Sunday, May 23, 2010

MMCC Jr. Cycling Team out in force!

Nick Kern after the Kid Comp race at the first MN MTB Series event held yesterday at Harmon Park in Inver Grove Heights, MN.  Nick got 4th Overall and 2nd in his age group!

Alex Kern, Sawyer Amo and Josie Amo. 

Josie placed first in her age group and it looks like 3rd overall! Sawyer had a strong showing in his age group (7th) as well and a fantastic placing overall.

Keep the wheels turning and send in your race reports!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wed night trail work report

Last nights crew for trail work at Plum Creek.  Everyone put in a huge effort and the trail should be in awesome shape!  Jim White helped clip back brush but was not available for the photo. Thanks to all!!!!!

Also I wanted to post one of our MMCC Jr. Cycling Team members, Josie Amo's race report from the Spring Fling @ Elk River last Sunday.

I had a ball doing my first 2010 race! I really wish that we could have had our Jerseys, but I did just fine wearing the pink kit that you gave me. I got second in the girls age group, but the woman that beat me was in har 30's! I had a ton of fun and really liked the trail! it  was kind of hard but i thought that it was more fun and more easy than plum creek. 
      All trough the race i cept telling my self that " I was riding my own race", and " I'v rode this trail a million times( I'v reallly rode it once about 4 years ago!)"
       I had really fun and i hope that i can race in my jersey next weekend at the Free weel Frolic!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Attention all MMCC'rs

Tall Grass Alert!!!!

We need everyone to come out and help with the mowing and potentially some sign installing this
WED MAY 19th @ 6 p.m. @ the Plum Creek/ River Bluffs Trail

Meet @ the white gate by the city compost sight. 

Bring yourself and 2 friends plus bug spray, gloves, whippers and mowers if you have them. 

Tall Grass Alert!!!!

Our club is looking for lawn mowers that work that can be used for trail maintanence.  We are down to 1 push mower that is dependable and we usually have three.

If you have a mower that you would like to donate leave a comment in the comment area.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rain Rain Rain

Yup, it's been raining if you hadn't noticed so this means the Single Track is probably wet and sloppy.  Please wait about 4-6 hours after the rain has stopped to venture out onto the trails.  This allows a little bit of time for the water to seep into the ground.

Also remember trail work for Plum Creek on May 19th @ 6 p.m.  The grass is growing fast and we need all the help we can get.  We also will need some volunteers to help post some Non Motorized Vehicle signs we are getting from the Park Dept.  So, get out to help on the 19th! 

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Elk River Spring Fling

If your looking for a fun early season race to "get the motor running".  Head to Elk River on Saturday.  More info HERE!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mayors Ride- June 5th

The St. Cloud Area Planning Organization’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee is organizing a COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE on SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010

The ride will begin at St. Cloud City Hall (400 Second Street South) and will conclude at River’s Edge Park in Waite Park.  A number of community leaders including Mayors Dave Kleis and Tim O’Driscoll have confirmed participation along with Stearns County Commissioner Mark Sakry.  BLEND, the Nordic Ski Club of Central Minnesota and the Trauma Outreach Program at St. Cloud Hospital are partnering in support of this community event to raise awareness of bicycle and pedestrian activities in Central Minnesota.  We are also pleased to announce that Gold Cross Ambulance will be handing out Dairy Queen coupons to kids wearing helmets. 

The Mayors’ Bike Ride kicks off Bike Walk Week which is June 5th – 11th.  In addition, the Caramel Roll Bike Ride (Saturday, June 12th) caps off this week of activities!   

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy May!

There are two things....


Parks and Trails Legacy Plan

Workshops offer citizens an opportunity to help chart future of Minnesota’s parks and trails system.  More Info here if your interested in attending.  This Thursday at the St. Cloud Public Library.

2.  Also we got our first race report from one of the Team members on the MMCC Jr. Cycling Team, he participated in the Marty Road Race in Marty, MN this past Saturday.  It was a windy day so I'm sure the going was tough!  Great ride Nick, keep it up!

Nick competed in his first road race on Saturday. It was a windy one. He was last of 5 in the 14 & under but the youngest. He was a trooper.
Best thing was his spirits were high and he even said he would do it again. He was proud of his 15.54 mph average.
His next event will be the Freewheel Frolic in Invergrove Heights on 5/22 followed by the Kids Apple Duathlon on 5/28.

Chris Dosch was not able to race on Saturday. He’s been riding a bit and even made the Rev’s Thursday ride. I know he intends on competing in the Apple and Elk River MTB race. He wanted to try the St. Cloud Crit also.