May 15 information meeting at Northfield High School: summary and presentations

Gary Sjoquist speaking to May 15 audience at Northfield High School Sue Welch speaking to May 15 audience at Northfield High School
We had 9 students and their parents show up for our first information meeting tonight at the Northfield High School. I was pleased that Red Wing and Cannon Falls were represented, as well as students from Northfield High School (NHS) and ARTech High School. And I was glad to see Stew Moyer and Cody Larson from Mike’s Bicycle Shop there, too.   Thanks to Tom Graupmann, Activities Director at NHS, who graciously provided the AV equipment and helped set it up.

Gary Sjoquist, Founding Chair of the Minnesota High School Cycling League and QBP’s Advocacy Director spoke for about 30 minutes. See his Powerpoint presentation below.  Erin Mayberry, Recreation Coordinator for Northfield Community Services spoke briefly about how they work with the NHS lacrosse and ski clubs in Northfield and that that model could work for mountain biking, too.

We talked about how we got involved in the sport and our plans for the summer and fall. Here’s our Powerpoint presentation: