Metro Mountain Bikers
Welcome by Chris McArdle
Meeting with Ozaukee was postponed and may be rescheduled in March or April.
Bike Fed t-shirts – Metro would get profits from local sales, but the question was if we could get Metro identifying information on it? Various opinions on the design and wording of the t-shirts, but some suggested they liked the wording Tread on Me showing on the t-shirt. Pricepoint was close to $15 for most to be interested in purchasing. Chris will contact Matt Gissibl of the Bike Fed for more information about the sales. Fundraising – a separate meeting was held to discuss. Marty discussed offering to the Parks Department that one of their staff members go to the IMBA summit in Colorado this summer and the fundraising effort to do that. We need approximately $2500 for carsonite signage for the local signs and a possible $500 - $1000 for the IMBA Summit. We also discussed Wednesday racing at the Rock in terms of fundraising. Volunteers:
We passed around the sign-up sheet for Expo. Chris Cooper suggested getting a 10x10 pop-up tent to use at Expo. Chris McArdle will discuss with Collectivo about the vendor they’ve used and suggestions for a tent. There was a suggestion of getting a black canvas tent with white lettering. If anyone is interested in volunteering to be a ride marshal for the Ride for the Arts the process this year is to go to the website and sign up. Free entry, ride marshal t-shirt, and beer and food afterwards. The Ride for the Arts is the first Sunday in June.
Derek discussed and showed everyone the re-designed brochure to get Minooka trails included. Tom has to add copy for Minooka but otherwise it’s ready to go. Derek should email to Ron for Ron will show Waukesha County Parks staff. Derek also discussed socks. DeFeet minimum order of 6 dozen, our cost is $6/pair + $25 setup charge. $10/pair breakeven at 46 pairs. We may be able to partner with the Bike Fed, but we’re not counting on it. Sock Guy $5/pair, we have to order 10 dozen minimum + $50 setup.
We can mix sizes to order as well. We discussed colors too. After initial order, can we order more?
Derek will verify. We should continue the Metro branding and most liked the DeFeet option. Chris will ask Matt Gissibl of the Bed Fed for information on which style of sock sells more – tall or short? Order needs to be completed within the next couple of week so we have available for Expo. A suggestion was to sell at a different rate for signing up for an IMBA membership but no decision was made about that.
Social Committee: Good turnout for tubing at the Rock on 2/8. Spring Social Ride is scheduled for April 26.
Trail Meetings – meeting with County (Ramsey and Mark). Meeting again in two weeks to discuss Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for all three of the currently-approved trail systems. Every year
we’ll have to have a new MOU to discuss the trail systems. No new trailbuilding until after May 15. No discussion on South Shore. Menomonee River Parkway meeting is scheduled by the Parks department for 2/12 at Mount Mary College. We discussed having Metro business cards available when doing trail work so we can pass our information on to people that ask about our work or want more details of our projects.
Nothing new at Minooka – but there has been a lot of fat biking going on. Nathan Guerra and Marty Tank have been talking to the land owners of Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc to develop mountain bike
Waukesha Bike Swap 2/15
Fatbike race at Sheridan Park 2/22
Regional IMBA Summit in Madison 5/16 – 18
Marty spoke to Marna at The Rock and she said they would be doing Wednesday night racing again. We don’t have any other details. We need to find out the details and figure out who is going to do timing, pricing, etc.
Open Business – is the club willing to support the Oak Leak Discovery Tour for about $100? Yes, we’ll sponsor.