Sunday, April 6, 2014

Join us!

Summer is just around the corner. Join us for a membership meeting where you can meet other STA members and find out what we have planned for 2014!

When: April 17 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Where: Speedway Cycles, on Northern Lights (across from REI)
See you there!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Kincaid Phase II Partial Opening

Here's an update from Lee:
"The new singletrack trails at Kincaid Park are open! The open trails include Middle Earth, Change of Pace, Old School and Second Breakfast. This is a partial opening, as we are still working on the new one-way trails. A big thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors for making another great trail system in Anchorage!"

To help you know which trails are open, here's a new Kincaid singletrack map!

The most recent report on trail conditions at Kincaid says that the singletracks are bumpy! Remember, when the trails are soft, it might be fun for you to ride or run, but once the three-inch-deep divots freeze, they are difficult to ride, will twist an ankle and are tough to groom (we don't currently have a way to chop the crusty snow). Let's hope things cool down a bit and we get some fresh snow.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kincaid Phase II remains closed

To clarify to everyone who would love to be out riding the new Phase II singletracks at Kincaid Park:

The New Kincaid Singletrack Trails are CLOSED.  Please stay off the new trails until they are open.  We appreciate your cooperation.

If you're not sure which trails are open, check out the maps on the sidebar to the right. There are maps for Kincaid Phase I and for the Hillside singletracks. These trails are open and have been in great shape for riding. Just watch for ice and wildlife. Please also use "summer rules" for direction of travel on Bolling Alley until the snow season hits.

Please share this information with your riding buddies. Thanks for your cooperation.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wrapping up the season

Greetings Singletrack Advocates!

I would like to thank all of you for your support of Singletrack Advocates and our trail projects over the years. Who knew that eight years ago a small group of fat-tire bikers would evolve to the point of bringing nearly 25 miles of singletrack to Anchorage? Give yourselves a pat on the back!

The Kincaid North Singletrack Project, 6.6 miles of new trail, is DONE! Although, it is not officially open until we finish the trail map (it is very close to completion). Thank you for your patience, as the map is an important part of emergency response. Permanent signage is also in the works.

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to dig in the dirt. The tools were loaned to us by the National Park Service RTCA and also provided by Alaska Trails. We are missing two McLeods and two loppers. If you know the whereabouts of these tools please let me know so that we won’t have to pay for replacements.

See you on the trails!

Janice Tower

For updates, remember to Like us on Facebook.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kincaid Trails Progress

A quick progress report on the Kincaid North Singletrack Project.

We are over half way completed! We have finished the trails from the Raspberry Trailhead to the World Cup Start. There are a few super fun and challenging one-way sections. These sections have been signed accordingly.

The rain has not delayed our efforts. However, the saturated soils have made the trail surface very soft and prone to trenching. Please refrain from riding the new sections until the rain stops and the ground hardens. The ruts we make today will be with us for a long time. Not to mention, a lot of volunteers have invested hard labor and sore muscles to make the trails a reality.

The crew packs the newly-shaped tread.

Please wait!

Monday and Wednesday evening volunteer work sessions will continue until the project is finished. We will meet at the World Cup Start (first right after you go under the bridge on Raspberry Road) at 6:00 p.m. until further notice. Come on out! Trail work is tons of fun and we get to talk a lot about bikes! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to receive the latest news and updates.

See you at an upcoming work party!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Trail Work this Sunday!

Hey, Singletrack Advocates! We'll be out working on the new Kincaid trails this Sunday from 11:30 am to 4pm. Meet at Raspberry parking lot to help hand tool the new trails. We will work rain or shine and will provide instruction on how to do the work.

Join us!

Thanks for volunteering!
For further updates, see our facebook page.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Making Trail

During the last two weeks, Singletrack Advocates has hosted five group trail work sessions in Kincaid Park. The volunteer turnout has been overwhelming! Our thanks go to each one of you for coming out to sculpt the tread, put an angle on the upslope, lop the roots and rake & tamp the soil...Thanks! Your hard work has helped us hand-tool nearly two miles of new trail!

August12: Shaping the trail. Photo by Daniel Christianson.
Some local groups provided volunteers:
  Mighty Bikes
  Alaska Dirt Divas
  Arctic Bicycle Club, Mountain Racing Division

Alaska Trails is providing the tools and safety equipment.

August 14: We'll miss these young people when they leave for college this week!
Our friends fed us:
Schlotzsky's Deli provided delicious pizzas the first Wednesday.
Adventure Appetites prepared burritos last Wednesday!

We counted 47 volunteers on Wednesday evening!
We'll continue to host trail work sessions each Monday and Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. until freeze-up. Watch our facebook page for updates - this Monday, we'll be at the Raspberry Trailhead. Come join us, and bring your friends and family! See you on the trails!