Four $500 grants available to Michigan IMBA chapters
The Michigan Mountain Biking Association announces the availability of four $500.00 grants available to MMBA chapter members.
Two grands are available for 2013 and grant applications should be received by August 15th 2013
The two remaining grants will be awarded in spring of 2014 and applications for those grants should be received by March 1, 2014
Criteria will be financial need/status of the chapter, merits of the project or program presented.
Send grant applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanted- CPS Director for the MMBA
The position would begin November 15th 2013 and involve a commitment of three seasons.
The CPS director will earn $700 stipend per season paid at the annual expo each season.
Payment of stipend would be as follows:
2014 season paid Feb 2015
2015 season paid Feb 2016
2016 season paid Feb 2017
CPS Director will report to the MMBA board.
• Organize series schedule
• Communicate as necessary rule changes or category changes to various promoters of races
• Acquire series sponsorships and swag to distribute across race events
• Tabulate points after each race and post online
• Update CPS page on MMBA website as necessary
• Respond to disputes in points and correct as necessary
• Enforce series rules and requirements
• Coordinate and cooperate with race promoters for individual race disputes
• Manage invoicing to the race promoters for the CPS fee to be paid to the MMBA treasurer
• Manage acquisition and engraving of CPS series awards, hand out awards at Annual Expo
• Manage and distribute pre-season predictive calendar to promoters in the state
The candidate should be familiar with mountain bike races of various types (cross country and time trials) and have a facility with Excel spreadsheets and formulas.
Send Resume to President@mmba.org for consideration
Get ready for the 8th Annual Tree Farm Relay Event at Lakeshore Park in Novi, presented by the MCMBA, Team Tree Farm and Dark Horse Racing. This is the same format you have all grown to love… a unique 4-person team relay race! The course features lots of hills, passing zones and fun! This is a perfect race for the beginner looking to see what team / endurance racing is all about and for experienced racers looking to test their skills against rival teams. If you want to try an endurance race, but aren’t ready for the distance, this is the perfect event for you to see what the team racing concept is all about.
Register today at: http://www.active.com/cycling/novi-mi/tree-farm-relay-race-2013
Event website: http://www.teamtreefarm.com/race
CPS Registration Explained
Each season we do experience questions and concerns in which racers do not get registered for the series and unfortunately miss out on a given race points getting counted in their tabulations. To be honest, the vast majority of the reasons for lack of registration is operator error.
Why do we have to sign up for a series that is “Free”?
Why should we expect a receipt for something that is “FREE” ?
Why can’t our points just be counted if we race a CPS race, no sign up?
See the MMBA forum: http://mmba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=119729
or CPS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/137774566273214/
Championship Point Series- standings updated through race #5
Next up: 1-1/2 points Boyne Marathon- go to www.funpromotions.com
MMBA Point Series! Points are tabulated and posted- please check for errors or missed points. Link below.
Next up Sweat Shaker- registration link below
http://mmba.org/library/Programs/Champi … ies%20(CPS)/Results/2013/CPS%20POINTS%202013.pdf
This school is geared towards experienced trail builders who want to learn more about the techniques used to design, construct and maintain Flow Trails. The school will be done in conjunction with an IMBA Flow Trail project in Grand Rapids, Michigan. IMBA Trail Solutions employee, Aaron Rogers (Copper Harbor) will be teaching the school along with another member of Trail Solutions Staff. The school is capped at 20.
Date and Time: June 21st-23rd, 2013
Location: Richmond Hills Park, 1639 Tamarack Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Fee: $ 300.00
Championship Point Series points tabulated to include Hanson Hills race this past weekend.
Next up the Time Trial at Cannonsburg- State Games
The Got MTB (Girls on Trails Mountain Biking) Women’s Mountain Biking Clinic is geared for the beginner to the intermediate mountain bike rider.
On the bike, you will learn how to ride singletrack trails, and skills such as the basics of braking and cornering and how to distribute body weight on climbs and descents. Off the bike, a maintenance clinic then covers basic trail repair, how to fix a flat tire and a broken chain, and how to keep a bike clean and properly lubricated.
A third session, Mountain Biking 101, will cover basics of mountain biking such as nutrition, hydration, gear and safety.
Registration: www.bikereg.com/Net/19343 Registration is limited to 60 participants
When: Sunday June 30, 2013 930am-430pm
Where: River Bends Park 5700 22-Mile Road, Shelby Township, MI
Cost: $25 (includes clinics, tshirt and lunch)
Questions? Email email@example.com
Please bring mountain bike, helmet, and water for on bike clinic
Milford is central to several excellent trail systems…come out this Saturday and support the Motor City Mountain Biking Association!
Milford Trail Challenge Info Here