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Metro MTB Meeting Minutes - 10/19/2022

19 Oct 2022 7:15 PM | Melissa Clark (Administrator)

Oct 19, 2022 | 7:15pm

Metro MTB Public Meeting

Ray’s in Tosa

7 Members in attendance

62 Attendees

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       

Melissa Clark, Secretary

Tom Hartman

Isaac Olson

Lindsay Carlson

Eric Hackbarth, Ozaukee County Representative – not present

Topics:

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,

Trails Update

Milwaukee County:

  • 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.

Minooka

  • 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.

Ozaukee County

  • New features at Port Washington Trails

Heritage

  •  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

  • Has Public support
  • Open House, October 27th, 5-7pm open public input/ charrette on park design at the Tosa Department of Public Offices.
Washington Park Bike Park Loop/ Skills
  • 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.

Membership

  • 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:

  • T-shirts
  •  Carhartt stocking hat
  • Sweatshirt

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

Snow Grooming

  •  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: douglasbd14@gmail.com or on Facebook if interested in joining Metro’s Snow Grooming Committee.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm


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