The latest – including team sign up information was sent out via email today (Dec 6). Check it out here in case you missed it. There is some SOLID info in there. What is not mentioned is that we have a long list of cool sponsors that is growing. Once those are all firmed up, we will give you the full run down so you can thank your local bike shop. The holidays are coming, which means time off work (hopefully) and some exceptional riding in AZ. Take advantage, check out AZ Cross (state finals on Dec 20/21 as well as Dawn til Dusk on Dec 14. It’s chilly, but the trails are rad. Hit it.
So last time we got rained out, this time it looks like rain will happen AFTER we are done. Tomorrow, get on it, get dirty, move dirt and meet cool people. Here are the details:
Location: McDowell Mountain Park – Pemberton Trail
Date: Sat, 12/7/13 from 8:00 AM – Noon.
Info: Meet at the Trailhead Staging Area at 8:00 AM. Bring H2O, work gloves and any trail work tools you have. The park will also have tools for volunteers to use.
Parking/fees: If you do not have a park pass, let the host know that you are there for trail work and you can enter the park for free.
Areas to to worked on: repair erosion damage on Pemberton, fixing a few off-camber turns, and adding a few bridges to steep wash areas.
Hours worked will be logged with the MBAA for anyone looking to get their MBAA trail work hours in. Be sure to sign in at the trailhead.
Contact: Rand Hubbell
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255
Ph: 480-471-0173 Fax: 602-372-8507
Time to dig in the dirt! Trail work this Saturday at McDowell Mountain Park. Details are below.
Date: Saturday November 23, 2013
Meet: Pemberton Trailhead
Bring: H2O, work gloves, any trail work tools you may have. Park will also provide some tools.
If you don’t have a park pass (you should), please let the host know you are there for trail work and you can enter the park for FREE!
Focused Area: Repair erosion damage on Pemberton, fixing a few off-camber turns, and adding a few bridges to steep wash areas.
The inaugural season of the NICA High School league in AZ wrapped up on Sunday, and the consensus among riders, coaches and even parents was this was a huge success! Local legend TJ Woodruff (AZ Devo coach (Momentum Endurance) and professional cyclist) helped spread the word about the upcoming MBAA season by distributing over 200 water bottles to the athletes. We look forward to seeing them tow the line as we kick off the season in January out in McDowell! Thanks for the help TJ – congratulations to the NICA athletes, volunteers, coaches for a HUGE inaugural season - it’s no small feat to pull off a great series fresh out of the gate, and you most certainly did! See you trail side.
Alan Shelton, the new trail director for the MBAA hit the trails early on Saturday, with a shovel. Alan along with thirteen + volunteers, including members from GROAZ, and land manager Rand Hubbell made improvements and repairs to the pump track, as well as 4+ miles of drainage repair and general maintenance. The effort was one of many that Alan is planning for the 2014 season – he is working on dates for Estrella, White Tanks and a return to McDowell. Alan is working together with (new) recreation director Amy Regan to offer up a social component. Lastly, and certainly not least, lunch AND park entry for the volunteers, was FREE! Thanks to Global Bikes for providing lunch to the volunteers and the park for granting us access. Stay tuned as the other trail work dates get finalized. Thanks for your continued support.