MCMBA 2014 Priorities Survey

Thank you for participating in our recent membership survey.

The MCMBA board has been considering this input and is proposing a number of goals and priorities for our chapter. Some of these goals are long term, some short term, some easy, some hard, but all reflect feedback that we've received from our recent membership survey and discussions.

Whether you participated in the earlier survey or not, please take a moment to let us know what you think about the relative priorities of these goals. It should only take a few minutes, and your opinion is important.

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National Mountain Bike Patrol Training

Thanks to all the folks who attended the National Mountain Bike Patrol training class this weekend and volunteered to be new mountain bike patrollers. There are going to be 15 new bike patrollers riding out there this year and next! 


The day began in the classroom with an introduction to the role of a Patroller, qualifications, equipment, bike repair, and first aid.

After the presentation and discussion, everyone was eager to hit the trail to practice what they learned in some role playing scenarios.

Scenarios included mechanical issues, injuries, angry confrontations between trail users, and disoriented riders. The other Maybury riders added reality to the scenarios, providing practice with traffic control!

If you get a chance, thank a patroller for the time spent training and the volunteer hours they put in. They are easy to spot in the red jerseys and large packs, helping people along the way.

(If you'd like to get involved, it's not too late! See the Patroller page for more information.)

Survey results

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our recent chapter survey. We've read through all the comments and analyzed the feedback, and created a summary presentation that can be downloaded here.

Over the next few weeks the chapter leadership will try to distill these results and other feedback that we've received into a set of near and long term goals and actions. As always, feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns!

Mountain Bike Patrol Training, Sept 15th

We would like to invite anyone that is interested to join us for Mountain Bike Patrol training. For more information on the National Mountain Bike Patrol, check out the IMBA page here: http://www.imba.com/nmbp. If you are not sure if you want to join or not, this is free and you're not required to commit to anything.

Who can join? Anyone can join as long as you can ride mountain bike trails, are willing to learn trail side bike repair, and are willing to get CPR & First Aid certified. We need more patrollers out there, so if you ride anyway, why not join up? It gives you a chance to help out as well as provide a service back to the parks that we all ride.



The training is September 15 starting at 11 AM at Maybury State Park. We will meet in the Day Camp for the classroom session, then ride the trail. I imagine we should be done in 2-3 hours.

Please park in the 8 mile lot, and ride in to the Day Camp. Take the paved path as if you were going to the MTB trail head, but before you get there turn left and head towards the fishing pond. Ride all the way back to signpost #9, turn left on to the dirt road and just beyond the volleyball net you will see the Day Camp. I will put a few signs up.

We will go over the IMBA powerpoint presentation plus a few local information points, then ride the trail with some live action scenarios to practice with.

Chapter Meeting, Sept 9th at Maybury

Please join us for an MCMBA chapter meeting at Maybury State Park on Sept 9th. We'll provide a chapter update and a review of the results of our recent membership survey. This is a great opportunity to see what others are thinking, provide feedback, and help chart a course for the future of our chapter.

We'll be meeting at the Oak shelter (see map at http://mmba.org/library/maps/maybury/maybury_map.pdf ). Enter the park off 8 mile and turn left at the T to park.

Bring your bike - the Maybury trail is open and in excellent shape.

We'll fire up the chapter grill starting at 6 pm, and provide burgers, hotdogs, and soft drinks. Feel free to  bring adult beverages if you desire.

Meeting starts at 7 pm.

  1. Welcome and opening comments
  2. Approve Minutes from June Meeting
  3. Chapter update
  4. Survey result presentation and discussion
  5. Adjourn


We hope to wrap things up around 8:30, leaving time for a night lap of Maybury (bring lights!)

Out of park before it closes at 10 pm.

See you there!