How the trail was built.

The Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA –, an International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter, spearheaded 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. A potential fifth loop of the trail approximating 4 miles is possible in the future, pending MDNR approval. Follow our Facebook page for updates.

How you can help.

Development of the DTE Energy Foundation mountain bike trail system was a massive undertaking requiring significant monetary and human resources. The community and mountain biking public came together to support this project. Fund raising and sponsorship development continues, to build and maintain the trail system.

You can help maintain it >

DTE Energy Foundation Trail on Facebook

Update, June 23rd 2022: ***Big Kame Closed***Our trail builder Alex and his crew from Spectrum Trail Design are out on Big Kame doing some much needed trail maintenance. We will be closing down most of Big Kame and reopening up the original Winter Fat Bike route while Spectrum is working on Big Kame. Big Kame is closed in both directions at the Big Kame and Green intersection. Please see the map below for the construction detour route.Please don't go around closures or get near equipment or the builders. When people get close the trail builders have to shut down the machines, which costs time and money. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook