Meeting Minutes – Nov 2011

BVMBA meeting 07 Nov 11 notes

Attendees:  Gina, Mike, Travis, James, Joel, Nick, John & Kade.

Guests: Katelyn & Justin

At the TMBRA race in Cameron Park, Boone Flynn placed 4th and John Flynn placed 8th.  Congrats!! Anyone else race then???

The Huntsville Hammer is this weekend.  It is the final race in the current series.

18 Nov 11 starts the marathon series with an event at Palo Duro Canyon.

Trail Maintenance this weekend  – Saturday @ 8am at the Lake Bryan car park by the boat ramp.  It will be a general lop and clear.   Nick, James & Gina plan to attend but the more the merrier!  TAMU kinesiology students are expected to attend, too.

Group rides for the fall & winter – informal night ride on Tuesdays.   Formal rides are scheduled for Saturday mornings @ 9am starting on 19 Nov 11.

No trips planned at the moment.  Post a destination and see if others will go with you.

Time trials start 10 Nov 11 @ 6:30pm.  Last rider out @ 7pm.  Joel said he’d post the route today or Wed.

John Flynn gave a presentation about the National Interscholastic Cycling Association high school mountain bike league (Texas = http://www.texasmtb.org/, National = http://www.nationalmtb.org/ ). He is fielding a team at Consol.   The league is open to 9-12th graders.  Texas will have a spring race season only.  Training starts after Christmas break.  **John needs adult riders to help with training rides** and proposes that training rides will be Tue/Thurs.  There are 4 races – 11Mar12 @ Reveille Peak, 25 Mar12 @ Dallas, 14Apr12 @ Cameron Park and 29Apr12, state championship, @ TBD.   The events are 2 day and very professional.  One of the cool things about this league is that everyone on a team races.  The points go deep so the riders can earn points without a podium finish.  There is a leader jersey system.  If a rider earns a leader jersey – they get to keep it even if another rider overtakes them in the points.  Divisions are by grade year and male/female.  Teams are *highly* encouraged to be co-ed.  High school aged riders of all levels are needed.   This is a 501(3c) organization so monetary donations are tax-deductible.    John is working up a proposal for BVMBA to be a sponsor.  I say it’s a no brainer!!  Also proposed was as field day or a $1/time trial with more discussion to come on those.

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