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HMBA Annual Meeting and Great Lakes Regional Summit: May 17 - 19th.

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Paul_Arlinghaus:
HMBA's annual meeting will be part of the Great Lakes Regional Summit at Brown County State Park.  Details are below.

Please preregister, so we know how many people are attending.  This will be a fantastic event as it is being organized by the folks at Sub 9 Productions.  They have packed in a lot of work shops, events, and fun into one big weekend. 

Great Lakes Region Summit      Register Now  Join your mountain biking friends and off-road cycling advocates for a great weekend at the IMBA Great Lakes MTB Summit, May 17th-19th, 2013 in Nashville, Indiana.   SUMMIT OVERVIEW
Join your mountain biking friends and fellow riders at the IMBA Great Lakes Mountain Bike Summit, May 17th-19th, 2013 in Nashville, Indiana.  This year’s event will provide opportunities for advocates from across the region to witness valuable presentations, networking, fun, and of course, quality riding at Brown County State Park.
The main event will be held at the Seasons Lodge, a sponsor of the event, near the heart of Nashville during the Taste of Brown County providing fun and entertainment for the entire family. Friday will be focused on a land manager seminar with some evening kick-off festivities including a Pub Crawl. Saturday will be chock full of educational presentations, strategic planning sessions, the “Schooner Shakedown” brought to you by Sub 9, 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.
SCHEDULE (subject to change)

FRIDAY MAY 17TH –LAND MANAGER SYMPOSIUM AND SUMMIT KICK OFF
THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON FRIDAY LAND MANAGERS AND STAFF WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRAIL BUILDNG SEMINAR. BE SURE TO INVITE YOUR LOCAL PARTNERS

CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AT 6PM ON FRIDAY WITH THE DOWNTOWN GETDOWN
PUB CRAWL FROM 5pm-MIDNIGHT.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER http://www.browncounty.com/downtowngetdown

SATURDAY MAY 18TH - MAIN EVENT & SCHOONER SHAKEDOWN
REGISTRATION OPENS BACK UP AT 8:00 AND THE DAYS FESTIVITIES KICK OFF AT 9:00. THERE WILL BE NUMEROUS SESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE DAY ENDING WITH THE SCHOONER SHAKEDOWN WITH SUB 9 AND OPEN RIDE TIME. THE SUMMIT SHAKEDOWN WILL GET STARTED AROUND 7PM UP AT THE BROWN COUNTY SP RALLY CAMP WITH FOOD, LIVE MUSIC AND OTHER EXCITING EVENTS.
-PAID ATTENDEES OF THE SUMMIT GET A FREE SCHOONER SHAKEDOWN REGISTRATION!
 Great Lakes MTB Summit Saturday Schedule8:00-9:00Registration - Seasons Lodge9:00-9:30Opening Remarks & Welcome Schedule Review & State of the Region9:30-10:30Breakout Sessions I 10:30 – 11:30Breakout Sessions II11:30-12:30Lunch - Networking12:30 – 1:30Breakout Session III1:30 – 2:30Breakout Session IV Statewide Workshop - Action Planning2:30-3:00Transistion to Brown County State Park3:00 - 7:00Open Ride Time5:00 - 6:30Schooner Shakedown Race6:30Schooner Shakedown Awards7:00After Party - Live Music, Big Woods Brewery Beer, Food8:008pm Strider Costume Crit! 9:30Live Music Ends - Party transitions to Rally Camp Topics Include Creating Memorandum's of Understanding Bike Parks, Ski Resorts and Flow Trails Building Better Clubs - Bringing Your Chapter/Club to the Next Level Fundraising Engaging your local Retailers Women in MTB Advocacy Great Lakes Chapter Leadership Round Table Youth Round Table

SUNDAY MAY 19TH - FIELD SESSIONS
WE ARE WORKING HARD TO FINALIZE THE SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY. FOCUS WILL BE ON ADVANCED TRAIL BUILDING TECHNIQUES AND SKILLS CLINICS. CHAPTERS LEADERS/REPS WILL BE ATTENDING THE GREAT LAKES LEADERSHIP MEETING FROM 9-12

SUMMIT LOCATION
Seasons lodge – Main Event and Presentations
560 St. Rd. 46 E
Nashville, In
 
Brown County State Park – Field Sessions, Schooner Shakedown
1810 St. Rd. 46 E
Nashville, In
 
LODGING
Seasons Lodge - an event sponsor
-Special Room Rates of $99 for any occupancy, plus tax (mentioned GL MTB Summit for the rate)
-call toll free 1-800-365-7327
-visit www.seasonslodge.com for more info on the rooms
-overflow rooms available at www.browncountyinn.com
 
Camping at Brown County State Park
-We have Rally Campsite 1 reserved. Tent only Camping in Rally 1 is $10 per person, per night and can be paid for during check in on Friday or Saturday morning. Anyone wishing to bring a camper is welcome to reserve your own traditional site with hook-up.
- Campsite Map- http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/brownco_buffalo_ridge.pdf
Other lodging options can be found here

AREA ATTRACTIONS
 
* Visit 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/
* Taste of Brown County Friday and Saturday http://www.browncounty.com/taste    When   May 17th, 2013  9:00 AM   through    May 19th, 2013  4:00 PM    Location 560 St. Rd. 46 E
 Seasons Lodge and Conference Center
 Brown County State Park
 Nashville, IN 47448
 United States

Paul_Arlinghaus:
Several people have asked me if they can just come to some parts of the Summit.  The answer is yes, but you must be registered for the Summit to take part in any sessions or activities.  The Cost to register is $50.  The $50 covers HMBA's cost to host the event.  There is a lot of entertainment and free beer to make the event worth the $50, in addtion to all the great sessions and trail building training.
 
https://www.imba.com/civicrm/event/info?id=284&reset=1
 
Please spread the word for the event. 
 
One great side benifit from the summit, is that we are hosting trail building training sessions on the HP Bowl trail.  So we will end the weekend a lot closer to having a new trail at BCSP.
 
For those doing the Dino Race, it will still be worth registering for the Summit and coming out on Saturday night and watch the Schooner Shakedown, take part in the post ride party at Big Woods, maybe even jump in the Strider Bike Race.  Then come out Sunday for the trail building work shops.

Mahk:
Couple of questions---
1)  what are the topics of the breakout sessions on Sat.?
2) At 9:30 and 10:30 it says "Sessions" (plural) so are there two or more sessions at those times?  Topics? 
3) Will there be specific spots for spectators at the Schooner Shakedown or do we just wander and find a good spot?  Will the race use the entire trail? 
4) When the Sunday schedule is finalized it would be nice to know the topics for that day too
Thanks!

tjuillerat:

--- Quote from: Mahk on May 07, 2013, 09:46:14 AM ---Couple of questions---
1)  what are the topics of the breakout sessions on Sat.?
2) At 9:30 and 10:30 it says "Sessions" (plural) so are there two or more sessions at those times?  Topics? 
3) Will there be specific spots for spectators at the Schooner Shakedown or do we just wander and find a good spot?  Will the race use the entire trail? 
4) When the Sunday schedule is finalized it would be nice to know the topics for that day too
Thanks!

--- End quote ---

1.  The topics for the Breakout Sessions are listed above. 
2.  Here is the breakdown of those sessions:
[size=78%]Saturday: Session 1, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. [/size]
 ~ Room A: Creating Memorandums of Understanding
 ~ Room B: Bike Parks, Ski Resorts and Flow Trails
 ~ Room C: Building Better Clubs

Saturday: Session 2, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
 ~ Room A: Show Me the Money - How Chapters raise money for destination trails
 ~ Room B: Engaging Local Retailers
 ~ Room C: Women in MTB Advocacy


Saturday: Session 3, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
 ~ Room A: Great Lakes Chapter Leadership Round Table
 ~ Room B: Youth Round Table

Saturday: Session 4, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 ~ Room A: Statewide Workshop - Action Planning Meeting/HMBA Annual Meeting

3. There will be several locations along Schooner for spectators.  If you are wanting to be on the trail you should be in a spot by the time riders begin at 5 p.m.   We will have CORA Mountain Bike Patrollers along the course to tell you where to go.  We are only using the section of trail from Ogle Rd (just below Walnut Shelter) to the trail intersection of Schooner/Walnut closest to Hoosier's Nest.  A map is available on the Schooner Shakedown website in the FAQ.

4. Sunday will offer Advanced Trail Building (working on the new HP Bowl) as well as a mountain bike skills clinic (sign-up day of.)

Hope this helps!

tjuillerat:
Here's a link to all the details for the upcoming IMBA Great Lakes Regional Summit.  It's time for some fresh faces to step up and get involved.  The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association needs you!


If you are passionate about mountain biking, whether you're a racer or recreational rider, then this event is for you!


Follow the link for all the details


http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Sub-9-Productions---IMBA-Great-Lakes-Summit-Details-.html?soid=1102955078348&aid=r-I8exeZ8VQ



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