Friday, May 29, 2009

End Of May Trail Report!

2 Chairs 2- New features to scope out-OPEN.
3 Blind Mice-OPEN.
X Chourus X-OPEN.
FMX Jump Line- ALL OPEN!
Hidden Trail to Borderline- ALL CLEAR! OPEN!
Egghunt- New Feature going in below 'Barn Door'- otherwise its OPEN!
8-Track- New features/ skinnies abound. come explore OPEN!
Lower GP- Lots of work on GP going on still, Its OPEN, but ride aware.
8-Track 'Basement'- Once again, the old lowest part of the OG 8-track is open.
Spag-Factory- (XC Route to Mitchell Ridge from Blue Car junction) Open, with re-routing up the 'Post Flats' ATV Staging Area. Only 15 minutes to 'Frankenstein' and another 3 minutes your at 'Postal and East Jesus'.
Drop Out- New Step-up jump, Elsmore is banging out the huge 'Grampa's Kitchen' Wallride. Ride this trail with care, projects on-going. Otherwise OPEN!
Middle School- Perfect, OPEN!
Frankenstein- At this time- TRAIL IS 80% OPEN. But drying up. New features being installed- so ride aware and in care.
East Jesus- No longer there- Decommissioned on April 13th 2009.
Postal and High Ball- Both are old, run-down, and lots of debris everywhere- currently under a full rennovation, CLOSED!'High Ball' will now be called 'East Jesus' as we felt mixing herion and cocaine isn't cool at all........
Family Man Skills Loop- OPEN! 'Rhythm Trail' Pumptrack is OPEN! Come bring out the hardtails and kids. Its a total hoot!
Psychosis DH- OPEN! Ride it with full armor and expect to go down! Big bikes only!!!

Donations of materials and cash are always welcome, contact us at if you can contribute to the most amazing mountain bike destination that is 2nd to the Whistler Bike Park! If your tires are rolling, we doubt your frowning. See you on the trails!

Whoopee Trail Work Party Sat May 30th!

Just shooting a reminder out for the work party on the Whoopdee this Saturday 5/30 at 9AM.

We are working on a re-connection between the first little log bridge
near the Elder road starting point and about the second whoopdee. The new trail has been been 80% cleared using a DR brush hog but still needs tread work and more brush clearing.

We need as many people as we can get for this please. We can break up
into smaller groups so we need the experienced trail crew leaders as
well. I am there to work and learn how to work with larger groups and as
a crew leader so your help is appreciated.

We all need the whoopdee open. Even if it is not your favorite trail, we
need it to relieve pressure from Hospital Hill, Syncline and Post
Canyon. This trail is a couple of work parties from being open. It will be rough
but it could be open.

No wind Saturday so there goes half the excuses!!!

Put the word out.....See you there......Thanks

Steve Dunn

More info from the CAMBA website:

When: Saturday May 30th, 9:00 AM

Where: Whoopee Trail, about here: Look for
the white Sportsmobile Camper Van along Elder Road.

Why: To start the reconstruction of the missing piece of the Whoopee

We will be grubbing, clearing corridor and starting tread work. Tools
needed are pulaskies, mcleods, shovels, grub hoes, axes, loppers,
saws, etc.

Please bring water or the beverage of your choice, sunscreen, and wear
closed-toe-shoes and long pants - there is poison oak in this area!
We will be working for about 4 hours, and it will likely be a warm
day, so be prepared.

Please note that this is private land and if you are cross posting
this notice, we are NOT supposed to publish the location of this trail
- ask your friends to meet you early and bring them up. (And please,
by all means, ask your friends!)

The whole story:
The forest had a beetle infestation and the owners decided to do some
massive logging in order to remove the infected trees. Many parts of
the trail were obliterated - one chunk was turned into a logging
road. CAMBA has signed an MOU with the land owners and are working to
re-develop this trail while following the owner's few and reasonable
requests. By putting in a sustainable trail now, even using large
patches of clearcut, in a few years we will have a spectacular wooded
trail nearby. More details will be available from your crewleaders at
9am as we get ready to hit the trail.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

'Rhythm Trail' is OPEN! (well, Phase One)

It brings me absolute joy to inform you all that the 'Rhythm Trail' at Family Man Skills Loop is complete and functional. I personally pumped myself silly today trying it out and its a total hoot. You can ride it both ways- clockwise and counter clockwise. I intend to fine tune the dirt in certain areas and make the area look a bit better. I still need to connect the drains and finish filling the drain holes with rock. I also plan to go back to the first berm and beef it up to accommodate all that speed you get from the first section of rollers. Enjoy 'Phase One'!

A video walk thru.......

Cam Run: 'Extended Play'

Enjoy this little ditty I filmed on 'Extended Play'.........