Oct 19, 2022 | 7:15pm
Metro MTB Public Meeting
Ray’s in Tosa
7 Members in attendance
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
Melissa Clark, Secretary
Eric Hackbarth, Ozaukee County Representative – not present
Finance and Membership
- Metro is fundraising $6,000 for a storage shed at Minooka
- Heritage fundraising for equipment upkeep and to continue building new trails
Memberships and Donations are our primary source of funding,
- Trail Work Day this Saturday, 8:30-11am to work on berms at Kegel-Alpha
- Chris Kegel Foundation working on plans and fundraising on a trail and bike park at Washington Park in Washington
- Conversations about bike trails development at Milwaukee County’s Doyne Park
- Hoyt trail re-route from trail erosion from this summer’s flooding is waiting on Milwaukee County Parks’ plant review before trail re-route can be approved. May take weeks or a month. Once approved, the reroute will take a couple work hours and a couple volunteers to re-route.
- We are currently fundraising for storage shed, $6,000
- A couple trail work days for entry re-route maybe a berm work session is fall.
- New features at Port Washington Trails
- Our trail builder, Gavin, has been busy working away. He’s built a fly-over and working on a large cannon.
- Built a bypass over the steep downhill and uphill on switch back on the blue trail.
Trailbot App for Trail Status
- Metro has joined the Trailbot app, which has other Wisconsin and a lot of Minnesota trails on the app. The plan is to get out of the work of updating images on Facebook banners and to use Trailbot for trail open/ closure status.
New Wauwatosa Parks Project –116th Street Park
Washington Park Bike Park Loop/ Skills
- Has Public support
- Open House, October 27th, 5-7pm open public input/ charrette on park design at the Tosa Department of Public Offices.
- In Milwaukee
- Sarris foundation has earmarked money for this park
- Median household income is $27,000 in around the park. We want to bring cycling to an underserved community.
- Pump track, skills features, and also a green/ blue 1 mile loop around the park.
- Brainstorm session Nov. 6th at Wheel and Sprocket – we will share with on Metro’s Facebook page.
- Why Washington Park? The Urban Ecology Center is there and they already run youth programs and rent bikes out to the Community.
- Join Metro and be sure to renew if your membership is expiring.
Swag (“Stuff We All Get”). Metro is currently taking pre-orders for 3 merchandise items. Proceeds from mech sales goes to our trails:
- Carhartt stocking hat
New Board Nominees
- 1 Open Board Member at Large and Treasure position
- Nominations are Open and we are taking nominations until Nov. 2nd:
o Kevin Eccles was nominated.
o Brent Railsback was nominated
o Nick Meulemans was nominated
o Ken Cole was nominated
- Looking for folks to volunteer to operate snow dog
- Will be grooming 3 trails: Pleasant Valley, Minooka and Heritage
- Winter bike events in the works
- Metro currently owns 2 snowdogs
- Please contact Bryan Douglas at: email@example.com or on Facebook if interested in joining Metro’s Snow Grooming Committee.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm