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Why BikeNorthfield matters to CROCT

I attended the BikeNorthfieldBikeNorthfield steering committee meeting at the Northfield Public Library last night, as the agenda (PDF) included a discussion with City staff leaders (City Administrator Nick Haggenmiller, City Engineer/Director of Public Works Dave Bennett, and Engineering/GIS Technician Jasper Kruggel)  about two upcoming street improvement projects that concern bicyclists: 3rd St. & Hwy 3; and Woodley St from Division to Prairie.

There may not be an obvious connection between CROCT’s mission and the current activities of BikeNorthfield (a link to their Facebook page). But our Sechler Park MTB trail is popular in part because it’s directly connected to the City’s paved trail through Riverside Park and across the Peggy Prowe Pedestrian Bridge.  Our discussions with the PRAB could lead to the establishment of mountain bike trails and skills parks in several other City parks, in which case, extensive street and local paved trail networks are increasingly important so that off-road cyclists of all ages can ride safely to and from the dirt trails and bike parks.

Photo album:

CROCT’s presentation to BikeNorthfield’s 2nd Annual Soup & Cycles

Marty Larson, CROCT presentation at Soup & Cycles 2015 Griff Wigley at Soup & Cycles 2015, photo by Michael Lehmkuhl Marty Larson, CROCT presentation at Soup & Cycles 2015

Last week, Marty Larson and I made a short presentation to BikeNorthfield‘s 2nd Annual Soup & Cycles community meeting. We reviewed our progress in 2014 and previewed our activities for 2015.  Many CROCT members attended, as did CROCT board members Galen Murray, Curtis Ness, & Scott Koehler.

See my album of 80+ photos from the entire night here:

Soup and Cycles photo album cover

Our photo-infested slide presentation:

CROCT gets a mention in the May Entertainment Guide

Entertainment Guide biking in Northfield

BikeNorthfield president and CROCT co-founder Bruce Anderson has an article on page 44 of the May issue of The Entertainment Guide titled Northfield: Bike Town, USA? It includes this:

By the spring of 2014, two new bike advocacy groups had come into existence (BikeNorthfield and CROCT – Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails). BikeNorthfield’s mission is to work with community and regional partners to promote safe and convenient bicycling for transportation, recreation and tourism in and around Northfield. The mission of CROCT is to advocate, build, maintain and enjoy sustainable trails for offroad cycling and other recreational use.

See the other bike-related articles in that issue, too: Non-Rules of the Gravel Road by Nathan Nelson and The Early Bicycling Craze by Susan Hvistendahl.