CRAMBA Updates

Well, we’ve had a very eventful summer so far. ?Mostly great, but some not-so-great.

We’ll start with the bad… ?

CRAMBA Trailer Break-in and Tool Theft

Around the first week of July 2013 the CRAMBA-IMBA tool trailer was broken into and nearly all of our power tools were stolen. The loss of these tools ? used for building and maintaining trails ? is particularly hard mid-summer when our volunteers are working to keep trails clear.

The stolen tools include our backpack blower (BR600), two KombiMotors (KM 90 R?and?KM 110 R), three KombiSystem attachments (HL-KM,?FS-KM,?HT-KM), and a dedicated line trimmer (FS 55 R). All together this is nearly a $2000 loss.

We need your donations to help purchase replacements so we can keep our trails great.

Donations may be made via the?Donate?button in the right hand columnhere?or by mail to:

CRAMBA-IMBA
270 Jones St.
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

For other donation options (eg: tools, etc) please email?info@cramba.org.

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations to CRAMBA-IMBA are tax deductible. Receipts are available for all cash or material donations.

(If anyone has information on this theft or locates any of the tools for sale [in a pawn shop, on Craigslist, etc] please contact?info@cramba.org.)

We’d also like to say thank you to everyone who has donated to help restock our power tools after?the recent theft. In the past week we have received $840 in cash donations and a new Craftsman backpack blower worth $259.99.

This is nearly half-way to covering the replacement cost of the missing tools!

Thank you to all of our recent donors:

  • Scott Baxter
  • Michael Green (Craftsman 32cc Leaf Blower)
  • Rodney Gullett
  • Nicholas Kolman
  • Konrad Kucharski
  • Carlos McIntyre
  • Brett Rohrscheib
  • Geneva Stephens /?Move-It Fitness LLC
  • Luke Osborn /?Infiterra Sports LLC

Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2

Pinckney and Waterloo planning open house Oct 2
Public Open House scheduled for October 2, 2012 for input on the proposed Phase?2 Long Range Action Goals Plans for Pinckney Recreation Area and Waterloo?Recreation Area.

The Department of Natural Resources recently announced that an open house designed?for the public to provide input on the proposed Phase 2 Long Range Action Goals Plans?for Pinckney Recreation Area in Livingston and Washtenaw Counties, and Waterloo?Recreation Area in Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties, will be held on Tuesday,?October 2, 2012.

The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Gerald Eddy?Discovery Center, located at 17030 Bush Road, Chelsea, MI.

These two recreation areas, which are adjacent to each other, combine to provide over?30,000 acres of public recreational property in Jackson, Livingston and Washtenaw
Counties. The parks are home to diverse natural and cultural resources. Waterloo?Recreation Area features more rare animals and plant species, and more exemplary
natural communities, than any other park in the state system. A broad spectrum of?recreation opportunities are enjoyed in both parks, including; modern and rustic camping,?many boating and fishing options, and a vast area of public land open to hunting,?trapping, and other recreation. Significant for both parks are the trail use activities?enjoyed by equestrians, mountain bikers, hikers/runners/walkers, and others.

This open house will provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment?on specific long range actions that are recommended for these two parks. The DNR?s
planning consultant, Birchler Arroyo, Associates will conduct the open house and DNR?staff will also be available to participate in presenting an overview of the planning
process and to address questions regarding the park and the planning efforts underway.

For more information about this open house, the proposed plans, or persons needing?accommodations to attend this open house, contact Paul N. Curtis, DNR Park?Management Plan Administrator, at 517-335-4832 (TTY/TDD711 Michigan Relay?Center for the hearing impaired) at least five business days before the open house.

Four $500 grants available to Michigan IMBA chapters

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 president@mmba.org

 

8th annual Tree Farm Relay on Saturday, July 27!!!

Prepare yourself 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.

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We are shaking things up this year by adjusting the start of the Sport class to help with the initial congestion on the trail. Plus, we are adding a mysterious ?Other? category. Stay tuned for details on that?. maybe!

Start planning your teams, planning your costumes and get ready for the coolest race around!

http://beta.active.com/novi-mi/cycling/mountain-biking-races/tree-farm-relay-race-2013

MISCA

MTB Racers 18 and Under!

MiSCA Has Scholastic Mountain Bike Races For You This Fall!

Individual, series, and team awards!

No membership, license or team affiliation is required. Anyone 18 and under is eligible to win awards.

? ? ?Race Schedule:?

8-Sep Addison XC Leonard, MI?

14-Sep Bloomer XC Rochester, MI

28-Sep Novi Tree Farm XC Novi, MI

5-Oct MiSCA & USAC Scholastic Championship Lake Orion, MI

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? ? ?Race classes:

Varsity Male 15-18???

Varsity Female 15-18

JV Male 15-18??????????

JV Female 15-18

11-14 Male???????????????

11-14 Female???????????

10 and Under Coed

Students may ride up in age class

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Check out the MiSCA website or Facebook page for more information

www.miscabike.org

https://www.facebook.com/miscabike

Four $500 grants available to Michigan IMBA chapters

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 president@mmba.org

 

Wanted- CPS Director for the MMBA

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.

Responsibilities include:
? 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

 

8th Annual Tree Farm Relay

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

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

Championship Point Series- standings updated through race #5

 

Next up: ?1-1/2 points Boyne Marathon- go to www.funpromotions.com

 

http://mmba.org/library/Programs/Championship%20Point%20Series%20(CPS)/Results/2013/CPS%20POINTS%202013.pdf