Well its that time again folks!
Time to pull together and keep plugging forward in creating a vision for the best off road cycling possible in the Midwest Region. To that end we are having our Regional Summit on June 15th in Cable, WI.
I am super excited for this Summit as we have several great guest speakers attending the event. Jeremy Francher, who has been IMBA's legal counsel in the past and is now taking over IMBA Government Affairs Division is going to speak on the best practices of MOU and Agreements. This is a key talk and to have Jeremy doing the presentation is the best possible way to answer any questions you might have. This will set your club up for success with future landmanagers and of course bolster your current relationships as well.
We also have Leslie Kehmeier speaking on The MTB Project and John Gaddo of QBP speaking on Fat Bike Best practices as well. COGGS and Copper Harbor Trails Club will also be presenting some great strategies on fund raising that they have been successful with. Of course there will be riding and great food and beer as well!
Thanks to CAMBA for hosting the 2013 Midwest Regional Summit!
Here is some more info.
Here's a link to the RSVP webpage:
Here's a link to lodging in Cable:
Here is the agenda as it stands so far!
IMBA UPPER MIDWEST REGIONAL SUMMIT
FRIDAY JUNE 14TH
RLAC GATHERING RIVERS EATERY 2PM EVENING RIDE TO FOLLOW
SATURDAY JUNE 15TH
CABLE, COMMUNITY CENTER
10AM: CHAPTER INTRODUCTIONS: Challenges, successes and future projects.
11AM: MOU’s and Agreements 101: Are you writing them and are you writing them well? This informative session will be presented by Jeremy Francher our esteemed legal counsel at IMBA HQ.
12PM: “ WORKING LUNCH” FAT BIKE BEST PRACTICES: John Gaddo of QBP will be presenting some insight and information that he has gathered from the Fat Bike Summit in West Yellowstone last winter. We will also have several clubs talk briefly about their techniques and experiences grooming winter bike trails.
1PM: FUNDRAISING: COGGS and COPPER HARBOR TRAILS CLUBS talk about several strategies they have used to raise significant dollars to build single track.
2PM: THE MTB PROJECT: How your club can get involved and benefit from this amazing IMBA Mapping initiative. Project leader Leslie Kehmeier will be giving this presentation.
3PM: Finish up session and leave to get your bikes and gear ready!!!
4PM: Gather at Cable Community Center and car pool to “Seeley Pass” Trails for a great fast, flowy rip on CAMBA’s great new trails.
6PM till close: Dinner at the River Eatery in Cable, WI for good beers, good pizza and fun times.
SUNDAY JUNE 16TH
10AM MEET AT THE ROCK LAKE TRAILHEAD TO RIDE CAMBA’S IMBA EPIC!