Author: tojeffsmith

April 24, 2017 tojeffsmith

A huge thank you to Velocity USA and Küat Racks for their generous support of the Yankee Springs Time Trial and our trails here in West Michigan.  And the Raffle Winners are: 1st PrizeNick HamptonVelocity Comp Disk Wheelset 2nd PrizeDennis MurphyKüat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack 3rd PrizeHayden Fox50% Off Velocity Comp Disk Wheelset A sport rider, a former YSTT Race director and an up-and-coming youth rider… a great sampling of the many participants of the 2017 Yankee Springs Time…

April 21, 2017 tojeffsmith

The Yankee Springs Time Trial 2017 starting order and bib numbers for pre-registered racers is now available:  YSTT_StartOrderPlease note: This year we’ve had a large number of Expert and Elite racers register.  In order to ensure that all participants in the Expert and Elite categories are started before riders come around for the second lap, we’ve had to make adjustments with the start.  As in years past, participants in the Elite Women, Expert Men and…

April 20, 2017 tojeffsmith

Online Registration is now closed.  This year we have 698 pre-registered racers for the 2017 Yankee Springs Time Trial!  That may be a record.The race is capped at 800 racers, so this leaves only 102 entries available for day-of registration.  If you did not pre-register, make sure you arrive early Sunday to get a spot.  Registration opens Sunday morning at 8:30 AM and closes at Noon, or when we reach 800 registrations.Thank you so much for supporting…

April 13, 2017 tojeffsmith

 Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Velocity USA and Küat Racks, we have two amazing products to raffle off at the Yankee Springs Time Trial.  Tickets will be sold from 8:30 AM until the drawing is held at 3:00 PM.  Tickets are $5.00 each or $20.00 for 5.  You do not need to be present to win.  All proceeds go directly towards building and maintaining our local trails.

April 12, 2017 tojeffsmith

As requested by several racers, the Yankee Springs Deep Lake Trail will run in the Red direction on Saturday, April 22nd.  The posted direction for Saturday is normally Yellow, but we received permission from the DNR to change the direction so that users can pre-ride the trail in preparation of the Time Trial.The WMMBA will post signs to remind users of the change of direction on that day.  However, please stay alert in case other riders are…

March 30, 2017 tojeffsmith

Yankee Yellow or Yankee Red for the time trial?  We’ve had several riders ask us that question.  So the official answer is… Yankee Red.  The time trial is on Sunday and riders are more used to the Red direction.  So no changes this year.No excuses now.  Less than 3 weeks to register online.  Get to it. 

March 14, 2017 tojeffsmith

The Yankee Springs Time Trial Committee is excited to announce that we will have beer service at the race.  After many years of negotiating with the DNR we have reached an agreement and they graciously said YES!   Partnering with our pint glass sponsor we will be serving beers brewed by Osgood Brewing from Grandville, MI.  Planning to serve Journey IPA, Nights Watch Black Lager and Sol Seeker Summer Wheat.  Serving from Noon to 5:00 pm. Come…

March 12, 2017 tojeffsmith

Please welcome back Old Mill Brewpub and Grill as a Supporting Sponsor for the YSTT this year. Scott will be giving away Beaver Bars – energy bars made in his commercial kitchen from spent grain used during the brewing of Crazy Beaver Cream Ale.  Additional ingredients include oats, honey, raisins, and mini-chocolate chips. Additionally, Scott is graciously providing (5) $20 gift cards for the swag table.  Each gift card will be attached to an empty…