The DOD needs your help sending a representative to the 2012 IMBA World Summit

Disciples, we continue to grow and make improvements. We continue towards our goal of making mountain biking a readily available and sustainable staple of Lane County’s recreation options. We’ve made some good connections and are taking advantage of opportunities as they arise. While we have some skilled and experienced folks on the board and in the club we still have a lot to learn in dealing with bureaucracy and governmental land managers. Luckily, we have some opportunities to increase that skill set. The IMBA World Summit is designed to help clubs like ours get better at exactly what we need: land manager interactions, removing roadblocks to creating new singletrack, increasing goodwill towards MTB causes and effective fundraising.

We very much want to send a couple of representatives to this year’s World Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Our issue is, it’s expensive and we would deplete our general fund sending folks to it. We feel very strongly it would benefit the Disciples Of Dirt and Lane County mountain bikers in general and we are asking for your help to get us there. We have a goal to raise two thousand dollars towards our expenses. We have to pay for the conference, motel, travel and food. While our goal is to raise enough for two representatives of the Disciples Of Dirt to attend, even one representative would be beneficial. Any amount you can give towards this goal is helpful and very much appreciated, not to mention: tax deductible! Thanks for all you do folks. Let’s make this happen!

Donating is easy (did I mention it’s tax deductible?). Just click on “Donate” in the menu bar above and make a note in the special instructions box that it’s for the IMBA Summit.