About SWMMBA

Introducing SWMMBA — the Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association

The Southwest Michigan Mountain Biking Association is a nonprofit mountain bike group that has been working at Fort Custer Recreational Area for 20 years. 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.Our group has volunteered thousands of trail maintenance hours and worked very hard to make the Fort Custer trail system what it is today. The trail system is rated in the top 50 of destinations for mountain biking in the United States.

Mission

SWMMBA is non-profit organization that advocates for parity in public land access; and to build and maintain, safe, sustainable mountain bike trails in Southwest Michigan.

Vision

Our five-year vision is to build and/or maintain four trails in Southwest Michigan supported and maintained by over 300 hundred active SWMMBA members.

SWMMBA has been working on trail systems in Southwestern Michigan for 20 years.  It 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.

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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