Overland has a couple of important events coming up, one to select our new board members and one to fill our new Club Administrator position. Read on to learn more and how you can get involved.
Board of Directors Election
It's your turn to shine! We have four Board of Director's positions opening up this fall! If you want information on what the Board does or what it's like to serve, contact any board member or e-mail email@example.com. If you want to run for the Board, please submit a statement that includes information about yourself and why you're interested in running. Submit that statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30th to throw your name in the hat. We'll post your statement on the Candidate Statement page on the OMBC website, and ask you to attend the October 1st member meeting to make your pitch for election. To run for election, you must be a member in good standing (ie your membership has to be current.)
Update: So far, members who have stepped up to run are Thuan Nguyen, Katherine Edelblut, Jon Cicarelli, Ben Cornali and Andy Tomaszewski. Thanks for stepping up!
Overland Now Accepting Proposals for
Club Administrator Contract Position
Overland Mountain Bike Club is seeking a contractor administrator to help us further the mission of the organization. We've grown in size and now it's time move to the next level. The Club Administrator will be responsible for developing and implementing a financial strategy to support the club’s mission as well as secure funding for operational costs, assisting the Board of Directors in implementing certain strategic goals of the club, expanding the club’s relationship with land agencies and the regional bicycle community, and improving member engagement and volunteer development. Club members with the appropriate skills are encouraged to respond. The contract assumes full time engagement in the scope of work.
Interested? The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this position can be found on the Employment page. Please review it carefully and respond by October 5th, 2015. For questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
Fall Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day is an Overland Mountain Bike Club signature event! We're holding our annual "Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day" on October 3rd this year, in conjunction with the international IMBA event. This free event is a great opportunity for the kids to put down the video games, hop on a bike and have a great time at Lory State Park. If you have questions about the event, please email president At overlandmtb.org
Where: Lory State Park - Soldier Canyon Group Area.
Sign Kids Up Here or Volunteer for the Event
On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, Overland will be working with Larimer County to reconstruct the section of the Foothills trail, commonly know as "Shoreline", that fell into the Horsetooth Reservoir earlier this year. Please join us for this fun trail day. We'll meet at the Sunrise Beach upper parking lot at 360 N Co Rd 23, Fort Collins (Centennial Road, along Horsetooth Reservoir) at 8:30am (map).
Sign Up Here!
Plan to work until 1:30pm or so. Lunch will be sandwiches served out on the trail. Please bring boots, gloves, snacks for when you are on the trail and plenty of water. Long pants and hats are highly encouraged.
Registration will close at 3:00pm on Friday, September 25th, so please make sure you sign up before then.
Sign up to race or Sign up to volunteer for the Stone Temple 8 mountain bike race at Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming on Saturday, September 19th. Either way, it is a great way to spend the day at Gowdy!
Online registration closes at 11:59pm, Wednesday, September 16th, but race day registration will be available at the venue.
This is one of the more fun and laid back MTB endurance races of the year. Racers start at 9:30 am and compete for eight hours on a 15.1 mile loop, in teams or as individuals. Racers final laps must be completed by 5:30 PM to count. There will be categories for Men's and Women's solo under and over 35 and Men's, Women's, Co-ed and Junior Teams. There will also be a special Junior Race, covering varying distances of the course.
Proceeds to benefit the Laramie Enduro/Wyoming State Parks Youth MTB Camps, Laramie HS MTB Team, and Cheyenne HS MTB Team.
You can learn more about the event here.
Join us for our September monthly meeting, a week later than usual because of Tour de Fat, on Thursday, September 10th, at 6:30pm. We will be having a club night and BBQ at Performance Bicycles, 2407 South College, Fort Collins.
We will be breaking out the Overland grill and BBQ'ing in the back, taking care of our regular business and will hopefully be showing mountain biking videos and looking at all of the nice stuff we want to buy at the store.
We are looking for a few folks to help out with the grilling and food prep. Expert grillers, Jeff and Jen Morton have offered to be our "Grill Masters" for the evening. If you want to improve your "grill skills" or can organize a mean serving table, please contact Pete Skram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and non-alcholoic beverages. Please plan to bring a side or dessert to share and your own adult beverages (we got the OK from Performance, as long as we keep it in the store). Please also bring camp chairs. Hanging out is much more fun when you have somewhere to sit.
With the waning sunlight and shorter riding time, starting in September, we are moving the Singletrack Social back to starting at Spring Canyon Park. We will meet at 5:30pm at the Spring Canyon Park parking lot near the dog park, so we can be riding by no later than 5:45pm. We will get in what riding we can before dark. Shoreline trail is still closed, so those who want to do a longer ride may want to turn north at the top of Maxwell instead of heading all the way up to Rotary Park. Post-ride will be at Kenny's house.
Tour de Fat is Saturday, September 5th - it's Time to Volunteer!
Yes, all the best volunteer spots are open now! Remember how you liked pouring at the Octopus? Working the parade? Selling some swag?
Sign up here to grab your favorite spot!
(we really need volunteers for the second shift of Beer Pouring and both shifts of Token Sales & Wristband)
Sign up here to staff the Overland Tent!
(2 shifts, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm)
Pre-register to ride in the parade.
DPMBP Patrollers - Sign up to patrol the parade.
This celebration of all thing bicycle is in it's 16th year in Fort Collins. Plan your day around bikes, beer, and volunteering to help Overland's bottom line. Proceeds of New Belgium Brewery's most fabulous bike parade and musical extravaganza supports Overland Mountain Bike Club, Bike Fort Collins, and the Fort Collins Bike Co-op. It's a fun way to give back to our local bicycle community and support programs that make our city great.
This is where the rubber hits the trail- we need everyone to volunteer for at least one shift. The more parade registrations we complete and beverages we sell, the more funds our group has to support great trails in our area.
If you're a member of Overland, volunteer now! If you haven't volunteered for this before, now is your chance! If you're new to Tour de Fat, click here to see what it's all about. You won't regret the time you give on this day.
The new Overland club jerseys have arrived from Primal. Those of you who placed orders will be able to pick your jersey up this Saturday, May 23rd, at Performance Bicycle (2407 South College Ave., University Plaza, Fort Collins) from 9am - 11am. If you cannot stop by on Saturday, we will have the jerseys at the next club meeting on Thursday, June 4th at The MainLine Ale House.
Like to build and maintain trails? Want to learn how to do it right? Well, do we have some events for you. This year Overland will once again have multiple trail training classes for you to improve your trail building, maintenance and crew leader skills and associated trail days to practice those new skills.