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. The fourth loop, “Sugar” was completed in August 2019. 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 continues, to build and maintain the trail system.

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Update Thursday, Oct 22, 2020:

Same story as yesterday. Lots of rain overnight and into this morning. Trail isn't officially closed, but suggest folks wait until late in the day to ride after things dry out a bit to avoid adverse impact. Rain appears to be over for today. If you ride late this afternoon, expect a pretty nice trail tread with some areas of wet, slippery leaves (use caution) and about a half dozen small puddles in the trail in places that need to be "knicked" for drainage.
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We've received a lot of rain overnight. We aren't officially closing the trails and flipping signs, but it'd be best to avoid the trail until at least later this afternoon to allow it to dry out some. ... See MoreSee Less

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