As you may have heard, Overland’s board of directors is considering having Overland become an official IMBA Chapter Club. At the next board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec 2, Jason Bertolacci will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to the board. Jason is the IMBA Regional Director for CO & WY.
As always, board meetings are open to the public. Since this is one of particular significance, we will be holding it at the Old Town Library – Community Room 2. The board meeting starts at 6 PM for normal business. The IMBA discussion with Jason will begin at 7 PM. We are soliciting questions/comments from club members, but we are requesting they be submitted in advance so we can be better organized for the meeting and make it as efficient and informative as possible. Depending on time, there could be a very short open Q&A period at the end. However, I would not count on this to happen, so please submit your questions in advance if at all possible. We will also be accepting follow-up questions and comments after the meeting. The board will not be making its decision at this time…this is simply an information-gathering process.
You are encouraged to review the IMBA website, www.imba.com, for Chapter member information. Please submit all questions and comments to Club Administrator, Kenny Bearden at email@example.com.
Overland Mountain Bike Club is currently accepting proposals to redevelop its website - Overlandmtb.org. The existing website has become outdated the Club is looking to upgrade both the look and functionality of the website to make it more useful and inviting for its members and the mountain biking and cycling community in general.
If you are a website development firm interested in taking on this project and would like to submit a proposal, please download the RFP here. The submission deadline is
December 4th, 2015. December 11, 2015. If you have any questions, please email any of the contacts listed in the RFP.
This is the last official Overland event of the season. Since New Belgium is not available due to remodeling, we will be holding the event this year at the Downtown Artery in downtown Fort Collins (map). If you plan to attend, please
Sign Up Here so we can get an idea of how many will be attending.
The Finale is where we wrap up our riding season by wearing costumes and giving out awards and weather permitting, having a "costume crawl" ride to various local establishments. It's always a good time.
On Saturday, October 31st, 2015, Overland Mountain Bike Club and supporting organizations will be working with the City of Fort Collins to revamp the Spring Canyon/Cottonwood Glen Park bike park as a progressive MTB skills park. The Skills Park is being designed to allow beginner, intermediate and advanced riders develop their skills on technical features that range from easy for beginner riders to more difficult for advanced riders. Work for the day will be primarily adding rock features for beginner, intermediate and advanced skills lines. We’ll meet at the bike park at 8:30 am and work until 12:30 pm or so.
Sign Up Here
Registration will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 30th, so please be sure to sign up before then.
Download the 11 x 17 initial conceptual rendering (892K PDF) or the full proposal (4.5MB PDF).
Initial conceptual rendering:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.