Our goal is to have ridable single-track out-and-back style trail in place by June 6th for the National Trails Day / State Parks Day celebration at L.L. Stub Stewart State Park. As build out continues, the mountain bike zone trails will link with existing shared-use trails (perhaps Banks-Vernonia trail) that will make for a larger loop. The current segments that will be built this year will eventually serve dual use - both as part of a family fun cross-country and all-mountain trail network as well as access trail for freeride users heading up slope to the "freeride zone" (see note below).
With that objective in mind, and with the go ahead from park trail manager, we (mountain biking trail builder volunteers) will focus on benchcutting single-track and clearing maintenance access corridor during these 2009 work party "dig days" for the currently under construction mountain biking zone at Stub:
* Saturday, Feb 28
* Sunday, March 29
* Saturday, April 18
* Sunday, May 3
* Saturday, May 23
* Sunday, June 28
All dig days - sign-in at Clayhill Horse Parking area at 9am - orientation at 9:30am to review days tasks. No parking fee for volunteers. Please no pets or small children. Respect other park users.
See Event Calendar for details about each build day. Keep an eye on the message board for additional build days - for example, when project managers have specific tasks to knock out and organizing a team for upcoming weekend, etc.
Note: There are continuing dialogs about vision for advanced feature challenge trails and skill areas. Upon approval by Oregon Parks & Recreation management, local trail build volunteers stand ready to schedule additional build days to focus on those proposed trails and features. W.T.F.'s vision for these additional skill trails was presented to OPRD in 2006. Click here to review the vision document. Additional due diligence is currently taking place within OPRD.