Sunny Vale County Snow Bike



1525630_10202930149352513_1752019173_nCWOCC, courtesy of the Marathon County Parks and Recreation introduces Sunny Vale County Snow Bike Park.

The park consists of 7 miles of groomed single track for bikes with tires of 3.7″ or higher.

The trail has a variety of terrain including wooded rolling ridges lines offering fast but technical lengths of trail along with open areas where you can put the hammer down if you have a need for speed.

Directions: Hwy 29 West of Wausau, take exit 162 for 72nd avenue, turn south on 72nd to stop sign. Park entrance is straight ahead. trail head is in the first lot to the right. Google from Wausau

Trail Fees: Donations are needed to keep the trails maintained and groomed. Please drop some cash in the donation box to help CWOCC keep the trail in good condition.

Have fun and enjoy!



CWOCC Receives Grants


CWOCCMasterProposalcoverEarly July, CWOCC was awarded a $2500 Community Enhancement Grant from the Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin (Support for this project was provided through the Marvin & Ruth (Rudie) Schutte Fund). Please take some time to thank Matt Block and Gigi Koenig for doing the leg work to make this happen. The grant money will be used to fund our IMBA Ride Center proposal that we have been developing over the summer. Go to, there is a PDF of the current proposal.

The proposal ‘A Look into the Future- CWOCC Master Plan’ is a comprehensive proposal to develop Wausau into a IMBA Ride Center which is designation that represents IMBA’s Model Trail recognition for large-scale mountain bike facilities. This includes XC trails (nine mile and the eau pleine), flow trails, urban bike parks etc. We will be officially unveiling our plan to community leaders Friday August 9th at the IMBA/CWOCC Better Living Through Trails presentation . In the meantime, take some time to read and familiarize yourself with the future of Mountain biking in Wausau. we need all of our members to inform anyone who is willing to listen.

CWOCC was also awarded a $700 IMBA/ Trail Improvement Grant. This money will be used for developing new signage at Nine Mile.

To raise money for the planning process, CWOCC will be selling tickets to our fall raffle to help pay for the remaining money needed to complete the IMBA Ride Center Proposal. Trek Corp has donated Two Trek Factory Racing Team Issue Kits, a Trek Valencia Ride+ (bike size 17.5”) valued at $2650 and a Trek Madone 5.2WSD 56cm (womens) valued at $3569.99. Drawing will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 3PM at the 9-Mile County Chalet. Contact Gary at for more info.

IMBA Trail Care Crew will be visiting Saturday August 10th. They will be leading a trail building school which teaches IMBA’s philosophies and trains local volunteers and land managers how to build and maintain sustainable, fun singletrack. The school involves three hours in the classroom followed by about four hours in the field doing hands-on trail work and field instruction on a small section of HoChi. Anyone can join the fun. CWOCC needs more trail volunteers, this will be a great opportunity to get involved and help the club. Register today:

BYOBBB (Bring your own bike, beverage, and bite)
Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 will be a ride, cookout and short club meeting. We will be talking about what has happened over the summer and our what next steps will be. We hope you can make it.

Bike-n-Brat Demo


CWOCC and the Wausau Wheelers are teaming up to host the first Annual Bike and Brat Demo at Nine Mile County Forest.

Saturday, June 29th • 10:30-3PM • 9-mile County Forest-Main Parking Lot

Local bikes shops, The Trek Store of Wausau, Builers Cycling and Fitness, Rib Mountain Cycle will be bringing both mountain and road demo bikes for people to try. A suggested route will be marked. Sprocketz Bike Shop will be doing light repairs.

For people just who have their own bike and would like to come along for the ride, group rides with club leaders will be offered for Mountain and Road rides starting at noon.

Brats and baked goods will be available for a small donation–all proceeds go to the clubs.

For more information email:

Thanks to our sponsors
• The Trek Store of Wausau,
• Builers Cycling and Fitness
• Rib Mountain Cycle
• Redeye Brewing Company
• Gary Barden Design
• Wausau Wheelers

See ya out there


Group Rides


Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition (CWOCC), an IMBA chapter, will be holding group rides for all levels of mountain bike riders during the 2013 riding season.

