CROCT member Josh Seifert has redesigned and led a major redevelopment of the skills area in Sechler Park this fall, adding 3 table top jumps, a large wooden berm dubbed Bermzilla, a stockade berm, and several rollers:
His son Jayden has been working at his side much of the time:
As we were about to reopen the park, major flooding of the Cannon River in late September did some damage:
While waiting for the water to recede, Josh and Jayden spent Saturday Oct 3 at the Lebanon Hills MTB park in Eagan for Dakota County’s Wild Mountain Festival and IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
Like last year, Jayden won the race for his age group. Like other parents, his dad had to race on Jayden’s bike:
Josh and a small team of volunteers did the repairs to the Sechler skills park yesterday:
We hope to open later this week, as soon as the dirt hardens.
More details and photos to come but here’s a Tweet in the meantime:
More details to come when it’s open but here are two Tweets:
Some of our CROCT board members put their call center hats on this week, contacting people 1-to-1 via text, phone, email, and live chat:
Because $1,000 is at stake!
We’re eagerly seeking more volunteers to march banners in the Defeat of Jesse James Days parade on Sept 11. We have about 50 volunteers signed up thus far, and we need 25 more.
More details, with a link to the signup form are in this CROCT blog post.
As of 11am Friday, we have a signed contract (MOU) with the City of Northfield, Minnesota for our trail in Sechler Park. Props to City Engineer Dave Bennett, Streets & Parks Manager Jasper J Kruggel, the Northfield Parks & Rec Advisory Board (PRAB), and the Northfield City Council for their unanimous support. And a tip of the helmet to Matt Andrews at IMBA Midwest for his behind-the-scenes consulting.
Join us September 11th in the Defeat of Jesse James Day parade as a CROCT volunteer! Responsibilities include: wearing a cool CROCT T-shirt (that you get to keep!):
marching with a banner (from 2-4 pm):
and looking like you LOVE biking and trails (easy!).
We need to get the word out about CROCT in order to raise funds to support our active and expanding trail building and mountain biking education projects.
We will begin staging at 1 pm, in the parking lot of Cornerstone Church (Google map link).
In addition to filling out our volunteer signup form:
please print, sign and bring the waiver (PDF) to the parade:
Children are welcome!
Questions? Contact the CROCT parade volunteer co-chairs, Sarah Jansen and Aleasha Markley.