NE MTB Advocacy & Riding Summit April 2 & 3 2016
NORTHEAST MTB ADVOCACY & RIDE SUMMIT

DATE
4/1/16 4:15pm - 4/3/16 4:15pm


REGISTER NOW FOR THE NORTHEAST MTB ADVOCACY & RIDE SUMMIT
-- APRIL 1- 3, 2016 (OR ARRIVE EARLY APRIL 2ND).
Register Here:
Northeast MTB Advocacy & Ride Summit | NEMBA

Come ride and talk mountain biking at our spring summit at on Cape Cod!
On behalf of NEMBA, the Concerned Long Island Mountain Bikers, the Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Association, and the Fats in the Cats, we're pleased to announce our North East MTB Advocacy/Ride Summit.

While most of New England will be covered in snow and ice, we'll be riding on some of the finest roller coast trails on Cape Cod and have a full-on schedule of topics to get our mountain biking on.

For those of you who’ve never experienced Cape Cod riding, it’s wonderfully unique. Imagine tight swoopy singletracks with lots of short ups and downs and very few rocks. It’s basically rollercoaster riding on buffed trails, perfect for getting back your riding legs while much of the northeast is still in grip of winter or mud season.

Joining us will be Gary Sjoquist, Quality Bicycle Parts professional mountain bike advocate and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee. Gary has 20+ years of advocacy experience in funding trail systems, building industry coalitions, creating youth mountain bike race programs, and promoting groomed winter fatbike riding opportunities. He also kicks butt on a mountain bike!

$175 Registration -- This includes the summit, all the rides, and all meals (Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch).

Register Here for the Summit

Once registered, we have reserved special discounted pricing at the Cape Codder. Rooms, normally $160, are available to us for just $99 (double-occupancy). To get this special pricing, please call in your reservation at 888-297-2200 and reference the code: NEMB0401. You may also reserve your room online using the code where it says "Group Discount Code" at Cape Cod Family Resort, Hyannis Lodging, Hotel Rooms, Suites & Wave Pool.

Here are some of the topics will be discussing over the weekend:

Advocacy/Best Practices

Getting the word out – how to effectively use social media and other techniques
Political Effectiveness
Volunteer Recruitment and Treatment
Engaging different rider groups in advocacy and membership (Youth, gender) Trips for Kids
Regional and National Advocacy
Liability Issues
How do we make Everyone is an Advocate
Getting more Singletrack

Trail Planning, design and Mapping
Getting Trails on State and Town-owned Land
Funding Your Advocacy
Expanding MTB Access

Combatting Anti-Mountain Bike Ideology
E-Bike Issues
Success stories to overcome obstacles – Sterling Forest Project
Getting Political – tips for becoming politically effective
Bike Parks and Pump Tracks
Getting Kids Hooked on MTBiking – Youth Programming
Fat Bikes

Nordic vs. Snowmachine vs beach issues
Fat Bike Grooming
Fatbike tourism
Getting Money to Build Trails

RTP
Gofundme, kickstarters
Event fundraisers
Membership development
Corporate Sponsorship
Economic and Social Impacts of Trails & MTB Tourism
Developing a Skills Training Program (Woman’s, Kids, General Public)
Bike Parks
Getting Kids Hooked on MTBiking – Youth Programming
Kids Programming:

Youth Racing, NICA
Trips for Kids
Afterschool Programs
Check some photos from our 2014 Summit.



LOCATION
Cape Cod

EVENT LEADER
Philip Keyes
[email protected]
800-576-3622


More info: Northeast MTB Advocacy & Ride Summit | NEMBA