CROCT needs 25 more volunteers to march banners in the DJJD parade. $1,000 at stake. Free CROCT t-shirts!

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:

CROCT board members Aleasha Markley, Sarag Jansen, Griff Wigley

CROCT board members Jeremy Bokman, Kevin Herman, Galen Murray


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.

Northfield City Council approves Sechler Park contract with CROCT

CROCT Board members Griff Wigley and Marty Larson

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.

CROCT fundraiser! Volunteers needed to march banners for DJJD parade

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!):

CROCT t-shirt sample

marching with a banner (from 2-4 pm):

DJJD parade volunteers banner 2015

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:

DJJD parade volunteers signup form

please print, sign and bring the waiver (PDF) to the parade:

DJJD Parade Waiver

Children are welcome!

DJJD button 2016

Questions? Contact the CROCT parade volunteer co-chairs, Sarah Jansen and Aleasha Markley.

CROCT’s Caron Park mountain bike trail featured in the July Rice County Report

On page 5 of the July 2016 Rice County Report (“The Official Newsletter of Rice County”) is an article titled:

New Mountain Bike Trail at Caron Park

Rice County Newsletter with Caron Park CROCT article

For background, see our June blog post: Impact of CROCT’s mountain bike trails in Caron Park

Full text of the article here:

Continue reading CROCT’s Caron Park mountain bike trail featured in the July Rice County Report

CROCT again hosting Monday night youth MTB group rides all summer

CROCT youth group ride 2015

Once again, CROCT is partnering with the Northfield Public Schools Community Services this summer to offer area youth weekly mountain biking group rides.

CROCT youth group ride 2015

Page 17 of their summer 2016 print brochure (sent to every household in the Northfield School District) has some details.

CROCT - Community Services youth group ride 2016

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.

Register online HERE.

Marty Larson and I are the official ride/activity leaders but we’ll need parents and CROCT members to help us.

CROCT youth group ride 2015

Register online HERE.