TRAILS

Part of how the MBAA gives back, is advocating for trails, that includes trail work.  To compete in the series, and to ensure that we as a group are contributing to – (not just using) the trails, we ask that riders in the series complete a minimum of 4 hours of volunteer trail work.  There are plenty of projects going on, and if not, you can lead one!

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MBAA TRAIL WORK DATES

Note you can get credit for trail work at any location, however these 3 dates are led by MBAA Trails Director Alan Shelton and coordinated with the park.

JANUARY 10-11 – McDOWELL

http://www.globalbikesbikeshop.com/
FRIDAY – FREE camping, park open for night rides till 10p.
SATURDAY -
FREE Camping, parking
7:30am Check in
8:00a – 12:00p Trail work
12:00p – FREE lunch provided by Global Bikes
1:00p – 2:00pm FREE Skills Clinic – featuring AZMB’s Amy Regan  - Descending? Cornering? Braking? Climbing? Whatever it is, a few helpful tips and techniques can change your riding dramatically! After our discussions, we can will hit the trail and work on some of the things we’ve covered.
Evening activity – movie or otherwise.
NOTE- free camping, parking and lunch only for those doing trail work.
What to bring: sunscreen, water, gloves, tools (if you have them, McClouds, Rakes, shovels, etc), closed toed shoes.
Contact:  Alan Shelton
RSVP:  Please RSVP using Facebook so we have a rough idea on quantity of volunteers, a link to this event is HERE

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JAN 31-FEB 1 – WHITE TANKS

http://www.globalbikesbikeshop.com/
FRIDAY
– Free camping, park open for night rides till 10p.
SATURDAY -
7:30am Check in
8:00a – 12:00p Trail work
12:00p – FREE lunch provided by Global Bikes
1:00p – 2:00pm – FREE mini skills clinic and Q&A from AZMB’s Amy Regan
Evening activity – movie or otherwise.
NOTE- free camping, parking and lunch only for those doing trail work.
What to bring: sunscreen, water, gloves, tools (if you have them, McClouds, Rakes, shovels, etc), closed toed shoes.
Contact:  Alan Shelton
RSVP:  Please RSVP using Facebook so we have a rough idea on quantity of volunteers, a link to this event is HERE
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FEB 1 – ESTRELLA

SATURDAY -
10:00am Check in – Meet at Competitive loop trail head
10:00am – 2:00pm Trail work
What to bring:  rakes -  leaf and rigid, shovels, or McCleod if you have one. Bring your bike, work gloves, hiking shoes, and water. We will ride to the work sites.

If you have a truck you don’t mind getting a few marks on we could use your help hauling in tools too.
Contact:  Brian Murphy  720-935-3798  b1900dcaptain@hotmail.com
RSVP: Please RSVP using Facebook so we have a rough idea on quantity of volunteers -

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MARCH 14-15 – ESTRELLA

http://www.globalbikesbikeshop.com/
FRIDAY
 - FREE camping, park open for night rides till 10p.
SATURDAY
7:30am Check in
8:00a – 12:00p Trail work
12:00p – FREE lunch provided by Global Bikes
1:00p – 2:00pm – FREE mini skills clinic and Q&A from AZMB’s Amy Regan
Evening activity – movie or otherwise.
NOTE- FREE camping, parking and lunch only for those doing trail work.
What to bring: sunscreen, water, gloves, tools (if you have them, McClouds, Rakes, shovels, etc), closed toed shoes.
Contact:  Alan Shelton
RSVP:  Please RSVP using Facebook so we have a rough idea on quantity of volunteers, a link to this event is HERE

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MAY 4 REAVIS MOUNTAIN

Where – AZ Trail – Reavis Mountain – Passage 18b
SATURDAY
7:00am – Check in
7:00am – 3:00pm Trail work
DESCRIPTION - Join Arizona Trail Association Segment Steward Craig Gregory and other hardy volunteers as we take revenge on the infamous cats claw on AZT Passage 18b.  It isn’t too bad just yet but a little work now will save a lot of work later.  Tasks will include pruning and grubbing out the roots of this particularly nasty bush, as well as some light tread work.
 
MEET:  We will meet at 7:00AM at the parking area one-quarter mile off Highway 60 on Queen Valley Road.  Coordinates are 33.259041 111.300623.
 
Plan to carpool from there for the arduous climb up Forest Road 172 and 650 towards the AZT/FR 650 junction, 33.40541 111.156321, just short of the summit of Montana Mountain. We’ll need a couple high clearance vehicles to ferry the crew up the mountain.
 
WHAT TO BRING:  Bring gloves, hat, sun screen, etc. and protective clothing (long sleeves and pants recommended when doing battle with cats claw), tools (rake, mcleod, pruning shears etc), snack and plenty of water.  We will work downhill grubbing out the occasional encroaching sticker bushes and tending to some minor drainage issues and tread work.  Depending on how far we get, total elevation loss could be as much as 1800 feet, so remember that you have to walk back up!
LUNCH:   (Subway, specify meat or veggie when you sign up) will be provided.  We’ll plan to work till around 2:00PM and then hike back UP to the vehicles for the drive down the mountain.  RSVP tounlimitedduck@gmail.com for additional details, to reserve your lunch and to let us know if you can drive up the mountain. 
RSVP:  If interested, please contact Craig Gregory for further details at unlimitedduck@gmail.com or check in at the Facebook event page HERE

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