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The 2007 MMBA Annual Expo & Swap is Sunday, February 11th at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg (north Oakland County.) The event is free and open to the public.

Schedule

Time
Expo Event
7:30 am​
Exhibitor Hall opens for setup
9 am​
Blizzard Blaster Ride at Pontiac Lake

As in years past, it will start with a winter ride starting from the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area beach trailhead. All riding abilities are welcomed. The ride happens no matter what the conditions, though if the trail is soft and muddy, we'll stick to the nearby dirt roads.
10 am until 1 pm​
Bike Swap Meet

Anyone can grab a table and display their stuff for a $10 donation to the MMBA. This is a great time to find deals on new or used equipment. Tables are awarded on a first come, first served basis.
10 am until 1 pm​
Expo area officially opens

Come visit the many vendor, organization, and MMBA chapters booths. You'll be able to find the sweet deals, latest trail updates, maps, and more.
11 am until noon​
IMBA's Trail Design Clinic with Scott Linnenberger
1 pm until 4 pm​
MMBA Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker: Gary Fisher from Trek Bicycles!

Ed Berta First Across the Finish Line volunteer awards

Championship Point Series awards

Product Give-a-way
Guest Speakers

Gary Fisher began racing on the road and track at the age 12. More recently he has won the TransAlp race and a Masters MTB national title.

He built his first mountain bike in 1975, which included drum brakes, thumb shifters, derailleurs, and triple front chain rings. In 1976 he co-founded the infamous Repack downhill race in Marin County along with Charlie Kelly. He partnered with Kelly in 1979 to start a mountain bike company. In 1983 Gary founded Gary Fisher Bicycles, which was
purchased by Trek in 1993.

Gary Fisher was inducted into the mountain bike hall of fame in 1988.

Gary Fisher is presented by American Cycle & Fitness. Their Royal Oak Store is sponsoring a Gary Fisher Look-a-Like Contest. (That's the guy, not the bikes.)

To enter, just dress like Gary and stop in their Royal Oak location (29428 Woodward, just north of 12 Mile) on February 10th between 5pm and 9pm. The top three candidates will be chosen at the store. They should then attend the MMBA Annual Expo dressed like Gary and he will pick the winner up on stage. The winner will receive a valuable cachet of Gary Fisher-related schwag.

To help you get started, we've uploaded some photos of Gary from various times in his cycling career. They're on-line at https://www.mmba.org/gallery/looklikegary

If you'd rather dress like yourself on the 10th, you're still invited to stop in the store and chat with Gary. It's all free.
Scott Linnenberger is the Director of Field Programs for the International Mountain Bicycling Association, overseeing IMBA's Trail Care Crew, Trail Solutions, and National Mountain Bike Patrol programs, and developing the IMBA Representative and International networks. From 2004 through 2005, Scott acted as the Coordinator of the Trail Solutions program, a professional trails consulting program specializing in the assessment, design, and construction of incredible trails and trail systems. The Trail Solutions program annually designs almost 100 miles of trail and constructs another 20 miles, as well as providing trail master plans and education services. Prior to Trail Solutions, Scott toured with his wife, Aaryn, on one of the renowned Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crews.

Scott is a member of the Professional Trailbuilder's Association (PTBA) and a representative for the National Trails Training Partnership.
Concession/Food

The 4-H Club will have a concession stand open at the event for when you get hungry or thirsty. Our rental fee is waived as long as we generate plenty of sales for them, so feel free to indulge a bit.

Donations Wanted

Team Tree Farm will be at the MMBA Annual Expo collecting donated items for local charities. There will be a drop off for the donated items at the Metro South Chapter booth.

First they are collecting donated coats.

Second, they are seeking new and used-but-not-worn-out bike parts for Back Alley Bikes in Detroit. The donated parts will be used in their build-a-bike program for local youths. In this program, kids are taught how to repair a bike, fix a bike using the donated parts, and get to keep the finished product.

If you have any questions, contact Joe Foy.

Lodging

Lodging is available at the Holiday Inn Select in nearby Auburn Hills. For reservations, call (248) 373-4550 and mention the MMBA.

Directions

Springfield Oaks

Take exit #93 from I-75. Take Dixie Highway north to Davisburg Rd. Take Davisburg Rd. west to Andersonville Rd. Take Andersonville Rd. south to Springfield Oaks County Park. Generally speaking, Springfield Oaks is north and slightly west of Pontiac Lake. The address is 12451 Andersonville Road and the phone number is (248) 634-7899.

Pontiac Lake Recreation Area

The park is located just west of Waterford. Take M-59 to Williams Lake Road and go north. Head west on Gale Road and the park entrance is on the left.
Exhibitors
  • REI
  • American Cycle & Fitness
  • Trek/Gary Fisher
  • TITEC/Profile Designs
  • Trails Edge
  • Michigan sport & fitness
  • DNR
  • Oakland County Parks
  • Metroparks
  • Headwaters Trails
  • Scott USA/Thule
  • Trips for Kids Detroit
  • League of Michigan Bicyclists
  • Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance
  • Infiterra Sports
  • Team Tree Farm
  • Flying Rhinos
  • Team Sandbag
  • Kona Midwest Team
  • Beat the Train
  • Spokejunkies
  • Motortabs
  • Cannondale
  • Hammer Products
  • Slingshot Bicycles
  • Planet Bike
  • ClifBar
  • MMBA Merchandise
  • MMBA Holly/Flint Chapter
  • MMBA Metro North & Metro South Chapters
  • MMBA Midstate Chapter
  • MMBA Potawatomi Chapter
  • MMBA Western chapter

Questions?

Contact Todd Scott, (248) 288-3753​
 
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