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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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Rockport work bee reminder

Sunday May 21st we will be doing a trail clean-up at Rockport starting at 11am. Some will be going out earlier to identify trouble spots and someone will remain in the parking lot to guide any late comers to areas that need attention. The goal of the work be is to remove winter blow down trees and debris & work with representatives of the MDNR to identify locations for trail directional signs. Installation of the signs to be done during the Friends of Rockport sponsored work bee later in June. Only tools needed would be pruning sheers to trim back encroaching growth.

TBTA Board Meeting May 4, 2017

Austin Brothers Brewery Meeting Room

Call to order 6:12 pm

Board Members present: Ron A, Randy F, Bob N, Tim R, Steve V, Tom D, Spence M, Jeff B, Stan M, Wayne C.         Board Members absent: Bob B, Scott B, Mike A, Mary R.

DNR:  Emily Meyerson, Blake Gingrich, Paige Perry.     Also, present, other members and interested people.

Minutes of April 6, 2017 were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report:   Stan M, reported that as of May 4, 2017 Total cash on hand in checking and savings is $4318.49.
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Trail Work Bee Reminder

Trail Work Bee Reminder: it just so happens to be Earth Day this weekend so come help make your Thunder Bay Trails beautiful. Trail work bees start this Sunday 4/23/17 at Chippewa Hills. Norway Ridge Sunday 4/30/17 and Rockport Sunday 5/7. Scheduled times from 11:00 am -3:00 pm.

We will meet at 11 am at the main parking lot for all three. Any help you can provide will be welcomed.  Get outside and join in on the fun! Thank you for your support!

Thunder Bay Trails Association Monthly Board Meeting April 6th, 2017

TBTA MEETING APRIL 6, 2017         Location—Austin Brothers Brewery

Call to order at 6:10 pm       Board members present—-Randy F.  Tim R.  Bob N.  Stan M.  Tom D.  Scott B.  Wayne C.     Absent—- Ron  Mike  Bobby  Jeff  Dennis  Mary       Others present—- Chris C.

The minutes of March 2, 2017  were accepted on motion by Stan, 2nd by Tom D.

Treasurers Report presented by Stan M.  Total in checking and savings accounts is $6916.42.  There was an increase in insurance cost of $195.00 because of additional ski trail grooming areas.  Motion to approve treasurers report made by Scott, 2nd by Tim R.
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Volunteer Schedule of Spring 2017 Trail Maintenance Days

Chippewa Hills Pathway ***DATE CHANGED*** – NOW April 23RD

  • Cleaning winter wind blow down trees and branches
  • Raking single track
  • Clearing encroaching growth from trails
  • Flagging and begin clearing dead fall from new single track (if sanctioned)
  • Picking trash from parking lot and surrounding area

Norway Ridge Pathway – April 30th

Thunder Bay Trails Board Meeting Minutes March 2, 2017

TBTA Meeting     March 2, 2017           Location—Austin Brothers Brewery

Call to order at 6:05pm

Board members present: Bob N, Stan M, Tim R, Tom D, Wayne C, Jeff B, Spencer M, Dennis V, Mary R

Board members absent: Ron A, Mike A, Bobby B, Scott B

Other members present: Melissa M, Randy F

Minutes of February 2,2017 were accepted as presented.

Treasurers Report: Report as of March 2, 2017 was presented by Stan M. Current balance on hand in both checking and savings is $3290.98. Motion by Tom D. 2nd by Spence M. to accept treasurers report as presented, motion passed.
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Thunder Bay Trails Special Board Meeting Minutes Feb 8th 2017

A special meeting of the board was convened to determine the purchase of a covered trailer to transport and house the new snow machine. Minutes are here.

Special Meeting Feb 8

Mountain Bike Trail Forum

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a “Trail Forum” on March 22nd at Tree Tops Resort between 1pm and 5pm

Thunder Bay Trails representatives are planning on attending, let us know if you would like to come along

Click on the links below for more details

MBS Invitation

Mountain Bike Trail Forum Agenda

January 5th 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

January 5, 2017 TBTA Meeting ACC Room 116
Meeting called to order at 6:05 pm. Roll call: Present—Jeff B, Randy F, Stan M, Wayne C, Bob N, Spence M, Mary R, Dennis V, Ron A, Tim R, Bobby B, Tom D Absent: Scott B, Mike A.
Others present: Blake Gingrich, Parks/Rec TBTA members: Melissa M, Dave B, Chris C, Hal/Jennifer Butler.
Minutes from Dec. 8 2016 meeting were read by Wayne C. CORRECTION—Reference to TBTA CfNEM Fund should have read –the Chuck Ingle fund in Northeast Comm. Foundation has $2200 available for use by TBTA. Minutes approved as corrected.
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News Letter 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THUNDER BAY TRAILS ASSOCIATION 2016

Click on the link below to download the entire News Letter

Thunder Bay Trails Association Newsletter Jan 2017