Accomplishments

The MLBC is just getting started as a membership organization, but we have already achieved much through the volunteer actions of our board members.

The Inaugural Tom Frost Memorial Old Priest Grade Climb–kudos to Rob Williams for work on the ride operations with support from board members Robert Leibold, Nikki Grimes, Jack Becker, and Carl Baker.

Ride and Walk4Art has been organized by Rob Williams during the full lifetime of the MLBC and supported by volunteers Jack Becker and Carl Baker.

The Groveland Trail Heads obtained a $30,000 grant from the Sonora Area Foundation for construction of the first segment of their destination mountain bike trail network–kudos to Dwight Follien, Jack Becker, and Carl Baker.

Jack Becker worked with CHP and local partners to present a bike rodeo at Sonora CDJR. Dwight Follien and Rob Williams volunteered at the event. We hope to repeat and spread to additional counties next year.

Caltrans will be installing a crosswalk with pedestrian heads and call buttons at the State Route 49/108 and Fifth Ave. intersection in response to a request from MLBC. Caltrans will also be increasing the sensitivity of traffic signal loop detectors for bikes at Fifth Ave. and at the SR 108/Lime Kiln Road intersection and installing “Signal Ahead” signage on SR 108 at Lime Kiln Road. Thanks to Caltrans District 10, Tuolumne County Public Works, the Tuolumne County Transportation Council, and Carl Baker.