About Triple Trail Challenge - 2022 Edition

Triple Trail has grown year after year to be one of the largest single day mountain bike events in Michigan

Triple Trail Challenge is one the longest running fund raiser for the Poto Mountain Biking Association, which is presented by Tree Fort Bikes. Special arrangements with land managers allows us to ride trails that are only open to mountain bikers one time per year.

T-shirts and paint glasses are available pre-order only. Pre-order cut off is midnight August 18th.

The best part, EVERY SINGLE PENNY of PROFIT goes to support the organization that builds and maintains the trails you love to ride. This year proceeds from Triple Trail Challenge will be dedicated to the Poto Revitalization Project aka "Poto Project". The Potawatomi Mountain Bike Association has set a target to raise $300K over three years to support enhancing the sustainability and user experience of the Potowatomi trail.

This is the only time of the year that we are permitted by the DNR to tie the Poto and DTE trails together via these portions of the Pinckney Waterloo hiking trail. We are also celebrating the opening of the connector trail from Poto to DTE.

Again, this year we will run Triple Trail for TWO days - Friday September 16th and Saturday the 17th!! The event has to be capped at 1500 riders.

What does that mean to you? It means that you will need to be on the ball and sign up and donate to ride. Once we cap out at 1500 riders, we are not allowed to hand out any further entries. This will be a lightly-supported ride, at your own pace. You can do the entire course or any variation that you wish.

You will need to pre-register and pre-pay for the event as there will be no day-of registration. You will then be able to pick up your number plate, wristband, map and any purchased gear at Tree Fort Bikes at 1866 Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti, between September 13th and the 17th or Wolverine State Brewery in the parking lot Thursday September 15 7:00pm to 9:00pm

UPDATE: If, and ONLY IF you live over 30 minutes away from Ypsilanti or Ann Arbor, you can request mailing for $10 with a call to Tree Fort Bikes or you can pick up day of with a phone call first. The line will likely not be fast moving so please be patient.

You will be required to have a number plate on your bike while you ride the event specific sections of trail. The DNR has indicated that this will be strictly enforced. You will also need a wristband to get into the food line and afterparty area after the ride.

Ride with group of your friends or meet some new ones! Join Tree Fort Bikes in supporting the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association. They need your support this year more than ever, as their largest fundraiser of the year.

Be sure to bring enough food and water for the ride, as well as a spare tube, pump and all the other things you might need for a 45 plus mile ride!

Please note: the ride will alternate direction on the DTE trail as per usual based on the day of the week.

Registration page to come shortly

The ride starts at the Poto trailhead at Pinckney State Park, where you will meet the climbs and descents that Poto is known for, gradually progressing into Waterloo then the DTE Energy Foundation Trail, sampling some of all 4 of the loops. Weave in a few gravel roads then find your way back to the Poto for an epic finish at Silver Lake!

The closest camping is available at Crooked Lake. You should book in advance by using this link this link.
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