Metro Mountain Bikers
Welcome by Chris McArdle
Treasurer Report – No report this month.
Fundraising – we discussed having Metro socks for sale for $10. Sara Stum discussed the raffle that we and the prizes. Three prizes: $250 gift card from Wheel & Sprocket, season pass for Rays, and a $1500 top raffle prize from Erik’s Bike Shop, plus, Sara has suggested getting an incentive prize from Ben’s Cyclery for the top seller of raffle tickets. At the June meeting, Sara will bring raffle tickets for everyone to start selling tickets. We’ve applied for two raffle licenses and are waiting for them to arrive by mail.
Volunteers – Chris Cooper reminded everyone to email him their volunteer hours to get logged. We haven’t had many things planned or scheduled besides the Minooka Trail Work.
Marketing – Derek T. discussed a volunteer opportunity offered and encouraged through his employer and suggested others look into that. We’ll post something on the Facebook page regarding the need for volunteers. Tom created a draft poster and needs the Board approval. Harold discussed that he and Marty start distributed posters in the past in May so we’d like to have the posters available soon. Chris McArdle has received our new Metro pop-up tent and we can start using for events. Chris will bring it to our odd-Tuesday ride next week at Hoyt so everyone can see it. Cody offered to donate business cards if someone else gets the graphics completed.
Social Committee – Harold discussed our Spring social ride. We had nine people show up for the ride – the weather wasn’t particularly great. Fall social ride will be discussed over the next couple of meetings.
Trails Council Meeting – Harold said they met last week (first week of May). Chris discussed getting everyone to use GPS and put on Strava to show usage of the trails.
Bike Patrol – Mike has no new information. The Bike Patrol is still looking for new patrollers.
Trail teams – Second loop finished at Minooka – about four miles of trail to ride. Ron says the trails dry pretty quickly. He’s also working on trail signs. Next three weeks continues trail work. Statewide Bike to Work week, Waukesha Bike to Work day next Wednesday 6 am – 9 am. 7pm on Wednesday for the Ride of Silence in Waukesha. There is also a Ride of Silence in Cudahy and others around the area. Obviously, the weather has made the trails unrideable for now. Regional IMBA Summit in Madison – this upcoming weekend May 17 – 18. Chris M and Marty are attending portions of the event. If you’re interested in going, Metro will pay a portion of the fee. There was a limit to the attendees, however. Odd-Tuesday Rides start next Tuesday, May 20 at Hoyt Park, weather permitting. Harold discussed Biking with Barley on Memorial Day weekend – contact Harold if you’re interested. Wednesday Night @ the Rock – Racing will start June 4 through September (based on daylight). Metro has not committed to be involved at this point but future discussions are likely to happen. Open Forum – Harold discussed Biking with Barley for Memorial Day weekend starting at Blue Mounds State Park – talk to Harold for more details.
IMBA World Summit – if interested in attending, Metro will sponsor of portion of the fee.
Wisconsin High School Cycling League - Kathy Mock, Co-Director of the League (along with Don Edberg of WORS), was here to discuss. There are four scheduled events during the season that runs from July through October. Wisconsin was the 11st state to join the national league. Milwaukee seems to be a hub of interest in the high school league. If you’re interested in more information, the contact information is www.wisconsinmtb.org, email is Kathy@wisconsinmtb.org.
Metro is a sponsor for the Oak Leak Discovery Tour in Milwaukee. If interested, you can get the tour booklet at any of the golf courses and a few other locations around the area. June Meeting will be back at Benno’s, 74 th & Greenfield. If you have a suggestion for a future meeting location, please let Chris know.
Regional IMBA Summit 5/16 – 18 in Madison – we are looking for someone to attend this, contact Chris McArdle
IMBA World Summit in Steamboat Spring, CO 8/20 – 24 – if anyone is going, please contact Chris McArdle