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Last week of IMBA/CROCT spring 2016 membership drive

IMBA 2016 spring membership drive

If you’re not already a member of CROCT/IMBA, or if your membership is due to expire soon, now’s a good time to join/renew. IMBA’s latest email says:

More than 7,400 people have already joined or renewed their IMBA memberships during the spring “Ride and Support Local” membership drive. With great rewards on the line, including a Jet 9 RDO bike by Niner, the time to refresh your relationship with the local IMBA chapter that builds your nearby trail is now. Other May rewards include a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack, Five-Ten shoes, a trip to the IMBA World Summit and a race entry to the Carson City Off-Road in Nevada from Epic Rides.

Even if you don’t win, you’ll feel good about supporting CROCT and joining more than five dozen other CROCT members in Rice County.

We need your volunteer help as trail workers but just as important, we need the financial support that your membership provides. We need to buy trail building tools, rent machinery, buy the materials for trail head kiosks & other signage, print brochures and posters, pay for liability insurance, and more.

See the details here and select CROCT from the dropdown. Do it by May 31 and you’ll have a chance at winning one of those prizes.

We’d appreciate it and the kids will, too!

CROCT trail segment at Caron Park 4

kids riding trail reroute 2

October 3rd is Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD). Join us at Lebanon Hills

IMBA’s Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD) is October 3rd this year.

Join your fellow CROCT members with one or more of your kids and meet at 10 am on Saturday, Oct 3 at 10 am at MORC’s Lebanon Hills Mountain Bike Trail for Dakota County’s Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival.

Gather at the CROCT banner somewhere at the trailhead (maybe on the back of my clunker Camry). Look for me or Carl Arnold who hopefully won’t be wearing his snowboots. If you can’t find us, text/phone me: 507.319.5541.

Confirm your plans to attend on the CROCT TKMBD event page. Ask questions there or contact us.

More details on the schedule of events are available on the MORC/Leb Facebook Event page.

Wild Ride Mountain Bike Festival flyer 2015


Become a CROCT/IMBA member (or renew) by March 31st. You could win big.

IMBA has launched a big spring membership drive and CROCT is participating.

As an incentive to join or renew by the end of March, IMBA will enter you in a drawing for two big prizes: a Scott Genius mountain bike, or a VIP mountain bike trip to the Burning Can Festival at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch in Brevard, NC.

IMBA March membership drive promotion

The CROCT Board is scheming to sweeten the pot with more prizes from local bike retailers. Become eligible to win these by joining or renewing anytime between March 1 and the end of May.

When you become a member of CROCT (or renew your membership), you support the work we do for mountain biking locally here in Rice County. You’ll simultaneously become a member of IMBA and support the work they do for mountain biking across North America. All CROCT members receive IMBA membership benefits.

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.

Click here to join or renew!


IMBA Upper Midwest’s new Regional Director Michelle Barker pays a visit to CROCT

Michelle Barker is the new IMBA Upper Midwest Regional Director, replacing Hansi Johnson who resigned last summer to take a position as Director of Recreational Lands for the Minnesota Land Trust.

She met with me and Marty Larson yesterday at Tandem Bagels in downtown Northfield, on her way back home to Iowa after attending the Cuyuna Lakes annual meeting on Thursday night.

Michelle Barker and her IMBA car Michelle Barker, Marty Larson, Griff Wigley

We gave her an update on all things CROCT-related and she promised to devote 90% of her waking hours toward helping us. Maybe not quite that much.

Michelle was featured twice in Josie Smith’s Life on Two Wheels blog last year, part of the Women Involved series here and part of the Women on Bikes series here.

A visit from IMBA’s Matt Andrews: CROCT board considers becoming a chapter

L to R: Jeremy Bokman, Carl Arnold, Curtis Ness, Scott Koehler, Galen Murry, Matt Andrews  Matt Andrews, Associate Regional Director for IMBA's Midwest Region

Matt Andrews, Associate Regional Director for IMBA’s Midwest Region, met with some members of the CROCT Board on Monday to explain IMBA’s Chapter Program. He was somewhat more than marginally adequate. (I’ve gotten to know Matt as a MORC board member as he’s also MORC’s Executive Director.)

We’ll likely vote on whether or not to become a Chapter at our next Board meeting on May 5.