“This town is great about getting behind good causes.” Zach Zerh

Randy Biddle started with an update on the grants status for the Bike Park. We will know by mid-June if we have been awarded grants! Discussion continued on EPCC’s commitment to help maintain the Bike Park and trails under the guidance of the Recreation District. If all goes according to plan we might see groundbreaking as soon as next fall. Thanks again to Randy Biddle and Todd Plummer for all their time and efforts to keep this project moving!

Of note, a bobcat approached the windows of the meeting and hunted down and capture a grey squirrel while we were discussing the Bike Park.

Glenn Case presented on Bike and Walk to School Day. Time and date are : May 5th starting at 6:30 AM. EPCC has been solicited to help with crossing guards and ride marshals. The Estes Park High School mountain bike team will facilitate some games before school starts. Ideas were shared that EPCC create an educational flyer about EPCC and our projects to put in the Friday folders of Elementary and Middle School students.

Greg Sampson discussed IMBA and the possibility of becoming a chapter organization of IMBA. One of the main factors motivating this possibility is the 501c3 status EPCC would be allowed to use through IMBA. Greg will lead a team to present at the next meeting the pros and cons of becoming a chapter of IMBA and voting will occur at that meeting- April

A brief discussion regarding a proposed multi-use trail in Rocky Mountain National Park followed. While by no means an in-the-bag project, it is in a 10-15 year plan. Information was shared about the efforts of the Grand Lake bike club to create a multi-use trail in RMNP that is close to becoming reality on the West side of the park.

Erica Goad presented on the Trails Master Plan of the Recreation District. Public meetings will be held this Summer and Fall to collect input. Erica has promised to keep us apprised of meeting times and dates so we can contribute to this process. The Recreation District is looking to create trails that will connect users to recreation areas throughout the expansive Recreation District area of responsibility. Thank-you Erica!

Steve Wens, Mr. Speed, presented an incredible presentation on training. His presentation focused on part 1 of 4 of an endurance training program. Steve’s presentation was informative and inspirational, Steve even put on his “look smart” glasses. He has promised to share the power point with EPCC- we will post it as soon as we receive it. Don’t miss his next presentation at the next meeting! Much appreciated Mr. Speed!

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