John Corse is moving on and away, so the job of Pleasant View Trail Steward is open. Could this be the opportunity you've been waiting for?
In general, Trail Stewards are responsible for the well-being of his/her respective trail. This includes maintaining communication with land managers, planning needed maintenance/upgrades/expansions, monitoring relevant social media, communicating needs and opportunities with the board and general membership, as well as organizing and overseeing trail work.
At Pleasant View, you'll be taking on a well established trail system, with a responsive and generally generous land manager (the City of Middleton), and a small group of dedicated volunteers. The new trailhead project will be an opportunity to be a part of major improvements, though it shouldn't amount to too much extra work for you, as most of the work will be done by contractors. A willingness to stay on top of electronic communication and social media is key.
The work can be challenging, but the rewards of seeing happy riders enjoying the fruit of your labor are almost as good as riding.
On Saturday, July 27, from 8:00-12:00, REI Madison is holding their annual Garage Sale, which attracts alot of people. In conjunction with that, they are holding a "Membership Drive," inviting some of the groups they support to have tables and encourage their customers to support those groups by joining. We could use a few folks willing to promote CORP and help people join. It's an easy way to support the cause improve our membership numbers, and you don't need to be an expert rider or an expert on CORP, just enthusiastic about improving local riding. Reply here if you can put in a couple hours.
Hey Farm regulars. We've been getting a few requests for introductory tours of the farm. Any of you interested in leading something? Bridge building party? Weed trimming then ride? The club could probably spring for some refreshments if you could make something happen!