NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Shirlzz » August 23rd, 2016, 7:30 am

Yep - I went, too. Perfect! Seems like Arcadia does very well with rain unlike our trails in Chicago.
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Postby mpaquette70 » September 5th, 2017, 9:38 am

Finally made it to Arcadia Dunes! I have not ridden much this year and this trail certainly tested me but was well worth the heart-pounding climbs and sore legs. Great flow to this trail.
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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Steve_Balogh » September 15th, 2019, 7:34 pm

Considering the rain that fell last night the Dunes was is fantastic shape today. Yesterday I rode Lake Anne and noticed a little more mud than usual, which up here doesn’t amount to much of anything with the sandy soil up here. In comparison Arcadia drains better than a few trails and seasonal roads near me. So this will be my top choice after a hard rain. Rather humid conditions, reminded me a bit of a typical ride downstate. Didn’t need to wait a bit to ride, should have just left earlier. Still learning new riding habits living up here.
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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby Steve_Balogh » October 13th, 2019, 1:49 pm

The big loop had quite a few downed trees which will need a chainsaw to clear. Myself and a few other people removed some light deadfall blocking the trail. At 7.4 miles going clockwise is a huge branch embedded into the center of the trail: looks like a tree grew there, but look to the left and another tree has been damaged and will eventually break and come down.
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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby ahopkins1988 » August 28th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Did the main big loop Monday morning and it was perfect! Still one of my favorite rides in Michigan.

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Re: NMMBA: Arcadia Dunes

Postby il8apex » October 7th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Arcadia Figure 8 Ride Report, 7 October 2020:

Showers overnight added moisture to the trail, and morning winds dried the fallen leaves. This gave AMAZING hero dirt traction.

Lots of trees down. I'll try to remember where they all were:

Chestnut, Mile 1: HUGE tree that swept through the canopy. Image
Dry Hill, Mile 9.5: Image
Dry Hill, Mile 5.5: Image
Dry Hill, Mile 3.5: LONG tree, maybe 60 feet of it suspended off the ground. Will need a crew! Image
Chestnut, between 5 post and 1 post, there was a small tree down but I bunny hopped it and kept going.

If anyone is going out to clear give me a call, I will be in the area 1 more day and able to help!

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