Chapter Meeting & Board Election – Tuesday, October 11th

Join us for our quarterly Chapter Meeting and group ride Tuesday, October 11th at River Bends Park! This meeting is open to all members and non-members.

This meeting is also our annual Board Member elections. Four of our current board members are stepping down, leaving six Board Members remaining (Board can consist of up to 12 members). Basic requirements for being on the board are attending a monthly meeting, being a current CRAMBA member, and participating in discussions via email. Your involvement outside of that is up to you.

We are looking for individuals that want to get actively involved, are passionate about mountain biking, with a focus on enhancing the biking community, promoting and maintaining mountain biking trail access, and guiding responsible mountain biking. We want you to step up and help guide the Chapter and the future of mountain biking in our area. Please consider joining the CRAMBA Board if this is you!

A second option if you want to become involved, but do not have time to sit on the Board, is joining one of our committees. We will have sign up sheets at the meeting for the following committees: Communications, Membership, and Events.

Event Details:
Where: River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Rd, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48317 (Hickory Grove Pavilion located in the grassy area by the main trailhead)
When: Group ride starts at 5:30pm bring your lights!
Food will start being served at 7:00pm (burgers, hot dogs, and soda will be provided, but please bring your own after ride “refreshments” if you desire)
Meeting will start at 7:30pm

Email the exisiting CRAMBA Board if you have any questions at board@cramba.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

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2016 Massive Fallout Postponed to October 15, 2016

Just a heads-up to everyone! Due to torrential rains and flooding in SE Michigan, the 2016 Massive Fallout has been postponed to October 15, 2016.

Same location, same route, and same time, just a new date two weeks later. Ride Dirt Trails, Not Mud Trails!

See you there!

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September 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

9-22-16

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM.

Board members present were:

  1. Roger Class
  2. Jeremy Verbeke
  3. Alice Jacobs
  4. Kristen Barry
  5. Mike Fitzpatrick
  6. Jeremy Kosak

Recording Secretary’s Report

Minutes of the 8-18-16 board meeting were read and approved as read.

Old Business

  • Massive Fallout, October 1, Update
    • Kristen Barry is the event manager
    • Waiver are printed and will be signed at registration
    • Maps are printed and will be available at registration
    • Kristen will pick up the shirts on September 30
    • Kristen will bring cash for change for shirt sales
    • Ride starts at 8:00 AM with a mass start at 10:00 AM
    • Mike Fitzpatrick will set up a card table for new membership solicitations
    • Scott Cervin and Steve Vignue will trim the Conklin Road connector
    • Pete, Drew and Kristen will handle the food
    • SAG is out – Kristen will remove from CRAMBA website description
    • Spray paint on ground will direct riders to correct pavilion
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New Mailing Address

We have updated our mailing address. Our new address is as follows:

Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association
PO Box 180190
Utica, MI 48318

Info also found on our About Us Page. We look forward to riding with you soon!

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2016 Massive Fallout Quad-Trail Mass Group Ride

ATTENTION: Due to torrential rains and flooding in Southeast Michigan, the 2016 Massive Fallout has been moved to Saturday, October 15th, 2016. Please join us — two weeks later than planned — for a great ride around CRAMBA trails!

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Massive Fallout is a large-scale group ride organized by the volunteers of the Clinton River Area Mountain Bike Association (CRAMBA-IMBA).

The ride features four prominent trails in Macomb and Oakland Counties: Stony Creek, Bald Mountain, Addison Oaks, and Bloomer. These trails are all connected via a series of roads, paths, and rail trails creating a fun, flexible ride. Whether you’re a beginner or expert, the ride can be configured to your experience level and desired length. The total estimated mileage is roughly 50-60 miles including Bloomer.

All trails and routes will be marked clearly. Maps will be handed out during starting hours. Join us for the mass start to be part of one of the largest mountain bike group rides in Southeast Michigan.

This ride is a CRAMBA event and will be insured under the CRAMBA group event policy. An aid station will be available during the ride. T-Shirts will be available for sale the day of the ride at Stony Creek in the morning and at the Addison Oaks aid station. All proceeds from T-Shirt sales will go to CRAMBA.

When: October 1st, 2016 October 15th, 2016 (Postponed due to weather!)
Starting Hours: 8:00am – 10:00am, with a 10:00am mass start!
Start Location: Stony Creek Metro Park – West Branch Picnic Area C
Ride Cost: Free! (purchase of Stony Creek Metropark day pass may be required)

GPS route:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/13334279

Turn-by-turn directions:
Stony, Bald Mountain, and Addison: http://utabintarbo.com/files/MFORidingDirections2015.pdf
Bloomer “add-on”: http://utabintarbo.com/…/MFORidingDirections2015-Bloomer.pdf

Facebook Event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1067555313306613/

Map(Classic): Massive Fallout Classic Map

Emergency Contact: Please call 248-894-4209

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2016 Addison Oaks Fall Classic Chapter Benefit Race

AO2016_ShirtsMWWhat: Addison Oaks Fall Classic Chapter Benefit Race
Who: Presented by CRAMBA-IMBA
Where: Addison Oaks County Park, Leonard, MI
When: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 (Always on the 2nd Sunday in September)

The Course
The course consists of fast and flowing sections with some tight and twisty sections to challenge your skills. The course is approximately 7 miles long and is ~70% single track. Course map.

Parking
Racers who do not already have a valid Oakland County Parks motor vehicle permit will be required to pay a $5 parking fee the day of the race. This fee can be applied to the purchase of a 2016 vehicle permit.

Racers arriving by bus will be charged per-bus, at a rate of $1 per occupant.

Results
2015 race results are available from Newton Timing & Race Services: Elite/Expert, Sport/SS/FB/Tandem, Beginner.

Facebook Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/214178275602363/

Sign up NOW!

Registration day of the event will be available for an additional $5. Registration opens at 8:30 am, and closes 30 minutes prior to each race.

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August 18, 2016 Board Meeting Minutes

CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

8-18-16

The meeting was called to order at 7:10PM.

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CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes 6-23-16

CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

6-23-16 (added/corrected 6-29-16 by Mike Fitzpatrick)

The meeting was called to order at 7:35PM.

Board members present were:

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Pontiac Lake Trail Trimming day June 26th 9am

https://www.facebook.com/events/983134718428856/

Join in this amazing opportunity to help improve one of SE Michigan’s most prestigious Mountain Biking Trails.

Meet at the new sign for The Mountain Bike Trail Head at 9:00am. We will work until noon and then share lunch.

What to expect: Good times while helping improve the trail conditions.
Trail trimming main goal.

What to bring: work gloves and something to drink. Safety glasses if you’d like. Biking gear for after working. Swim gear to take a dip. Hiking stuff if you’d prefer to stay on foot. Bug spray is a good idea. And so is bringing a friend.

Dress: recommended pants and a long sleeve shirt.

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May 2016 Board meeting minutes

CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

5-19-16

The meeting was called to order at 7:40 PM.  Present were: Continue reading

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