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Final Push for the Bell Grant
« on: April 04, 2013, 12:29:29 PM »
The weather has turned in our favor.  Brown County is dry and will be in great shape the next few days.  It is important that we use this opportunity to rally the vote for the Hobbs Hollow Flow trail.

We need everyone who reads the forum to reach out to the general mountain biking public. 

  • Walk the parking lot before and after your ride and make sure everyone knows about the Bell Built Grant. 
  • Stop and talk to riders on the tail about the Bell Grant
  • Send them to the HMBA facebook page for information on how to vote
  • It is time for the hard sell.  Make sure everyone knows that it is very important.  Make them promise to vote
  • Pile on the peer pressure on your friends and family. 
  • Really pile on the peer pressure for your riding buddies (taunt them, rub there rear wheel on the trail, block pass them into trees, threaten to tell their wives (or husbands) how much they really spent on their last bike), threaten to stop sharing you post ride beers, etc..)
No one should be able to ride to ride at Brown County State Park this weekend with out being asked multiple times about the Bell Grant.

Please also push for votes for our fellow Midwest trails

Copper Harbor: Down Hill
Elm Creek: Pump Track
« Last Edit: April 04, 2013, 12:46:46 PM by Paul_Arlinghaus »
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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 12:51:14 PM »
I'll do my part at BCSP tomorrow, Mr. President!!! 8)

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 12:52:43 PM »



Incase anyone was curious on the standings.

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2013, 04:29:48 PM »
Are the midwest trails not pushing for us? I see they are both in the lead.

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 05:17:45 PM »
They are pushing for us.  Hard to tell, without knowing the vote counts.  Our competition may have more votes than their competition.
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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 05:40:34 PM »
this is what Bell is Building in Copper Harbor.  :(

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 06:13:18 PM »
That is BEAUTIFUL!!!  I would like to see something like that at Brown County or Versailles one day

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2013, 06:26:06 PM »
Damn that looks like fun.  Amazing. 

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2013, 01:45:19 PM »
Man that's freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2013, 03:06:39 PM »
Sure wish Copper Harbor wasn't halfway to the north pole.  Dirt Rag just had a piece on this place and said it was further north than 47% of the Canadian population!  So I checked it out on a map and it is really probably one of the most remote places east of the Mississippi.  What's amazing is that the have enough support for a professional trail crew and plenty of volunteer maintenance.  If we can't get enough volunteer and business support to maintain trails here in central and southern Indiana then we should be ashamed of ourselves. 
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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2013, 07:22:54 PM »
Copper Harbor is a very cool place .... Was there a few years back snowmobiling .... I believe it's about  15-16 hrs. from Indy towing a trailer... Well worth the trip if your going to spend several days.


I believe snowmobiling in winter and mountain biking and four wheeling in the summer is a huge source of tourism income in these parts. I know that they have snowmobile clubs that raise money and get donations from local merchants. With this money they buy groomers and work to keep trails in good shape to draw people to these parts so they can spend their money with the local merchants. I would guess that the mountain bikers and four wheelers do similar things. I think what hurts us here is that Nashville has the Shops and Inns that draw huge amounts of people compared to the mountain bike trails and that limits the business support we get versus somewhere like Copper Harbor.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2013, 07:55:23 PM by hawaiianstyle »
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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2013, 12:57:33 PM »
So are any new trails getting built? :(

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Re: Final Push for the Bell Grant
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2013, 02:37:29 PM »
I know one has been started in BCSP, and then in another thread here Paul said this...
http://www.hmba.org/smf/index.php?topic=12095.0

 

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