45NRTH GST: Gamehaven&EastwoodParks

$7,490 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 15 months
Dave Hallaway
on behalf of David Greymont
 ROCHESTER, MN
We are part of the Rochester Active Sports Club in Rochester, Minnesota and we want to purchase a trail groomer to pack trails for fat biking during the winter.
Winters in Minnesota can be long and cold unless you find something
you love to do outside. For us that is riding our fat bikes through the snow covered trees. To make riding possible it's necessary to groom or pack the snow. Currently we are doing this by snowshoeing and pulling a modified shovel with 40 pounds on it.

 



It takes 4 to 6 people about one hour to groom 2 miles of trail this way. We have 12 miles of trail in the two parks we are trying to keep groomed.


The machine we are hoping to purchase is called a Best TrackSled, it uses a small 13hp motor to drive a snowmobile track, they typical cost between $3500 and $4500 dollars. Our goal is to raise $5000 to purchase the Best TrackSled and a small trailer to transport it.


Having a trail groomer will allow us to not only groom the trails we already are using. It will also allow us to groom more beginner friendly trails which will help us encourage more people to try fat biking!
Plus make it easier to keep the trails packed for hiking, dog walking, trail running, and snowshoeing.
45NRTH Groomed Singletrack is offering a $3000 grant for the club which raises the most money on GoFundMe by January 11th.

Please help us reach our goal and then join us on the trails, rediscover why winter in Minnesota is great!

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Update 4
Posted by David Hallaway
14 months ago
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Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign for fat bike grooming in Rochester!
The guys from Best Tracksled showed us their machine on January 16th. Here is a short video of the demo.
https://youtu.be/hu1tepL1NH8
And a longer look.
https://youtu.be/E3mgF68zmTQ
Thank you all again!
Dave Hallaway
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Update 3
Posted by David Hallaway
14 months ago
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Thank you!!
We raised $7440 for fat bike grooming in Rochester!
And we're the top 45NRTH fund raiser!!!
I'm waiting for the official word from 45NRTH, but it looks like we've won the $3,000.
Thank you to everyone!
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Update 2
Posted by David Hallaway
14 months ago
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Thank you everyone!!
There is still time to donate, money we raise above the goal will help with operating expenses!
We may also be able to have a second drag (pulled groomer) that's wider for the double track areas at Gamehaven. That would give us more easier riding options!
Thank you all some much again, the support has been amazing!!!
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Update 1
Posted by David Hallaway
14 months ago
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As of this morning we are very close to our goal of $5,000 and we're also in the lead for the additional $3,000.
Thank you all very much!!
https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=search&term=45nrth
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$7,490 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 66 people in 15 months
Created December 31, 2015
Dave Hallaway  
on behalf of David Greymont
JR
$50
John Resman
14 months ago
RC
$250
Rochester Cycling
14 months ago
$1,500
Anonymous
14 months ago
1
1
BS
$400
Bicycle Sports
14 months ago
1
1
$50
Anonymous
14 months ago
ER
$25
Eric Reeve
14 months ago
$50
Justin Tank
14 months ago
$200
Anonymous
14 months ago
1
1
MB
$35
Matt Bruzek
14 months ago
1
1

Found some more Christmas money to donate.

SF
$25
Steve Fiek
14 months ago
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