The trails are Clopen during the freeze/thaw season.. What the? I just made that up, closed when above 32 degrees or muddy but open when below freezing or dry.
Please come help us spread crushed asphalt on the entrance and exit of the Green Loop (new parking lot) that is getting damaged during the freeze/thaw season. To save us a trip getting the trailer out of storage please bring shovels, steel rakes and wheelbarrows.
We are experiencing the freeze/thaw season, what does that mean? Please don’t ride the trails when the temps are above 32 degrees. Since the ground is partially frozen the top layer becomes soft during warm temperatures (32+) and this is amplified when melting snow or rain water can’t drain through the frost layer. Riding the trails in these conditions lead to scars that take months to go away without help from volunteers. Scars lead to erosion, annoying riding and dangerous hiking/running surfaces but most of all it leads to trail widening. Please keep our trails narrow single track!
It’s always amusing when someone asks, “what do you do in your off season?”. For many of us, the tires get fatter, we add a few more layers and we strap on lights!
Join us this Thursday evening at Cannonsburg ski area where we will be focusing on “the off-season” riding and fitness options. Heidi LaPlante from Cycling XT (soon to be The Shift) will be discussing in-door training, Jill Martindale will say a few words about her experience at the Nite National race and we’ll hear some highlights from, world class mountain biker, Danielle Musto and her race in Scotland! We tell you what’s new with the WMMBA as well.
Cannonburg will be opening their doors and will have food and beverages available.
Also, bring your bike and your lights and come early as we will be hitting the trails for a pre-meeting ride at 5:45. If you’ve never ridden the trails at night, we will make sure we won’t loose you.
Ride time 5:45 (ish)
Meet and mingle 7PM
Meeting time 7:30PM
Hope to see you there!