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    N. Idaho New IMBA club forming (x -post from WA)

    N. Idaho please note... even though the first meeting is in Spokane, the intent is to have a regional focus!! (Sandpoint, CDA, Priest Lake etc)

    The steering commitee of the newly forming Fat Tire Trail Riders invites you to attend the first meeting, Tues Jan 11 6:30 at the Argonne Library on Upriver Driver in Spokane. This mission of this club is to be for ALL riders, with four goals of trail building and maintenance, land avocacy, education and of course, rides and fun. We've got a lot of ideas and energy, and know that a lot of you folks do too. We are looking for board members to help get this thing doing, but please come even if you are just curious, or have a general interest.
    We are developing a list serve if you are unable to attend the meeting.

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    Glad to hear

    ... that N. Idaho is getting an advocacy club! Do you have a connection with the "Pend Oreille Pedalers bike club" that recently became an IMBA club.

    You are always welcome to drop me a line if you have club and advocacy questions.

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    Pend Oreille pedalers? A contact would be great. We've been in touch with some CDA folks who were trying to get something together, all the CDA shops and folks we've talked to are pretty stoked. You could PM me with the sandpoiint folks info that would be awesome. Also, any ideas for how to make the first meeting come off well would be excellent.... There are two steering committee members, me and another guy, and we've got some ideas and some ideas for format, structure etc blah blah... but input is always good.

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    thanks to everyone who showed up!! Lots of good enegy and ideas.

    Next meeting is Feb 8( weds) 6:30 at the Argonne Library

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    thanks to everyone who showed up!! Lots of good enegy and ideas.

    Next meeting is Feb 8( weds) 6:30 at the Argonne Library
    Thanks for going thru the effort and $$$ to kick start the club! I've already clued more riders in to the next mtg...
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    I Second that Jubilee....

    Something like this club is long overdue for this area, really appreciate the efforts of you both to get this thing off the ground. Lean on those of us there for the second half of the meeting so you don't get overwhelmed!

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    I propose that at the next meeting we all wear nametags with our mtbr handles on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    I propose that at the next meeting we all wear nametags with our mtbr handles on them.

    formica
    Oh man...that could get me in some trouble considering my frequent "bantering" (ranting?) in the political forum. Oh well...you can't hide behind an avatar forever....

    Good idea...

    EDIT: I'd love to see a fat tire festival here someday. Beer, bikes, and....beer!
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    You should just visit us in Boise

    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    EDIT: I'd love to see a fat tire festival here someday. Beer, bikes, and....beer!
    in August, to drink fat tire with us a our bike, beer, music festival We are always looking for more beer drinkers.
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    Tour de Fat, Inland Empire Style

    OK Jubilee, we all know who you really are anyhow! And, I've got the experience and contacts for putting on a Fat Tire beer fest, and now with the advent of the FTTRC (I like Fatter C for an acronym) we have a primary benefactor. Get ahold of me through private message or through the shop (MVC) for more details.....

    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Oh man...that could get me in some trouble considering my frequent "bantering" (ranting?) in the political forum. Oh well...you can't hide behind an avatar forever....

    Good idea...

    EDIT: I'd love to see a fat tire festival here someday. Beer, bikes, and....beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackSal
    FTTRC (I like Fatter C for an acronym).
    Kewl. I was wondering how we would say that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackSal
    OK Jubilee, we all know who you really are anyhow! And, I've got the experience and contacts for putting on a Fat Tire beer fest, and now with the advent of the FTTRC (I like Fatter C for an acronym) we have a primary benefactor. Get ahold of me through private message or through the shop (MVC) for more details.....
    Dammit! I've been foiled!

    I think it's a great idea. PM coming your way.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Dammit! I've been foiled!

    I think it's a great idea. PM coming your way.........
    On second thought....

    Let's hear aboot it here, if that's ok with you. I'm sure Formica would like to hear the details on this possible par-tay too...
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    More Tour

    OK, what it is is a fund raising event that is enabled by a regional microbrewery which hopes to benefit some cycling-related non-profit group. They (the brewer) pick which towns/cities in which to hold events. Two years ago they had thirteen cities on the docket, last year it was down to eight - not sure why. I participated in planning/executing the events held for two years, it worked great for the non-profit I was involved in, and it was great fun for all who participated. The schedule provided for group rides in the morning, followed by beer, food, and schwag sales until six in the evening. There were also bike-related games (bike toss, slow-ride etc) and bands playing. That's pretty much it. If FTTRC takes off I'd say it would be a perfect candidate for the primary benefactor to such an event, but the brewery would A)need to be convinced that Spokane/Cd'A is worthy of such an event, B)the local authorities would support it, C)FTTRC is worthy of benefitting and could staff such an endeavor. I could discuss endlessly but will spare you from that here, I think you get the basic idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackSal
    OK, what it is is a fund raising event that is enabled by a regional microbrewery which hopes to benefit some cycling-related non-profit group. They (the brewer) pick which towns/cities in which to hold events. Two years ago they had thirteen cities on the docket, last year it was down to eight - not sure why. I participated in planning/executing the events held for two years, it worked great for the non-profit I was involved in, and it was great fun for all who participated. The schedule provided for group rides in the morning, followed by beer, food, and schwag sales until six in the evening. There were also bike-related games (bike toss, slow-ride etc) and bands playing. That's pretty much it. If FTTRC takes off I'd say it would be a perfect candidate for the primary benefactor to such an event, but the brewery would A)need to be convinced that Spokane/Cd'A is worthy of such an event, B)the local authorities would support it, C)FTTRC is worthy of benefitting and could staff such an endeavor. I could discuss endlessly but will spare you from that here, I think you get the basic idea...
    Nice. Are you speaking of New Belgium specifically, or any regional micro brewer? I think the owner of CdA brewery is an avid cyclist...
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    thanks to everyone who showed up!! Lots of good enegy and ideas.

