Tag: 2017

August 13, 2017

Thank You Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers

The West Michigan Mountain Bike Alliance and the Yankee Springs Time Trial Committee would like to thank all of our Sponsors, Participants and Volunteers for making the 28th annual race such an amazing success.  This years race had perfect conditions, a record 777 participants and the first year with a beer corral.  Together we succeeded in another great event resulting in a sizable contribution to our local trails.

We hope to see you next year on Saturday April 28th, 2018, for our 29th annual race.

 

 

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April 24, 2017

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 Prize

Nick Hampton

Velocity Comp Disk Wheelset

 

2nd Prize

Dennis Murphy

Küat Sherpa 2 Bike Rack

 

3rd Prize

Hayden Fox

50% 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 Trial. Congratulations to you all.

April 21, 2017

The Yankee Springs Time Trial 2017 starting order and bib numbers for pre-registered racers is now available:  YSTT_StartOrder

Please 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 Expert women categories will start in pairs at 15 second intervals.

April 20, 2017

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 the Yankee Springs Time Trial and the West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance.

April 13, 2017

 

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.

1st Place:    

Velocity Blunt SS Sport Wheelset

$675 MSRPVelocity USA has been a long time supporter of the Yankee Springs Time Trial and cycling throughout Michigan.  They take great pride in providing the cycling community with top quality wheels and rims while offering the best customer service in the industry.

2nd Place:

Kuat Sherpa 2.0 Bike Rack

$489 MSRP

Küat Racks is a new sponsor year.  They "Love to support events that support our trails!" and were excited to partner with our event.  Team Küat is comprised of avid cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts, and fine ale connoisseurs. This motley crew of dreamers and schemers pool together their diverse talents and interests to bring you sharp design, quality products, and awesome customer service.

April 12, 2017

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 unaware.

 

 

March 30, 2017

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.

 

February 26, 2017
Please welcome Darrell DeWard with Icon Realty Group as our new partner.  Darrell is a local cyclist and real estate guy.  Yankee Springs is Darrell’s favorite trail and he’s enjoyed the friendships that have developed since cycling here.
Darrell is passionate about making your real estate experience the best it can be and his approach to real estate is anything but ordinary.  His unique background and strategies help his sellers get more for their houses, quicker, and easier… and gives his buyers an unfair advantage when buying.
Darrell is thrilled to have the opportunity to sponsor Newton Race Services as the timing crew for the race.
To begin your home selling or buying journey, check out Darrell here.
February 26, 2017

Please welcome back as one of our supporting “Swag” sponsor, Alger Bikes.  Their continued support of our race each year is greatly appreciated.

February 26, 2017

Please welcome back as our official “Griller” for the YSTT this year, the SandBar and Grill. We will be offering burgers, veggie burgers, and brats donated by Family Fare Grocery Hastings.

Food is free to all racers.  Non racers are asked to make a small donation.