I’ve got some big news to share….
Craig Mello to take on the role of representing RI NEMBA at the RI Trails Advisory Committee:
As most of you know, Al Moder has moved away from Rhode Island and now lives in the northern most reaches of Vermont! I think I can speak for everyone who knows Al and has spent any amount of time with him that we truly miss his witty sense of humor and great stories. If a stick had moved at Big River, truth be told, Al knew about it. Speaking of sticks, eye protection is a must now that Al has moved away!….he’d spend hours pruning the trails and would always be seen with his pair of trusty clippers mounted to his chest. We miss you Al and we hope you’re happy as can be in your new location!
What you may not know about Al, is that he spent quite a few years representing RI NEMBA at the RI Trails Advisory Committee. This is a big deal as the purpose of the committee is by law intended to encourage the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail related projects by making available grants to state agencies, municipalities, incorporated non-profit land trust and other incorporated conservation and outdoor recreation organizations.
With Al no longer living locally, the RI NEMBA seat at the committee has been vacant for some time. A few weeks ago Craig Mello stepped up to the plate and volunteered to take the RI NEMBA seat in the advisory committee and is already in stride. Anyone who knows Craig knows that he is a perfect fit to take on this role…..A cycling veteran of all disciplines, passionate for our trails and local cycling culture, and a strong voice to represent the entire population of Rhode Island cyclists. Craig, on behalf of RI NEMBA, thank you so much for volunteering to represent us! And Al, thank you so much for your years of service on the committee!
See you out on the trails,