    Next meeting is Feb 8( weds) 6:30 at the Argonne Library
    Formica.....Feb 8 is a Tues. Is the mtg on the 8th or 9th?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jubilee
    Formica.....Feb 8 is a Tues. Is the mtg on the 8th or 9th?

    ah jeez... it's that wednesday night. The NINTH. One of these days I will get it right.

    hey, lots of local action on my site -
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    ah jeez... it's that wednesday night. The NINTH. One of these days I will get it right.

    hey, lots of local action on my site -
    http://www.specialtyoutdoors.com/pen...ing/biking.asp
    Where'd you grow up on the southside? I lived there for 4 years during grad school, first in Bridgeport, then in Canaryville, and finallly in a loft in the South Loop. My school is on 33rd and south Michigan ave....

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    Meeting Time Confirmation

    next meeting is WEDNESDAY FEB 9 at 6;30

    also, I recieved an email from the Sandpoint folks... Pend Oreille Pedalers. They have a meeting coming up this week in Sandpoint, wednesday night the 19 of Jan. I do not have details but you can PM me and I will give you the email contact if someone wants to go, or make contact.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by SingleTrackSal
    OK Jubilee, we all know who you really are anyhow! And, I've got the experience and contacts for putting on a Fat Tire beer fest, and now with the advent of the FTTRC (I like Fatter C for an acronym) we have a primary benefactor. Get ahold of me through private message or through the shop (MVC) for more details.....
    Ok STS, I am in for a tour d fat heck, I AM a tour d Fat! You know where I ride alot, and it would be very good for this type a gig. Even has that amptheater for entertainment....
    The LacticAcid Heads are in, we have a few routes, maybe a LSD trip ( long slow-distance) (hellabill trail) as well as an ACID trip ( Aerobic Climb/ intervals / descent) (bernard) Maybe trials course? camping is there as well. It seems like a great fit.

    So let me know,,,,,,

    Happy Trails~

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    just double checking,, Next meeting is Wed at 6:30

    The LAH crew should be in tow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Tripps
    just double checking,, Next meeting is Wed at 6:30

    The LAH crew should be in tow...
    yes, THIS weds the 9th, 6:30. Argonne Library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    yes, THIS weds the 9th, 6:30. Argonne Library.
    I'll be there, with a $25 membership fee burning a hole in my pocket.

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    x post from the WA forum...

    Quote Originally Posted by I Like Bikes
    ya i went to the first one but i don't know what you
    guys are going to do in the club...i don't really understand..but i totally
    forgot about that last one..
    darn!
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    ha ha we dont' know either.

    thanks for asking!!! I am incapable of giving short answers....
    Seriously - there are several concepts. The main one is to be an organized,
    political voice for mountain bikers, to represent mountain biking interests
    with land manangers, park managers, public officials etc. with the support
    of IMBA, which is a very well recognized organization. For example, there is
    a master plan for the trails at Mt Spokane in the works right now. It's
    important for bikers to have representaion so that our needs and desires are
    considered when it comes to the decisions on what trails to keep, close or
    build. Or, as a group to be visible as good biking citizens... trail
    cleanup and work so that the public views us as a legitimate user group,
    and not a bunch of crazy idiots zooming down trail.We are looking at working
    with the Riverside park manager to help with trail clean up etc later on in
    the spring. Sometime in the future, the city will be developing bond
    issues and master plans for both the Beacon area and High Drive, and as
    biker use those areas we'd definatley want some say in how riding is figured
    into the plans. Do you know that city parks has has enough complaints from
    walkers on high drive to make a note of it? Not a good thing.

    Other areas in which we hope to have influence is in access issues: making
    sure that legal trailheads and trails stay open, mediating conflicts with
    user groups ( horses/bikes/hikers) ) keeping atv's
    off trails, maintaining trails. Do you ever ride Marshall ( roller coaster,
    the whoops, the dips?) Much of that is on utility land, but landowners on
    either end have fenced it off.... we'd like to see what's going on there.
    Or, working with the FS in the panhandle to maintain the single track in
    there, there's mile of great riding in there.

    Sure we've got a lot of ideas, but also we want to develop the club along
    lines so that it's what people want. It also is a very slow process to build
    a good organization. IMBA trail care crew ( trail school) is coming is
    August, and we'll be facilitating that - that is a lot of fun, I did it in
    2003 where we re routed 200' of fall line trail at Riverside SP.

    While we could really use organizational help, we also realize that some
    folks are just going to want to show up and help with the trail work, and
    that's a great thing.

    At that first meeting, we collected a lot of information on the area,
    specifically where people ride, and where there are either access issues,
    maintenance issues or other potential problems. It's a pretty long list.

    Sorry for being so long winded!!! Please, if y'all have questions about what
    we are doing, just ask. I'm going to keep the web site updated. Also, we
    will be doing social things like rides etc.

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