December 5, 2014

SWMMBA End of Year Party and Election Results

The annual SWMMBA end of the year party and elections were held at Rupert’s Brew House on December 5th. SWMMBA bought the first beer for the 36 members/ guests who attended. Chili, with all the fixings, was available as part of our first annual chili cook off.

2015 Election Results:

  • President: Travis Bell
  • Vice President: Meg Zaplowski
  • Treasurer: Colby Norvar
  • Secretary: Charlene Orwat
  • State Board Representative: Gordie Allen
  • Advocacy Director: To Be Announced pending run off

Information was also available for upcoming events:

  • Fat Tire Race at Fort Custer 12/20/14
  • Snow Stock at Fort Custer, date TBA
  • Markin Glen, breaking ground for new trail, spring 2015
  • IMBA visit for Trail Care Crew Weekend in spring 2015
  • First annual SWMMBA Bike Swap 4/12/15 at Holiday Inn on 11th Street, Kalamazoo
  • Fort Custer Stampede 5/2/15

As you can see, there are a lot of exciting things happening. It’s an ambitious list, but none of it happens without volunteers. Please consider donating your time to the organization that is striving to enhance mountain biking in Southwest MI.

We would like to thank all the members who attended and cast their votes for officers.
We’d also like to thank our bike shop friends at Pedal and Custer Cyclery who accepted our invitation to join us. A great big Thank You to Mark Rupert for hosting our event. Thanks to Mark Wright who donated an entry to the 2nd annual Melting Mann Dirt Road Bike Challenge, which was raffled off at the party. Thanks to all the chili makers for filling our bellies.

Gifts of appreciation were presented to the Adopt-a-trail participants: work gloves for individuals and plaques for bike shops. Great work at FC, thanks!