10.21.2015
EPCC Meeting Notes
Twin Owls Steakhouse
About 14 in attendance

1. Steven Wens shared news that the “Cross of the North” cyclocross race is looking for a new venue. It’s an established, three-day event with race directors, sponsors and five previous races hosted annually on the second weekend in October. Past races have taken place in Loveland and Fort Collins. Wens proposed bringing this idea forward to the staff at the Fairgrounds/ Special Events Complex and Stanley Park. Coalition members were enthusiastic about the idea and a meeting between those mentioned above will be arranged soon.

2. Stefano Tomaselo – Owner of Via Bicycle Cafe introduced himself and explained his store located at 1751 N Lake Avenue (across from Rambo’s Liquor) had a soft opening this summer. He will offer coffee and food as well as sell bikes. Visit www.viabicycles.com

3. Alicia (Mittelman) Rochambeau spoke behalf of two School District employees who would like the Coalition’s support to advocate for an improved street crossing across HWY 7 and Graves Avenue. This will involve letter writing/ emails and potential meetings and petitions to the Colorado Department of Transportation and Town of Estes Park. Coalition please support when the time comes!

3. Bill Ruth explained the value of voting YES on ballot issues 4C and 4D which will provide funding for the Estes Valley Community Center, a facility for everyone. Specifically, cyclists in the Coalition can gather for meetings or book a room to host training and/or nutrition classes in the winter months. Information at www.evrpd.com/current-projects/community-recreation-center

4. Josh Cramer gave an update on the Estes Park High School Mountain Bike Team’s success this season. The team of six may be small in number but is mighty on the trail. The racers earned their place in this weekend’s state race, a competition in Eagle, CO. All are welcome to cheer them on and enjoy free camping nearby. Cramer encouraged Coalition members to join the kids next season for mountain bike rides and training. Cramer and Coach Glenn Case could use some more adults to help facilitate rides and gifts, either monetary or donations of energy drinks and snacks are appreciated.

5. Thad Eggen had good news to share about expanding mountain bike trails at the YMCA of the Rockies. He wants the folks at the Y to know that the Coalition is in full support and willing to volunteer at a moment’s notice. Nice!

6. Mike Lewelling asked the EPCC to prepare for nominating and voting in board members. We thank Greg Sampson who lead the charge for the last year and a half! Sampson’s work commitments are taking up much of his energy and he announced he welcomes new leadership. Stay tuned for an outline on the board responsibilities and proposed means for an election.

7. For those in the crowd who ride tricycles – keep on Rocky[ing] with your bad self!

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