Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers
- May 19, 2009
Attending: Jeanne Mutzinger, John
Cutter, Greg Bettencourt, Ron Dexter, Frank Zika, Joe O’Donnell.,
Bill Jenkins. Paul Reinhart. Christie Cutter Rachel Duchak., Doug
Carscaden, Clint, Dan Palmer, Robbie Jamison, Jim Aaron, Andrew
Pelkoffer, Soquel of Cal Poly (new Outreach Coordinator for Wheelmen)
I. Approval of minutes of previous
meeting. – Bill approved and Rachel second.
II. Agenda requests: Robbie Jamison
re: Cal Poly Senior Project. Distributed questionnaires to the group;
asking for feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He plans to conduct an online survey using 3CMB’s email contact
list. The group suggested he include “Why do you volunteer for
CCCMB?” and/or “Why would you volunteer for CCCMB?”
III. Committee Reports:
Trail Work –
Johnson Ranch – Doug: On
schedule, opening on Friday.
SML – Ron: 3 people, Grey Pine
(see submitted report).
Lopez – Bill: 5 people, redid
RDD’s. He will start going out each Tuesday morning. Jeannie (??)
Friends of Lopez Lake brought out lunch and beverages.
Prewitt – Joe, Ron: 6 people
total, put in 45 hours over 2 days.Toni won the prize. Did great
work. Fixed the biggest hole.
Sponsorship & Fundraising –
Bill: Status of map order – Maps will be in by June 1. Sell to
bike shops for $0.25 each. Shops can sell them or give them away.
Public Relations –
Newsletter – Rachel. This is the
last hard copy version of the newsletter. ~ 400. May go to members
as PDF and/or hard copy starting in August.
Membership & Volunteers –
Paul: update. ~ 1710 hours excluding website hours. (910 hours for
Johnson Ranch, per Doug).
Agency & Organization Reports
(State Parks, County, City, Forest Service, Bike Coalition): Ron:
Continuing to route-find at Santa Margarita Lake.
Education/Training Committee –
Website/tech Committee – Rachel
reported that around 150 people visit the 3CMB website per month and
mostly go straight to Kelli’s maps. She will ask Daniel to
investigate installing “Donate Now” buttons.
FASTA – Andrew, Dan: See below
Financial Report: Jeanne: $6,324.
Requiring Discussion or Action
Upcoming June Workdays:
MdO, June 7 Ron: brushing
Barranca will require about 10 people.
Lopez with ECOSLO, June 7. We
will advertise both MdO & Lopez workdays for the 7th
Johnson Ranch after-work CCCMB
Party/Ride May 22, 6-8 p.m.: Rachel will email an invitation to the
Information: Bike Month Breakfast
- Jeanne will email an invitation to the list-serve.
FASTA – CCCMB Update and
In order to be
legal language allowing a FASTA project must be included in the
city’s conservation plan for the property. The plan needs to be
passed by the city in three steps: Parks and Recreation Commission,
Planning Commission; City Council. Anticipating some objections to a
FASTA type project in the Stenner Springs property, CCCMB & FASTA
have begun a campaign to educate/convince the city decision makers of
the projects appropriateness
The strategy has
taking commissioners on a site
provide commissioners written
summary of CCCMB history and goals
soliciting letters of support
from other public agencies with whom CCCMB has worked
presenting a petition with
supporters signatures (available at bike shops)
soliciting letters of support
from supporters (who are not land managers)
making sure we have a crowd at
the various meetings
identifying about 12 individuals
to speak at public meetings
write an overview of the FASTA
proposal to include in the draft conservation plan
write a “draft trail management
plan” to give to decision makers as supplemental material
write a one page response to
“most frequently asked questions” (e.g. liability, etc.)
survey numbers of cyclists using
Stenner Springs property
Decision: SLOCrit – Is it worth
$150 -$200 to have a booth July 5th? Kelli will wo-man
the booth. Rachel: Allocate $200 for this event. Bill seconds.
Approved up to $200
Decision: How much are we willing
to invest in Foothill’s “Trails/CCCMB Display”. Bill: Josh has
enlarged and laminated the maps. Bill has found an economical price
at Costco. Andrew says possibly Cal Poly. Jeanne: Approved
$100 for these enlarged, laminated posters for 3CMB booths,
etc. Mary seconded. Approved.
Helping Santa Barbara club with
fire damaged trails: Joe will contact Chris Orr and info will go out
on the list-serve.
Begin thinking about goals for
better with Cal Poly Wheelmen and vice-versa?
Ask list-serve for input on where
Calendar needs to be coordinated
with other groups – earlier.
Morning Glory work could be done
in rainy season, including reroutes as discussed.
Strengthen the Regional Work
Groups Project – BRAINSTORM
Launch that web page.
Have a big work-day at Lopez and
at Santa Margarita to kick-off the regional program. This requires
identification and preparation of projects.
Adoption by bike-shops? Needs to
be coordinated with regional leaders.
“Ride, Don’t Slide” signs
with 3CMB logo. “Compliments of 3CMB” or ???
What do we count as volunteer
hours? Membership work? Website work? Etc. - tabled
VII. Next meeting? June 16, 2009