Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What, More Trails?!

Greetings Singletrack Advocates,

I would like you to be in on an exciting new trail proposal that we have cookin’ for your future mountain biking enjoyment. How would you like to see 9 to 10 miles of singletrack built in Kincaid Park next summer? On Thursday, July 8th at 6 p.m. at the Spenard Recreation Center I will present the Kincaid Singletrack Trails Project to the Parks & Recreation Commission as an information item. This is the first time the commission members will have seen the proposal. I and my co-conspirator, Lee Bolling, are preparing a dog-and-pony show that will hopefully go before this same body for approval in August.

Remember “shock and awe?” It would be most helpful to have a lot of mountain bikers show up at this meeting to give a visual showing of support. You do not have to speak. Numbers sometimes speak louder than words. Please, try to come to the meeting. I would appreciate your help.

Ride on!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Trail tools

It's been a long quiet spell on the Singletrack Advocates blog site, but summer is here and we're back to keep you updated on happenings and trail projects.

There's a nice addition on the trails this summer, thanks to a brilliant idea from Alex Wilson and the handiwork of John Evingson—not to mention the donation of tools from REI.

When riding the the singletrack network we built on the Hillside two years ago, make a note of the trailside kiosks that have chain tools and hex wrenches attached to them. If you have a minor breakdown and lack your own tools, you can get yourself to one of the tool stations to make a repair.

Thanks to all the folks who made it happen.