Beginner, moderate and experienced groups will be led through Nine Mile single track by an appointed group leader. Distances and terrain difficulty will increase with the skill level you choose.

• Where: Nine Mile County Forest, main parking lot off of Red Bud.
• When: Every Thursday, ready to ride at 6 PM
• Requirements: Bike, helmet and trail pass (can purchase at Nine Mile)

Starting Thursday, May 30th if weather permits.

CWOCC Spring Meeting 2013


It’s still cold and it feels like our season is eons away, but if we get a group of like minded individuals in one place thinking positive mtb thoughts, we may just convince mother nature to change her tune…so, let’s meet.

When: Thursday, April 11th @ 6:30PM
Where: NTC Center for Business and Industry (location subject to change)
Topics to Discuss:
What the Board has been doing this past winter, IMBA ride center, trail builds and maintanence for 2013, IMBA Trail Crew Date, Board and Officer elections, group rides and much, much more.

Know someone who would like to be on the CWOCC Board of Directors–nominate him, or her today. To nominate, just email
Nominations to-date: Jahn Martin and Dan Apt

Spring is Just Around the Corner


Wausau….the next IMBA Ride Center?
If you could turn Wausau into a mountain bike mecca what would it look like?  That was the question posed to me by Hansi Johnson (our IMBA Midwest Regional Director) before he paid us a visit back in early November.  During his visit to the area, Hansi, Gary Barden and I took a hike on Rib Mountain, a short trip to some paper mill land north of Brokaw and we had a visit with the rest of the CWOCC Board of Directors to discuss Wausau becoming possibly Wisconsin’s first IMBA Ride Center.

So what is an IMBA Ride Center?  If you have been to Cuyuna Lakes, Minnesota or Copper Harbor, Michigan you already have a pretty good idea as they are .  By IMBA’s own definition a Ride Center has “large-scale mountain bike facilities that offer something for every rider.  From backcountry adventures, to shuttle served gravity trails, and from expert-only to family-friendly, you’ll encounter the best the sport has to offer.”

Want to know more?  Come to the April club meeting and find out what the CWOCC Board has been up to.

Matt Block


IMBA Trail Care Crew
We are excited to announce that Nine Mile will have visitors this summer. The IMBA Trail Care Crew is coming to town to help build us a section of trail. A date has not been set, but we are a go this year.


Volunteers for the CWOCC Board of Directors
Three of our board members who had one year terms will be stepping down this year. We are looking for individuals who want to make a difference and who are willing to put some time and effort into that task. Our organization is young and to succeed we need working board members who are able lend an hand in CWOCC events, Heath Fairs and other public forums. Email: if you are interested.

Our Annual Officer Election will take place at our next meeting. Nominations can be submitted to .


Volunteers Needed
Trail crews will be in full force this year. Trail bosses will be looking for workers for the Spring cleanup as well as continuing the test build on the east side of Red Bud. More information will be available at out next meeting

In 2012, CWOCC has participated in local health fairs as well as volunteering in our races to help generate funds for the club. We will continue the effort in 2013. We hope you can help out.

Trail Crew Money
Because of our raffle and the many sponsors, we have generated over $4000 in funds for operating costs as well as trail tools. $2500 of that is going to the trail crews to purchase industrial leaf blowers and weed eaters to help with general maintainence of Nine Mile and the Eau Pliene.


Don’t forget our sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors that helped us out in 2012.

