April Chapter meeting Minutes

CRAMBA CHAPTER MEETING

4-13-16

7:15pm call to order

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CRAMBA Mountain Bike Patrol orientation April 30th

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Our next scheduled New Patroller Orientation is scheduled for April 30th 2pm at Shelby Twp Fire Station #1. Located at 6345 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316

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March 2016 Board Meeting

CRAMBA BOARD MEETING

3-24-16

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More MTB Trails at Stony Creek!

Stony Creek Roller Coaster from Rest Aera

This is it, everyone: your chance to support more mountain bike trails at Stony Creek Metropark! Continue reading

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2016 Spring Membership Drive – Become a Member

Think spring! Think warmer weather! Think mountain biking! Think CRAMBA!

With the cold weather, snow and gray skies almost behind us it’s time to put that fatbike away and dust off your 29er, 650b or that rockin’ 26er!  Of course, some of you ride fat year round, so tune that fatty up and keep her rollin’ this summer (and join us on one of our group rides).

So you’re ready to head to your local trail… thankfully it’s ready to ride thanks to your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter! Or maybe you’re ready to head to a brand new trail. Thankfully, it exists due to the efforts of your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter!

How does this all happen? It’s simple: members like you drive the mountain biking experience in concert with CRAMBA-IMBA!

By becoming a CRAMBA-IMBA member you support building and improving your local trails. And more members means more weight for getting what we want, which means better trails and more trails.

Still not sure why you would want to be a member?

Our members dictate what we want and do.

  • Member counts bring us clout with our local parks, government, and land managers which gets us what we want: new and improved trails.
  • Membership pays chapter expenses: supplies for building and maintaing trail, insurance for the work we do, events we put on.

Direct membership benefits:

  • Knowing you supported your local trails
  • Socks at the $50 level
  • Subaru VIP access—save up to $3,300 on a new or leased vehicle
  • com year-long membership offering pro-deals bike gear
  • Year-long subscription to your choice of mountain bike publication—choose from Bicycling, Dirt Rag Digital, Peloton Digital or Velo Digital
  • Membership kit with stickers, propaganda and membership card
  • Discounts on bike and outdoor gear
  • 10% off all IMBA gear and event registrations

There are no additional obligations when becoming a CRAMBA-IMBA member.

If that’s not enough for you, CRAMBA-IMBA is launching a Spring Membership Drive running March 2016 until May 2016 to encourage you to join your CRAMBA-IMBA chapter!

Running March through May, the drive will include special prize opportunities donated by a variety of corporate sponsors and limited edition IMBA gear for all individual and family members who join or renew their membership or register with CRAMBA-IMBA.

Look for an upcoming announcement about the 2016 benefits for new and renewing members.

 Join here: I want to join CRAMBA-IMBA! Or here: IMBA.

Visit our Facebook page; we look forward to seeing you on the trails and at one of our upcoming events. Ride on!

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Stony Creek Spring Trail Day 2016

IMG_0476Join us for our spring trail day at Stony Creek Saturday April 23rd. We will meet at West Branch Lot B at 9 am.

The main focus will be repairing the supports under the main boardwalks in the Pines. Secondary projects such as the rock garden lengthening and basic ground repairs will be tackled depending on volunteer turnout.

Are you curious about what we do and who we are? This is a great opportunity to find out and get involved; everyone is welcome.IMG_0428

No experience is necessary to participate in a Trail Day, just a desire to make our trails better. Wear clothes for working outdoors (long sleeves, pants, gloves, boots, eye protection) and bring something to drink. We’ll provide the tools, but you are more than welcome to bring your own. We look forward to seeing you there!

Also, see our event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1682184792049170/

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February 2016 Board Meeting

2.18.16 board meeting minutes can be found here.

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2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge

Did you know there are 33 different mountain bike trails in the metro Detroit area?

