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      The Potowatomi Mountain Biking Association (PotoMBA – www.potomba.org), an International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Chapter, is spearheading the trail development with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). In February 2015, PotoMBA and MDNR signed an Operating Agreement to construct the Midwest’s most epic mountain bike trail system. In early 2016, the DTE Energy Foundation provided over a quarter-million dollars to fund trail construction, and the trail was rebranded from the “Waterloo Trail” to the DTE Energy Foundation Trail. The first 5.2 mile loop of the trail at Green Lake was completed in June 2016. The second, loop on “the Big Kame” was completed in May 2017. Additional loops will be opening each year until 2020. Total trail mileage will proximate 20+ miles.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Open on Jun 13, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #466
      State Ranking
      #9
      Trails
      1
      Total Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      727 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,081 ft
      Total Vertical
      126 ft
      Reports
      13
      Ridden Counter
      150

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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Recent Comments

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      user #1522498pnkbke11trailDTE TrailGreat trail about hour away from where I'm...
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:34pm
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      Sep 9, 2017 @ 1:13pm
      Sep 9, 2017
      user #1356502Red79trailDTE TrailAwesome!!
      Aug 16, 2017 @ 2:11am
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      Aug 1, 2017 @ 10:56pm
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      • By ericcpinkbike & contributors
      • Admins: PotoMBA
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