Saturday, April 26, 2008

Woodlot Trail Day - Shotgun and Hoots

In 2007 I was asked to be an area representative for the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association (FVMBA). As part of this function I assist in trail days that happen on trails in the Maple Ridge area. Today we had the first trail day of the year on Shotgun and Hoots.

I'd like to start off by thanking all those involved in organizing this trail day and especially those that showed up to do some much needed maintenance on the trails. Shotgun had a good buffing of the trouble spots from top to bottom and Hoots had a very good portion of the trail buffed up. Most importantly the new people to trail maintenance were shown how to clear drains and how to do their part every time they ride. If everyone that rides did just a little bit of work on the trails once in a while it would make a world of difference. All it takes is 5 to 10 minutes a ride.

Rather than get into all the sections worked on and every thing that was done, I will just present a brief pictorial of what we did and some the characters involved.

Truer words have never been spoken

Most of the crew for the day

The trail day sponsor: Experience Cycling provided food and beverages after all the work was complete

A 4 legged mascot showed up

Showing volunteers how to do basic dirt work

Even the kids showed up to haul rocks.

City / Trail workers supervising Steve doing the Digger dance on a landing.

The ladies of the day hard at work.

Drew from The Shore placing a rock.







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