  • Builers Cycle and Fitness
  • Sprocketz Bike Shop
  • Trek Store-Wausau
  • Rib Mountain Cycles
  • QBP
  • Stine Eye Center
  • Red Eye Brewing Co
  • Solstice Spa
  • The YMCA of Wausau
  • Gary Barden Design
  • Ionic Structure Design
  • TC Teardrop Trailers
  • Nicoles
  • Critical Dimensions
  • New Roots Coffee Co.
  • Bone and Joint
  • JHL Digital – John Leek

Our first year has had it’s ups and downs. We are happy with the ups and as far as the downs, well, we can’t please everyone but we are always trying to improve CWOCC at every level. First and foremost we are staying strong by up holding our mission: “…to educate through trail advocacy and promote fitness, group activities as well as exploring nature. We are dedicated to maintaining, designing and building sustainable, environmentally sound, offroad bicycling trails.”

We’ll post our next meeting soon
regards, Gary

CWOCC Meeting Minutes: 4.18. 2012


IMBA update:
We are waiting on our Charter membership – should be finalized by June 1.  If you have not joined IMBA yet, please do not join yet until our charter membership is in place.

Trail Crew:
If you volunteer on trail work days, make sure you log your hours with the trail boss for thay day. They will collect the names and hours of the volunteers.  Mark Chickering will keep a main log of the hours during the year and submit them to the county at the end of the season.  These hours will measure the involvement of our club.  If you work 10+ hours in a season on designated trail crew days at either 9 mile or at the Eau Pleine, you will get a free pass to 9 mile for the next season.

If anyone worked on the trails last weekend with Nick’s trail crew, and did not log your hours yet, please contact Mark Chickering at email? so they can be reported and you can get credit for your time.

Mark Chickering is running a trail crew day at the Eau Plaine on this Sunday, April 22 at 9 am.  Meet at Winter trail parking across from the A-frame.  Mark is also planning to meet every Wednesday at the Eau Pleine, 5:30 – dark over the next several weeks to continue the effort.  If you plan to help, bring your own appropriate tools:  rakes, hand saws, leaf blowers.  Some of the club tools will be provided. He estimates there could be about 8-9 miles of trail to be built  by the end of the season.  He already has some of the trails flagged. Any Questions, please email Mark at

Randy is building a trailer that we have (that Matt purchased last year) for the trails to haul our tools in.

Jersey’s and T-shirt update:
The fit kit is now in Rhinelander and no longer at RMC.  If you were unable to attend the meeting or purchase at RMC earlier in the week, but would like one yet, please send your check (made to: CWOCC) to the PO BOX 745 by the end of April.  On Monday April 30, the order will be placed.  Therefore make sure it is the mailbox on time.

Jerseys cost $55.00, T-shirts cost $10.00 (selling both at cost to get our “name out there”).

Next meeting time and date:  will be announced at a later day.

BOD Meeting 2.23.12


BOD Meeting- CWOCC
Feb. 23rd Meeting Agenda; 7:30pm @ Red Eye
Present: Dan Schuster, Brenda Zimmermann-Thorpe, Randy Lackman, Mark Chickering, Sean Reeder, Gary Barden, Matt Block, Bob Dunahee, Gigi Koenig

Updates from Bike Fed Summit – Gary
Gary met with Bridget/DNR at the Bike Summit. Gave this advice: 1.Be prepared to map out when talking with the DNR. 2. Be polite; don’t think your group is entitled to anything. Nothing in the Master Plan (MP) can be written as a variance; can be written as an amendment. Master Plan was to be discussed Tuesday, February 28, 2012 with Bill Bursar, the DNR land manager.
Review Club Bylaws
Decided to blend the suggested IMBA bylaws with the HPT bylaws and forward with IMBA application
o Set term limits – officers – 1 year appointment with a 2 year limit.
o Set term limits – board members. To stagger terms of the first BOD.
Three current BOD members agreeing to a one year appointment are:
Mark Chickering, Sean Reeder, Gigi Koenig
Three current BOD members agreeing to a two year appointment are:
Randy Lackman, Brenda Zimmerman-Thorpe, Bob Dunahee
Three current BOD members agreeing to a three yea appointment are:
Matt Block, Gary Barden, Dan Schuster
IMBA Chapter Application Review
Need to establish a post office box
Need to establish an FEIN
Need to define area of chapter/ need to determine if we can expand at a later date.
Discussion of possibility of assisting Badger State games with summer bike race.

