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Old 04-03-2018, 08:17 AM   #1
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Default PORC Meeting, Goat Lips Chew and Brew, April 16 6pm

Time to catch up.

Agenda will be focusing on a Scratch Ankle recap, Aprils Trail Cleanup day with UWF recreations department, and Volunteering.

We will also have PORC swag in hand for purchasing at our meeting so if your wanting a Jersey, drink cozy, sticker we will have you covered.

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Lasted meeting notes. Please read and comment. Cheers! Ant.

PORC Club Meeting
Monday, April 17, 2018 at 6 PM - 8 PM
Goat Lips Chew and Brewhouse

AGENDA

Club Merchandise:
We now have a small inventory of cycling jerseys, stickers and koozies for sale. Please contact Anthony Aukamp for any inquires. If you would like to order cycling kits direct goto http://shop.jakroo.com/storefront/PORC-MTB-2017 Each rider will use coupon code PORCMTB2018 when checking out to receive a 15% discount.

Scratch Ankle Recap: For the 2018 Scratch Ankle 100 near Milton, FL, the setting was absolute perfection. Nestled near the banks of Krul Lake Recreation area is a 1 1/2 mile grass air strip that served as the staging area for this year’s race. The weather was idyllic…the sun was bright, the temperature was mild…when the racers took off for the 100km event! The top finishers completed the course in 3:22:27. Yep! You read that correctly! After 62+ miles, Chris Lessing (Male Masters 40-49) and Johnny Brizzard (Men’s Open) crossed under the Maxxis Tires arch at the exact same time!

Overall the event was a success for the club and we provide very good support with all the volunteers who stepped up to help with marking the course, registration, aid stations support. We hope to continue working with Chain Busters Racing an improve the event each year with our local knowledge. Stay tuned for the official date for 2019.

UWF Argos Go Green:
Michael Morgan is our POC for this event at the University and is excited to have the club help with volunteers.

Celebrate Earth Day by helping keep UWF beautiful. Outdoor Adventures and Pensacola Off-Road Cyclists will be leading a campus cleanup effort around different areas of campus. Focusing on the Edward Ball boardwalk and nature trails around Thompson's Bayou, Nature trail across from Pate Rd (Games Loop), and around University Park. Help out and go green!

Trash bags will be provided, varies other supplies will be on hand though limited, you are welcome and encouraged to bring supplies.

Our Staging location will be in Parking LOT E, behind the Recreation Center, (Bldg 72), from there groups will break up and target one of three campus locations Help out and Go Green!

Trail Maintenance: We are the trail stewards, we maintain and keep our trails safe and open. All members are encouraged to go out on their own and help maintain the trails. For the most part keeping vegetation trimmed and out of the way is what we want our club members doing to help. Construction or repairs will need to be organized by the club and scheduled as a trail work day to ensure our trail leaders can provide the correct plan of action and knowledge to those wanting to help.

Membership Drive: We mentioned members that have renewed this year and hope to continue building upon a strong showing of membership in 2018. As of date the club has just over 80 registered members via IMBA. If you or someone you know hasn’t signed up to be a member of PORC you can do so by going to http://imba.com/join

EVENTS

2018
April 22 | UWF Argos Go Green (Trail cleanup day)
Jun- Aug | Family Ride and BBQ at UWF on Sundays
TBD | Summer Strava Challenge
TBD | Munson Pool Family Ride and BBQ
October or November | PORC Ride -n- Camp at Bear Lake Campground
December 2 | Toys for Tots Epic Ride/Run at UWF

2019
TBD | Scratch Ankle

DISCUSSION

Members expressed an interest to gather for a group ride prior to the UWF Argos Go Green day. Sunday April 22 7:30AM group ride, donuts at 9AM and than head over to UWF campus to support the cleanup effort. Keep an eye on the weather and social media for any changes.

Let's create an adopt a trail program for our members. We hope this will empower our community to stay active and feel they have ownership of what we care about most, our trails. More details to come but if your part of a section of trail that you've adopted that is yours to maintain. When maintaining your adopted trail that is simply basic trimming. We would like those with a section to come up with suggestions for improvements which the board and more experienced trail builders will plan and organize a tail maintenance day to address.

Weekly Family ride and BBQ at UWF will begin in June on Sundays. More info to come.

ACTION ITEMS

Establish regularly scheduled meetings and rides. Mondays have worked for meetings and the club will meet every other month. Dates will be posted online. Sundays will be a regularly scheduled Family ride and BBQ. Ride leaders are needed.

Communications!!! Continue to be more transparent with the functions of the club. Relay, promote, and gather feedback on club business and events.

Schedule and Promote Events:
UWF Argos Go Green
Next Club Meeting
Sunday Family Ride and BBQ at UWF
Summer Strava Challenge
Ride -n- Camp Family Festival
Take a Kid MTB Dayl
EPIC Ride and Run
Scratch Ankle 2019

Other:
Establish Adopt a Trail documentation and signup club members to different sections. Method for signing up and aligning members to sections of the trail TBD.

Trail Crew goal for the year is to focus and plan one new feature for the trail system. Plans and section of focus to follow.

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