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Western: Big M

Postby kblakeyshell » March 22nd, 2010, 12:40 pm

Trails are free of snow and have dried out nicely. There is still a lot of debris on the trails but we are working on getting them cleaned up. Not that many downed trees.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby MTB23 » March 23rd, 2010, 10:08 pm

Thanks for the heads up. Planning on coming down to ride next week weather permiting. Anyone wanna show me around the new 'Jack loop?

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Re: Western: Big M

Postby marilla man » March 24th, 2010, 10:23 am

So you are the one who's tracks I was chasing around last weekend. Hope to meet you out there someday!
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby Spinwheel » May 23rd, 2010, 9:48 pm

The Outer loop is in fine shape, however I'll skip the Swedish Fiddle next time. Saw 14+ other bikers out there.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby bb_udell » February 10th, 2016, 2:57 pm

big m is only getting better and better. groomed today with extensions. (we're expanding into the outer loop slowly but surely)
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby bb_udell » January 1st, 2018, 1:25 pm

for all the latest in grooming updates at the big m and ludington school forest, check out http://www.shorelinecyclingclub.org/win ... onditions/

total groomed mileage at big m is around 18 and in ludington it's 7 or 8. both trail system are rocking as groomers have been trying to stay on top of over 60 inches of snow just in december. maps available at the shoreline cycling club website as well.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby Josh McCreedy » January 15th, 2018, 8:43 am

I was incredulous when I read that the Outer Loop was close to summer conditions, but the conditions were insanely good all weekend. The track sled creates a narrow tread with banked turns--really impressive grooming.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby c0nsumer » January 15th, 2018, 8:59 am

Spinwheel wrote:The Outer loop is in fine shape, however I'll skip the Swedish Fiddle next time. Saw 14+ other bikers out there.


Why skip Swedish Fiddle? Because of the concentration of other riders, or...?
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 15th, 2018, 11:00 am

c0nsumer wrote:
Spinwheel wrote:The Outer loop is in fine shape, however I'll skip the Swedish Fiddle next time. Saw 14+ other bikers out there.


Why skip Swedish Fiddle? Because of the concentration of other riders, or...?


Tim might not remember, that post is eight years old :)
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby vas » January 15th, 2018, 11:32 am

what's the address for the trail head? are there other fat bike trails in the area?
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby Josh McCreedy » January 16th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Udell Hills Road for Big M. Shoreline Cycling Club has conditions for Big M, the Manistee non-motorized, and Ludington trails, but Crystal Mountain has an excellent grooming and fat bike rental program going, too. There is a groomed trail in Cadillac I'm not familiar with. All in all, the area has more than enough to keep you busy for a weekend.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby stritz » May 21st, 2018, 1:35 pm

Can anyone tell me the conditions at Big M? Hoping to ride there over Memorial weekend. Thanks.
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Re: Western: Big M

Postby washedout » May 22nd, 2018, 6:00 am

Outer and inner loops were in perfect shape on Saturday afternoon and that was right after a night and morning of steady rain. Still a bit leafy in a couple corners.
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