We are less than a month away from the second annual Traverse City Trail Festival on July 21! It's time to start talkin' specifics.
Where: We are heading back to the Ranch! Ranch Rudolf is the perfect start and finish location for the race, and not just because it puts us just a short ride from the singletrack. The rustic charms and ample room to roam gives our race and riders the perfect place to relax, eat, recover, and connect before, during, and after the race. We have a block of rooms reserved, too, so you can focus on the fun, and not on driving around town after a big day in the saddle.
6841 Brown Bridge Road, Traverse City, MI 49696
What: It's a race. It's a tour. It's a celebration of trails. Sign up to do what you want to do, whether it's testing yourself against some of the best riders in the state, or just exploring the trails with friends. It's the only day of the year you'll find these trails marked, so make the most of it! You can find race and tour categories right here.
Who: Everyone. Seriously! In addition to being NMMBA's biggest fundraiser of the year, the TCTF is all about bringing our community together. From the fastest racer to the first-timer, wily old veterans to fresh-faced balance bikers, it's a chance to shake hands, put names to faces, and come together to enjoy the sport we love.
When: The event is Saturday, July 21. The 40 and 25-mile races and tours will start in waves at 9am. The 8 mile Kid's Race presented by Norte Youth Cycling will start at 1:30pm. No matter when you finish, we hope you'll hang around to enjoy refreshments from Short's Brewing Co., grab a meal ticket for paella with Keen Technical Solutions, and watch the kids finish their 8 mile race, plus cheer on the balance bike race!
Why: Because we love riding in the woods! NMMBA supports trails in Traverse City, Cadillac, Bellaire, Leelanau County, and more, as well as working at the local and state level to advocate on behalf of mountain bikers and other non-motorized trail users. This race helps fund projects from reViSiT to winter grooming, plus our day-to-day efforts to make the trails even more fun.