Meeting Minutes July 2022 – Oct 2022

10/13 CRAMBA board meeting

7pm virtual
Attendance: Wade Robbins, Brian LaVoie, Ed Olson, Dan Dyla, Marc Padin, Michael Roman, John Knight, and John Garland (minutes recorded by John Garland)

Finance: 42175 in account with all major expenses paid.
IMBA quarterly received, expenses paid for PO Box, Storage Unit, MFO, and Bike Patrol. 300 from cash box in MFO and 435 from bikereg.

Membership is down, 548 in 2020, 484 in 2021, 364 ytd 2022.

Fall Events: Shelden trails fest was great turn out, weather was good and stony seemed interested in doing it maybe twice a year in 2023.

MFO was successful with about 100 riders and good, cool weather. A few riders completed the long 100 mile route! Feedback: AO food stop was “missed”. Many people offered to volunteer next year.

Board: Marc Padin will stay on as treasurer, John Garland will stay on as secretary, Wade Robbins will stay on as chair, Brian LaVoie will stay on as vice chair.
Members at large: Ed Olson, Michael Roman, John Knight, Daniel Dyla.

Thanks to Brian McPherson who has termed out for his years of service. Thanks to Steven Trecapelli who is stepping down.

We have 3 (maybe 4) openings on the board.
If you’re interested in joining us please email for more information.

Plans for 2023: Website updates and easier ways to access social media.

Cramba Chapter meeting: Nov 9, 7pm. KLM Rochester.

Discussion of virtual chapter meeting as Poto chapter has had success with this.

AY Cramba – February 4, 2023 (back up 2/18) Michael Roman to lead event coordination.

Meeting adjourned at 7:53

8/11 Meeting Minutes

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day- oct 1 – howl at moon sub event

AO 2023 – date/venue/format ideas?

Lift access possibilities being explored, how Cramba fits in: Bike patrol , references for trail building companies

58344k in bank
Outstanding checks 18k 528 = 39815k

Membership drive

Confirm pavilion
Klm involvement mike
Signing teams and other volunteers
100mile completion gets raffle?

Klm race team donation interested in Bald Mountain

Save the Date:

9/10 – Addison Oaks XC Race. Cancelled

9/24 – Lapeer Oakdale Trail Beaver Dash Event

10/8 – Massive Fall Out. Multi-trail ride starting at Stony Creek Metropark west branch lot featuring 50k, 100k, and 100 mile routes. 8 AM gathering/breakfast, 9 AM group photo/mass start. Evening event TBD for all riders and Cramba members. BikeReg for t-shirts and swag soon.

Bike reg
Signup genius and volunteers needed list
MFO shirts

Chapter Meeting 6/22

membership drive
54k in bank 18k to spend at RB
Howling at the moon, ride leaders
MFO – in works

Bike patrol – regional recognized
Any Oakland county park is class 1 e-bike allowed

AO Class 1 E-bikes now allowed
BM – WIP in processing
BMS getting an action plan for update
Bloomer – normal maintenance, class 1 E-bikes now allowed
CRPT – needs TC and attention. COMMUNITY TRAIL DAY?
Holly Holdridge – trimmed
Oakdale – signage
PLRA – trimmed
RB – signage and features. Grand opening to come
SC – Bypass for jumpline

Friendship park LOPArksRec gonna add 2 small loops. Late OCT. Mark N suggested as TC

7/19 board meeting

Held online. In attendance: Wade Robbins, Brian LaVoie, Vito Manzella, Steve Trecapelli, and John Garland

National Bike Patrol jerseys and updates
AO updates

Board updates: one spot open

Membership drive

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