Despite the cool weather and rain in the forecast, The 3rd Annual Join The Cause Party at The Pearl St. Brewery was a success, with new and old members affirming their support for the DRBC and its mission to get more people to ride their bikes more often. The mission itself sounds simple, but it takes moderate financial resources, many volunteer hours, and community support to make cycling in the Driftless Region even better. Thank you to all who volunteered to cook and bring food, or staffed the Welcome/Sign-Up table. Sometimes volunteering is a thankless job, but without you, this event would have been a more difficult and tasteless affair.
Thanks also to our business partners who provide benefits for our DRBC members, but a special thanks to Blue Heron Bicycle Works and Smith’s Bicycles for providing the Join The Cause door prizes. What’s better than a pint of beer?
How about a pint of bicycle goodies?
Now on to our next major event which requires your participation, whether or not you are a DRBC member…2012 Bike To Work Week.
See the Annual Meeting page for details on nominees and bylaw amendments.
When: Sept 17, 4:30pm
Myrick Hixon EcoPark
789 Myrick Park Dr
La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601
Who: Open to all
The DRBC Annual Meeting for all members is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. At this meeting we will be electing four directors of the board. This is your chance to serve on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in being on the ballot, please communicate your interest by Monday, Sept. 5. Along with this communication, please include a little about yourself and why you think you’d make a good director, up to 500 words. We will then take this information and communicate it to all DRBC members. Even if you do not make the Sept 5 deadline, you can still get on the ballet by attending the meeting and nominating yourself. At the meeting, you will be given a chance to speak. To be eligible, you must be good membership standing.
Also during this meeting, we’ll be voting on bylaw amendments or any other additional items as proposed by members (see bylaws for requirements). The proposed amendments will also be published at the time of the nominee list.
4:30pm Welcome Social
5:00pm Meeting begins
• Committee highlights of year’s accomplishments
• Award presentation
• Bylaw Amendments
6:30pm Pot luck
• Please bring something to pass if attending this portion
7:30pm Group ride – don’t forget your lights!
Voting rules (see Bylaws for more details):
• DRBC members vote on board directors
• Must be a member for at least 30 days prior to the date of the meeting
• Only one vote per family membership and only vote per all other membership levels
• The candidates receiving the highest number of votes up to the number of directors to be elected shall be elected
• Absentee voting is allowed but cannot be delivered electronically. It can be delivered in person to the Secretary or any other board member or by mail and must contain the following information:
- The members name;
- The members current address and contact information;
- The agenda item being voted upon;
- The member’s vote;
- The members hand written signature.
• Absentee ballots will also be made available online with points to be voted on
• Board members vote on officers
Click here to see DRBC Bylaws
Point of contact – Send all communication on this event to:
Mail absentee ballots to:
Attn: Aaron Ottesen
Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 423
La Crosse, WI 54602
Let your voice be heard, please attend!
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It was another great Bike to Work Week in the Driftless Region this year. Community support and participation was up and it seemed that there were a lot more people out on their bikes than ever. With an expanded schedule this year, we worked managed tohold events in three communities and look forward to reaching out to even more next year! Read all about the great events that went on last week and find out who won the coveted Golden Helmet awards this year. Read More…