Major Goals-Projects, Activities, Fund raisers:
Snow biking/extending season
9 Mile- build more trails, assist Parks department with maintaining
Signage/names of trails-expand into marketing the area; make it the ‘best’ experience
Trail Loops-interconnecting with other trails
Bike shops on board-perhaps arrange a discount for member of CWOCC
Redbud-off to left- perhaps and area for skills development
Land in metro area for pump track? Behind Menards?
Connector trail from Granite Peak to 9 Mile
Trails on Rib Mountain
MTB Specific-currently can’t ride after October 15. Ask UWSP student group to do an economic study on usage after 10/5 by bikers and sportsmen. What is the impact of extended season?
There are so many user groups vying for use of 9 Mile-how do we make it into a destination to support all user groups?

Other considerations:
Club jersey/t shirt
Work with County to allow local Bike shops to sell trail passes to 9 Mile
Increase the number of trail passes for 9 Mile (increase the number sold= increased dollar support.)
Membership drives-collect name, address, phone through sign up sheets at local bike shops
Spring trail clean-up
Trail blazing crews
Promoting biking to youth groups-school Forest. Possible biking on school Forest property?
Program for B & G Club to promote biking
Bike for Ice Cream
Investigate possible trails at Sylva Hills or Eau Claire Dells
Longer loop near Chalet for families/beginners
Organized club rides/weekly time trials/Tuesday night events-scavenger hunts on bikes
Annual family day with club cook out/pot luck
Expanding the Eau Plaine ride
Trail building clinics; possibly hosted by DNR
Create ‘Trail Bosses”

Tentative date of next club meeting:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CWOCC Proposed Bylaws



Bylaws • Established • February 2012


Established: February, 2012

Article I

Section 1.1 – Name:
The name of the organization shall be Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition.(hereafter referred to as CWOCC).

Section 1.2 – Territory:
CWOCC shall operate within the general territory of Marathon County in Central Wisconsin. The main focus will be public land within or surrounding the City of Wausau,

Section 1.3 – Organization and Structure:
CWOCC shall operate as a public charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This status affords donors maximum tax deductions for income and estate tax purposes.

Article II

Section 2.1- Mission:
Central Wisconsin Offroad Cycling Coalition (CWOCC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to design and build sustainable, environmentally sound, offroad bicycling trails; to educate through trail advocacy and to promote fitness and group activities as well as getting out in nature in the central Wisconsin region.

Section 2.2 – Purpose:
CWOCC works cooperatively with Wausau city officials, Marathon County Administration, the Marathon County Parks Department, and other organizations to provide knowledge and a workforce to construct and maintain shared use trails in the Central Wisconsin region.

Article III

Section 3.1 – Privileges and Responsibilities:
Membership will be established by CWOCC and grant both voting and nonvoting privileges. Members shall support the mission and purpose of CWOCC. Members may choose to not participate in or publicly support a particular action of CWOCC without relinquishing membership privileges.

Section 3.2 – Membership:
Levels will be established by the Board of Directors (hereafter may be referred to as the “Board”) on an annual basis.

Section 3.3 – Dues:
CWOCC may establish annual dues for membership. Membership levels, depending on contribution amount, shall be established by the Board of Directors with approval from the Officers.

Section 3.4 – Services to Non-Members and Members:
CWOCC may charge different fees for CWOCC events depending on membership levels.

Section 3.5 – Termination of Membership:
Any Member may be removed by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors. Removal may be proposed to the Board by any member of CWOCC. The Member shall be duly informed before any action is taken by the Board and thus given an opportunity to be heard and/or appeal the decision. Removal may be with or without cause whenever, in the judgment of the Board, the best interests of CWOCC would be served thereby.

Article IV

Section 4.1 – Composition:
CWOCC shall be governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The number of members on the Board shall be no fewer than five (5) and no more than nine (9). The number of Board Members may be amended by a majority vote of the existing Board.

