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  • 2011 Year End Review2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 1
  • About GROC• History: – Founded in 2004 – NFP Status in 2011 – IMBA Affiliated Club Since 2004Our Mission: To be an inclusive community designing, building, maintaining and riding sustainable shared-use trails2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 2
  • GROC Board Of DirectorsOur Current Board Members 2012 – President - Jonathan Brown Thanks You To Our Outgoing – Vice-President - Lou Eichel Board members – Secretary – Steve Wowkowych – Treasurer – Russ Wait – Trail Committee Chair – Frank Steiner These individuals not only help found the club – Volunteer Committee Chair - Mary Lee but continue their advocacy and Rosenzweig participation in the community – Advocacy Committee Chair – Mark Rosenzweig – Education Committee Chair - Adam Reitz – Event Committee Chair – Stephen Rickets – Rick Williams – Community MTB Outreach Coordinator -Shone Rowley – Eric Metzler – Members at Large • Aaron Caveglia – Victor Gaspar • Mara Peters • Julie Clayton – ScottLikly • Andrew DeHaas • Buzz Weetman – Bruce Hayward • Gregg Sargis – Fritz Seager2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 3
  • Volunteers Drive Success View of volunteer hours and where they were spent 7,778 GROC Volunteer Hours over the Last 4 Years 1600 1400 1200Volunteer Hours 1000 800 600 400 200 0 Dryer Road Ellison park Ontario Other Parks Tryon Park West Bay Park Whitting Road YMCA Camp NMBP Bike County Park Arrowhead Patrol 2008 2009 2010 2011 2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 4
  • Value Of Volunteers*Based on Corporation for National and Community Service Value of GROC Volunteer Hours Invested in Parks $10,060 2008 $29,524 2008 $21,059 2009 2011 2009 2010 2011 2010 $44,880 Total Value of Volunteer hours by GROC $105,552*2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 5
  • Serving Many CommunitiesWhere are our members (2011) Brockport, 1% East Rochester, 1% Canandaigua, 2% Webster, 6% Churchville, 1% Avon Batavia Fairport, 6% Bergen Bloomfield Farmington, 3% Victor, 8% Brighton Brockport Henrietta, 2% Buffalo Honeoye Falls, 1% Byron Caledonia Macedon, 2% Canandaigua cazenovia Churchville Clyde Penfield, 4% East Rochester East Syracuse Rochester, 40% Pittsford, 8% Elmira Endicott Faiport Fairport Farmington2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 6
  • GROC’s Park StewardshipGROC Provides the following services in cooperation with the local land mangers for each of these Parks: – Trail Maintenance • Clearing • Repairing • Re routing – Trail Design and building – Trail Blazing and mapping – Organization of regular work parties• Tryon Park – Started Pilot Program in 2010 – Creating new trails and repairing and creating more sustainable trail system – GROC Provided Trail maps and blazing and materials• West Bay Park – Started Pilot Program in 2010 – Creating traisl design from scratch as no official trails existed in this park – GROC Provided Trail maps and blazing and materials• Dryer Road Park – Started in 2004 – Home of the Fattire Festival – 10 miles of trail on 85 acres• Ontario County Park – Started in 2007 – Home of the Burning Bike Festival – 15 miles of Trail on 100+ acres2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 7
  • GROC Trail CrewGROC Formed GROC trail Crew in 2011The goals of this program was to organize and bring new training to our volunteer community• Trail Crew Meet Up Group – 130 registered volunteers – Hosting over 66 works days in 2011 – Created many new Trail Crew Leaders being awarded Trail Crew Shirts• Trail Crew Training Program: – Run 2011 by Rick Williams – Had 8 individuals work on sustainable trail management and building techniques2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 8
  • GROC Recognition In The CommunityOutstanding Asset Builder Award: Proclomation From County Legislature: GROC Honored by Department of Human Services – Award was Dan Quatro and Debbie Draw authored the accepted on Oct 1st. GROC nominated for this award by Mike proclamation recognizing GROC for our volunteer Cooper the Penfields Director of Parks and Recreation. The Asset efforts and contributions to our parks Builder Award recognizes those who who donate their time in an effort to encourage our youth in leading positive healthy lives2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 9
  • GROC’s Events6th Annual Fatire Festival:This was the 6th year of the FatireFestival and event designed to bring awider audience into the sport we love.Over 150 racers and their family andfriendsBurning Bike FestivalIt’s a weekend of camping, mountainbiking, food and fun at Ontario CountyPark in South Bristol, NY.2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 10
