How you can make a financial contribution

While we have made great strides in raising much-needed funds to kick off the trail section work, our total fundraising goal is still quite a ways off. Please consider making a generous gift today! Reach out to our fundraising team at or click here to make a donation online.


Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam has received several donations from early Trail Partners and by securing a number of grants. To date, $1,436,000 in donations and grant funding has been secured for the project. These funds are being utilized to complete a variety of project requirements, with trail construction being the top priority. 

Fundraising Progress
$1,670,000 of $3,700,000


A project of this size cannot happen without dedicated volunteers. The West Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance (WMMBA) has stepped up to support and coordinate trail volunteers. The WMMBA will be responsible for routine trail inspections and maintenance. WMMBA is developing a comprehensive volunteer program, matching experienced volunteers with developing volunteers to keep the trail in optimum condition. In addition, the WMMBA volunteers are highly skilled with trail maintenance and will assist Newaygo and Mecosta Counties with routine maintenance and repairs of the trail. The WMMBA is overseeing all volunteer patrols and maintenance on the trail.

How to get involved

Construction on Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam has started up for 2021! WMMBA needs your help to maintain and patrol this unique trail. If you are interested in joining the WMMBA and their Dragon Team, please join at WMMBA.ORG or e-mail Volunteer opportunities include trail coordinator, trail section adopters and volunteering at trail workdays during construction and after opening. Trail Volunteer workdays will be posted on the WMMBA web page and on Facebook @

Virtual 5k/10k in memory of Rob Slate

Sign up for this virtual run that takes place through November 30 to honor Rob Slate, son of H&S Companies co-founder Dan Slate. Rob passed away unexpectedly in 2020. Join his friends and family members as they run, walk or bike a 5k or 10k. You can get your miles in anywhere at anytime! Proceeds from this race will help build trail at Michigan’s Dragon at Hardy Dam.

Registration starts at $35 and includes a tee shirt.