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Norway Ridge Pathway update

After this week’s wind storm we had to scout all the ski trails at Norway and remove several downed trees thanks Dennis and Mike for your help.

2018 Youth Ski Club Announcements

Last year, the Thunder Bay Trails Association (TBTA) was awarded $5500 from the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Fund to form a Youth Cross Country Ski Club for area youth ages 5-17. The TBTA requested funding for six instructional ski sessions on Sundays from January through March. Unfortunately, the mild winter and minimal snowfall, limited the sessions to five. The Alpena County Youth and Recreation Funds were used to pay the cost of the rental ski equipment. The response to the ski program was overwhelming as 46 kids registered and 39-50 kids and parents participated in each session. The Youth Cross Country Ski Club program introduced kids and families to a new healthy winter sport without having to make a large investment in equipment. The TBTA provided groomed ski trails at the Alpena APlex and Alpena Public Golf Course, volunteers to distribute the equipment, instructors, and snacks for the participants. Recently, the TBTA applied for the same Alpena County Youth and Recreation grant to continue the Youth Cross Country Ski Club in the winter of 2018. Fortunately, the TBTA was awarded the Alpena County Youth and Recreation grant and will continue the Youth Cross Country Ski Club in 2018.
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Chippewa Hills Logging Update

Message from Blake Gingrich – Unit Supervisor MDNR-Parks and Rec.:

Chippewa Hills Harvest started last week.  The loggers are currently working in the “H” block (see attached map) and plan on moving into E next week.  The specs from Forest Resources Division require the loggers to quit working by December 15th but if there is no snow will be allowed to stay longer to avoid impacting the skiers.  Once we get 4 “inches or so all operation will be stopped.
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Announcing The Alpena IceFest Fat Tire Bike Race January 27th 2018

Go to the web site here for the details and to register.

www.icefestfatbikerace.com

Sponsors Needed

Thunder Bay Trails will be hosting 2 races in 2018 and we need sponsors. Funds raised during the race will go toward new grooming equipment and maintaining and building new trails. TBTA gives back to the community 100% of the funds raised by means of advocating, protecting, creating and maintaining non motorized trails in the greater Alpena County area, we also support youth cross country ski club and youth mountain biking.
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Chippewa Hills Mountain Bike Race POV credit Austin Leeke

TBTA Board Member Meeting Minutes

09/14/17 Thunder Bay Trails Association Meeting Minutes

Attendees:

Tom Dowd, Jeff Blumenthal, Tim Rumbles, Spencer Mendel, Stan Mischley, Bob Niedzwiecki, Dennis Vesotski, Hal Butler, Jennifer Buitler, Marshal Olger, Randy Fairbanks

  1. Meeting Start 6:10 PM
  2. Treasure report- Total balance of $3,075.36 (accepted by dennis/jeff)
  3. Jeff to write grant proposal for new grooming equipment (accepted by jeff/spencer)
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Are you ready for The Chippewa!

Monthly Board Meeting

Thursday August 3rd at ACC CTR Rm 106 at 6:10pm

On the agenda: New Trails at Norway / Chippewa Hills MTB Race / Winter Fat Bike Trails

The public is welcome.

TBTA Monthly Board Meeting Minutes July 13th 2017

TBTA – July Meeting Minutes                                                                                                                     7/13/17

Attendance:
Board Members: Dennis, Tom, Stan, Spencer, Mary, Jeff, Bob

Members: Randy F, Missy, Amber

Treasure Report: given by Stan, motion to accept by Spencer, second by Dennis

Committee Reports:

2nd Annual Tour or Alpena Mountain Bike Trails

Saturday, July 29th

Thunder Bay Trails will be hosting their 2nd Annual Alpena Tour of Mountain Bike Trails showcasing all the mountain bike single track in the Alpena area.

If you have always wondered where to ride or how to find the trails this is an excellent chance to get a guided tour.
Come to just one location or challenge yourself and attempt all three!
Each trail is approximately 8 miles
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TBTA Board Meeting Minutes June 1st

TBTA MEETING JUNE 1, 2017        ROOM 106 ACC

Call to order at 6:05pm

Board Members present: Tom D. Wayne C. Spence M. Bob N. Jeff B.     all other board members absent.

Minutes from May 4,2017 meeting were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report:  no report

COMMITTEES:

  1. Ski Grooming and Equipment—Jeff still plans to do upgrades to the TidTec
  2. Membership—- No report
  3. Web Page—- Nothing new at this time
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