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.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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.
-Trimming to come soon and looking for help with TC work.
-Trail day this Sunday 7/22/18 at 9 am. The trailer will be there and they may be doing a reroute.
-Trail day this Saturday 7/21/18 at 9 am with a BBQ after!
-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