The CORBA Annual Meeting happened, and 2013 is looking to be a great year for the local mountain biking community. In addition to recapping 2012 events and accomplishments, the agenda included discussion of future trail possibilities, training for local builders, an expanded partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association, and voting to fill board member positions.
Special guest Hansi Johnson was there to present and answer questions on IMBA’s Chapter Program. Hansi is IMBA’s Midwest Regional Director and gave those in attendance the lowdown on what IMBA is up to in our neck of the woods and what his plans are for turning our region into a world-renowned mountain biking destination. His passion for the outdoors is infectious, and it was a pleasure hearing his presentation. (Hansi’s also a heck of a photographer and blogger. Check it out.)
On the question of whether CORBA should become a Chapter of IMBA, the vote was unanimously in-favor. CORBA’s board will work with IMBA to begin the process and continue to provide details to the membership.
Speaking of the CORBA board, members at the meeting also voted on several officer and trail liaison positions. Congratulations to these folks on being elected to serve:
President: Danny Deetz
Secretary Treasurer: Jereme Rauckman
Otter Creek Trail Liaisons: Dave Olson and Sue McDonald
Northwest Park Trail Liaisons: Matt Andrews and Samuel Hughes
Lowes Creek Trail Liaisons: John Froelich and Laura Plummer
Hickory Ridge Trail Liaisons: Noah Michaelsen and Brian Kelly
In addition to the board additions, several members offered to step forward and offer their time and talents on other projects. No doubt, this is an exciting time to be a mountain biker in the Chippewa Valley, as the people helping move our community forward are increasingly dedicated and bring a lot to the table. Here’s to a great 2013. See you on the trails.