Section 4.2 – Function: The function of the CWOCC Board of Directors shall be to provide guidance and direction to ensure that the mission (as stated in Article II) is being executed. The Board shall manage the business, affairs and property of the corporation, and shall be responsible to create policy, create committees, and be accountable to the membership as it relates to the Mission.

Section 4.3 – Qualifications:
To serve on the Board of Directors, the candidate must be a member in good standing of CWOCC. The candidate also shall agree to commit the time and efforts necessary to the satisfactory performance of his or her duties.

Section 4.4 – Election of Board of Directors Members:
Election of Board Members will be by vote at the first General Meeting held in February of each year. The Nominating Committee will post the names of those nominated on the organization’s website at least one week prior to the General Meeting.
The Nominating Committee may nominate any number of member candidates for the available Board seats, to be submitted to the Board at least 7 days before the election. Members with voting privileges may submit proxy votes via the CWOCC website, or by contacting the CWOCC Secretary for the number of Board seats available, or any lower number. At the General meeting, all members with voting privileges who have not voted by proxy will vote for the number of Board seats available, or any lower number. Casting multiple votes for the same candidate is not allowed. The winning candidates will be those receiving the largest number of votes.

Section 4.5 – First Members:
The first Board Members and Officers shall be the existing members who were duly selected at CWOCC’s February 2012 General Meeting.

Section 4.6 – Terms of Office:
Terms of office will be 3 years. One-third of the initial Board Members will be elected to 1 year terms, one-third will be elected to 2 year terms, and one‑third for 3 year terms. This is to stagger the terms so each year there will be elections for one-third of the Board. After the initial year, elected Board Members shall serve for a term of three years and may succeed themselves.

Section 4.7 – Vacancies:
Board vacancies may be filled by action of the remaining Board Members. The person or persons chosen shall hold office until such time as the unexpired term(s) caused by the vacancy are filled by election in the regular manner. Board Members shall begin their tenure immediately following their election.

Section 4.8 – Manner of Acting:
Actions voted on by a simple majority of the Board of Directors present at any meeting at which a quorum is present shall constitute authorized actions of the Board, unless the act of a greater number is required by law or by these bylaws.

Section 4.9 – Removal: Any Board Member may be removed by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors. Removal may be proposed to the Board by any member of CWOCC. The member shall be duly informed before any action is taken by the Board and thus given an opportunity to be heard. Removal may be with or without cause whenever, in the judgment of the Board, the best interests of CWOCC would be served thereby.

Article V

Section 5.1 – Officers:
The principal Officers of CWOCC shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Board of Directors will fill these positions with the existing term limits still in effect. Elections for these offices will be filled at the first Board meeting following the annual election. Officers will be elected for one year terms at the February club meetings. Officers may hold a maximum of two consecutive terms.

(a) President:
The President (or Chair) shall be a member in good standing and shall be responsible for:
Determining who presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors.
The President shall be the primary contact on behalf of the Board for CWOCC
contractual relationships.
The President shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and other
duties as may be assigned
The President is a voting member of all standing or special committees, except the
Nominating Committee.

(b) Vice-President:
The Vice-President shall be a member in good standing and shall be responsible for:
Performing such duties as are assigned from time to time by the Board of
In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall have all of the powers and perform all in the absence of the President.
The Vice-President shall assist the President conducting functions of CWOCC.

(c) Treasurer:
The Treasurer shall be a member in good standing and shall be responsible for:
Serving as the fiscal manager for CWOCC, accounting for, depositing, disbursing and acknowledging
Prepare and submit CWOCC financial performance reports to the Board, and in general, perform all duties

(d) Secretary:
The Secretary shall be a member in good standing and shall be responsible for:
Perform such duties related to record keeping, notification of meetings, recording and disseminating

Section 5.2 – Election of Officers:
The Board of Directors shall elect all Officers by simple majority vote.

