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45NRTH Groomed Singletrack Grant

We have been selected as one of the top 6 finalists out of 25 very qualified applicants for the 45NRTH Groomed Singletrack Grant . As a top finalist, we are required to set up a campaign to raise money for our trail. 45NRTH has donated $500 to get us started, but the trail that raises the most money will receive the top prize of $3,000! Each dollar raised counts as a vote towards that top prize.

For the past two winters our volunteers, along with the cooperation of the Michigan DNR, have donated their time, efforts, and personal equipment to provide a groomed singletrack experience at the Fort Custer Recreation Area (FCRA). These dedicated volunteers put in many long, cold nights on a snowmobile, plus hours of planning and preparation to create FCRA's groomed singletrack trail. As the popularity of riding groomed singletrack grows, so does the need to provide a better product. And this is why we’re asking for your help!


The Fort Custer Stampede is trail benefit mountain bike race that assists our organization in raising the necessary funding to maintain the trail system at Fort Custer. It allows us to provide the necessary materials to keep Fort Custer one of the top destinations to ride.

  • Trail Equipment: provide the necessary equipment for trimming and excavating.
  • Equipment Maintenance: keeping our equipment in working order to make us efficient at our jobs.
  • Trail Development: we are always making alterations to trails to keep them great.
  • Trail Materials: get the necessary materials to keep the trails in tip top shape for great riding.

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The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is a nonprofit mountain bike group with a mission of building
bike facilities and constructing sustainable trails to inspire people to actively explore the outdoors by bicycle.
SWMMBA members have dedicated thousands of volunteer hours toward accomplishing this mission. SWMMBA
was founded in 1993 as a chapter of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association (MMBA) and currently operates as a
chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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3rd Tuesdays

February 16, 2016
Time - 6:00 pm
TBD - Check back soon

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