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Trempealeau Trails Bicycle Association changed their profile picture. ...

Very similar to what we're working on :) ...

How great is this, a sign especially designed for my yard, by the city of Stillwater no less!

The signage project is still moving forward. I'm still working on getting all of the i's dotted and the t's crossed as far as what signs can be placed where and what color they can be. I'll be meeting with the county again this week to get some final approvals and then I still have to meet with several townships to get the necessary permissions to use their existing sign posts before ordering all of the materials. I'm hoping in the next couple weeks to be able to make the first order for signs to be put up early this spring. Hopefully we can get 3 or 4 loops done this spring before the bicycling season really gets kicked off. ...

Walter is still missing and they have been out searching as best as they can in the weather. They are waiting for the pond to completely freeze over to allow them to drill holes in the ice and use side scanning sonar to locate targets. Walter was always fashionably late to everything so this all makes perfect sense if you know him :)

I will keep you posted as things happen. We are planning a memorial service the first weekend in June in Soldier, IA.
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There is a group of us (about 30 riders) are planning a century of some serious hill climbing this coming May 30th. Most of us ride together in the Twin Cities and absolutely love your neck of the woods when it comes to cycling. We could use some local expertise from some of you folks to insure we have all the basis covered. Seems our biggest challenge is to find watering holes and places to use the facilities. Is there anyone out there? ...

Yeah boy, now that is one portable bike! ...

Para la ciclovia... Visita: www.miscuriosidades.com

I had a great time yesterday on my maiden voyage with my new bike :) Glad I got one in before the snow fell!!! Thanks to Kevin from Blue Heron/ Green Heron bikes for the great deal! She rode like a dream. ...

This sounds like a good time! Hope to see you all there! ...

Cyclocross Racing with hot apple pie, caramel apples, a warm dining hall, and premium beverages. Registration is at www.usacycling.org/register/2014-3265. The event flyer is at www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2014-3265.

Dahl-GMC-Winona Cross Cup

November 9, 2014, 9:00am

Ecker's Apple Farm

Cyclocross Racing with hot apple pie, caramel apples, a warm dining hall, and premium beverages. Registration is at www.usacycling.org/register/2014-3265. The event flyer is at www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2014-3265.

We discussed many things tonight at our meeting. Among the many things we spoke about today we set out an agenda for the priorities of the association. John Kulig discussed the formalization of the Tremepealeau Trails Bicycle Association as a legal entity, electing officers, and setting regular meetings. We focused on how the grant money is to be distributed, which we can't find out until after the grant committee meets in a couple weeks.

The signage project was elected as the most important next step (we received a grant for $30,000 to put up signs along all of our 500 miles of loops) and Ken McAdams and I volunteered to assist in putting up signs. Walter Ordway, the inventor of the Trails, was at the meeting and expressed the need for some branding for the signs, to which I have included along with this post a drawing Walter and I came up with after the meeting as a potential logo.

The brochures with the updated maps, Ann, from the Land Records Office, redid the county map and updated each individual loop for us and we also altered two of the loops to accomadate new traffic patterns and created 1 new loop. Uploading the updated maps to the website will happen once the maps have been gone over when we are putting up signs. We discussed the problem we encountered exporting our county maps to GPX format and the need to purchase some needed software to allow us to more easily upload the loops to other groups' websites.

Mountain bike and fat tire bike trails (we received $30,000 to create a trail system); we do not at this time have a specific location selected but I had maps of all of the public and county owned lands to look at and discuss. Kevin Miller, from Green Heron Bike shop in Trempealeau, informed us about his involvement in gaining access into Perrot State Park for fat tire bikers during the winter months and he is also donating a custom made trail groomer to the park. I spoke about my interest in fat tire biking as the next main focus for the group as it can potentially gain Trempealeau County much needed winter tourism dollars.

Upcoming rides for next year; we discussed our priorities to the events that have events tied to them and the need for the rack-cards to get printed with all of the rides listed on them.

Carolyn Devorak was there as our regional director for the Wisconsin Bike Federation and asked how she could assist us and informed us that there is a graphic designer looking for some volunteer work and will also look into a contact management software system for us to use.

Ron Mckernan spoke about how he really appreciated the bicycle association continuing to evolve and carrying on. So with that said I'll keep on keeping on and let you all know as it happens.

--Travis Mossman

P.S. For those of you who might want to get involved in what I consider the most exciting project in our area; the next meeting is scheduled on Tuesday 11/11 at 6:00pm at the Sweet Temptations Coffee Shop in Whitehall.
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We need one of these to celebrate our receiving $60,000 in grant money through the county! Thank you to the steering committee, county board, and to all of the people who sent in letters of support and those that helped me write the grant! ...

Musicians perform inside a four-metre-high metal wheel at an appearance in Barcelona, Spain. The show is called Rodafonio, and is of the Theater Company Factory Circular and its creator is Cesar Alvarez. You can see their website at factoriacircular.wordpress.com/ What would you drink to stay hydrated and in shape for a full day of this gig? www.drumtalktv.com #drummer

Okay bikers- one more ride! The Eleva Ascent is this Saturday 9/20/14 starting from the Family Farms Market in Eleva, WI. Address is 50684 N. Main St. Eleva, WI
Ride starts at 10am with a 9am early start option (we will be there at 8am for day of registration/check-in).
Cost $30- includes an awesome shirt, sag support, well-marked routes, and lunch afterward at the Family Farms Market (yummy)!
Same multi-loop format so you can ride a little or all day (and decide while you are out there). Any questions please email me at smundinger@yahoo.com. Thanks, Stacie
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