A resolution to declare July 2016 as Tree Farm Relay Month.
Whereas, the Motor City Mountain Biking Association and Team Tree Farm hosts a benefit race in July; and
Whereas, MCMBA mountain bike races are a vibrant affirmation and expression of Michigan?s finest traditions, operating as volunteer-based events and raising funding for developing and maintaining Michigan trails; and
Whereas, mountain bikers are some of the coolest people around; and
Whereas, we have it on the highest authority that July 30th is going to have perfect weather this year; and
Whereas, the excellent, professional firm of Newton Timing and Race Services has again been retained to provide RFID based timing services for the event; and
Whereas, some of the past costumes worn by Tree Farm Relay participants have been highly creative and memorialized in both facebook photos and in our nightmares; and
Whereas, we can
?t wait to see what people come up with this year; and
Whereas, children will find fun and refreshments racing on the Sapling Loop; and
Whereas, mountain bikers support business by purchasing hops, grains, yeast, and bicycle parts in significant quantities; and
Whereas, the Relay racing format promotes a high level of competition as well as time for food, drink and social interaction during the day; and
Whereas, beautiful Lakeshore Park in Novi provides an excellent venue for this event, with interesting singletrack and fast passing zones, children play areas, a nice sandy beach, a cheerful, helpful park staff, rest rooms, and ample space for participant tents and staging areas; and
Whereas, there is a high probability of finding a tiki bar out on the race course; and
Whereas, in partial compensation for the cuts, scrapes, bruises, mosquito bites, poison ivy and a host of other less than desirable maladies resulting from sweat equity in May, June and early July trail maintenance activities, Team Tree Farm shall allow for a reasonable level of responsible debauchery during the Tree Farm Relay; and
Whereas, Motor City Mountain Biking Association members are vested in the future, health, and welfare of our trails as providing a diverse set of quality experiences to promote fitness and develop mountain biking skills of a broad range of riders; and
Whereas, mountain bike benefit races are one of the p
rimary funding sources for the chapter; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Motor City Mountain Biking Association, an IMBA chapter, that the members of this body declare July 2016 as Tree FarmRelay Month in the state of Michigan. We recognize the contributions that the MCMBA, Team Tree Farm, and our volunteers have made to the communities and economy of this area.
The question being on the adoption of the resolution,
The resolution was adopted.