The DBSA general membership meeting was held on 9 January and attended by 11 members. The last meeting notes were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and the club is in good standing.

The 2018 work days are as follows:

3/4 February
5 May
25 August
20 October
4 November (tentative family fun day)

Anyone who has not renewed their membership can contact any board member to renew. Members with gate keys from previous year will continue to work through the first workday on 3-4 February. We continue to stress the importance of members key control and only members and their paid guest are allowed to ride at Zars. We’ve seen a few isolated cases of sponsors and guest riders using a loose interpretation of family. In a nutshell...family is wife, son and daughter. Below is the official guest riding policy:

Guest riding is allowed and the fees are $20 for adults and $10 for youth age 15 and under. The maximum fee for a family is $40. All fees are for a per rider (family), per day basis. The guest(s) must be sponsored by a current club member, and that member must be present at any time the guest is on the property. To request a Guest Rider Sponsorship, go to the Forums and post in the guest rider request thread and give the date/day that you wish to guest ride. The guest rider form can be found here although copies are also available in mailboxes at gate.

New business included the approval of constructing a rock base floor for the over hang in parking area. Jr Rhoads is poc for this project. The other project is construction of cattle fence on south end of property. The poc for this project is Mike Peffer. Neither project should have any bearing on riding or loading but please be aware of gravel trucks moving around or fence workers and their equipment on the property. We expect these projects to be completed in the next few months.

A dual sport ride is tentatively scheduled for April...more to follow.

We are reaching out to McMahon Ranch in Smithville for the possibility of a club sponsored riding event in early March. Club sponsored riding events allows members to ride and experience other venues...DBSA covers Rider fees for these events. More to follow.

The next General Membership Meeting will be 13 February.

Happy Trails….dirtbikemike out!