities leadership and the volunteers for continuing to see this vision through.  

+ Comment On This Post

Signs, Signs, Everywhere There's Signs

When riding a local trail you know as well as the back of your hand one can take trail signage for granted.  While traveling across the Great Lakes Region we often find ourselves visiting a trail alone hoping that it is either uploaded onto mtbproject.com or has great trail signage.  For many beginners or a newer rider venturing out to explore a new trail system quality signage can be a major factor in whether or not they have a memorable experience.  Have you found yourself whipping along on a trail questioning where the hell you are and if you might have missed a turn.

+ Comment On This Post

User Group Collaboration Spawns New Fat Bike Trail in Michigan

Over the last 12 months, local advocates in the Traverse City, Michigan, region, including the president and past president of the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association, collaborated to propose, construct and groom a new fat bike trail in the VASA Recreation Area. Amidst a small, but strong and vocal, opposition to fat bikes on the VASA ski trail, this group exemplified the power of collaboration and team work for the betterment of all.

+ Comment On This Post

A Mammoth Occasion - Big Hollow Trail Ribbon Cutting at Mammoth Cave National Park

On June 7th something monumental happened in Southwest Kentucky. In the land known for the largest network of cave systems in the world we celebrated the addition of a recreational ammenidity above ground.  My entire life I always reveared Mammoth Cave National Park as a prime destination and wouldn't have thought it could get any better until now.

+ Comment On This Post

Chapters Rally to Support Trail Access in Michigan

The power of advocacy is amazing and we witnessed it first hand over the last week. We attended two public meetings where over 200 people attended voicing their opinions. The response from surrounding chapters and riders was amazing. When we all pull together in a collaborative, professional manner we get things accomplished.

+ Comment On This Post

Collaboration in KY is Key

Following the closing of the Sal Hollow Trail at Mammoth Cave National Park a few years ago local riders were in search of an opportunity to collaborate with land managers to develop a new system purpose built for mountain bikers that would fill the void left in the Southwest Kentucky Region.

+ Comment On This Post

February Great Lakes News

City of Cleveland Awarded $10,000 for Bike Park

The City of Cleveland, OH, has been selected by the IMBA Bike Park Initiative to receive up to $10,000 in planning and design assistance to develop new bike facilities at Kerruish Park. The project is in partnership with Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association, an IMBA chapter.

+ Comment On This Post

Chicago Chapter Wins IMBA-USAC Trail Tune-Up Grant

Congratulations to the Chicago Area Mountain Bikers (CAMBr), an IMBA chapter, for winning the 2013 USA Cycling-IMBA Trail Tune-Up Grant! CAMBr will receive $2,000 from USA Cycling and a visit from the Subaru-IMBA Trail Crew in 2014.

+ Comment On This Post

Game Changer in Lower Michigan

The Waterloo Recreation Area Project in the lower peninsula of Michigan has been a dream of many riders for numerous years and it is coming together.
+ Comment On This Post
Syndicate content
X