Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sunday Trail Work & Ride

We've scheduled another work session:

Sunday, Oct. 2nd from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Meet at the Jodhpur Trailhead.

Bring your riding gear - we'll have a group ride afterward!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Final chances to work on trails

The new trails are awesome. Help finish them off!

We are getting close to completing the trails! We are racing Mother Nature, so please come out to help us hand-finish the trails before freeze-up.

Monday, September 26th at 6 p.m., Jodhpur Trailhead

Wednesday, September 28th at 6 p.m., Jodhpur Trailhead

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

Monday, September 19, 2011

More Volunteer Dates!

We've just scheduled a few more trail work parties for the Kincaid Park singletracks. Please join us as often as you can! Bring work gloves, eye protection and a friend or two. We'll provide the tools and know-how.

Mon. Sept. 19 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jodhpur Trailhead
Wed. Sept. 21 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Jodhpur Trailhead
Sat. Sept. 24 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 (National Public Lands Day) Stadium, by the scoreboard

Mon. Sept. 26 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location To be Announced
Wed. Sept. 28 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Location To be Announced

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Limited Opening

Greetings Singletrack Advocates,

This is a brief update on our progress out at Kincaid. The first 3 miles are open! And they are sweet! Although they were initially wide, the grass is already growing in on the edges and the tread is becoming established. The banked turns are being ridden in very well.

When we are finished we will have an estimated 9 miles of trail for all to enjoy. We will open sections as they are completed—the SCA Trail Crew and volunteers are out there now hand finishing the trails. Thank you for not poaching the unfinished trails.

UPCOMING TRAIL WORK OPPORTUNITIES:

Saturday, September 17th 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Meet at Jodhpur Trailhead

Monday, September 19th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. — Meet at Jodhpur Trailhead

We will schedule more work days and let you know when. In the meantime, be sure to “friend” us on Facebook (Singletrack Advocates) to get the latest news and announcements.

CAUTION: The moose are enjoying the trails as much as we are. This being the rut, the bulls in particular are nuts. And the cows are really cranky. Look ahead! Also, the soil at Kincaid is very slippery when it’s wet. Exercise caution and ride within your limits.

Thanks!

Even More Volunteer Opportunities

We've added another work sessions for the Kincaid Singletracks:

Sat. Sept. 17 10:00 to 1:00pm (new!)
Mon. Sept. 19 6:00 to 8:00 pm - join BP employees

Meet at Jodhpur Trailhead. Bring work gloves and eye protection; we'll provide the tools and instruction.

On Wednesday, we opened another section of trail, giving you over 3 miles of finished trail to ride. The best place to get onto the trails is at the stadium area. Go through the tunnel and turn left to climb a small rise. The entrance is just past the beginning of the Lekisch Trail. Please note that the trail is closed beyond the orange fencing areas. Please respect the closed sections.

For more updates, check back here or go to the Alaska forum of mtbr.com. If you're on facebook, be sure to "like" us there to get updates and see photos.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Volunteer Opportunities

The Kincaid Singletrack project is moving along thanks to the dozens of volunteers who've come out to hand-finish the trails. We have a couple more opportunities on the schedule for those who can make it:

Today: Join the ConocoPhillips Day of Caring: Meet at the Jodhpur Trailhead at 12:15. We'll work until 4, so bring a snack and water.

Monday, Sept. 19, 6:00 to 8:00:
Join BP Employees for an evening session. Meet at the Jodhpur Trailhead.*

Please bring work gloves and eye protection. We have plenty of tools!

For more updates, check back here or go to the Alaska forum of mtbr.com. If you're on facebook, be sure to "like" us there to get updates and see photos.

*this post edited on 9/15/11 to include the meeting location.