Advocacy

Overland Mountain Bike Club helps advocate for and secure favorable policies, facilities, and investments in public trails, youth mountain biking and other activities. Below is a summary listing of some of the specific projects that Overland is currently or has recently been involved in. For a more in-depth analysis of each project, where available, please view the project page by clicking the link under “More Info”.


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Featured Project:

South Bay to Inlet Bay Trail Project

Agency/Trail System: Larimer County & Fort Collins Natural Areas

Status:  Proposed in 2016 – South Bay to Inlet Bay section has been approved conceptually in the Larimer County Reservoir Parks Master Plan update.  Pineridge to South Bay segment was declined…other options will be evaluated with other Larimer County departments.

Timeline:  2019 for South Bay to Inlet Bay section

Estimated Mileage as Proposed:  1 ½ – 3 miles

Targeted Ability Level:  Intermediate, foot and bike only

Project Description:  This trail would provide a much-needed trail connection from Fort Collins to Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.  The approved segment will provide a natural-surface trail connection from South Bay to Inlet Bay at Horsetooth Reservoir as well as a scenic shoreline loop around and over the peninsula.  This trail would provide outstanding views of the Horsetooth Mountain area as well as the reservoir.  The terrain would include unique rock formations, forested canopy, open grassland meadows and steep hillsides.

The proposed segment connecting Pineridge to South Bay would be an incredibly scenic shoreline trail between CR 38E and the reservoir, featuring a 300’ section of boardwalk bridge traversing a steep slope down to the lake’s edge.  Incredibly unique rock formations would be encountered along this route. 

More Info: South Bay to Inlet Bay Trail Project Page.


Trails:

South Bay to Inlet Bay Trail Project

Agency/Trail System: Larimer County & Fort Collins Natural Areas

Status:  Proposed in 2016 – South Bay to Inlet Bay section has been approved conceptually in the Larimer County Reservoir Parks Master Plan update.  Pineridge to South Bay segment was declined…other options will be evaluated with other Larimer County departments.

Timeline:  2019 for South Bay to Inlet Bay section

Estimated Mileage as Proposed:  1 ½ – 3 miles

Targeted Ability Level:  Intermediate, foot and bike only

Project Description:  This trail would provide a much-needed trail connection from Fort Collins to Horsetooth Reservoir and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space.  The approved segment will provide a natural-surface trail connection from South Bay to Inlet Bay at Horsetooth Reservoir as well as a scenic shoreline loop around and over the peninsula.  This trail would provide outstanding views of the Horsetooth Mountain area as well as the reservoir.  The terrain would include unique rock formations, forested canopy, open grassland meadows and steep hillsides.

The proposed segment connecting Pineridge to South Bay would be an incredibly scenic shoreline trail between CR 38E and the reservoir, featuring a 300’ section of boardwalk bridge traversing a steep slope down to the lake’s edge.  Incredibly unique rock formations would be encountered along this route. 

More Info: South Bay to Inlet Bay Trail Project Page.


Cathy Fromme to Coyote Ridge Trail Project

Agency/Trail System:  Fort Collins Natural Areas & Larimer County Solid Waste

Status:  Proposed in 2017 – awaiting decision through Fort Collins Natural Areas Fossil Creek Management Plan update.

Timeline:  Unknown

Estimated Mileage as Proposed:  3 ½

Targeted Ability Level:  Beginner, multi-use

Project Description:  This trail would provide a much-needed connection from the existing Fort Collins paved recreation trail system to the extensive natural-surface foothills trail system.  It would allow direct trail access to Coyote Ridge Natural Area, Rim Rock Trail, Blue Sky Trail, Indian Summer Trail, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Lory State Park.  The trail as proposed would intersect with the Fossil Creek Trail on the west side of Cathy Fromme Natural Area, travel south along this property’s western boundary, circle to the west of the Larimer County Landfill, terminating where it intersects with Coyote Ridge Trail. 

More Info: Cathy Fromme to Coyote Ridge Trail Project Page.



Youth Programs:

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Other Advocacy:

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