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Title: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: tjuillerat on February 26, 2013, 01:13:43 AM
SAVE THE DATE  ~  May 17-19, 2013
Join your mountain biking friends and fellow riders at the IMBA Great Lakes Mountain Bike Summit May 17th through the 19th in Nashville, Indiana.  This year’s event will provide opportunities for advocates from across the region to witness valuable presentations, network with other groups, have fun, and of course, enjoy the quality riding at the IMBA-Epic Brown County State Park!
The main event will be held at the Seasons Lodge near the heart of Nashville.  Friday will be focused on a land manager seminar followed by evening festivities including a chance to visit the Taste of Brown County, providing fun and entertainment for the entire family.  Saturday will be chock full of educational presentations, strategic planning sessions, the “Schooner Shakedown” brought to you by Sub-9 Productions, the Summit Co-host, and a fun night full of entertainment and socializing.  Following a full day of fun attendees will have the option to attend some hands on advanced trail building workshops, mtb skills clinics or just ride on Sunday.
Join the conversation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/greatlakesmtbsummit#!/events/241443035983428/ (https://www.facebook.com/greatlakesmtbsummit#!/events/241443035983428/)
Land Manager Symposium and Summit Kick Off
Throughout the day land managers and staff will be able to participate in a trail building seminar.  Be sure to invite your local partners!
  ~ 6:00 p.m. - General Registration check-in begins at Seasons Lodge in Nashville
  ~ 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Welcome Remarks and Summit Kickoff
  ~ 8:30 p.m. - Experience the Taste of Brown County 
Registration opens again at 7:30 a.m. with the days festivities beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Numerous sessions will take place throughout the day ending with the Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown and open ride time at the IMBA-Epic Brown County State Park.  Join us for the Shakedown after party kicking off at 7 pm. at the Brown County State Park Rally Campground with food, beer, live music and other exciting events.  Paid attendees of the summit get a free Schooner Shakedown registration! 
We are working hard to finalize the schedule for Sunday.  Focus will be on advanced trail building techniques and skills clinics.  Chapter leaders will be invited to attend the Great Lakes Leadership Meeting.

Seasons lodge – Main Event and Presentations
 560 St. Rd. 46 E
 Nashville, In
 Brown County State Park – Field Sessions, Schooner Shakedown
 1801 St. Rd. 46 E
 Nashville, In
Seasons Lodge
 -Room Rates $99 for any occupancy, plus tax (mentioned GL MTB Summit for the rate)
 -call toll free 1-800-365-7327
 -visit www.seasonslodge.com (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.seasonslodge.com&h=CAQElQ2Cd&s=1) for more info on the rooms
 -overflow rooms available at www.browncountyinn.com (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.browncountyinn.com&h=NAQEpHIiC&s=1)
 Camping at Brown County State Park
 -We have reserved the Rally Camp.  The Cost is $10 per night per person.
 - Campsite Map- http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/brownco_buffalo_ridge.pdf (http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/brownco_buffalo_ridge.pdf)
 Other lodging options can be found here

 •   Visit http://www.browncounty.com/things-to-do (http://www.browncounty.com/things-to-do) for more info on the other great things to do in the area
 •   Check out the trails http://www.browncountymountainbiking.com/ (http://www.browncountymountainbiking.com/)
 •   Taste of Brown County Friday and Saturday http://www.browncounty.com/taste (http://www.browncounty.com/taste)

Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: tjuillerat on April 23, 2013, 02:43:11 PM
The 2013 IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit is just a few weeks away.... are you registered yet?!?

WHEN: May 17-19, 2013
WHERE: Brown County, Indiana
COST: $50

This year's event, co-hosted by the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association and Sub-9 Productions, will provide opportunities for advocates across the region to witness valuable presentations, network with others, have fun and enjoy quality riding at Brown County State Park (Nashville, IN).

Highlights include:
~ Downtown GetDown Pub Crawl
~ Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown Race and After Party
~ Skills Clinics by IMBA-ICP certified instructors
~ Advanced Trail Building
~ Presentations on topics such as fund raising, taking your club/Chapter to the next level, engaging women and youth, leadership round tables and more! 

