ALL trails remain CLOSED. ⚠️ Help needed to clear storm damage! Cleanup still needed on Heron, Reedy, Turkey (marina side), Big Loop, Little Loop, Shady, Roost. How you can help: https://t.co/58pNpmJmKd (Oct 02)
Regrets from Chris Peck and Will Holt who could not make the meeting
Welcome to Susan Thomas as Vice President and Race Director
VP/ Race Director Report
The annual GFTS meeting will be at Natty Green's Feb 9th at 7pm
We will be printing fliers to advertise in the local shops.
Sizzler : Susan has contacted 7-8 manufactures (mostly NC) for sponsorships and donations.
Website : James and Curtis are working together on how to manage the website.
Development of new sections for the website are in the works :
History of the Trails
Listing of Board Members (VOTED and APPROVED)
List of Minute Meetings (VOTED and APPROVED)
Listing of By-Laws (VOTED and APPROVED)
New emails will be set up via the GFTS website as : President, Race, Webmaster and Trail-work
Race Season Financials
A total income of $7865.00 was for 2011
After the events, $2523.02 was the Total Event Earnings of 2011
$2000 of the money came from a grant of GVC
We will loose $871 due to the Copperhead Classic being canceled
We do have $500 that will not be coming out of the budget that was given to SORBA or the membership
Trail Care Crew will be in the Cedar Room at Bur-Mill Park
Motion to send in deposit for the room was voted and seconded
First section of King Fisher has been flagged. A little over a mile long has been finished and have started cutting. Two issues : trail building has to comply with the Jordan Lake rules. The second part will have to be a very detailed walk through. Good news is that the new phase will make the existing trail a loop.
$500 extra will come out of the funds to cover the cost of more stone for rock armoring was voted and approved
Also need funds for 6 RogueHoe's was voted and approved
Will be contacting some people on becoming trail captains
GFTS year in review
IMBA/SORBA Chapter Status
The 14th Annual Sizzler
The Copperhead Classic
National Trails Day
GFTS Fat Tire Patrol
Club Spring Camp Trip
Scout Pack #409 Skills Ride
IMBA Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day
The Minions Group Ride
National Trails Day (June 2nd)
IMBA's Take A Kid Mountain Bike Day
Group rides and Socials will have the incorporation of the Isle of Misfit Toys & The Minions ride.
Land Manager and Memorandum of Understanding
GFTS General Meeting
The meeting will be February 9th at Natty Greene's.
It was discussed as to how the meeting should be structured.
30 minutes of the meeting will be formal with the Board of Directors giving presentations. We will then break into groups based on certain topics on how to improve the biking community. These will be :
Socials : James Hackenberg
Trails : Mark Gatehouse
Newsletter : Tyler Graf
National Trails Day : Dan Troll
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day : John Bovine
Land Manager Policies
Discussion was made on policies concerning rain dates. A committee will be formed to determine Land Manager Policies. This committee will be administered by Matt Schwitzer.
IMBA Trail Care Crew will be here in April. There will be a group ride on Sunday. It will be a group of around 50 with a discussion on how to build maintain/sustainable trails; as well as Land Manager training
Member based interest info. It will be emailed as a link to the newsletter that will be posted on the GFTS site. Tyler Graf will be heading this up and have a call out for content
Piedmont Youth Mountain Bike League
Costs for the races and fees:
Bur-Mill : $250, Country Park : $150 and Hagan Stone Park : $90.
Dale Brown suggested that the local shops buy a lot of the existing shirts to sell within their shops. The shops will buy a pack of 1 small 2 Med 3 Large 2 X-Large. Also possibly for the jersey on display