Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Single Speeds in Anchorage

The Single Speed World Championship (SSWC) has come and gone and while the event that took place in Anchorage last weekend has gotten mixed reviews, the trails at Kincaid have received lots of praise.

From a Bike Magazine article:
"For all you flow trail riders and builders, take a lesson in what it really means to ride or build a flow trail and check out Kincaid Park in Anchorage. The trails define what it is to build and ride flow. With miles of lush, perfectly shaped singletrack loaded with berms, jumps, and roots mixed in for good measure, Kincaid just might be one of the best city parks I’ve ever ridden." - The Angry Singlespeeder

You can check out the entire article here. Then go out and ride!

Friday, June 27, 2014

We Need You!


Be part of the crew!

Join us for a trail work party:
Monday, June 30th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kincaid STA Trails: Scoreboard Parking Lot (At Nordic Stadium by Chalet)
Trail location: We will be working on Northwest Passage trail.

Goals for the Day:
Remove protruding sticks and stumps in the fall zone
Repair tread damage and ruts
Bank corners
Clear obstacles from corners to improve sight distances

Skilled Sawyers Needed:
If you are a skilled sawyer please bring your saw to clear stumps and trees in ride lines

Please bring:
Work Gloves
Water and a snack
Bug Dope
Loppers
Work Helmet (or old bike helmet)
Eye Protection

McLeods, Pulaskis and limited number of loppers are provided.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Work-Party Wednesday!

Join the Work Party!

Wednesday, June 25th
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kincaid STA Trails:  Scoreboard Parking Lot (At Nordic Stadium by Chalet)
Trail location:  We will be working on Northwest Passage trail

Goals for the Day:
Remove protruding sticks and stumps in the fall zone
Repair tread damage and ruts
Bank corners
Clear obstacles from corners to improve sight distances

Skilled Sawyers Needed:
If you are a skilled sawyer please bring your saw to clear stumps and trees in ride lines.

Please bring:
Work Gloves
Water and a snack
Bug Dope
Loppers
Work Helmet (or old bike helmet)
Eye Protection

McLeods, Pulaski’s and limited number of loppers are provided.

We will continue to host work parties until the trails are complete. Check here or visit our facebook page for updates.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Join the Work Party!

Please join the Singletrack Advocates Trail Crew
Monday, June 16th
6:00 pm - 8:30pm
Kincaid STA Trails:  WORLD CUP Parking Lot (UPDATED LOCATION)




Goals for the Day:
Remove protruding sticks and stumps in the fall zone
Repair tread damage and ruts
Clear obstacles from corners to improve sight distances

Skilled Sawyers Needed:
If you are a skilled sawyer please bring your saw
to clear stumps and trees in ride lines

Please bring:
Work Gloves
Water and a snack
Bug Dope
Loppers
Work Helmet (or old bike helmet)
Eye Protection

McLeods, Pulaskis and limited number of loppers are provided.

See you there!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June means... National Trails Day!

Please join Singletrack Advocates for National Trails Day
Saturday, June 7th
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Two Locations to Choose From:
Hillside STA Trails: Hilltop Ski Area South Parking Lot, Bottom of Drone Lane
Kincaid STA Trails:  Raspberry Trailhead

Goals for the Day:
Remove protruding sticks and stumps in the fall zone
Repair tread damage and ruts
Clear obstacles from corners to improve sight lines

Please bring:
Work Gloves
Water and a snack
Bug Dope
Loppers
Hand Saws
Work Helmet (or old bike helmet)
Eye Protection

McLeods, Pulaskis and a limited number of loppers are provided.

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.