Some Things Have Changed
The GROC Board has recently changed. Jonathan Brown will remain as President supported by a dedicated group who have been involved with GROC since its inception in 2004. GROC has made a significant impact on the expansion of shared-use trails in our area and with your support we will continue that effort.
Great News - GROC's Efforts Pay Off
Monroe County Parks Pilot Program for shared-use trails has come to a successful end.
The pilot program that was run for over 18 months in Tryon and West Bay Park has been deemed a success by the County's consultant, EDR (Environmental Design & Research). EDR evaluated the parks both prior to and after the pilot and submitted their report to the County. GROC's members, volunteers and supporters are the reason for the program's success.
- Volunteers: The amount of effort put into area parks by GROC volunteers has been stunning. Several miles of new trail were created and existing trails were enhanced in both Tryon and West Bay Park.
- Business Support: Local bike shops and businesses like Stan's NOTUBES have also played a very major role in the efforts by supporting GROC.
GROC & IMBA
GROC has officially become an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) chapter club. This is a significant change in our relationship with IMBA. GROC is now one of only three chapters in our region. We are proud to be recognized by IMBA for our volunteers' advocacy efforts.
A tough year for Mountain Bike Clubs - Why Support GROC and IMBA
IMBA lost its ability to provide affordable insurance for clubs this year. This is a significant issue for mountain bike clubs. GROC and many other clubs almost went away. In order to work on trails we need to carry insurance to protect our volunteers and board members. This may seem like an easy thing but very few insurance companies are able to provide such policies for mountain bike clubs. Fortunately GROC was recently able to find a solution with one of the few insurance companies that can provide the coverage we need.
GROC memberships will be a joint membership with IMBA. When you join GROC you will also become an IMBA member. With your financial support GROC will be able to continue to provide insurance, tools and materials that are required to build and maintain the trails in our area. Please continue to support GROC and IMBA .
We need your memberships now more than ever! We will not be able to continue to build and maintain local trails without your support.
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