Thursday, May 23, 2013

Area Planning Organization-

Hello all!  Just passing along some info on the APO.  If interested in planning on the local level this is a great organization to be a part of. -MMCC

The next APO Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 28th at the St. Cloud Library in the Array Room from 6:00-7:00 pm. We will discuss the results of our recent bicycle and pedestrian counts and finalize a list of road segments for a Bicycle Level of Service study this summer. There will also be information on ideal bicycle facilities at interchanges, railroad crossings, and roundabouts as well as member coordination on upcoming events and projects. Our usual July meeting will be a bicycle ride instead of the typical meeting. I hope to see you at some of the bicycle and pedestrian events this summer!

Angie Stenson, AICP
Senior Transportation Planner
St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
1040 County Rd. 4
St. Cloud, MN 56303-0643
Phone: 320-252-7568 ext. 102
Fax: 320-252-6557

Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring Meeting at House of Pizza

The crew minus John Seiler!

A big Thanks to the House of Pizza for hosting the MMCC spring meeting/membership drive.  They were generous and donated 3 pizza's for our meeting tonight!  Some good things were discussed and planned for the upcoming season.

  • MN High School MTB Race at the Jail Trail on Sept 21
  • MN MTB Series Race at the Jail Trail on Sept 22
  • Trail work at Plum Creek w/ addition of some features (Thanks Dan!)
  • Trail work at the N. Loop- maintain and modify a few features
  • Ideas of Trail Signs, Brochures with club info to hand out at various businesses and trail signage at the N. Loop so people don't get lost or ride the same small loop over and over again.
  • Social media (Twitter account to come)
  • Equipment update (everything is running and a few things are getting fixed, Thanks Pat for fixing the flat on the trailer and donating time to go through everything!)
Thanks to all who payed their membership dues and supported the trails.  With out our volunteers and paying members the trails would simply not be possible.

Shirts and Pizza cutters will be dropped off at Fitzharris and Revolution so please print, fill out your membership forms (download here) and bring to Fitzharris Bike and Sport or Revolution Cycle and Ski support YOUR trails!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Membership Meeting and Trail Work

The Membership Meeting for 2013 is on for May 20th at the House of Pizza in downtown St. Cloud for 8pm.  Thanks to the House of Pizza for their support of the club and cycling over the years.  We look forward to seeing you there to get your membership kit and enjoy food and beverage while discussing cycling

The Trail Work scheduled for Monday night is cancelled due to current wet conditons and forecast wet conditions for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Trail work and Club Membership Meeting

Monday Madness!!! 5/20/13

Trail work at Plum Creek (river bluffs trail) will be conducted at 5:30pm on Monday May 20th.  Please meet at the White Gates off 33rd street.  We will be mowing and clearing brush/debris so please dress accordingly.  Following trail work we will have the spring membership meeting to discuss 2013 club business at 8pm at the House Of Pizza downtown St. CloudHOP has been a long time supporter of our club events so come out to the meeting and have some appetizers and beverages to show your support of a local business and sponsor of cycling in Central MN!

 Members in 2013 will receive custom trail supporter T-Shirts and MMCC signature Pizza Cutters!  Please plan to attend both events to show your support for trails in the Mid Minnesota Area!

Membership forms can be found here!  If you are unable to make the meeting on Monday night I will get the shirts and pizza cutters to the local bike shops so you can drop in and pick up your gear.

Thank you for your support of the trails!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

North Loop and Plum Creek Trails are open

All the Single Track is OPEN!

Yeah Celebrate Springs arrival and get out and ride.

Watch out for some lower hanging trees and branches.  We will be scheduling a clean up day for Plum Creek and the N. Loop soon.  Stay tuned and come and help out.

Happy Trails!