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.
Chris Shay, Co-Chair
Dan Kutz, Treasurer - virtual
Melissa Clark, Secretary
Isaac Olson – virtual
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.
• 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.
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.