Those of you familiar with the MORC forums already know of this, but we've started a new club in southern MN to seek out, advocate for and build sustainable mountain bike trails in the Mankato, MN area.

We are putting the finishing touches on our first proposal seeking trail building permission in the area with the help of IMBA regional director Hansi Johnson. We go before the county board May 23rd.

I just thought I'd spread the word here as this seems to be the biggest mountain biking sight on the web and we can use all the volunteer help we can get. We have nearly 80 followers and potential members on our Facebook page:!/joinMAMB

Please spread the word to any friends you have in the area. We are working closely with some experienced members of MORC [Minnesota Off Road Cyclists] but as MORC is based out of the Twin Cities metro area, we needed to have our own club and volunteer force to show area entities that we are seriously willing and able to maintain any trails we are given permission to build. This is a great opportunity to expand mountain biking outside the metro area.