  • IMBA VisitIMBA Working with GROCSubaru IMBA Trail Crew join us in Rochester for 3 daysof Training and presentations on Sustainable TrailBuilding. Even better we got 2 Trail crews, Steve &Morgan Lommele and Jake Carten and Jenny Abrahamreally put on a fun and full three days.The Subaru IMBA Trail Crew goes around the countryvisiting local areas and working with IMBA clubs to trainand teach trail building techniques and even more thanthan help Clubs like our to be the best possibleadvocacy groups within our communities. These crewscome with years of knowledge being out in the field andworking on every conceivable trail type and with allkinds of clubs big and small.Land Mangers from Monroe County Parks, VictorParks, Penfield and others attended training with theIMBA Crew2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 11
  • Other GROC Community Involvement• Single Track Academy – GROC has a summer program for young adults that teaches mountain Bike Skills and much more. This 6 week course focus on skills, health, advocacy, trail building, and sense of stewardship for our parks and trails. – This Year there were over 40 students• Local Park Clean Up - Ellison Park trash 3,258 pounds - About 500 volunteers -2,861 pounds of e-scrap collected for recycling from the volunteers Black Creek- 630 pounds of trash; 25 volunteers Ellison- 850 pounds of trash; 138 volunteers Genesee Valley- 277 pounds of trash; ~150 volunteers Mendon Ponds- 380 pounds of trash; ~50-75 volunteers Ontario Beach- 370 pounds of trash; 40 volunteers Seneca- 510 pounds of trash; ~100-110 volunteers GROC wins refurbished laptop for most pounds of trash collected• National Mountain Bike Patrol – GROC has a summer program for young adults that teaches mountain Bike Skills and much2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 12
  • Pilot Program Update• County Is doing it evaluation starting 11/21/2011 – They will be taking photos as they did at the beginning of the process• Feedback: – GROC and The County have received allot of positive feedback from the community on these parks – PLEASE SEND LETTER OR EMAILS TO COUNTY the more feedback the better – Larry StaubLStaubJr@monroecounty.gov – Dave RinaldoDRinaldo@monroecounty.gov2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 13
  • GROC Has Grown• Membership Dollars: – trail signage – not for profit legal fees – materials for skills park – trail tools – and other trail advocacy items – Insurance (1 million dollar policy, allows us to work in parks )• Current Membership – 261 Currently Active and Paying members • 13 Gold Member • 27 Advocate Members • 88 Family • 163 Single • 36 FREE members – 358 – is most members we have had paying• Email list – 985 deliverable emails2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 14
  • Local Business Support• Bike Shop Involvement – Local Bike Shops offering discounts for GROC members and supporting events like Fattire festival – Local shops also supporting Single Track Academy with sponsorships• Donations and Support – These groups have donated over $3,000 dollars over the last 2 years. The donationshave been presented to GROC for its Outstanding Mountain Bike Advocacy in the region.2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 15
  • GROC 2011 SurveyResults from 2011 Survey gives us some things to think about:• Over all the survey was very positive and GROC has done allot for off road cycling in our community.• Open Comments: • More Support for other local cycling events • More opportunities for all levels of ability including GROC lead clinics and rides • More women specific opportunities to ride and learn • Youth education and involvement outside our core audience2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 16
  • GROC Focus for 2012- 2013• Management and Maintenance of Existing Parks: – Building Trails is only only the first step, proper maintenance and care of trails are what make the trails truly sustainable and enjoyable• Growing our Membership base – Creating more stewardship opportunities for users of our parks – Getting more diverse audiences to volunteer some time in our parks – Creating value that will drive people to become members – More community programs for Women, Youth, and all levels of riders2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 17
  • GROC Gives, Inc. NFP Status in 2011Mission“Mentor under privileged youth in the Genesee Valley Region of New York, Promoteexercise and fitness by providing access to off-road cycling opportunities.”2 Year Plan for GROC Gives NFP Volunteers – Fulfill our NFP Mission “Mentor under privileged youth in the Genesee Valley Region of New York, Promote exercise and fitness by providing access to off-road cycling opportunities.” – Create two year plan that identifies grant and community partnership opportunitiesGoals for 2012: – First Grand Application Submitted: • Parks and Trails New York • Capacity Building Grants for Parks and Trail Organizations2/10/2012 Genesee Regional Off-Road Cyclists G.R.O.C. PO BOX 25674 Rochester NY 14625 18