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!
On page 5 of the July 2016 Rice County Report (“The Official Newsletter of Rice County”) is an article titled:
For background, see our June blog post: Impact of CROCT’s mountain bike trails in Caron Park
Full text of the article here:
Once again, CROCT is partnering with the Northfield Public Schools Community Services this summer to offer area youth weekly mountain biking group rides.
Page 17 of their summer 2016 print brochure (sent to every household in the Northfield School District) has some details.
The online registration page description says:
Over the river and through the woods! Join Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails (CROCT) staff as they lead you on an offroad adventure on your bicycle. Group rides are offered for boys and girls on Monday evenings throughout the summer and will often be divided by gender. Rides will consist of technical riding and general instruction on the new and exciting trails and obstacles of Sechler Park. Mountain biking may also take place at Caron Park. Attend as many rides as fits into your schedule. Riders should meet on bikes in the cul-de-sac at the entrance to Sechler Park behind Walgreens. Those not yet entering fifth grade may register and participate if accompanied by a parent or if approved by the instructors. Bikes must have two inch tires. Bike rentals are available by contacting Community Services at 507-664-3502.
Marty Larson and I are the official ride/activity leaders but we’ll need parents and CROCT members to help us.
Last week, president Marty Larson and I gave a presentation about CROCT’s mtb activities in the past year to the Northfield Rotary Club‘s luncheon at the Northfield United Methodist Church. It was an updated version of the Soup & Cycles presentation we made back in January.
Props to Northfield Community Planning & Development Director (and CROCT member) Chris Heineman for the introduction!