January 2014 WMMBA Member Meeting and Pre-ride!

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We have a great meeting shaping up for this months WMMBA member meeting!

We will be doing the “winter riding” edition with a focus on the fatty!  That’s of course, the fat-bike!  Fat-bikes went from being a “what the heck is that” type thing to one of the fastest selling type of bikes out there.  We’ll have some of the folks that have been riding, selling and working on these smile inducing contraptions, sharing their experiences and wisdom and telling why they love their fatty!

We’ll also have some tips on ways to keep fit during the winter months (that some call the off season) and ideas on how to get you ready for spring/summer race season.

We’ll tell you what the WMMBA has up their sleeve this year, new trails, rides, races and events.

Plus, we will be doing a pre-meeting fat-bike ride on the brand new Cannonsburg groomed Fat-bike/XC ski trails!  Ride time will be around 5:30PM (there is a small fee to ride the new trails).

Don’t own a fat-bike yet?  No problem, we’ve asked several of our local shops to bring some of their finest two wheeled steeds for you to try out!

Cannonsburg will have some tasty food and drink specials for your after ride re-fueling!

So speed the word and see you there!

Member Meeting January 9, 2012

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In case you weren’t able to attend, here’s a quickie on some of the things we discussed at the meeting.  I’m not big on long formal meeting minutes, so if you need details, contact your favorite board member….better yet, come to the meeting.

New president Kevin Allen gave a recap of happenings in 2011

Yankee Springs Time Trial update – Registration has been open since mid-November. John Anderson is back with his sound system and announcing talents.  Dan Clark will design this year’s 2012 artwork for shirts, glasses and posters.  Youth Cycling will run our kid’s race event for 2012. Gault/RaceMgmt is back as our timing system operators.  As of January 9th we have over 100 pre-registered racers toward our cap of 700 for the 2012 race.  First committee meeting will be sometime in February.

Volunteers needed:  Yankee Springs Time Trial 4/22/12 (funds 40-50% of what we do), State Games of Michigan scheduled for 6/23/12, Trifecta mostly likely 5/20/12 but keep checking to be sure.  Give a shout out to Kevin Allen so he can get you on the volunteer list. (more…)

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