Still an Urgent Need for Trail Volunteers!

Did you miss it?  Last weekend August 6 & 7, Larimer County Department of Natural Resources invited Overland Mountain Bike Club to partner with the Estes Park Cycling Coalition, Larimer County Horsemans Association, and others, to help build new access and connector trails at Hermit Park Open Space.  Over 45 Volunteers worked on nearly 1500 linear feet of trail – removing stumps, constructing rock retaining walls, building basic trail – and incorporating alt lines!  The entire seven miles of new trail is scheduled to be completed by end of 2017.

Would you like another chance to come out and play?  We still need your help!  This weekend, August 13 & 14, one of our trail partners, the Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society – CATS – is leading the trail project, and would welcome volunteer help from OMBC.

Can you say free camping up in the cool forest?  Escape the heat down below and join us for either (or both) Saturday, August 13 from 9:00am-4:30pm, and/or Sunday, August 14 from 9:00am-3:00pm.  Volunteers will be provided with free tent camping at Granite Gulch Campground either Friday and/or Saturday nights, as well as meals.  Must volunteer to camp for free.  Bonus:  Join us Friday evening to set up camp in time to view the annual Perseid Meteor Showers!

See cool map of Hermit Park at: http://www.larimer.org/naturalresources/hermitpark_map.pdf   The hilly ridges south and west of Kruger and Granite Gulch Campgrounds will be our new play area….

All other project details – work schedule, what to expect, what to bring – will be provided after signup. Expect moderate-to-strenuous advanced trail work.  Minimum age of 18, or 16 accompanied by a volunteering parent.  Be sure to bring your bikes!

Contact CATS for more info at:  bob@trailcats.org or signup at:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b45aaad2fa02-cats