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.
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The Flagstaff Biking Organization (FBO) has been an integral part of the biking community in Flagstaff for quite some time. They host trail work days, host bike to work week and help galvanize support for better and safer facilities, trails, and trail access. FBO will was (is) instrumental in helping get the recent approval of the bike part at Fort Tuthill. This bike park will be an awesome addition to the already great riding in Northern Arizona.
The funds from the Super D that was put on by MBAA volunteers and Absolute Bikes, helped net over $1200, which will go to help fund this park. While the $1200 is just a small drop in the bucket, every little bit helps. Thanks for your support.
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As many of you know ADOT has proposed the extension of the Loop 202 South Mountain freeway for sometime. The draft Environmental Impact Statement was released in April and is open for a comment period until July 24th.
A group called Protecting Arizona’s Resources and Children (PARC) http://protectazchildren.org/action-plan is working to oppose this by-pass alignment which will run along the Pecos road alignment. Many of you on this email chain know how important Pecos and this area has been to many recreational athletes and cyclists in the Ahwatukee / Tempe / Chandler area. This freeway will decimate the cycling and recreation along this corridor as well as bring increased truck traffic impacting our safety and our health. (more…)
Need some trail hours for 2014? Welp, you are in luck. Saturday is National Trails Day and there are a multitude of projects around the state to help you give back to the trails, get your boots dirty and learn a bit more about what it takes to make and maintain those amazing trails we have in AZ.
Kelly Multi-Use Trail System – check in with the team from Flagstaff Biking Organization – details on their website
Pine/Strawberry - meet on the east side of Hwy 87 at mile post 270, and for Trail 15 we meet on Forest Road 428 (Hardscrabble Rd) opposite the turnout for the Walnut/Oak Springs Trail. Help lay out new trail. Mark Flint will be flagging a section of the new trail behind Camp Lo Mia. Meet in the parking lot behind the Community Center and carpool. Bring own lunch/snacks/water. Contact: email@example.com
SDMB – Aspen Draw Trail – view the details on the SDMB web page
Thanks for playing in the dirt!