Happy New Year friends! To get us started in 2016 on the right foot (or wheel), we want to open the trails for the weekend. With some great drainage and dry weather, the trails have dried out pretty well for winter usage. And the frozen conditions will allow us to open. Nevertheless, please proceed with caution until we have some things cleared…
The ice and rain storm from Monday caused some decent damage, as shown by the photos below. Thus, the front half of the trail is littered with small sticks and limbs, and the back half has a handful of trees down.
With that said, after you’ve slept in, taken your headache meds, and gotten a good breakfast/brunch/lunch, consider joining us for a New Year’s Trail Day so we can clean up the trails, make some repairs, and get them open for the first part of 2016.
If you’re available, meet at the brown KCV (Kosciusko County Velo) Cycling Club barn right off the Greenway, near the house, at 12:30pm. We have some hand trimmers, rakes, and shovels, but will need another chainsaw or two. We will have plenty of stick clean up as well, so anyone that wants to just walk the trails and clear the tons of sticks and small limbs off the trail will be a huge help as well.
Can’t make it to any trail days, or prefer to help in other ways? Would you consider a donation to the trails in 2016? We are completely responsible for the maintenance, funding, and protection of the trails. With your help, we can continue to keep the trails maintained to the highest trail building standards, increase user friendly signage, and keep the trails open for free.
Here’s to a wonderful 2016! Thanks to all of you that have helped in 2015 to care for our trails!