How the trail is being built.

The Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA – www.potomba.org), an International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter, is spearheading the trail development with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). In February 2015, PotoMBA and MDNR signed an Operating Agreement to construct the Midwest’s most epic mountain bike trail system. In early 2016, the DTE Energy Foundation provided over a quarter-million dollars to fund trail construction, and the trail was rebranded from the “Waterloo Trail” to the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. The first 5.2 mile loop of the trail at Green Lake was completed in June 2016. The second loop, on “the Big Kame” was completed in May 2017. The third loop, “Winn” was completed in August 2018. The fourth loop, “Sugar” was completed in August 2019. Additional loops will be opening each year until 2020. Total trail mileage will proximate 20+ miles.

How you can help.

Development of the Waterloo mountain bike trail system is a massive undertaking requiring significant monetary and human resources. The community and mountain biking public will be asked to support this project in any way possible. Fund raising and sponsorship development continues, to build and maintain the trail system.

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Update for the last weekend in February 2020:

Sugar snow on ice, not that nice. That's been the story, but a bit of warm up tomorrow should firm the base a bit. Studs recommended due to some fleeting ice under the sugar.

ALL HEAR THIS...DUE TO THE WARM UP ON SUNDAY, MDNR WILL CLOSE THE TRAIL AND LOTS AT 12PM, SO BE SURE YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY OUT BY HIGH NOON ON SUNDAY.

Sadly, with another warm up in sight all next week, we are unsure when we'll open next.
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Update Wednesday February 26th, 2020:

The trail and lots are reopened. Right now, there is around a two inch base that should be able to be ridden in without grooming. We will see about grooming later tonight or tomorrow, dependent on how much more snow we receive. If you all get out and use the trail today, it should start to set up well for the next few days regardless of grooming. Fat tires still recommended for traversing the trail today.
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