The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and the MMBA Northern Chapter need your help!
For several years, both local Kalkaska single track and the Iceman course have incorporated a small portion of private property through permission from the land owners. Due to the fact that this section of land is under private ownership and separates the village of Kalkaska from the state forest to the west, no DNRE-recognized single track can be built there. If the parcel is ever developed or sold to a private individual or group not receptive to allowing access to the trail, any trail that currently exists could be lost forever.
The State of Michigan has agreed to purchase the property and will contribute a significant portion of the purchase price. The Land Conservancy has agreed to raise the balance needed to cover the purchase price and other project-related costs. They still need to raise $25,000 by November 8 to seal the deal. Steve Brown, founder of the Iceman Cometh, has agreed to match all gifts up to $10,000 to help reach this goal.
Your donations are critical to preserving access to these trails not only for cycling but for all outdoor recreation enthusiasts. The MMBA has committed to $1,500 in matching so your donations become even more valuable! You can donate to the cause at the link below.
Donations can also be mailed to:
MMBA Northern Chapter
302 Kristy Jo
Cadillac MI 49601
We appreciate your support of this crucial corridor!