Thursday, September 22, 2011

Kincaid Update

Greetings Singletrack Advocates!

I hope you have had an opportunity to sample the Kincaid Singletrack. There are now about 5 miles of trail that are open to ride.

We have had over 200 volunteers donate their time to hand finish the trails. Thanks to all of you who have come out for an enjoyable time of hand shaping the trail with your fellow mountain bikers! It’s great fun and I encourage everyone to come out for the remaining work sessions (see below).

The SCA Crew is nearing the end of the time scheduled to work with us. They have been doing a fantastic job! Between the SCA Crew and the volunteer work sessions we hope to have the majority of the system open to ride before the snow falls. We are opening sections gradually as they are completed. Thank you for your patience in riding only the open sections.

One additional note about the SCA Crew—they are professional trail builders and have enjoyed working on our project. You may have noticed that they are camped near the Jodhpur Trail in the vicinity of the old broken down Volkswagon Bug. The SCA Crew is permitted to camp here by the Municipality of Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department, so please do not report them to APD as a homeless camp (although they may appear to look homeless after a hard day of working on the trails). On the contrary, they have been putting in 8-9 hours per day and appreciate gifts of home baked goods. It takes a lot of calories to hand finish a trail!

Thanks, and happy riding!

Janice

VOLUNTEER WORK PARTIES

Saturday, September 24th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Kincaid Stadium Parking Lot, East End

Monday, September 26th 6:00 p.m. to Dark Location to be Announced

Wednesday, September 28th 6:00 p.m. to Dark Location to be Announced

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