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GFBC – Club News

We had a fun meeting June 2nd.  Meeting notes are copied below.  Our next meeting is July 7th, TD&H conference room, 7 pm.

This Tuesday’s MTB ride will be in the Little Belts.  Ride info here:   https://www.facebook.com/events/481374929640834

Thursday road rides needs ride leaders.

June 19th has lots of great bicycling options including –

  1. Helena MTB Shuttle Ride led by Ethan Miles.  Contact Ethan to reserve a spot.
  2. The Cascade 66 road ride
  3. Cochrane Dam is open for MTB crossings.

President: John Juras          VP: Ethan Miles     Sec: Sarah Miles

Treas: Bryce VanOverbeke           Social Media VP: Nick Boyer

Upcoming events:

  • Bender creek date? Blowdown trees have been cut, trail needs cleanup of branches.
  • August 21- York 38 race
  • September 11- Big River Ruckus Ride – GFBC promoted – will cross Cochrane Dam
  • Stickers now available- placed in local bike shops

Monthly rides:

  • July-Crystal Lake date
  • July- Pilgram Creek date
  • August- Park City Utah, August 26-31. Henry in charge, more information on Facebook.

Trail Expansion:

  • New concrete 1st Ave bridge to skate park
  • South shore expansion; Cochrane to Ryan: Approval from Parks and Rec to proceed
  •  10th Street bridge grand opening September 11

NICA report:

  • In need of more coaches to allow for more kids to join
  • Training is offered online, 7-hour course to get level 1
  • Meeting every Tuesday & Thursday @ 4:30
  • Club voted on donating shirts for uniforms
  • Reach out to Bryce for more information

Bicycle overnights:

  • Basics of overnight riding
  • Bike packing
  • Warm shower website- couch surfing for bikers

Future:

  • September 11 is the sports, art and music festival

o   Club voted on organizing a ride/race

o   Start at 10th street bridge, ride across dam; 10-12 miles

o   Simple version: 3-4 volunteers

o   Long & short loop?

 

Submitted by: Sarah Miles; Secretary     6-6-2021

 

John Juras

Great Falls Bicycle Club

johnjuras@gmail.com

406-868-0742

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