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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to check the calendar for the latest ride details.
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. Register here.
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. Register here.
Level I: Basic Trail Building and Maintenance Techniques - Wednesday, April 30th – 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: 20. Register here.
UPDATE: Looks like Mother Nature is smiling on us after all. Rain is predicted to hold off until around 9pm, so the ride is a go. See you all out at Spring Canyon Park at 5:30!
Our first Singletrack Social of the season is scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, but Mother Nature may not cooperate. If the trails are dry and it is not raining, we will be holding the ride. We will meet at Spring Canyon Park, just past the dog park, at 5:30pm to be riding by 5:45pm. If it is raining at 5:00pm or the trails are too wet from earlier rains, the ride will be cancelled (gotta be nice to our trails). Please check back here for an official announcement.
Our first trail day of the 2014 season is just around the corner. On Saturday, April 26th, Overland Mountain Bike Club will be working with Larimer County to create alternate lines on the Sawmill trail! Yes, you read that right, alt lines on Sawmill. Thanks to our intrepid Trails Committee, we have this great opportunity to improve one of our favorite trails in Horsetooth Mountian Park.
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Register now for one of the Front Range's toughest endurance mountain bike races!
Individual Race Registration
Just for Fun Team Race Registration
The fourth annual "40 in the Fort" Endurance Mountain Bike Race will be held on June 28, 2014 at Lory State Park in Fort Collins. Come experience one of the Front Range's toughest endurance mountain bike races. Thousands of feet of lung-busting, leg-searing climbs and grin inducing descents make this race a great test of your physical endurance, mental toughness and mountain bike skills.
The individual race is 40 miles made up of two 20 mile laps. Each lap has nearly 4,500 feet of climbing. Race divisions include Open, Sport and Singlespeed with men's and women's under and over 40 year old groups. Individual entry fee is $75.
Just for Fun team racers do one 20 mile lap each, ridden simultaneously, with results based upon their combined times. Race divisions include Men's, Women's and Co-Ed. Team entry fee is $100.
New this year - race jerseys! This year, we will be offering commemorative race jerseys for purchase. We will let you know when they are available to order or keep an eye out for details on the Overland website.
The race benefits Overland Mountain Bike Club, the premier mountain bike advocacy organization for Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming.
Unfortunately, we did not have the minimum number of registrants needed to hold the class, so it has been cancelled. If you are a member who needs the refresher, please sign up for the Tuesday, April 8, 2014 class using the same link below.
If you need to refresh your first aid and CPR certifications, we are holding our first recertification class this Thursday, March 13th from 6:30-10:00pm at the Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, 4501 S. Lemay. This class is open to all members, but we encourage patrollers who need recertification (you know who you are!) to take this opportunity to recertified before the riding season really gets rolling. The trails will be dry soon, so be ready to patrol when they are. There is a limit of 18 spots available and you can sign up here.
Registration for the Laramie Enduro is now open and filling fast. If you want to ride one of the great mountain bike endurance races in the country, register now.
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University of Colorado Health is hosting a free event called March MAN-NESS the first week in March. Click here http://marchmanness.org/ to register for this cool event. With the MTB season almost upon us (feel the warm breezes?) it’s time to take action to prevent health issues that limit your riding! Beer, trivia, and great information in one fun evening.
It’s that time again… for the Overland Mountain Bike Club Kickoff meeting! Thursday, March 6th at New Belgium Brewery is the place to be. Come hear plans for the 2014 season from the Board of Directors and Trails, Patrol, and Membership committees. Become a card- carrying member of OMBC by joining or renewing your membership at Kickoff. Yes! We now have membership cards with perks! Catch up with old friends and riding buddies, say hello to our Land Agency friends, and meet new mountain bike soul mates.
This year’s program begins with social time at 6:30, and presentations at 7:00pm. We’ll have lots of time after presentations for you to ask questions of each group, volunteer for events, and get your member swag. And, order your Overland jersey- there will be sample sizes to try. Membership dues may be paid before or after presentations by cash, check, or credit card: $20.00 individual and $35 household.
We’ll provide pizza & pop, and New Belgium has a great deal for you on beer: $5.00 (cash only) buys your first beer and New Belgium gives you a second and third for free. Come and join the fun, see what your club is up to, and say thank you to our best supporter- New Belgium Brewery.
Mark your calendar: Thursday, March 6th at 6:30 -8:00 pm, New Belgium Brewery. We hope to see you there.