You have all seen, and tried to hike or ride the lower sections of the Foothills Trail on east side of the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area: another asteroid belt, deeply eroded and not too much fun. So, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is re-routing about 3/4 of a mile of trail at Reservoir Ridge to create sustainable, flowing singletrack and add a couple of technical rocky sections.
Join us for an opportunity to build new trail on May 11, at 8:30am at the Foothills Trail Michaud Lane Trailhead. Try to carpool, if possible, as parking is limited. Lunch and tools will be provided by Overland Mountain Bike Club and the City Natural Areas.
Somehow, between the Tour de Fat, a quick trip to Salida to ride Monarch Crest and life, the first week of September slipped by without a newsletter. My apologies.
Luckily there wasn’t a whole lot going on last week aside from a volunteer meeting for the 40 in the Fort. If you missed it and plan to volunteer, don’t worry. We’ll still take you and you can still volunteer HERE.
(By the way, before expenses, the Tour brought in a bit over 85k this year. Once we settle up with New Belgium, we’ll know what the total is for Overland and the Bike Co-op. Thanks again to our many, many volunteers. It was a great day. And thanks again to New Belgium. They are great partners.)
Steve Lacey, the guy who rode the Colorado Trail a few weeks back, would like to invite you and your friends. From Steve:
I'd like to invite everyone from Overland and any friends, who may not be members of Overland, for a day of fun. On Sat. September 22, 2012 Peloton Cycles is sponsoring a trail day with the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas at Reservoir Ridge. Schwag and lunch will be provided for the lucky ones who can attend.
The trail day at Curt Gowdy is running. If you were planning to work Sawmill, why not go to Gowdy and then ride after? This is from Paul up at Gowdy.
We've partnered with Lory State Park for nearly 20 years on Friends of Lory tral day. Our volunteer numbers are very low for this event.
Please invite your friends and family. Trail days are always a good time.
Sign up now.
If you've never ridden the lollipop at Hewlett Gulch, your ankles, collarbones, and wrists will thank you. And thanks to the work of Overland, the US Forest Service, and Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, soon you won't have to worry about meeting your doom in the "asteroid belt" that makes up the final descent.
We took inventory from our 2010 season, evaluated our 2010 spending, and outlined our 2011 budget. We recapped some of this year's successes and planned for our end of the season party to acknowledge all the land agencies for their continued involvement with Overland Mountain Bike Club and for all the great work that has been done on the trails this year.
The section of the Foothills Trail we all know as Shoreline got a nice little face lift on Saturday thanks to about 25 volunteers working closely with Larimer County trail staff. Thanks to everyone who came out. And the Social Ride to enjoy the work was quite fun too. Speaking of Social Stuff, more info about this Monday night’s shenanigans are just around the corner. Keep reading…
Speaking of trail work, this Saturday, Oct. 23rd, we’ve got another trail day at Bobcat Ridge. Steve and Doug have a great day of work planned. Overland members who plan on attending, please sign up on the Event Sign Up in the Member Resources section. If you are not a club member, please use the Contact Form on our website and let us know you’re coming.
Hey! Just wanted to send out a quick re-cap of Tuesday night's trail meeting. Thanks, everyone, for finding your way down to the bonfire at the NBB volleyball courts. Some of you have some pretty interesting tales of wandering helplessly around the brewery, nearly missing the meeting, then suddenly being met by an angel offering free beer and smiles :)
OCTOBER 23rd (NEXT WEEKEND!) - Final Bobcat trail day
Our last Adopt-a-Trail Day on the Shoreline Trail. Bring your ideas and bring your gloves. We'll look at what needs to be done and get after it. Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring water and a snack. Overland will provide lunch. If you plan on attending, please email Doug Baker. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.