Section 5.3 – Term of Office:
The term of office for all Officers shall be one year and officers may succeed themselves. Incumbent Officers shall serve until their successors have been duly elected and installed (typically not to exceed 30 days).

Section 5.4 – Vacancy:
The unexpired term of a vacancy in an office shall be filled by the Board of Directors from a list of nominees prepared by the Board Members.

Section 5.5 – Removal from Office:
Any Officer may be removed by a majority vote of the full Board of Directors. Removal may be proposed to the Board by any member of CWOCC. The Officer shall be duly informed before any action is taken by the Board and thus given an opportunity to be heard. Removal may be with or without cause whenever, in the judgment of the Board, the best interests of CWOCC would be served thereby.

Article VI

Section 6.1 – Regular Board of Directors Meetings:
The Board of Directors shall meet in regular session, no less than four (4) times per year, by whatever means agreed to by the Board. The Board may direct that CWOCC hold an annual meeting for the supporting members, at which time the Board may bring certain information and business to the attention of the members. The Board may also meet in regular session in conjunction with such annual meetings and programs.

Section 6.2 – Special Board of Directors Meetings:
Special meetings of the Board may be called by, or at the request of, the President or a majority of the Board.

Section 6.3 – Notice of Meetings:
Notice of any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors shall be given at least seven (7) days prior by notice delivered personally or sent by mail, telegram, pony express, carrier pigeon, email or other electronic media to each Board Member. The President, Vice President or Secretary will fix the time and place for such meetings.

Section 6.4 – Quorum:
A majority of the Board of Directors then in office shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of the Board; but if less than a majority of the Board is present at said meeting, a simple majority of the Board present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice.

Section 6.5 – Decision Making:
Consensus is CWOCC’s preferred decision making method. When decisions require a vote, a simple majority of the Board will determine the outcome. Voting may be conducted in person or any reasonable and verifiable method.

Article VII

Section 7.1 – Schedule:
A General Meeting will be held annually as scheduled by the Board of Directors. They will usually be open to the general public and will present information of interest to the community. Other than elections for Board Members, organization business will not generally be transacted at General meetings

Section 7.2 – Call of Meeting:
Upon written petition to the President by 10 voting members or 10% of voting membership (whichever is greater), the President will call a General Meeting at which any organizational business can be transacted. Any such business must be approved by a simple majority vote of the voting members present.

Section 7.3 – Notice of Meetings:
Notice of any General Meeting shall be given at least seven (7) days prior by notice posted on the organizational website and/or email list. The President, Vice President or Secretary will fix the time and place for such meetings

Article VIII

Section 8.1 – Establishment of:
The Board of Directors may establish committees to assist in conducting organizational business.

Section 8.2 – Committee Chairs and Membership:
The President and Vice-President shall appoint a Committee Chair of each standing committee where not provided in these bylaws, subject to the approval of the Board. Additional committee members may be appointed, as needed, by each Committee Chair; these appointments may be subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Section 8.3 – Officers:
The President of the Board of Directors may serve as a voting member of all committees.

Section 8.4 – General Powers:
A Committee designated by the Board of Directors may exercise any powers of the Board in managing the corporation’s business and affairs, to the extent provided by written resolution of the Board. The designation and appointment of any such Committee and the delegation thereto of authority shall not operate to relieve the Board of Directors, or any individual director, of any responsibility imposed by law.
No committee, however, shall have the power to:
Amend the articles of incorporation;
Adopt an agreement of merger;
Enter or terminate any binding contract on behalf of CWOCC;
Make any purchase without prior Board approval;
Amend the bylaws of the corporation;
Fill vacancies on the Board;
Fix compensation of the directors for serving on the Board or on a Committee;
Recommend to Members the sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of
Recommend to the Members dissolution of the corporation or a revocation of
Terminate memberships.

Article IX

Section 9.1 – Contracts:
The Board of Directors shall authorize any Officer(s) or Agent(s) of CWOCC to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of, and on behalf of, CWOCC, and such authority may be general or confined to specific instances.

