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Triple Trail Challenge

September 18, 2021

Triple Trail Challenge 2021

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Tree Fort Bikes and the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association are proud to present the 2021 Triple Trail Challenge!  Riders will experience more than 50 miles of SE Michigan’s premier single-track combined with scenic gravel roads, all nestled in the heart of the Waterloo-Pinckney State Recreation Area.

 This year’s Triple Trail Challenge is a 2-day, pre-register only event. You can ride on Friday September 17 or Saturday, September 18 or both!  The rain date is September 19th. This noncompetitive ride is capped at 1500 participants, so register early!  

Entry to the event is $40 and is pre-register ONLY. There will be no day of registration! You will receive a number plate for your bike and a wristband which is required for entry to the beer garden.

Register for 2021 Triple Trail Challenge here.

Registration includes a course map, an aid station stocked with food, hydration and mechanical support, AND an entry to the after party. The aid station and after party will take place on Saturday only (rain date Sunday the 19th).  The aid station, post ride food, swag, and entertainment are enthusiastically provided by Tree Fort Bikes.  Local craft beer from Wolverine State Brewing Co. will be available for $5 per glass. 

TTC logo pint glasses and event T-shirts are back again this year and are available by pre-purchase only. Pint glasses are $10, and t-shirts are $25. Both can be ordered here. The cut off date for merchandise is August 22nd at midnight!!

Number plates, wrist bands and pre-ordered merchandise can be picked up at Tree Fort Bikes 1866 Whittaker Rd. Ypsilanti from September 13th to 17th. We will also have a pickup station one night only at Wolverine State Brewing Co., 2019 W. Stadium Blvd in Ann Arbor. Look for the Poto MBA tent in the parking lot on Thursday September 16th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Proceeds and donations from TTC 2021 will help fund the Poto Revitalization Project.

We need your help! For this event to run smoothly, we need many volunteers! A little of your time can go a long way! You can volunteer and still do the ride. Sign up for one of the many flexible volunteer options here

You can only experience the beautiful, rustic Waterloo-Pinckney hiking trail by bike once a year, during the TTC by special permit from the MiDNR.  The rest of the year, this incredible terrain is only open to foot travel.

The after party is held on the picturesque shore of the Silver Lake swimming area. You can take a refreshing dip in the lake and hang out! Each trail has a unique character. Poto is known for its “old school”, technical climbs and descents, and that big loop trail design that makes you feel like you’re far away from everything. The Waterloo-Pinckney hiking trail is a rare sight for riders and will allow you to experience the rustic beauty of the recreation area that might otherwise go unseen. Then roll on to the electric flow of Michigan’s “Dirt Roller Coaster”. The DTE Energy Foundation Trail is full of sculpted berms, rollers, jumps and rock piles that will have you grinning and feeling like a kid again. 

You and your friends can challenge yourself with a full-on epic adventure or scale it down to one of the shorter loop options. 

Triple Trail Challenge is the single largest fund-raiser for the Poto MBA, so register today!

Membership promotion – Join or renew your IMBA membership with auto renew at 2021 TTC and you will receive a free limited edition Poto pint glass.


September 18, 2021


Pinckney Recreation Area
Waterloo Pinckney - Pinckney Trailhead, 8656 Silver Hill Rd.
Pinckney, MI 48169 United States
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