Metro Mountain Bikers
Welcome by Chris McArdle
Review of the some of the changes from the board meeting. Introduced new board members.
Explained Functional leaders. Explained breaking out Trail Leaders differently.
Fundraising – Matt Gissibl from the Bike Fed explained some of the Bike Fed’s fundraising efforts by targeting bike shops. Talked about t-shirt sales. Chris Cooper will provide Sara’s email to Matt.
22 people qualified for shirts in 2013. City Print said pricing pretty much the same as last year. Lesspeople qualified for a shirt than in 2012. 1700 volunteer hours total, 60 people total. Minooka being big volunteer-hour winner. Next meeting, we’ll be talking about working the metro booth at Expo.
Marketing: Collateral and Signage and Mapping. Derek has Templates for sock guy. Old logo may not show up great on the socks. Might be worth sending anyway and see if the company can give us options. Will look into pricing per quantity. May look into DeFeet per Matt @ the Bike Fed. Matt explained how the t-shirts/socks work to sell at bike shops. Socks cost $5/bike shops re-sell for ~$12.
Maps – working on posters and maps. Any dates to have ready for printing? We need brochures now.
Derek committed to printing brochures. Chris will email Tom and have him send artwork to Derek.
Do we have a separate map of the Alpha? What about Bubba’s Woods? Bubba’s not approved.
Signage – Marty put link up on the Facebook page. Carsonite signs Social Committee: officially recognizing Odd Tuesday, Spring/Fall social rides, also a monthly ride at a trail system. May – August. May would be Minooka. Showcases the various area trails, try to get new people to ride the trails. We’re looking for more people to be a part of the marketing team. Derek put together a survey
Trails: tosa trails are icy, Ron said he’s posting trail conditions Waukesha Bike Alliance facebook page and will post to Metro page as well South Shore – Harold brought up at the trails meeting. May not be accessible to mtn bikers unless people can speak to county supervisors, etc. Need to find a way to get it legitimized. Harold went to Port to the Ozaukee County group. 2 mi mtn bike loop wanted there. Already have committed $60,000 a pre-fab pump track and a skills course near skateboard park. Hope to have approval for it by the end of March. Chris has reached out to this group to have a combined meeting. Ozaukee County is looking at a combined IMBA chapter with a number of bike groups in that area – all groups will operate independently and combine to form the chapter. At Hoyt MMSD will be taking out the steps and the carwash soon.
County Trails Council – effort to encourage groups to prepare and develop trails within the county, City of Milwaukee has purchased two trail counters to getting data about trail usage. Ramsey wants to get moving on the memorandium of underwriting of bike trails 2/4/14. County Trails meets the 2 nd odd month at 10 am at the county parks building.
2014 Fatbike Access – 70 advocates attended – Hansi has a post about this event IMBA event is Jan 19 – 20 at Rays. If you go to Ray’s on Saturday you get Sunday free. Waukesha Bike Swap - 2/15 proceeds go to Waukesha Bike Alliance not sold out yet 75 – 80% sold out. Fatbike race in Sheridan Park
Bike Expo – volunteers needed May 16 – 18 Regional IMBA in Madison @Trek will open up the Farm for riding IMBA World Summit in August in Steamboat Springs, CO. Club would like to pay registration fee for several people to go to the sessions and encourage Metro members to go as sort of club ride.
February meeting will start 50/50 raffle for cash, tires, and metro t-shirt
New business: Marty emailed Marna @ the Rock re: Wednesday night racing. We’d like to see a series like this continue but we don’t want to compete with the Rock and we’re not sure what their intent is. These event prices are based on insurance and county parks issues.