Section 9.2 – Deposits:
All funds shall be deposited promptly to the credit of CWOCC in such federally insured banks, trust companies or other depositories as the Board may select.

Section 9.3 – Gifts:
The Committee Members, Board Members and any Officer may accept, on behalf of CWOCC, any unconditional contributions, gifts, bequests or devises of cash or marketable securities for the general purposes, or for any special purpose, of CWOCC. Conditional or restricted gifts, bequests or devises or gifts of other types of property shall first be approved by the Board of Directors before final acceptance.

Section 9.4 – Compensation of Officers and Members:
No Officer or Member shall receive any compensation or remuneration from CWOCC for his/her services in official capacity of the office, but the Officer may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred. CWOCC may employ any member, in his/her personal business, or professional capacity to perform services for CWOCC which would, in the normal course of business be contracted for with non‑members, and CWOCC may pay such member reasonable compensation for such services.

Section 9.5 – Disbursements:
CWOCC shall operate under a financial budget approved by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer is responsible for all disbursements; a purchase of any item in excess of $250.00 must be authorized by a simple majority of the Board, with a voting record recorded by the Secretary. All checks in excess of $1000 shall be signed by two (2) authorized signatures, to be determined by the Board.

Article X

Section 10.1 – Books and Records:
CWOCC shall keep complete records of accounts, disbursements and minutes of the proceedings of meetings, or any other documentation required by law. This may also include program accomplishments and volunteer records.


Section 10.2 – Reliance on Books and Records:
In discharging his or her duties, a Director or an Officer of the association, when acting in good faith, may rely upon information, opinions, reports, or statements, including financial statements and other financial data, if prepared or presented by any of the following:
One or more Directors, Officers, or Employees of the association, or of a business
Legal counsel, public accountants, engineers, or other persons as to the matters of which it pertains
A committee of the Board of which he or she is not a member if the Director or A Director or Officer is not entitled to rely on the information set forth above if he or she has knowledge concerning the matter in question that makes reliance otherwise permitted unwarranted.

Article XI

Section 11.1 – Duality of Interest:
Any Member, Officer, contract employee or Committee Member having an existing or potential interest in a contract or other transaction presented to the Board of Directors or a Committee for deliberation, authorization, approval, or ratification, or any such person who reasonably believes such an interest exists in another such person, shall make a prompt, full, and frank disclosure of the interest to the Board or Committee prior to its acting on such contract or transaction. The interested party shall disclose the nature and extent of the interest and any relevant and material facts, known to him or her, about the contract or transaction which might reasonably be construed to be adverse to C-WOCC’s interests.

Section 11.2 – Refraining from Action:
The body to which such disclosure is made shall determine, by a simple majority vote of disinterested members, whether the disclosure shows that the non‑voting and non‑participation provisions below must be observed. If so, such person shall not vote on, nor use his or her personal influence on, nor participate (other than to present factual information or to respond to questions) in the discussions or deliberations with respect to such contract or transaction. If not, such person may participate normally in the discussions, deliberations and voting on the matter. The minutes of the meeting shall reflect the disclosure made, the vote thereon, and where applicable the abstention from voting and participation.

Section 11.3 – Definition of Interest:
For the purposes of this Article, a person shall be deemed to have an “interest” in a contract or other transaction if such person is the party (or one of the parties) contracting or dealing with CWOCC or is a Director, trustee or Officer of, or has a significant financial or influential interest in, the entity contracting or dealing with CWOCC or is otherwise reasonably likely to gain a significant financial or other personal benefit if the contract or transaction is approved.

Article XII

Section 12.1 – All Board Members or other duly elected persons of CWOCC, their heirs, executors and administrators shall be indemnified by CWOCC against all cost, expenses and amounts or liability therefore, reasonably incurred by or imposed on them in connection with any action suit, proceeding or claim to which they may be made a party or become involved by reason of an act of omissions or commission of their duties; provided that such indemnification shall not apply if a person be finally adjudged as having been individually guilty of willful misfeasance in the performance of this duty.

