Bike Giveaway Volunteer Incentive Program – 2018 Winner Announced

The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA), Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) & our sponsor Ute City Cycles / CIMA Cycles are proud to announce the winner of our 4th annual Bike Giveaway! This volunteer incentive program was run in collaboration by RFOV and RFMBA to encourage local trail users and mountain bikers to spend their time maintaining and building great trails for our communities.

Charlynn Maxwell Porter is our big winner for 2018 thanks to her time maintaining the Thomas Lakes Trail this past August!. By signing an RFOV waiver at the start of a public project, she became eligible, and is now the lucky owner of a sweet CIMA Highlands!

While this winter’s heavy snows have delayed pressure to finish the custom build up of her new bike, she’s already dreaming of spring desert trips and time riding with friends on our local trails when they open for the season!

Volunteer Charlynn Maxwell Porter holds her new CIMA Highlands, surrounded by
Greg, PJ, Tyler and Cooper (the big pup) of Ute City Cycles & CIMA Cycles

336 total unique volunteers with 2+ volunteer efforts, qualified for bike giveaway.

995 total entries into the bike giveaway for those 336 volunteers.  Some had a 2 in 995 chance of winning.  The most ‘super’ volunteer had a 20 in 995 chance of winning.   (RFMBA & RFOV staff and board members did not qualify of course!) 

For more info about the bike and for volunteer opportunities to be the next winner check out Scott Condon’s article in today’s Aspen Times.

2019 TRAIL PROJECTS

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will hold volunteer workdays throughout the valley in 2019. The lineup of projects is:

• Mitchel Creek, Glenwood Springs, May 18. Volunteers will clear dense brush and stabilize stepping-stones at creek crossings.

• Mountain View Connector, Snowmass Village, June 1. Final phase will be built to connect the Mountain View and South Rim Trails.

• Skyline Ridge Trail reroute, Sky Mountain Park, Tuesday evenings, June 11, 18 & 25. Ongoing reroute of the Skyline Ridge Trail.

• Lake Christine Fire restoration, Basalt, June 15. Project will be part of the first steps to stabilize soils to prevent soil erosion and spread of invasive weeds.

• Basalt Trail project, Basalt, Tuesday evenings throughout July. A designated route will be established along the Roaring Fork River.

• Marble Basecamp, Marble, July 12-15, car-camping optional. Volunteers will build short access trails, level camping surfaces and removed deadfall.

• Hay Park to Buzzard Basin, lower slopes of Mount Sopris, Aug. 16-18. A one-half mile trail will be rerouted out of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.

• Cathedral Lake, off Castle Creek Valley, Sept. 7. Heavily traveled and eroded one-half mile section of the trail past trailhead will be rehabbed.

• Hanging Lake, Glenwood Canyon, Sept. 21. General maintenance on the heavily visited route.

• Highlands Trail, Rifle, Oct. 5. A new singletrack hiking and biking trail will be added to the trail system in Rifle.

For more information or to volunteer, go to www.rfov.org/2019-projects/