Cost is only $50 (plus $10 for event t-shirt) and includes summit entry, light breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Shakedown After Party!   

Click here to register:  https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1 (https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1)

Sponsors include (but are not limited to)
Dirt Rag
Seasons Lodge
Brown County Tourism Center
The Big Cheeze
Big Woods Brewing


Summit participants also get FREE ENTRY to the Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown... a technically demanding, point to point race on the double-black diamond (expert) Schooner Trace Trail!
Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on May 06, 2013, 01:02:08 PM

Q. Do I need to register?

A. Yes, this is a big event and we need to know who is coming so that we can plan accordingly.  Please preregister on line for the summit.  You must be registered to take part in any of the Summits activities.  Please register at:

https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1 (https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1)

Q. Why does it cost $50?

A. HMBA has worked hard to keep costs down for the event we have worked every angle to get donations and free stuff, but there are hard costs for the event.  HMBA is attempting to break even on the event, so that we can spend money where we like to spent it (Building Trails!).  The event is worth far more than $50.  We are bringing in trail builders around the county for work shops and trail building training.

Q. What does my $50 entry include?

A.  Your $50 entry fee includes access to summit sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, continental breakfast and complimentary lunch at the Seasons (Saturday only) and free entry to the Sub-9 Schooner Shakedown and After Party at Brown County State Park on Saturday night.  NOTE: State Park entry not included.  Summit participants can also purchase event t-shirts for only $10 (vs $15 for Shakedown-only participants) as well as receive a discounted entry for the Downtown GetDown pub crawl on Friday night, hosted by the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Q. Can I just attend a part of the summit?

A. Yes, but you must be registered for the Summit to take part in any sessions or parts of the event.

Q. I am a mtb trail builder in Indiana and I really want to attend, but $50 is challenge for me.

A. Please contact me (parlinghaus@msn.com)  HMBA will attempt to help you attend the Summit.

Q. What do the trails at Brown County State Park get out of this?

A.  There are trail work sessions starting earlier in the week with DNR staff and land managers around the State.  Field work sessions will provide maintenance to the North Tower Loop, and we will be building new trail on the H.P. bowl trail. Then on Sunday, trail builders from around the Great Lakes Region will be working on the HP Bowl Trail.  So at the end of the weekend we are going to have a lot of new trail on the ground.
Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: tjuillerat on May 09, 2013, 10:51:27 AM
Hey folks.. we are still in need of volunteers for the Summit next weekend.  Here's a link to sign up!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfwV3A4sOJWdFN0WUFBVHZQS0toRjZvNkIyaGg5Nnc#gid=1 (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqfwV3A4sOJWdFN0WUFBVHZQS0toRjZvNkIyaGg5Nnc#gid=1)

Here's a link to all the details from the event!

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Sub-9-Productions---IMBA-Great-Lakes-Summit-Details-.html?soid=1102955078348&aid=r-I8exeZ8VQ (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Sub-9-Productions---IMBA-Great-Lakes-Summit-Details-.html?soid=1102955078348&aid=r-I8exeZ8VQ)
Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: tjuillerat on May 15, 2013, 01:08:25 PM

https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1 (https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1)

Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on May 15, 2013, 02:01:17 PM
I am packed up and heading down tonight.  We are providing training for DNR staff tomorrow and then the Summit starts with Land Manager sessions on Friday.  It is going to be a fun weekend, with lot of great trail builders, and MTB leaders from around the State.

Plus, you can stop by and see if my training laps at Town Run have prepared me for the Schooner Shakedown!

Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: mtbikernate on May 17, 2013, 03:15:05 PM
I'm all signed up and excited for the day.  I'll probably spend the morning talking to folks who know Schooner better than I do what spots might be better for spectating.

I'm also excited to have the opportunity to demo some bikes while I'm there.
Title: Re: IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on May 19, 2013, 09:12:42 PM
Great Summit, I will take me several days to fully recover and unpack.  Thanks to everyone who helped and everyone who traveled to attend.