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Metro MTB Meeting Minutes - 2/3/22

May 24, 2022 7:00 PM | Isaac Olson (Administrator)

Mission Statement 

Metro Mountain Bikers is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to safeguarding the future of  mountain biking through the preservation and promotion of responsible off-road bicycling  opportunities. Which includes the education, sponsoring events, trail construction, and trail  maintenance. 

Board Members 

Chris Shay, Co-Chair  

Dan Kutz, Treasurer - virtual  

Melissa Clark, Secretary  

Isaac Olson – virtual  

Tom Hartman  

Lindsay Carlson  

Eric Hackbarth – OCMB  

Attendance: 25 in person + 3 Virtual 

Minooka Update- Ron Stawicki  

Snow has melted, trails currently icy, be sure to have studs. Hoping to schedule 6 trail work days this  year. May host another clean-up work day before the trails open, early spring, to get folks amped up for  year. If we have enough time after our trail work days, we may look at adding a couple of new features.  

Be sure to have a Waukesha County Parks pass. This year Waukesha County Parks is going by license  plates and will ticket folks that come in after hours that don’t have a pass.  

Questions/ Comments:  

Request to bring back the old trail exit. Not everyone wants to go back up and do that  new last bit of trail extension that was added last year.  

Can we add “an upper, upper powerline berms”? NICA does this for their trail races.  

Event Updates: Melissa Clark  

Photo slide show presented, attached. 

Hugh Jass New Fane Race Snow Grooming  

Waukesha Janboree Fat Bike Demo: Great turn out. We had about 80-100 folks out to demo fat bikes.  Some folks had never been to Minooka Park before!  

Pleasant Valley Fat Bike Ride: Good turnout of about 30 riders. Fermentorium Brewing was there  offering beer samples. 

Snow dog – Bryan Douglas  

We have the second snow dog! See attachment for photos #SnowDog2022  

Heritage Update – John Slawny 

Digital presentation presented, attached  

We are excited to bring in machine groomed modern trails to the area! Last year’s volunteer efforts  have a combined value of over $60,000! Metro is working on a RTC DNR grant asking for $86,000 grant  for further trail development and expansions. Opening of the flow trail is pending installation of signage.  Official Opening Event will likely be in June or July to ensure trails will be dry and open. Trail work days  cadence typically alternates Saturdays and Sunday.  

2022‘s projects include the flow trail return line and bike park  

Other future projects:  

Green line, “experiential features”. 10’ of armored climbed. Putting in skinny bridge.  

Milwaukee County update – Marty Weigel  

Oak Hill 4, built last year, will be finished this week. Typically trail work starts around April, figure 4 more  trail work days.  

Kegel-Alpha Trail: Kegel-Alpha 2.0 was essentially approved 2 years ago and trail work will begin this spring.  

Reminder that all Milwaukee Co trails all need to be non-directional and multi-use trails.  

Other Updates:  

Third Space Brewing wants to do an event in the city. Reach out to Bryan Douglas on Facebook if you’d  like to be involved in planning an event.  

Metro is in need of a Volunteer Coordinator to track all our volunteer hours for the year.  We need Operational Directors for the Milwaukee Co Trails.  

Meeting adjourned at 8:20pm

Here is a complete PDF containing presentation materials as well.

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