Four new branches of the Moped Army!
The polls are now closed for the 2017 new branch vote and we have four new branches! Congrats to Green Bastards (Sioux Falls, SD), Kentucky Funeral Corps (Louisville, KY), Magnetos (Houston, TX) and Zeros (Toledo, OH). It may take a while to get their information up on the website, but I wanted to make the announcement as soon as possible.
A big thank you to the other groups who were part of the discussion this year. We thank you for continuing to strengthen the moped community and hope you'll apply to be an official Moped Army branch again next year.
Tomos Factory Tour
So awesome to get a peek into the Tomos factory in Koper, Slovenia.
Come together as three of Michigan moped groups also come together to throw a ride, party, and raffle to benefit Freedom House Detroit.
Detroit's MCR, Ypsi's NoNo's, and Southeast Michigan's Femme Pedals are showing support to their neighbors and fighting hate together with this event.
ALL PROFITS RAISED FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO TO FREEDOM HOUSE!!!
MOPED RALLY. SACRAMENTO. DUH.
Oh and there may be hills for once. At least, like, one.
Is your moped group ready to become an official branch of the Moped Army? The moped community is stronger than ever, and it's exciting to see how many new groups are growing, hosting rallies, and bringing a lot of energy to mopeds. It's almost time for our yearly review of prospective branches. The deadline to submit your application is September 30th.
If you're curious about all the steps in the process you can check out the administrative calendar or email me personally. This year we are changing up the vote slightly in an effort to better represent the voices of members who know the applying branches in real life (more info on that later). Hopefully this helps us keep the community strong.
As happens over the years, we've had some branches retire recently. I'm looking forward to adding new groups to the roster this year and continuing to grow the Moped Army.
Welcome to the new website! I have been working on this redesign for over a year and it features lots of improvements, both big and small. The old site was showing it's age, optimized for a previous era where people primarily used desktop computers to browse the web. This design works well on all of your devices: desktop, laptop, phone, and tablet.
Some new features:
- Responsive design that adapts to all screen sizes
- SVG graphics for crisp logos at any resolution
- Improved font for cleaner typography
- Homepage hero images featuring photos by Carrie Schreck
- Improved profile editing
- Updated social media fields in profile
- Ability to verify email address
- Improved archive of retired branches
- Upgraded wiki software
- Rally map
- Improved photo resizing and caching
- Thumbnails on forum posts that have images attached
- Personal Messages and unread indicators in forum navigation
- Lots of little performance and security updates
The one area of the site that still needs some work is the photo gallery. All of the existing images are online, but in the coming months I will be rethinking the design and improving their organization. Please note that submissions to the photo gallery will be closed until those improvements have been completed.
I hope you enjoy the new website. Your contributions are what make this site a great information resource. I'm happy that you'll now be able to easily access the forum, wiki, and everything else from all of your devices.