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.

current $600K
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Update: Sunday July 5th, 2020:

Hello! It's been a bit.

Those of you who have been out on the trail recently know that conditions are very dry, and we could use rain. However, chances look slim for rain until later this week.

With this in mind, please tread carefully out there. "Sugary" sand in corners or before/after features can really be treacherous and cause tire washouts and slippery braking. Please check your speed more and pay greater attention to your lines.

Also, if you are good at "rain dances", now would be a great time to get moving.
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