MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATIONS TO ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVE ENTITLED “FIFTY IN FIVE”

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATIONS TO ANNOUNCE NEW INITIATIVE ENTITLED “FIFTY IN FIVE”

 

Nationally recognized Mountain Bike experts to speak on the “Economic Impact of Mountain Biking to your Community” and “Techniques for Building Sustainable Trails”

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., January 21, 2011 – The Michigan Mountain Bike Association and the Western Michigan Mountain Bike Association will make an announcement about their new initiative entitled “Fifty In Five” a push to build 50 miles of new trail in the next five years. The announcement will take place on Friday January 28, 2011 at the Grand Rapids Community Foundation (185 Oakes St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) starting at 9:30 AM.

 

The announcement will include speakers from the International Mountain Bike Association and RJF Insurance. Speakers / topics include:

 

Scott Chapin, a national recognized trail use insurance specialist with RJF Insurance and advocate for trail will be with us and will speak on the “Economic Impact of Mountain Biking to your Community” as well as hold an open discussion on trail insurance and liability coverage.

 

Jason Wells, International Mountain Bike Associations Trail Design Specialist. Jason is acclaimed as North America’s best trail designer and works domestically as well as abroad to assist communities and organizations in building environmentally sustainable trails. Jason will be discussing Techniques for Building Sustainable Trails.

 

Nate Phelps, President of the Michigan Mountain Bike Association, and Martin Hall, President of the Western Michigan Mountain Biking Association, will announce the new “Fifty In Five” initiative.

 

Please RSVP to western@mmba.org if you are interested in attending the announcement.

 

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About the Western Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association (WMMBA)

 The WMMBA is the premier natural surface trail advocacy organization in West Michigan providing the highest level of trail building and programming for mountain bikers. Recent projects include the Grand Rapids Bike Park in the City of Grand Rapids and Luton Park, part of the Kent County park system. http://westernmmba.blogspot.com/

 

 About the West Michigan Sports Commission:

 The mission of the West Michigan Sports Commission is to promote Michigan’s West Coast as the premier venue for hosting a diverse level of youth and amateur sporting events, enhancing the economy and quality of life in the region.

 

Media Contacts

West Michigan Sports Commission:

Katy Tigchelaar

Kim Skeltis, Blue Blaze PR

Meijer State Games of Michigan:

Eric Engelbarts, II

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