Our 2015 spring membership drive has been very successful. We now have over 65 members, making us one of the larger IMBA chapters in Minnesota.
Whether or not you’re a member, join us on Saturday, June 6 at Rice County’s Caron Park (map available on that page) for some trail work, food, beverages, and some celebrating.
Here’s the FAQ:
WHAT SHOULD I BRING FOR TRAIL WORK?
The last batch of rain will see the mosquito menace finally hatch so bring bug spray. Wear sturdy boots or shoes. Pants are sure nice to have. Work gloves are really worth it. We have a small selection of tools available, but will certainly need more. If you have loppers, a good hoe, or a nice rake, bring them. And bring some water. We’ll have a container full of water too, but it never hurts to bring a bottle to bring into the woods with you.
HOW DOES THE TRAIL WORK, UM, WORK?
We’ll most likely be breaking down into teams to work on specific sections. Marty Larson, trail steward, will delegate and provide instruction on what needs to be done.
WHAT TIME DOES TRAIL WORK START AND END?
We’re starting at 9am. We’ll break at noon for lunch and the membership raffle. And we’ll continue working into the afternoon if enough people are willing and able.
WHAT IF I CAN’T GET THERE AT 9 AM?
Come anytime before noon! Wander down the main trail into the woods towards the creek at the bottom and you’ll find us eventually. Or text me, Griff Wigley, at 507-319-5541. (Cell phone coverage is spotty.)
CAN I BRING KIDS, FRIENDS, NON-MOUNTAIN BIKERS?
You bet. There will be plenty of kids out and about in the woods, exploring the stream, with some learning to help build trail. If you’ve got friends who are interested (they don’t NEED to ride a bike to attend, they just need to enjoy trails!) bring them along.
DO I NEED TO RSVP?
No, but if you have a Facebook account, we’d appreciate a confirmation on this event page so we have a rough idea of how many are attending and can order the right amount of food and beverages.
CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Please don’t. Dogs need to be leashed and they’ll hamper your ability to do trail work. And it can be a little dangerous for them to be around people swinging sharp tools.
SHOULD I BRING MY MOUNTAIN BIKE?
Sure! We can’t guarantee it but we’re hoping to have enough trail work done to get some riding in.
CAN I STILL JOIN AND QUALIFY FOR THE CROCT RAFFLE?
Yes. Anyone who’s an active IMBA/CROCT member by the time we hold the raffle at noon qualifies. Visit the IMBA/join webpage. Individual memberships start at just $30 ($20 for youth under 23). Family memberships start at $50 and entitle all family members in a household to membership benefits.
To join or renew your membership now click HERE:
Do it by noon on June 6 and you just might win one of the local CROCT gift certificates worth $75.
Thanks for your support. Hope to see you there?