Join the crew from Aloha Mountain Cyclery in Carbondale on the 2nd Sundays in June, July, and August. RFMBA is coordinating with AMC and the BLM to conduct Group Work days with our partner Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.
Project details have been announced (see below), including where and when to meet up in the morning. We’ll be working to maintain and improve the much loved trails in the Prince Creek area as well as higher up on the Crown’s BLM lands.
This will be one of your opportunities to enter our 2015 Bike Giveaway! Brought to you by our friends and sponsors at Ute City Cycles, every time you sign an RFOV volunteer waiver for a trail project, you’ll get an additional chance to win a Yeti 575 Enduro worth $3,500 in your size! One chance for each evening project, and two chances for each full day project. We’re partial to mountain bikes, but if your lucky name is drawn at the end of the season in September, you can choose a similar value road bike. The more you volunteer the more chances to win!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Aloha Mt. Cyclery’s 2nd Sundays Prince Creek Volunteer Trail Work
Sundays – June 14, July 12, August 9, 2015
Aloha Mt. Cyclery is closing shop 3 days this summer to help perform trail maintenance on the much loved trails of the Crown and Prince Creek. Aloha’s loyal customers, fans of the Crown, and RFMBA supporters are encouraged to join in on this work! Organized by RFMBA in partnership with BLM and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers. Contact Aloha at firstname.lastname@example.org or 963-2500. Contact RFOV at email@example.com or 927-8241. Thank you!
9:30am to 2:30pm
Lower end of the Highline Trail.
Some limited parking exists near our staging and registration area. We encourage you to bike up to the registration area from the end-of-the-pavement parking area on Prince Creek Rd., or find a safe spot along the dirt portion of Prince Creek Rd. closer to the top of Monte Carlo Trail / lower end of Highline Trail.
All participants will need to sign a waiver. The registration table area will be located near the lower end of Highline Trail. Signing RFOV’s volunteer waiver will automatically enter you into RFMBA’s 2015 Bike Giveaway volunteer incentive program.
Please bring your own full water bottles / bladder as well as snacks or a sandwhich for our lunch break. Aloha Mountain Cyclery will provide pizza and beers after the trail work is finished.
WHAT TO WEAR
The elevation of the project site is 7,200’. The best advice is to layer your clothing to be ready for both a warm/ hot afternoon and a temperature drop if a rain storm passes through. Be prepared with hat, sunscreen and rain gear. Long pants and hiking/trail shoes recommended. Definitely consider bringing extra shoes along with you if you ride your bike with clips pedals up to the project site.
WHAT TO BRING:
Water (at least 1 Liter),
Sunscreen, hat, etc.
Work gloves (bike gloves OK + we’ll have extra work gloves)
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
On June 12th, volunteers will be maintaining Highline, Plunge and South Porcupine by lopping back new growth, creating water diversions on steeper rutted portions of trail, and stabilizing narrow trail on steep cross slopes. RFOV will provide the Tools and Crew Leaders.
Pets make unsafe project participants. To insure the safety of your pets and our volunteers, pets are not permitted on RFOV projects. The nature of the work is suitable for youth 14 and older. We request one-on-one adult supervision of any minors attending this project.
Project Partners & Sponsors:
Aloha Mountain Cyclery
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley Field Office
Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers