On Wednesday, February 11, NOMAMBO met for the second club meeting of 2015 at Rotolo’s Pizzeria in Metairie, LA. In attendance: Eric, Ryan, Tony, Adam, Tim, Dudley, Cody, Rob, Chad, and Steve,

The meeting started off by handing the floor over to Tim for updates on NOMAMBO’s IMBA membership and Bogue Chitto State Park. Tim stated that the IMBA application was submitted and accepted with things progressing nicely. IMBA is waiting for the state EIN with a deadline of March 30, 2015. IMBA will also be assigning the chapter area by zip-codes.

On the topic of Bogu Chitto, Tim stated that he met with several state park officials who want to have the trail built in the state park and also use it as a test for putting MTB trails in all state parks. Starting a North Shore club or chapter is imperative to the success of this trail and is a top priority. Tim stated that he has talked with the bike shops on the north shore with interest from both. Also a press release will be published soon to help fine members. It was stated that the trail was still a good ways off with a number of things still to be decided by the State Park including the use of power tools, standardized signage, and who would be allowed to construct the trail. Overall, the prospects of a new trail are promising.

The next topic on the table was the upcoming Spillway Scramble. Eric and Ryan lead the discussion with updates on preparations for the March 1st race.Ryan stated that trophies were coming along with a good portion of the material prep completed. Eric added that timing, event t-shirts, and food were secured for the event. Eric proposed that the same course setup from 2014 be used again and all members in attendance voted in favor.

Eric also stated a work day for the trail has been scheduled for Sunday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00 for general trail maintenance  and race prep. A Facebook event for the work day was also created and available here.

NOMAMBO 2015 Membership currently stands at 17 members. If you are not a member and would like to join to support the club and trail, Membership forms are available at meetings and online here. Annual membership is $25.

The next NOMAMBO meeting will take place at Rotolo’s Pizzeria in Metairie, LA on March 11, 2015. We hope to see you there.