Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists

MOUNTAIN BIKE THE IRON RANGE

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A Year in Review 2014

 

It was a great first official year for the Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists (IROC)! This was made possible by many people involved with the club. A lot was accomplished by a group of people with busy lives that took time away from their families and riding to help develop and maintain single track mountain bike trails in our area.

 

And for all the members thank you! Your membership not only helps support our club financially, but it helps strengthen our voice. Your voice legitimizes IROC as we work with community leaders to develop new mountain biking opportunities. If you want to see a world class mountain bike park and more single track near you, please renew or join. This can be done following this link: www.imba.com/join select IROC.

 

As for 2015, we have big plans! We plan to add some single track at Maple Hill’s lower lot, the search for a new Mountain Bike park will continue, and Lookout Mountain will continue to be awesome. There is also talk of expanding snow biking opportunities. We are also dreaming up some fun events for next summer including group rides, trail building, and a fundraising event or two. If anyone wants to help organize these events or if you have other ideas please contact us at iroc.mtb@gmail.com

 

Thank you all and have a safe and happy holidays and new year!

 

The IROC Crew

 

Special Thanks to:

IROC members

The IROC Board: Alex, Benji, Frank, Pete, Steve, Techie John, Marketing Miriam

Maple Hill dudes: Jeremy and Matt

Lookout Mountain Kings: Erik and Frank

Calvin of Bikes on Howard

Fat Bike advocate: Joe Sacco

IMBA: Hansi Johnson, Sallie Hoeffer

Sponsors: Minnesota Power, Ingenuity Builders, Iron Range Plumbing and Heating, B. Neff Landscape, Bikes on Howard, Iracore

 

 

2014 Year in Review

 

·        Highlights – 1st year

o       Name, Logo, Bank Account, Tax ID, Bylaws, IMBA chapter (501c3 status)

o       Facebook (232 Likes)

o       Website iroc-mtb.org

o       May membership meeting at the Minnesota Discovery Center

o       Group rides: at ATV Traxx Trails in Chisholm, Maple Hill, Lookout Mountain

o       October 25th event at Giants Ridge with meeting and group ride

o       Fiddlin' Fifty Ride Sep 2014 (50 mile gravel ride near Chisholm)

§         Thanks to Scott Dahlquist and Susan Hoppe for organizing their event

o       25 paying members102 interested contacts.

o       Partnership with the folks at Ely.

o       Donations totaling $2050 from our sponsors

§         Minnesota Power

§         Ingenuity Builders

§         Iracore

§         B Neff Landscaping

§         Iron Range Plumbing and Heating

§         Bikes on Howard

·        Current Projects  

o       Liability insurance contract will be started January 2015

o       Maple Hill (Hibbing)

§         Application is in for hosting an IMBA Trail Care Crew visit

·        Trail building school

·        Information session for community leaders and land managers

·        Hoping for Spring 2015 at Maple Hill

§         Minnesota Power grant for $1000 to go towards trails

§         The city is looking to expand Maple Hill

§         More trails in the lower parking lot area

 

 

o       Lookout Mountain Laurentian Divide (Virginia)

§         Signs and Maps! (1.5 miles of hand built trails added and existing improved!)

§         Excellent partnership with United States Forest Service (USFS)

o       Bike Park

§         Project is still going strong

§         The original site fell through. IROC is looking for new locations to implement the same bike park concept.

o       Snow biking

§         Carey Lake-continuing to partner and coordinate with the cross country ski community and Hibbing parks and recreation department

o       We need help (Bike Riding Skills not necessary)

§         Grant Writers

§         Organizers

·        Rides

·        Other Events

§         Fund Raisers

§         Secretary

§         Become a member

§         Make a tax deductible donation

§         Trail building days

§         Group Rides!

 

Club Membership

           

  • Single: $30
  • Family: $50
  • IMBA.com
    • Click Join button
    • Select IROC
  • Checks can be mailed to:
    • IROC
    • c/o Alex Lund
    • 407 E Howard St, Hibbing, MN, 55746          

Next Meeting

  • Board meets every 3rd Tuesday
  • Membership TBD