WAMBA WEEN FOLLOW UP What a great event! Thanks to Jordie for organizing and pulling it together. Everyone had a great time, and we got A LOT of work done on our trails and pump track. If anyone found a brown ibex vest – please let us know.
JUMPS There are a few new jumps and different line choices out there on the trails. Ride at your own pace and comfort level on trails where these exist.
…AND LUMPS We’ve had a few reports of riders coming across branches strewn purposefully across the trails. Keep your eye out for anything like this and please report anything suspicious or blatantly dangerous. Take pictures if you can.
AQUEDUCT PARKING The Aqueduct Company has added another spot to the upper parking lot. Please use this lot if at all possible. Also- if you are riding with a friend and you have two cars, try to park behind one another to maximize the spaces available. Please be very respectful of access to the workshed. An Aqueduct employee tried to come to work on Sunday (during WAMBA WEEN), and couldn’t because access to the garage was blocked. Our continued good relationship with the Aqueduct Company is paramount, so please be mindful of their work space and access at all times.
WET WEATHER PAY ATTENTION TO HOW WET IT IS. If the trail is muddy or soft, and you leave ruts, you are damaging the trail. Don’t do it. Go do something else. The trails can get muddy and soft from rain, or freeze thaw cycles. If we have no snow, and it is consistently freezing hard at night and thawing during the day – be sure to ride when the dirt is frozen.
Here is a link to the letter we just wrote to the Town of Woodstock: LINK
The Town of Woodstock is requiring the Woodstock Inn to have a Conditional Use Permit for their singletrack trail system. There will be opportunities for you to come out to public meetings in support of the Woodstock Inn trails, and we hope that you will. There will be a review by the Conservation Commission, Billings Park Commission, and the Development Review Board. If you know anyone on those boards, tell them how important recreation trails are to you. We will keep you posted as soon as we know the dates for those meetings.
HUNTING Deer rifle season is coming up. Please keep that in mind as you are out riding. The Aqueduct land is open for hunting, and they have not required us to close our trails during hunting season. That is huge for us, many other trail systems around the state are forced to close for Hunting season. So – make sure you don’t look like a deer, wear bright colors, and be respectful of hunters.
TRAIL WORK We got a lot done last weekend at the Aqueduct trails, and if you’re still looking for projects to work on, let us know. We have a set of trail tools available for check out by members. Nick Mahood is continuing to work on the trails at the Inn, and would welcome any volunteer effort anyone wants to put in up there. Check with Nick to find out what he needs on the Inn trails.