Board Meeting and Member Meetup

The MLBC Board will be meeting at 4:30 pm next Thursday, October 24, 2019, at board member Carl Baker’s home in Columbia. The MLBC board meetings are scheduled for the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, directions to the meeting, or the agenda, contact info@motherlodebike.org.

After the Board Meeting, at 6:00 pm, we will be hosting a member meetup at Carl’s house in Columbia to socialize, share a meal and welcome new members to MLBC. If you are not a member, please JOIN the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition¬†and invite a friend.

We would like to get to know the members of the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition and hear your priorities for improving riding conditions in our area. Every other month we will plan a meet and greet to discuss bike news and events happening in our area. Please RSVP to info@motherlodebike.org, if you are planning to attend, so we can plan ahead and make enough food for everyone.

Finally, four MLBC board members participated in the Dragoon Gulch Trail Work Weekend and had a great time. See the Union Democrat for a report, or come to the Board Meeting to see how our poison oak is coming along!

 

Membership

The MLBC sends thanks to Chris Bateman and the Union Democrat for getting the word out about the MLBC and our need for new members via Chris’ “Your View” piece Calling all Cyclists, This Club’s for Everyone.Union Democrat opinion piece

If you’ve come to motherlodebike.org looking for the Membership page, please also take a look at the “Our Work” section to get an idea of what your contribution can support. We need your financial support to grow, but we also need your support with advocacy by showing up to public meetings of the Tuolumne County Transportation Council, Calaveras Council of Governments, Amador County Transportation Commission, and your local City or County. Currently, the TCTC is accepting surveys for the Tuolumne County Active Transportation Plan. Please make your voice heard by providing your priority needs for bike and pedestrian improvements by completing the online questionnaire.

As we work to organize events like bike rodeos, repair days for recycling bikes, or fund raising rides, we also need volunteers. If you are unable to contribute financially, please consider using the “Contact Us” page to submit your contact information with a message explaining how you can help. When the time to stage an event comes, we need a list of potential volunteers.

Finally, see A Different Way to Bike Your Park for more on why we need effective bike advocacy in the foothills.

 

Our First Paid Member

Let’s hear it for Chris and all of the MLBC Board members working to build the Coalition!

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Chris Bateman met Rob Williams and Carl Baker at the Bank of Stockton today to become the Motherlode Bicycle Coalition's first paid member. Chris filled out our membership form at the Tom Frost Hill Climb on Old Priest Grade and transferred his funds today. So far, the MLBC has lived on the graces of our Board members through volunteering and paying for expenses when needed. We are looking to transition to the next phase using fundraising to increase our ability to promote safe and healthy cycling in the Motherlode. Thanks Chris and welcome aboard! Look for continued improvements to motherlodebike.org including a new membership page. #motherlodebike #motherlodebikemembership #mytuolumnecounty

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