July 2018 CRAMBA Chapter Meeting

CRAMBA Chapter Meeting Minutes 7/17/18

The meeting was held at Rochester Mills Beer Co. and was called to order at 7:02 by Steve Vigneau.

30 members were in attendance.

Previous meeting minutes were not read.

STONY UPDATE
-Applied Trail Design has been selected for assessment and design of trail work at Stony Creek.  Scheduled to be built in 2019.

-Planning stage is funded, the build phase will be approximately $250,000.

-Still waiting on an exact date and time, but look forward to a Bike/Hike/Run event in October around Halloween.

-Trail should be prime as it was recently trimmed.

ADDISON RACE

-Chris Westerlund sated that registration is open on BikeReg.  We are looking for sponsors and volunteers for food, marking course, etc.  If interested please email race@CRAMBA.org.

RIVER BENDS REPORT

-There is 1.1 miles of new trail at River Bends, please help ride it in.  The direction is counter clockwise.  An additional 2 miles of trail will be built out in the fall when the leaves fall and site lines are better.  A lot of money has been spent on bridges and machine rental, thanks to a generous donation.

-The new bike park plans are held up at the Township level and a lot of good work has been put in by Jim Vanker and Ben Snyder to present the plans.

ADDISON REPORT

-New section of Addison trail is on hold due to a reported siting of a missisauga rattle snake.  More to come on the new trail and no other news to report.

CRPT REPORT

-There has been good feedback on new bridge and trail work with some tweaking planned to dial things in.

-Recognition to all responsible being sought with the City of Sterling Heights so that people know who is responsible for the building and maintenance of the trail system.

-The large stone within the CRPT trail has been approved to be used as a new feature on the trail.  Look forward to that in the future.

BIKE PATROL

-Membership is up to 70 members now.

-IMBA has dropped the program and the National Ski Patrol has picked it up.  There will be no noticeable difference to any trail riders.

-An application has been submitted to become a “patrol” level organization with National Ski Patrol.  Our bike patrol will now be dual trained for bike and ski patrol.

MASSIVE FALLOUT

-The date is October 6 and we are looking for help with food etc.  Please contact Brian McPherson if you are interested in helping.

-Bloomer may not be included due to conflict with a running event.

CHAPTER BOARD MEMBERS

-We will be looking for more/new chapter board members at the next meeting.  If interested please let someone know.

BALD MOUNTAIN

-No report

BLOOMER

-Trimming to come soon and looking for help with TC work.

PONTIAC LAKE

-Trail day this Sunday 7/22/18 at 9 am.  The trailer will be there and they may be doing a reroute.

HOLDRIDGE

-Trail day this Saturday 7/21/18 at 9 am with a BBQ after!

COLUMBUS PARK

-2 miles of trail have been opened up from over growth and they are working with the park to build more trail in the future.

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 7:37

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