Get out and ride!
- Close to 40 riders showed up at the Rick Swan ride at Perch July 3rd. The Perch trails were renamed as "The Rick Swan Trail System at the Perch Pond Woodlot" in honor of the incredible amount of work and time that Rick devoted to this trail system. We will be updating the website and maps to reflect this change. Most of us will refer to these trails as "Swan's"......
- If you missed this ride, there will be a second ride later this summer on the University trails to remember Rick's work on these trails as well. An almost-end-of-summer-riding-season bbq will follow. Stay tuned for date and time.
- We have a VERY important trail work day scheduled for Saturday July 23rd. We have received permission from Bangor Land Trust to trim back those pesky branches that seem to grow right about face level on the Walden Parke Preserve trails. There will be a couple of people from their trails committee present to monitor our work. This is a GREAT opportunity for us to show our appreciation and love for the trails on this property. It is also a chance to talk to BLT members about the trail system and their plans for it.
- Walden Preserve Trail Day:
- When: Saturday July 23
- Time: 9 am - 12 pm, if plenty of people show up this should not take very long.
- Trails: Van Sickle Pickle, Vernal Detour, Chris's, Josh's, Ianazzi's
- Bring: clippers, hand saws, small loppers, gloves, bug spray, water, etc. No rakes needed. Bring your bike for a ride after.
- Directions: We will be meeting at the end of Tamarack Trail in the Edgewood Subdivision. (Click here for Google Map directions).
- The Race Clinic Series continues every other Thursday. It's a fun and competitive way to check out the different trail systems in our area. More info on the right ---->
And a few things to consider.....
- At least half (if not more) of the trails in the "bog" actually lie on BLT properties. As a land trust they must balance conservation and the recreational needs of their many users. Mountain bikers are their largest user group on these trails, we have put in hours of trail work on our own and with BLT over the past few years. And yet very few of us are paid members. Please consider joining or making a donation. It would be nice to show BLT that conservation AND trails are not mutually exclusive......here's the link: BLT Donate Page
- And if you are a rider of the Orono Land Trust properties, consider joining or donating to this land trust: OLT Donate Page
- And don't forget about us! Since we have organized we have been forging relationships with landowners. And they are taking notice. So please support our efforts to improve mountain biking opportunities in our community by joining or renewing: http://pr.nemba.org/?page_id=42
Whew! Hope to see you at the trail day and on the trails!