March Board Meeting

March 1, 2024, 10:09 p.m.

                                           DOD Board Meeting Minutes Innovation Hub – 942 Olive St. Eugene March 11th, 2024

                                           Commenced 6:33 pm


  1. Public Forum: Lucy, Laurie S. Robin present. Derrick Bell: There's a trail build day at Cloverpatch this weekend. June is a great time for riding Spence Mountain. Scott T: Proposed renaming a trail at Whypass for Hank Hank, Shawn L, Adam S.: OMBC – Team Dirt has a new chair Aaron Turner/vice-chair, June is shuttle fundraiser, looking at public discussion for next phase at Alsea for parking, trails etc. They've done an adaptive user review and some changes, Hood River making changes, Oregon State Parks starting partnership program with clubs for places like SATA/Catamount. Some clubs are seeing rogue chainsaw use – trying to get social media info out there to educate on chainsaw requirements.
  2. Position reports:
    1. Chair (Lee): Working with Colin on new DOD website. Got board members bio. Barbie Johns are on order. ACM was a hit. Rolf Prima possibly doing a tour of their facility in conjunction with Justin Mitchell, might include a carbon wheel stress test. Would include a food truck. Likely mid-May. They want to do a swap meet in the fall as well, people can put tables out.
    2. Vice Chair (Austin Larson): Might approach Seneca about putting trails on their property through land leasing or other trade. Board approved.
    3. Treasurer (Chantal): ACM brought in around $7k, expenses about $1k. Tom Wright and Justin Price have both stepped down as club treasurer. Effective date was 04/01/24. Chantal Angot has been voted in as the club’s new treasurer. Effective date for new treasurer was 04/08/2024. Chantal will also be added as a signatory to the club’s Selco banking account.


    1. Secretary (Jeff Green): Nothing new.
    2. Trail Work (Peter O'Toole): Arlie Park: Things are moving forward – road is paved into the property line. Parks and Open Spaces are not doing a “low bid” process but instead by an experience rating system for Arlie trails system. I've been in contact with Willamalane regarding whether DOD can help get the trails at Thurston Hills ready to go. Potentially looking at weekend of April 27th. Whypass carsonite trail signs are ready for install. I made suggestions for our new website.
    3. PR/Marketing (Ben Hansen): Starting to hype up Barbie Camp. I sent out an unofficial poll – 79% responded they wanted us to move ACM to March/April. I'll email the promoter for the MTB film at the Hult Center and see if we can reach an agreement for promotion.
    4. Rides/Events (Sean Fitzpatrick): ACM was a success. Looking at a couple happy rides here soon – likely Alsea and a kid's ride. Also looking to plan a destination ride in June, likely Spence Mtn.


Approved by Club President: Lee Wilkinson