We would like to encourage you to join the
club. The club is always looking for good, active
members to help us with the voluntary maintenance of the Zumbro Bottom
trails. Every year, GEMC members voluntarily give their personal
time to ensure that the Zumbro Bottoms are maintained properly for the
enjoyment of all trail users. Working closely with the DNR, the
GEMC has performed this service for over 13 years.
Trail maintenance usually includes, but is
not limited to the following:
hills and trails damaged by erosion
Clearing and repairing
trails damaged by floods
Erosion prevention by the
spreading of wood chips
Removal of logs and
debris from trails
Clean up of camp grounds
Removal of overgrowth so
trails are passable
To facilitate this work, the club owns several
ATVs with drags as well as lots of other equipment (chainsaws, weed
eaters, etc) to make trail clearing easier.
Being a member of the GEMC offers many
benefits. Members (who are in good standing) and their families
get free access to any non-competitive events that the club
hosts. Good standing members also receive other stipends from
time to time as the club may determine. Stipends may be pizza,
dinners, club jackets, and/or mileage. The club usually sponsors
a winter ride each year as well. Click on the Forum link above to find out
more information about the rides.
Membership dues are $25 for the first year and $20 every year after that. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm. The location of the meeting is the Byron American Legion Club at 505 Frontage Road NW. The meeting location does change on occasion, so if you plan on attending a meeting for the first time, be sure to contact a member and/or ask on our forum (link above) to confirm the location!
NOTE: Due to the nature of the activities that our club
performs and the equipment that our club must use to perform these
activities, the club must ask you to read and sign a waiver. This
is needed if you wish to be a new member, and/or if
you are planning on working one of our events for “worker
points”. This waiver must be read and signed before any work is
performed. Click the link below to see our waiver.
Print and fill it out entirely and bring it to the event.
Remember, anyone showing up to do any trail work whatsoever must have a
waiver, and it must be completely filled out and turned in to the club.
Print, Fill out, and Sign this
Simply attend one of our
meetings to see if the
Golden Eagles are your kind of club.