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.

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