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October 2014 Monthly Meeting Minutes

April 12, 2018 10:15 PM | Metro MTB (Administrator)


Metro Mountain Bikers

Welcome by Ron Stawicki & Chris McArdle

Treasurer’s Report – We took in $411 in raffle at Ray’s on October 2. We bought a couple of carsonite signs and the installation tool for the signs, which Marty picked up in Madison.

Fundraising – no fundraising report this month. We’ll need to think about fundraising for trailhead signs in the future.

Volunteers – We had another month of numerous volunteering events. Kletsch Park cross country meet went well with six Metro volunteers. Next Saturday, October 18 is the Weed Out in Bubba’s Woods – we’ll be looking for Metro volunteers to help out with a strong presence. We’ve had 605 hours in volunteer hours so far in 2014 with many hours not entered yet. If anyone has hours, please send to Chris Cooper.

Marketing – not a lot going on in Marketing. We discussed moving some of the marketing documents to a google drive. Marty thought we may need more posters ordered.

Social Committee – we’re looking for a leader of the Social Committee – if interested, please contact

Chris Cooper.

Trails – Marty picked up the trail installation driver tool and carsonite signs. Marty suggested starting to install soon while the ground is soft and not frozen yet.

Trails Council/Milwaukee County Parks – Marty talked about the new parks requirements regarding permits. No progress on the MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the parks department.

Bike Patrol – Bike Patrol has/had a busy month. WEMS race at Alpine Valley, NICA race series, and some local Cyclocross races.

Trails – Minooka trail work is underway – always Sunday mornings from 8 – 11 through November.  Minooka will be hosting a Global FatBike event in early December. Tosa trails are in good shape.  Marty will be meeting with the parks staff regarding trails on the north side of Hoyt Park-ish. Alpha trails were dried out enough for the WORS race. Andy joined us from the Colectivo WORS race and discussed the event, which was well received.

Fall Social Ride – October 18 at 10 am starting at Benno’s – The Garden Party.

Upcoming & Recently-held Events:

·         The recent Little Switzerland event was discussed

·         Matt Gissibl from the Bike Fed spoke to the owners of Little Switzerland (who also owns Mt. Morris) and talked about their conversation.

·         Andy from Colectivo spoke about the WORS event. He will be attending the race directors meeting coming up in a couple of weeks.

·         Ray’s preview was a great night and a lot of fun

·         Matt G also talked about the Bike Fed summit/IMBA summit.

·         November 7 Bikes and Beats at Turner Hall fundraiser.

·         Lapham Peak FatBike series starting November 20 at 7:30 pm – check Wheel & Sprocket’s website for information.

·         Santa Rampage, Saturday, December 6.

·         October 28 benefit Winter Bike Party from 6 – 9 at Great lakes Distillery benefiting the

Milwaukee Bicycle Collective. Free admission.

Fall Social Ride – October 18 at 10 am starting at Benno’s – The Garden Party.

New Business – Harold talked a little about Kletsch Park in Glendale, but we hope to have more information at the next meeting.

November meeting – November 9 SUNDAY night at 5 pm @ Benno’s featuring Metro Elections.

December meeting – December 9 at The Bike Fed offices at 3618 W. Pierce St, Milwaukee.

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