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Volunteer for the Laramie Enduro!

July 17, 2014 by overland

The Laramie Enduro is one of the great endurance mountain bike races in the country and is organized by Overland member, Rich Vincent and his team.  The event helps to support the Laramie High School Mountain Bike Racing Team among others.  Overland traditionally has great participation in this event both as racers and volunteers.  If you are signed up to race, we hope that you have a great day. 

If you are not racing and want to experience the race and the great party afterward, please consider volunteering. All types of volunteers are needed for this event, especially patrollers.  It is a fun time and you will get cool Enduro swag and all the benefits of having New Belgium as one of the race sponsors (wink, wink).

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Ellen Axtmann, Enduro Volunteer Coordinator at ellen.enduro@gmail.com.  If you want to learn more about the event, please visit their website at http://laramieenduro.org/

Overland Campout at Curt Gowdy State Park - July 18th - 20th

July 7, 2014 by overland

Friday through Sunday, July 18th - 20th, is our annual Overland Campout at Curt Gowdy State Park.  Wyoming State Parks has generously arranged for Overland to have the entire Camp Jack campground (Google map) to be our base of operations for the weekend. 

We have the campground for Friday and Saturday nights.  If you have not been there before, the campground does not have defined campsites, but does have a restroom. There is no running water, but a water tank with potable water will be provided.  You can see a more detailed map and learn more about the campground here.

You will need to provide your own food for the weekend, save for the Saturday evening meal.  The club will be providing hot dogs, hamburgers and chips for Saturday dinner and will be grilling on the sweet new Overland event grill.  If you plan to go, please sign up here (member username and password required) so we can get an idea of how many folks will be there for dinner on Saturday evening.

Other than that, plan for a great weekend of riding and relaxing at the beautiful Curt Gowdy State Park.

Larimer County Trail Day 2 - More Alt Lines for Sawmill - Volunteer Now!

July 1, 2014 by overland

On Saturday, July 12th, Overland Mountain Bike Club will again be working with Larimer County to create even more alternate lines on the Sawmill trail.  Please join us for this fun trail day. 

Volunteer for this event

We'll meet at the Soderberg Open Space trailhead parking lot at 8:30 am (please consider meeting at JJ's Country Corner at Taft and Harmony at 8:00am to carpool, or please car pool from the Blue Sky trailhead parking lot). Plan to work until 1:00 pm or so.  Lunch will be provided.  Please bring boots, gloves, snacks for when you are on the trail and plenty of water.  Long pants and hats are highly encouraged.
 
Registration will close at 2pm on Friday, July 11th, so please make sure you sign up before then.

40 in the Fort Race Results Are In

June 27, 2014 by overland

The results for Saturday's 40 in the Fort endurance race are now available for download:

Overall Race Results

Just for Fun Team Race Results

40 in the Fort Race Registration is Now Closed

June 14, 2014 by overland

Registration for the 40 in the Fort is now closed.  Please consider volunteering for the race:

Volunteer for 40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Course Setup – Friday, June 27th

Volunteer for 40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Day – Saturday, June 28th

It is always a good time and this year should be better than ever.  Don't miss out.

Busy, Busy, Busy – Fun, Fun, Fun!

June 3, 2014 by overland

We have lots of events and volunteer opportunities coming up and we thought it would be handy to have them listed right up front, where everyone can see:

Sign up to participate:

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday, June 7th

40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race – Saturday, June 28thIndividuals

40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race – Saturday, June 28thTeams

Sign up to volunteer:

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – Saturday, June 7th

Friends of Lory Trail Day – Saturday, June 14th

40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Course Setup – Friday, June 27th

40 in the Fort MTB Endurance Race Day – Saturday, June 28th

All great events and all great fun to participate in or volunteer for, so sign up now and encourage your friends to do so as well.

Anti-Social Weather

May 7, 2014 by overland

Well, it looks like the weather is not going to cooperate with us today.  The most severe weather is predicted for 6pm, so we are going to call the ride for this week.  The extended forecast for next Wednesday is looking good, so we will catch up with everyone on the 14th.  If you do decide to ride, be careful and be nice to our trails.

City of Fort Collins Trail Day - Timber and Maxwell Trails

April 14, 2014 by overland

Help maintain two of our favorite and most used trails: Pineridge’s Timber Trail and the Maxwell Trail.  Both are in need of some loving care.  Work will include rock armoring, fill work, dip and roll construction, knicks, and berm removal.

Please join us for this “Trail Morning”.   We plan to get started promptly at 8:30 and finish by 12:30.  We will meet at the Pineridge Natural Area parking lot. The entrance to the lot is Lariat Road, one mile west of Overland Trail on 42C (Dixon Canyon Road), west of Dixon Reservoir.

Sign Up Here

Also, don't forget to sign up for our trail day with Larimer County on April 26th to add alt lines to Sawmill Trail in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.

Beginner's Social Ride at Lory State Park - Tuesday Evenings

April 13, 2014 by overland

Thank you to all who came out for the first beginner's social ride last week.  Two thumbs up for Claire who tried trails again after more than 10 years, and she did fantastic!  She "had a blast" and would come out again.  Kudos also to the others who brushed up on their skills and perhaps also learned new techniques. 

The remaining rides for the month of April are scheduled for Tuesdays the 15th, 22nd and 29th, meeting at Lory's Timber trail head parking lot, with wheels rolling out at 5:45. For more details, please contact Thuan Nguyen at ttn778811@aggienetwork.com and be sure to check the calendar for the latest ride details.

Trail Skills Training Sessions - Registration is Now Open!

April 7, 2014 by overland

Club members asked for more trail training in our fall member survey and we listened!  Overland will provide three different levels of trail building and maintenance training sessions.  The sequencing is a bit jumbled due to our focus on training for specific upcoming trail days.  If you are new to trail building, please attend the Level I training on April 30th.  If you want to learn how to lead crews, please attend the April 18th session.  If you are experienced and want to hone your skills, please attend the April 25th session.

Crew Leader Training - Friday, April 18th – the “soft skills” needed for building rapport and maintaining successful and efficient  crew dynamics, as well as positive agency relationships.  Open to all volunteers who have attended one or more OMBC Trail Workdays in past years, and enjoy herding cats.  Max class size: 25.

Level  II:  Advanced Trail Building and Maintenance Techniques - Friday, April 25th – advanced drainage considerations and structures, switchbacks vs. climbing turns, dry stonework skills (no cement or grout), retaining walls, armoring, stone skinnys, turtles, ramps, launchers, landers, berms, drops, jumps….  Open to those who have participated on at least several previous OMBC Trail Workdays – or those who think they know it all, but are still willing to learn.  Maximum class size: 20.

Rescheduled - Level  I:  Basic Trail Building and Maintenance Techniques -  This training has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 12th and class size has been increased to 30.  Get details and sign up here.
– overview of planning and design considerations, soil and water discussions,  tool usage and safety, basic anatomy of a trail, new tread construction, and maintenance techniques.  Open to all interested trail volunteers, new or experienced.  Maximum class size: 30.

 

 

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