How the trail is being built.

The Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA –, an International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter, is spearheading 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. Additional loops will be opening each year until 2020. Total trail mileage will proximate 20+ miles.

How you can help.

Development of the Waterloo mountain bike trail system is a massive undertaking requiring significant monetary and human resources. The community and mountain biking public will be asked to support this project in any way possible. Fund raising and sponsorship development are already underway to raise the first $250,000.

current $415.8K
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Update Saturday August 17th:

Your regular updater is on vacation. However, we hear the trail received a little rain last night and should be good.
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"On the Big Rock Candy Mountain,
The jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again,
As soon as you are in
There ain't no short-handled shovels,
No axes, saws or picks,
I'ma goin' to stay
Where you ride all day,
Where they hung the Jerk
That invented work
On the Big Rock Candy Mountain

I'll see you all this coming Fall
On the Big Rock Candy Mountain"

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