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!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kincaid North Project in Full Swing!

Monday's crew. Photo from Alaska Trails.
After months of planning, the second phase of Singletrack Advocates' Kincaid Park singletrack project is under way! STA project leaders and Ptarmigan Ptrails have been hard at work roughing in the singletrack for the past few weeks. They’ve made great progress on the north side of Raspberry road, and the first two volunteer sessions have put dozens of boots on the ground to do hand-finish work.

This is going to be fun!
Volunteer crews will be meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays from now through the end of summer to help complete the six new miles of trails. To help out, meet at the Raspberry Trailhead to sign in, receive a safety briefing and instructions for the evening. Tools are provided. We will be lopping roots, establishing drainage and shaping the tread into flowy trails, jumps and berms that you all love!

Long pants
Work gloves
Close-toed shoes
Eye protection
Bug dope
Rain gear

If you would like to schedule a work session for your business or club, please leave a message for us here. You can also follow our activities on Facebook.

In case you missed it, here's a story on the project from APRN. We'll see you on the trails!