In an ongoing effort to improve and expand the mountain biking opportunities in Michigan, the Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association (SWMMBA) and the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) have teamed up through IMBA's Chapter Program. SWMMBA was founded in the spring of 1993 as a chapter of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) to develop trails and encourage mountain biking in Southwest Lower Michigan. As an organization, SWMMBA focuses on promoting proper trail development and maintenance, stewardship, advocacy, racing, group rides, and general mountain biking.
SWMMBA acts as the primary trail developer for the Fort Custer State Recreation Area located in Augusta, MI. The Fort Custer Recreation Area currently has 18 miles of dedicated mountain bike trails, with 5 additional miles of multi-use trail. Future goals include increasing both membership and mountain bike trail mileage, working with land managers in partnership to achieve this goal, and building relationships with government and business organizations to inter-connect trail systems in the region.
Join IMBA and SWMMBA to become part of the team of trail users working to improve the experience on trails close to home. Your support is critical in helping SWMMBA and IMBA work with local land managers, demonstrating that we will continue to build and maintain sustainable trails AND be responsible trail users. As a SWMMBA-IMBA member, you will receive special regional newsletters, invitations to monthly meetings, and many other social events throughout the year. Most importantly, you will be helping us develop future trail opportunities and improve our current local trails. Join today and ride with us tomorrow!
The guidance on this website, and in other IMBA documents, is for reference only and should not be interpreted as a standard, specification or regulation.Mountain biking is inherently risky and could result in injury or death.