Front Range Riders
Minutes of May 3, 2012 Meeting
Fort Collins, CO
Mike Blank, President, called the meeting to order at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Mike advised the presentation that Mark Harrold was scheduled to make with respect to his trip to Arizona would be postponed until the next meeting of the Front Range Riders (FRR) in June due to the unavailability of a projector at this meeting.
David Driver, Director of the Larimer County NYPUM Program, has offered to provide an off-road rider training course geared to adult riders with little, or no, off-road riding experience, if there was sufficient interest in the training. Riders would be required to provide their own motorcycle and to wear appropriate gear for the training, which would occur on a single day, yet to be decided. After obtaining feedback from persons interested in the course, David suggested a Sunday in June may work best for the training. Mike advised interested persons should contact David directly at his email address, email@example.com, and visit the FRR website, www.frontrangeriders.com, to obtain more information as it is developed.
Marsha Hall explained that she has obtained permission to provide intermediate and advanced rider education courses for members of the FRR at a reduced rate, if a specified number of participants sign up for the courses. The courses would be held at Front Range Community College. Participants would be required to provide their own motorcycles for the training, wear full riding gear, and have appropriate documentation of insurance and registration for their motorcycles. Cost would be $105/student for the advanced rider course (reduced to $95/student, if a minimum of 12 riders register for the course), and $80/student for the intermediate course (reduced to $70/student, if a minimum of 11 riders register for the course). The training for each 1-day course is based on techniques developed by Nick Ienatsch. If interested, FRR members should contact Marsha at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mike described a number of possible group rides that are being planned, including: an all-clubs picnic on May 6 at Crow Valley, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of Motorcycle Touring Association; a ride to Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, proposed by Tom Balchak; a dirt road ride on May 20 through Pennock Pass, Rist Canyon and Red Feathers, described by Steve Eddins; and, a trip in August to various Indian War battlefields in Northern Wyoming, proposed by Doug Wilcox. Mike suggested those members planning any trips, or dinner rides, should post details of their plans on the FRR website. The MS Ride was cancelled.
Steve Eddins advised that Beemers & More will be having its Bike Night on the 3rd Thursday of each month during the summer.
The door prize for the May meeting, a First Aid Kit donated by Robin Jahnke of Sierra Trading, was won by Ted Bendelow.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.