Section 12.2 – CWOCC Inc. will maintain a General Liability insurance policy and a Directors and Officers Liability Insurance policy having a limit of at least $1,000,000 per occurrence with a $2,000,000 aggregate.

Article XIII

Section 13.1 – Dissolution of CWOCC:
The Board of Directors may by a two-thirds vote dissolve CWOCC when it is satisfied that CWOCC is inactive and that there is no reasonable hope of its immediate revival, or when it is satisfied that such action is in the best interests of CWOCC. The decision to dissolve CWOCC shall be ratified by a majority vote of existing Members with voting rights, not earlier than 30 days after the decision is made known by the Board of Directors. Upon dissolution, all assets of CWOCC shall be used to satisfy any outstanding debts. Any remaining balance of CWOCC funds shall be given to a nonprofit organization dedicated to trail advocacy, such as a local trail advocacy organization and/or the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

Article XIV

Section 14.1 – Amendments to Bylaws:
These Bylaws may be amended pursuant to the following procedures:
An amendment may be proposed by the joint action of any three or more Board Members at any regular or special meeting of the Board.
The Secretary shall send a copy of the proposed amendment to each member of the Board within one month after the proposal has been submitted.
Upon approval of at least two thirds of the full Board of Directors, such proposed amendment shall be adopted.

Original Bylaws adopted: February 13, 2012

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CWOCC Member Meeting


CWOCC’s next meeting is Wed, March 14th @ 7:00 at the chalet. Things we will be discussing:
• Trail Boss & Crews volunteers sign up
• Trail Building Classes
• Rib Mountain Update
• IMBA Update
• T-SHIRT and Jersey Preorders. Because of the overwheling sponsor requests, we will be selling both items at cost + shipping + tax.

Look forward to seeing you



CWOCC’s Wheels are Turning

Monday’s meeting has created the momentum to get this thing movin’.

The proposed logo and the mission statement has been approved and implemented. Joining the IMBA chapter program has been voted in and approved and we now have a new Board of Directors (below)

Matt Block – President
Gary Barden – Vice President
Brenda Zimmermann Thorpe – Treasurer
Gigi Koenig – Secretary
Mark Chickering
Bob Dunahee
Randy Lackman
Sean Reeder
Dan Schuster

Our next member meeting will be held towards the end of March. A date will be sent out when we have a set date.


February 13th Meeting



The planning committee met last week and discussed a variety of issues including: electing a board and officers, becoming an IMBA chapter or affiliate, and finalized the mission statement.

During the upcoming meeting on the Monday February 13th at 7:30, current members will be electing a board and officers. We need nominees for the board of directors. Post the name of the person you are nominating on the CWOCC Facebook page (nominate yourself, if you like). No Facebook, email: with your nominee. Make sure the person is willing to be on the board before you do so. We are looking for no less than 5 and no more than 9 people on the board. Keep in mind that the initial board members will need to stagger their terms 1, 2 & 3 years, so that not all members come up for re-election at once. Nomination deadline will be Monday Feb 13th @ noon.

Once we elect the board on the 13th, then we take nominations and vote for the club officers (President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary) from the elected board members. If you would like to be on the board and an officer, but can not attend the meeting on the 13th, you can be nominated by proxy to be an officer. If you have 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices: please make them be known.

The planning committee has decided to forgo the absentee voting at this time. So please try to attend the meeting on February 13th at 7:30 PM at the Nine Mile Chalet to vote. Ballots will be counted that evening.

Other items to be discussed at the meeting:

• Vote on selecting IMBA Chapter vs IMBA Affiliate membership:
A short presentation will be given discussing the differences between CWOCC becoming an IMBA Affiliate versus an IMBA Chapter. After the presentation, members present will have the opportunity to vote

• Mission Statement presentation:
A final draft of the Mission Statement will be presented at the next club meeting.

*If time allows, open discussion for next meeting’s agenda