The Clinton River Area Mountain Biking Association (CRAMBA), Motor City Mountain Biking Association (MCMBA), and the Potawatomi Mountain Biking Association (Poto MBA) are teaming up this year to present the 2016 Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challenge. The challenge involves riding all 33 of three local IMBA chapter trails at least once during Tri-Chapter Ultimate Trail Challengethe 2016 season. The challenge officially begins on February 1, 2016. Rides will be loosely coordinated on the Facebook event, chapter Facebook groups, or other various locations. Join a ride that has been posted, or exercise your self-reliance and organize your own trail outing and invite others to join. Get creative and combine multiple trails for some excellent endurance training rides. Submit your challenge summary by November 13th (send your summary by email to: jenny_schultz@hotmail.com). The challenge summary can be a list of dates and trails you have ridden and recorded on Strava, for example. A template for tracking will be shared. Other means of documented challenge summaries will be considered at the discretion of the organizers. Read more…

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American Cycle & Fitness Ladies Night

Feburary 6th 2016, 5pm-8pm

American Cycle & Fitness Royal Oak: 29428 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073

A fun evening for just ladies. Come see different ways to stay active, maybe win a prize in one of the raffles. Have snacks and get to know some great people. The event is free.

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January 2016 Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting

January 12th 2016

 

Call to order 7:05pm

  • Rodney welcomed everyone
  • New Board went around and introduced themselves.
  • Michigan ARD
  1. Will work with Lansing
  2. Help get grant money
  3. Work with DNR on a regular basis.
  • Snow Stuff
  1. Thank You Mike Fitzpatrick for Groomer donation.
  2. Thank You Mark Senyk for finding and repairing snowmobile
  3. Thank You Dean Fitzpatrick for trailer donation.
  4. With all the donations total out of pocket cost is $1000 for registration and insurance for equipment.
  5. River Bends is the only trail at this time being groomed.
  6. Stoney is interested in looking at us grooming for them. The only place to MTB at this time is the trolley trails. Jeremy is meeting with them.
  7. Addison grooms themselves.
  • AY!CRAMBA
  1. January 31st
  2. 10 shops already signed up.
  3. 2 different ride groups.
  4. BYOB, 3 fire pits, pot luck
  • Treasurer
  1. Financial report $16,791.00
  2. Insurance is coming up. $2,000/$4,000
  3. New Trailer wrap $1500/$1800 (Thank You Kristi for mock up.)
  • Membership
  1. Current members 287.
  2. New price is $35
  3. We now have auto renewal.
  4. More members mean we go from 60/40 split to a 50/50 split from IMBA.
  • Bike Patrol
  1. 37 active patrollers.
  2. 2,950 hours patrolled.
  3. IMBA has a patrol video out.
  4. Will have a training session in April.
  • Trails
  1. Stoney- Rebuild board walk, rock garden. There is new bike repair stand.
  2. Holly- Stay away HUNTERS! Looking at trail day in June.
  3. Addison- BOB is in CHARGE!!!
  4. Bald Mtn- Stay off cross country ski areas that are groomed by DNR.
  5. CRPT- New bridges, working on signs for two traffic for RB/CRPT trail. Will work on soft area along M53. Got a nice donation for trail.
  6. River Bends- 2.5 miles scouted for new trail. Park and Rec. has eagle scouts that want to do projects.
  7. Bloomer- There is a whole new bridge in the tech loop. Working on future projects. Looking at doing a Thursday ride next year.
  • Events up coming
  1. Feb 6th American Cycle and Fitness Ladies Night
  2. Macomb Bike Ladies Night Feb 25th
  3. June 1st MTB 101 Shelby Twsp.
  4. Got MTB 101 Girls 18 & older July 24th & August 27th
  5. Addison Race Sept 11th
  6. Massive Fallout Oct 1st
  • CRAMBA Jersey– Nick is looking at on-line ordering

 

AS ALWAYS CHECK OUT CRAMBA.ORG, AND FACEBOOK

 

Dismissed at 9:30pm

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