The City of Fort Collins Trail Day at Reservoir Ridge that was originally set to take place May 11th has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 15, 2013. We had over 35 volunteers sign up for the original event and would like to get at least that many again. If you registered previously, please re-register, as we were not able to reuse the original signup:
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We received notification from Kristy Wumkes at the Forest Service that the Hewlett Gulch trail will be closed for approximately 1 week beginning May 9th for heli-mulching.
What the heck is heli-mulching, you ask? Well, it is the practice of dropping mulch from the air using, you guessed it, a helicopter. It is often used to help with erosion control after a fire.
Probably want to avoid that trail unless you want to get a pile of mulch on your head and have Kristy and the Forest Service be very angry with you (not good). Seriously, though, please avoid the area so the Forest Service can do their work and we can have a better Hewlett Gulch Trail to ride for the rest of the Summer.
Please check with the Forest Service to see when the trail will be open again or as soon as we know, we will post it here.
Unfortunately, the Reservoir Ridge Reroute Trail Project scheduled for Saturday, May 11 has been cancelled due to rainy weather and muddy trail conditions.
At this time, Reservoir Ridge Natural Area is closed and staff are predicting that it will still be closed on Saturday because it is supposed to rain the rest of the week. Rain and lightning has also greatly interfered with the Public Improvement Staff's ability to prep the site and prepare for the project.
The project will be rescheduled to a yet to be determined date. Once a date has been set, we will put up an announcement.
Once again, thanks for volunteering and we hope that you will consider coming out and help us with this project when we have a new date set.
The third annual "40 in the Fort" Endurance Mountain Bike Race will be held on June 29, 2013 at Lory State Park in Fort Collins. Come experience on of the Front Range's toughest mountain bike races. 40 miles, nearly 9000 vertical feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin inducing descents. Once again we will be holding the regular two lap 40 mile individual race and the Just for Fun team race where a team of two riders ride one 20 mile lap each simultaneously. Either race is a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.
Looks like the Mother Nature doesn't like our Social Rides anymore. The word this week is that the "official" ride is cancelled, but Bill H will be at the Blue Sky trailhead should anyone want to brave the conditions. As always, please be careful to not damage the trails.
What could be better than warm weather, sunshine, and introducing the young members of our community to mountain biking and outdoor activities? After a combination of fire and weather conspired to cancel both Take a Kid events last year, this year is set to be better than ever.
Join Overland for the annual Spring Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day event on Saturday May 18, 2013, from 9:00am to 2:00pm. At this free event, we will introduce your kids to mountain biking, teach trail etiquette and use the fire at Lory for a lesson in environmental stewardship. Lunch will be provided and there will be swag for the kids.
Participants are limited to 50, so sign your kids up now.
Sign up to Volunteer here.
Know some kids that want to ride? Sign the kids up here.
Time for a Kick in the Sprocket - Indoor Social Ride at Crankenstein
It looks like once again Mother Nature is giving us a gift of snow and cancelling our weekly social ride. But instead of just sitting idly by, we will be having an Overland social at Crankenstein 6:00PM this Wednesday April 24. Stop by, talk mountain biking and make some new friends!
Cranknstein: 215A North College Avenue, Fort Collins
You probably didn't need confirmation of this, but due to the heavy snowfall, tonight's social ride has been cancelled. Once again, we will hope for rideable conditions for next week's Social Ride.
Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, tonight's City of Fort Collins Good Host Training has been cancelled. The training has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, April 23rd, 6:00 - 8:00pm. It will be held in the Community Room at 215 North Mason, accessed via the North entrance to the building.
If you are already signed up you do not need to do so again. If you signed up and cannot make this session, please contact our Patrol Director, Dan Reitz, to let him know and we will remove your name from the list. If you need this training and have not signed up yet, please do so here:
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Sorry for the inconvenience, but we all know what Colorado weather is like.
You have all seen, and tried to hike or ride the lower sections of the Foothills Trail on east side of the Reservoir Ridge Natural Area: another asteroid belt, deeply eroded and not too much fun. So, the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department is re-routing about 3/4 of a mile of trail at Reservoir Ridge to create sustainable, flowing singletrack and add a couple of technical rocky sections.
Join us for an opportunity to build new trail on May 11, at 8:30am at the Foothills Trail Michaud Lane Trailhead. Try to carpool, if possible, as parking is limited. Lunch and tools will be provided by Overland Mountain Bike Club and the City Natural Areas.