Metro Mountain Bikers
Welcome by Ron Stawicki & Chris McArdle
Treasurer Report – Harold will be taking over the Treasurer’s role. Marty has put the stickers for signs on hold for now.
Fundraising – raffle is over so we need to figure out what’s next.
Volunteers – Chris Cooper was contacted by North Shore High School cross country race about needing volunteers for their race at Kletsch Park on September 18. Four volunteers are needed – contact Chris
Cooper if interested. Fall Color Fest is on Sept 27 and we’ll need volunteers to set up and be in our tent. If interested in volunteering for the event, contact Ron Stawicki who can put you in touch with the volunteer coordinators from Wheel & Sprocket. Talk to Chris McArdle if interested in volunteering for the Colectivo WORS race on Sunday, Sept 28. October 18 is a weed-out from 9 - 12 by Milwaukee County Parks (107 th & Menomonee River Parkway) in Bubba’s Woods. That is same day as our social ride (see below). The group agreed that a good turnout of Metro volunteers would be a very good idea.
Marketing – the new order of brochures has been received. We have officially moved into the black for the socks although we still have a lot of X-large socks available. We talked about more marketing materials under development.
Social Committee – we need someone interested to take over for the Social Committee. Contact Chris Cooper if interested.
Trail teams – Trails Council Meeting is Thursday, Sept. 11.
Trails – Ron said trails at Minooka are dry and fast. High School Race went great – about 108 participants. Waukesha County Parks felt it was a success. October/November are the Fall build season at Minooka. Tosa trails are in great shape too. Alpha trail has not dried out since June and it’s still wet and closed to riding. Harold talked to County and they want Metro to take over the trails at Kletsch Park that are along the river. The current trails are about two to three miles but they definitely need some work and signs for sale.
Bike Patrol – Had a large group at the Wolfman Tri at Bear Paw. Also a large group at the first High School race at Minooka as well.
Odd Tuesdsay Ride – one more ride this season which will be September 16 th . We plan on doing a cookout. Mike Crabb will post.
Wednesday Night @ the Rock – racing is completed this season.
Fall Social Ride – October 18 at 10 am. Location to be determined.
Rays – Preview night is October 2 6 to 10 pm. Ray’s will open on October 4. Rays has a lot of new stuff this year including new skills sections.
New Business – Bike Fed is having an annual meeting in Madison in October. November 9 Metro meeting will have elections. This meeting will be on a Sunday at 5 pm. We had representatives from Little Switzerland opening September 20. Facebook page Little Switzerland Bike Park. We briefly discussed the Fat Bike race series at Lapham. Barnyard Classic outside of Madison, cyclocross/mountain bike race. Nicolet-Roche trails October 4.
October meeting – October 14 meeting at Benno’s.