It's the start of a new season, and that means time for trail days again! It's been a long winter and the trails have taken a beating, time to get out there, put shovels to dirt and get the trails in shape ready for summer.
As part of the NSMBA's Trail Adoption Plan (TAP) we've been a sponsor of Pennzoil on lower Fromme with Santa Cruz Bicycles now since 2019. With massive help from NSMBA builders Sarah Brassil and Gordon McNaughton, what started as a relatively unloved, janky trail has over the last few years has turned into something that flows a little better. That's not to say that the trail has gotten any less technical, but now works as a more complete trail and is a lot more fun to ride.
Sarah and Gordon make a lot of work happen on the trail, but we rely on volunteers to come help us, because many bodies make light work. So once a month we hold a public Trail Day where you too can come help put some work back into your local trails.
Trail Day Schedule:
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Friday April 29 Report:
We kicked the season off with our first trail day on Friday 29th April. With an amazing turn-out of 17 people we got a ton of awesome work done that mainly focussed on reshaping two corners to make the entry wider and adding more support so that riders can carry speed better into the next section. Big shout out to all of our volunteers for making it happen - we couldn't have done it without you. Also big shout out to Seb from Santa Cruz for coming and pitching in as well as providing some swag and food and drinks for the hard workers.
Friday May 27 Report
Trail day number 2 of 2022 was another big success. With patchy weather and some rain rolling through the turnout was a little lower than last time at about 12, but we still managed to get a ton of work done. Moving lower down the trail we buffed out whole section of trail just below the intersection with the climb trail and filled in some holes with fresh dirt. In an effort to make one section flow a little better and have the trail lead riders into the high line we built a small new berm to allow riders to carry better speed into the next left-hander. We also re-shaped a berm further down the trail that was a little flat - we dug the inside of the berm out a little to provide more support and again enabling riders to carry more speed into the next jump.
Once again, a huge thank you to Santa Cruz Bicycles for providing food and drink for the volunteers, and for all of the hard-working volunteers for coming out and lending a few hours of their time. We couldn't do it without you!