April 2013 CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

The 2nd Quarter (April) CRAMBA Chapter meeting minutes have been posted and can be see here:

CRAMBA Chapter Meeting Minutes 4:9:2013

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CRAMBA-IMBA Stickers Now Available

2013 CRAMBA-IMBA Sticker SheetShow your support for CRAMBA-IMBA with stickers for your car/truck, bike, toolbox, or wherever! Each sheet contains five weather-resistent stickers in four different sizes, coated with a UV-resistent material to keep them looking great for years!

Come on out to our next chapter meeting at Rochester Mills on Tuesday, July 9th at 7pm and pick one up. They’ll also be available at other chapter events, such as the Wednesday Night Group Ride at Stony Creek and the Addison Oaks Fall XC Classic race.

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CRAMBA Fundraiser at Rochester Mills Beer Co., Sunday, June 30


On Sunday, June 30th, Rochester Mills Beer Co. in Rochester, MI will be hosting a fundraiser event for CRAMBA.

Click here to download a PDF of our fundraiser flier. Print out the flyer, present it to your server before ordering, and your server will attach the flyer to your check. CRAMBA-IMBA will receive 20% off all food and beverage sales that have flyers attached to guest checks on that day.

Help us spread the word! Print off as many flyers as you like and share. Hope to see you then.

Please note flyer distribution on Rochester Mills Beer Co.’s property is prohibited and will result in the forfeiture of our entire donation.

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Addison Oaks Connector Bypass Completed and Mapped

Addison Oaks Connector Trail Bypass DetailCRAMBA-IMBA has completed an addition to the mountain bike route at Addison Oaks County Park designed to bypass the western end of the Connector Trail. By reopening an old trail route this cuts down on bicycle traffic passing directly by the newly built non-motorized entrance and extend the amount of trail for the mountain bike route.

The Addison Oaks Mountain Bike Route map has been updated to reflect this change, and the trail segment is accessed by heading north at marker 11 through the gap in a split rail fence instead of turning left on the crushed limestone Connector Trail. Temporary signage is in place, and this post on the MMBA Forum has pictures which will help you find your way. The new segment of trail can also be seen here on OpenStreetMap’s online map viewer.

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National Trails Day: Visit Addison Oaks County Park

Addison Oaks Large Rock

UPDATE: Due to wet trail conditions CRAMBA-IMBA is canceling the National Trails Day event at Addison Oaks.

In celebration of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day event on Saturday, June 1st, Oakland County Parks will be offering free admission to Addison Oaks County Park.

From 10am until 2pm CRAMBA-IMBA will be present on-site offering information about our organization. If you’ve never checked out Addison Oaks’ outstanding trail system this is a great time to visit!

CRAMBA-IMBA was previously going to be leading group rides of the Mountain Bike Trail Route, but due to the recent rains making the trails too wet to ride we will only be onsite for informational purposes.

Addison Oaks County Park is located at 1480 West Romeo Road, Leonard, MI 48367, just nine miles northwest of Rochester. Park map may be found here. CRAMBA-IMBA’s tent will be set up near the concession building just east of the main parking area.

Interested in helping out with this event? Show up at 10am and come to the CRAMBA-IMBA tent, we’d love your help!

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Thank You, Tailwind Racing!

Tailwind Racing LogoThe CRAMBA-IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol would like to thank Tailwind Racing LLC for their generous donation at this past weekend’s Stony (Not So Hot) Marathon, where six patrollers were watching the trails.  Bryan Wissman of Tailwind Racing presented CRAMBA-IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol director Jeremy Verbeke with a donation of $400.

Over the past year the CRAMBA-IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol, under the leadership of Jeremy Verbeke, has grown to 13 members who have an active presence on the local trails and at numerous local off-road cycling and running races.

For more information about the CRAMBA-IMBA Mountain Bike Patrol please click here, and find information on IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol here.

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Announcing Got MTB Clinic

GOT_graphic_v2We are proud to announce Got MTB, CRAMBA-IMBA’s women’s mountain bike clinic. Building on the foundation laid by the DNR’s former BOW mountain biking program, CRAMBA-IMBA is hosting a women’s mountain biking clinic for the beginning to intermediate member.

Click here to visit the Got MTB page on cramba.org for more information and to sign up.

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Addison Oaks Trails Closed Due to Wetness

Due to recent heavy rainfall saturating the trails, Oakland County Parks and Recreation have chosen to close the trails at Addison Oaks County Park until they can dry out. Please keep off of Addison Oaks’ Mountain Bike Route and other trails until further notice.

Addison Oaks trails are good to ride. Enjoy!

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CRAMBA Chapter Meeting: April 9, 2013

The CRAMBA-IMBA Board would like to invite you to Rochester Mills Beer Co. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 for our next chapter meeting. As usual the meeting will start around 7:00 PM, so if you’d like to order food or some of Rochester Mills’ tasty beverages please arrive a bit earlier to get your order in.

This meeting will consist of the usual trail updates and other and details about other ‘goings on’ within the Chapter, including upcoming Summer Events and 15 Things CRAMBA Did in 2012.

If you have anything you’d like added to the agenda, please send me an email at info@cramba.org no later than Monday, April 8, 2013.

!!!!!!!! Remember, $6 Growler Fills on Tuesdays !!!!!!!!

Rochester Mills Beer Co (www.beercos.com)
400 Water Street
Downtown Rochester, MI
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Hope to see you there!

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February/March CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes

The February/March CRAMBA Board meeting minutes have been posted and can be viewed here:

CRAMBA Board Meeting Minutes – 3-5-13

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