NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby turbotoad » July 7th, 2013, 9:48 pm

Rode the Singletrack twice this week (Thursday and Today, Sunday). Trail was in good shape. A little sandy in spots (mostly mid-turn) the first few miles but great after that. Fun fast trail without much climbing or technical stuff.

I really wanted to hit Arcadia today on my way back downstate, but I didn't have access to a GPS, didn't have a map, and forgot to write down directions from Traverse City. Hopefully the next time I'm up there I'll get over to Arcadia.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby mrbikester » July 10th, 2013, 7:42 pm

My wife and I were visiting Traverse City area and rode the Vasa Singletrack on Tuesday. What a great trail. It rained a lot on Monday but the trail was nice a dry to ride the next day.It drains very well. Also love the flow of this trail.
For those that haven't ridden this trail the best way I can describe it is fairly flat with a few technical areas and a couple long but not difficult climbs. There are some sandy areas and lots of roots which adds just the right amount of challenge. Distance is close to 14 miles.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby qt314159 » November 28th, 2013, 12:57 pm

What's the total snowfall situation like at the vasa? I'm in the area for the weekend and would love to get in a few laps. Am I out of my mind? Any fat bikers that can get out and pack it down over the next day?
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby daurand » April 17th, 2014, 3:31 pm

Any idea when this will be ready to ride? Never been on it and want to give it a try.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby daurand » April 21st, 2014, 8:53 am

Thanks for the update Nelg. I'll try to get out there this week. VASA ski trail still has quite a bit of snow in spots - makes for difficult running and 2" tire biking.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby vas » August 24th, 2014, 9:11 pm

Great fast flowy trail. Easy but I really enjoyed it!
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby JohnnyC » March 22nd, 2015, 9:38 pm

not that I know cuz I have not been on it but I doubt it. since it was groomed so much I would say it has some packed ice/snow. I was out at the Muncie Lake ski trail last saturday and it still had lots of snow on the trail. Too soft to ski but there was prob 6-7 inches.
I did go to Brown Bridge Quiet Area with my dogs yesterday and that is 90% clean and very walkable/hikeable. Just a bit muddy on the bottom level. but that is not groomed. If that is any indication I would say the single track is still covered at least in spots.

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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby vas » April 19th, 2017, 6:58 pm

Will be in the area on Saturday but it is supposed to rain Thursday and Friday... Any chance it will be rideable? How does it do with water? I remember a lot of sand so I assume good??
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Nelg » April 20th, 2017, 6:54 am

The VST is good to ride as soon as the snow melts and just a couple hours after rain, it should be in great shape Saturday.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby mrbikester » July 7th, 2017, 8:30 pm

My wife and I rode here on our annual Vasa single track ride. We really love this trail and only a couple places that raise the heart rate so not a back breaker. Perfect weather over the Fourth of July holiday. Love the gently rolling first few miles. We could actually talk while riding which made it fun.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby jreyst » July 14th, 2017, 10:36 pm

Rode here for the first time today. A relatively easy and fast trail at least until about marker 11-12 when my cassette busticated on me and forced a bail out to 2-track :( Hoping a local bike shop has a 10-speed cassette in stock since I'm only here for the weekend :(
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby c0nsumer » July 14th, 2017, 10:38 pm

jreyst wrote:Rode here for the first time today. A relatively easy and fast trail at least until about marker 11-12 when my cassette busticated on me and forced a bail out to 2-track :( Hoping a local bike shop has a 10-speed cassette in stock since I'm only here for the weekend :(


There's a bunch of good shops in Traverse. I'd be surprised if one of them can't hook you up.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby bluebiker » September 4th, 2017, 8:54 pm

Anyone know about the trail work going on now? Major re-routing and chainsaws going on over the last few days.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby mrbikester » July 9th, 2018, 6:00 am

My wife and I rode this trail on Saturday and we haven't been here since last year early July. Lots of new reroutes which eliminated a lot of real sandy and rooty areas. Great job ! Only one real climb with switchbacks and a small rooty area at about 12 1/2 mile mark. This trail flows really nice with about 15 miles is a great trail to ride. If you are in Traverse City area this trail is a must.
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Re: NMMBA: VASA Singletrack

Postby Steve_Balogh » November 16th, 2019, 1:16 pm

After marker 12 it appears everyone got confused and cut across the open section. Once I figured out what happened I broke fresh snow and completed that section. Trail is pretty solid.
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