March 2019 Metro Meeting

21 Mar 2019 8:44 PM | Beth Kazinski

March  2019 Metro Meeting

3/12/19 at 7:17pm

Benno’s

West Allis, WI

26 members in attendance   

James opened meeting

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.

Glacial Blue Update

Greg gave the run down on Park and Rec meeting in West Bend.  Mountain bikers showed in record attendance.  Overwhelming support pushed approval for machine built plan.  They’ll be looking to start fundraising for the project soon. 

Groomer

James ran through groomer options.  Board agreed on moving forward with the purchase.  We choose the model we did for the bigger motor and reverse option.  The plan is to use it at Pleasant Valley and Glacial Blue.  Hopefully we can get Minooka next year.    Jessica Weinberg from Milwaukee County Parks would like input on what trails to groom and will look into grooming at Alpha.  You can find a link to donate toward the groomer on the Metro site. 

The Fat Bike Grooming Committee will need to meet to assign responsibilities on grooming and maintenance of the machine as well as providing the board/members with updates. 

Rich Ramsey suggested getting state certified so grooming DNR trails is a possibility.

John Graham offered doing a beer fundraiser for raising money for the groomer. 

Wheel & Sprocket Expo

Wheel & Sprocket Expo  -  April 4 through the 7th -     Chris Cooper is looking for volunteers to help with the Metro Booth.  The booth will be larger this year 10’x20’.   The plan is to have the groomer in the booth to help promote fundraising for it.     If you can help – any shift – see Chris Cooper.   

Social Event

James is looking into doing a personal tour of Bentonville by a local Guide.   Time is to be determined.

Ball Park Commons Update

Marty gave update.  They are pushing for Mangan Woods at Alpha.  Trail council meeting coming up and Alpha improvements are on the docket. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:22pm 


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