Our presentation to the Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory Board: good vibes

CROCT presentation to March 20 Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory BoardMarty Larson and I made a brief presentation to the Northfield Park and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) last night. They seemed to like our plan to create river bottoms mountain bike trail in Sechler Park, and seemed open to exploring the possibility of a trail in Roosevelt Park and Roosevelt Ridge Park. They also wondered if Odd Fellows Park, site of a new dog park, might be a park that could accommodate both a trail and a bike park/pump track.

We were asked send a formal letter of request to the Parks staff requesting a formal agreement between CROCT and the City, starting with permission to work on a trail in Sechler Park this spring. Staff will take that request to their weekly staff Development Review Committee (DRC) meeting and then put it into an upcoming City Council meeting packet, hopefully with a recommendation that the Council direct the PRAB and the staff to work with CROCT on implementation.

Here are links to some of the maps and resources we used in our presentation:

Sechler Park

Roosevelt Park

Hauberg Woods

Small pump tracks and skills parks

Northfield Parks Resources

Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) fundraiser on tap for April 19

On tap, indeed.

MAMB Brewery Fundraiser

The Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB)  are hosting a fundraiser next month at the Mankato Brewery. “There will be music, beer, food, games, merch, and a raffle with great prizes from local businesses” says the flyer which I printed out and put up yesterday in a few key spots around Northfield. See their Facebook events page for more details. Continue reading Mankato Area Mountain Bikers (MAMB) fundraiser on tap for April 19

March 3 CROCT meeting: the group grows larger and includes Faribault area mountain bikers

CROCT held its second organizational meeting tonight at the Carleton College Rec Center. Of the 18 who attended, 10 were new, so we spent the first part of the meeting  reviewing how we came to be.  The main issue for the evening was a discussion on to what extent the club was going to be truly regional, given the large percentage of Northfielders involved at this point. Those who attended from the Faribault area seemed to be inclined to join the club rather than starting their own. Those from the Northfield area seemed glad to have them!   Continue reading March 3 CROCT meeting: the group grows larger and includes Faribault area mountain bikers

Seeking Faribault area mountain bikers

RBNC meeting with mountain bikers - April, 2012Some of us have been discussing how to get more involvement from Faribault area mountain bikers in the formation of CROCT, as our initial group consists mostly of riders from the Northfield area. We know that there’s a large number of them, judging from the turnout at a meeting that was held back in April 2012 at the River Bend Nature CenterContinue reading Seeking Faribault area mountain bikers

CROCT’s Facebook page and Twitter feed are now lit

CROCT on Facebook CROCT Twitter feed

If you’re a member of Facebook, you can now keep tabs on us via our new CROCT Facebook page.

If you use Twitter, you can follow us via our new CROCT Twitter feed (@CROCTers). We just might follow you back.

As one of the CROCT webmasters, I’ve added both a Facebook and Twitter widget to our right sidebar here so you can get a glimpse of the activities with each platform.

Anytime we have a new post on this CROCT blog, we’ll also tweet it and post it to our Facebook wall.  Beyond that, I’m sure we’ll find other uses for those platforms.

Mountain biking in Rice County, MN