Category Archives: Organization meetings

Overview of 2015: a narrated slide presentation of CROCT’s activities, events, & accomplishments

I’ve added audio narration to the slide presentation that CROCT President Marty Larson and I did for the 3rd Annual Soup & Cycles meeting back in January. It’s an overview of CROCT-related activities, events, and accomplishments in the past year.  Like most any online video, you can pause it, move the slider backwards and forwards, and watch it in full-screen mode. 23 minutes:

(Click here to view this presentation without the narration. Advantage: clickable titles to blog posts that provide more background on each topic.)

Photos: December CROCT board meeting at Milltown Cycles in Faribault

We held our December CROCT Board meeting at Milltown Cycles in Faribault last week. A stand-up meeting, mostly!

L to R: Kris Brazil, Jerry Walsh, Brent Johnson, Dave Meehl, Phil Thorson, Joe VanBogard Sarah Jansen, Galen Murray, Marty Larson, Curtis Ness, John Ebling, Dave Klemmer Joe Thorman, Rob Newman, Jeremy Bokman

Left photo, L to R: Kris Brazil, Jerry Walsh, Brent Johnson, Dave Meehl, Phil Thorson, Joe VanBogard.

Center: Sarah Jansen, Galen Murray, Marty Larson, Curtis Ness, John Ebling, Dave Klemmer

Right: Joe Thorman, Rob Newman, Jeremy Bokman

Not pictured: Mike Rost


It’s official: CROCT is a chapter of IMBA


We received notice this week from Sallie Hoefer, Chapter Services Manager at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), that CROCT is now an IMBA Chapter.


Matt Andrews, IMBAOur thanks to Matt Andrews, Associate Regional Director for IMBA’s Midwest Region, for guiding us through the process. See this April blog post on Matt’s visit to Northfield for a CROCT board meeting.

More about the IMBA Chapter program here. Or watch this video:

August board meeting ride in Faribault

Prior to last night’s CROCT board meeting, five  of us went for a ride in and around the RBNC in Faribault.

L to R: Jason Decoux, Carl Arnold, Scott Koehler, Jeremy Bokman
The veterans Jason Decoux (far left) and Jeremy Bokman (far right) gave us Northfielders (Carl Arnold, Scott Koehler, me) a fast and fun one-hour tour.  Saaaaweeet!

Aug 2014 CROCT board meeting, Faribault Aug 2014 CROCT board meeting, Faribault
And then we convened at the Washington Recreation Center, like last month. There is momentum!


July CROCT board meeting held in Faribault

July CROCT board meeting in Faribault July CROCT board meeting in Faribault

We were pleased to have six mountain bikers from the Faribault area attended our CROCT board meeting at the Washington Recreation Center last week: Jason DeCoux, Pat Walsh, Stephan Weissmann, Rob Newport, Phil Thoreson, and Mike Rost.  CROCT member Jeremy Bokman is also from Faribault.  Next month’s board meeting will also be in Fbo, 7 pm, same place.

On our IMBA Chapter application we’re required to indicate the geographic boundaries of our club using zip codes.  We’ve indicated that we want to stay within Rice County for now, so that means these communities:

Dundas: 55019
Faribault: 55021
Lonsdale, Veseli: 55046
Morristown: 55052
Nerstrand: 55053
Northfield: 55057
Warsaw: 55087
Webster: 55088
If you’re a mountain biker in one of those cities or anywhere in between, let us know!