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Trails bring us together as a community and allow us to escape as individuals. Please help us continue to create and sustain the best possible mountain bike trail system in the Roaring Fork Valley.
A few of examples of what your membership to RFMBA supports:
This year we are again hiring and training a seasonal trail crew to maintain our existing trails. Keep an eye out for the crew cutting back overgrowth and improving drainage on your favorite trails.
We are also working on two new singletrack trails in the Prince Creek/Crown area that will link the lower trails on both sides to the top of the Crown and the Father of Ginormous trail.But thats not all. Your membership also helps us bring even more and better trails to the valley.
Please join the RFMBA membership family. A family that loves and supports our fantastic trial system from Aspen to New Castle.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN/RENEW YOUR RFMBA MEMBERSHIP!
South Canyon includes wildlife habitat. In general, if you see wildlife give them plenty of space and do not approach. In addition, at the request of the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, dogs are not permitted on or around the South Canyon trails.
Enjoy the trails, but please do not bring your dog to South Canyon.
Due to high snowpack the Crown BLM/Prince Creek Trails winter closure is extended to may 1st to allow deer and elk to move to higher elevations. (original trail opening date was April 16th).
Delayed opening only applies to the Crown BLM and Prince Creek Trails above the South Porcupine trail.
Red Hill’s Elk Mountain Traverse, New Castle, and Lorax trails will open April 16th as usual.
At the request of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, winter closures for Prince Creek/Crown BLM, Williams Hill and the Hardscrabble/Spring Creek area have been extended to April 30th. These closures apply to all mechanized and motorized use however all users should consider avoiding these areas during this closure. Winter closure gates will be opened May 1st, 2019.– The Bureau of Land Management Colorado River Valley Field Office
As always, RIDE DIRT, NOT MUD!
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!
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/
Experts say the sport encourages strength, confidence and more!
Two years ago, Nola and Brent Peacock of Jackson, Wyo., weren’t sure their daughter, Annika, then 13, was ready to take on the Cache Creek Mountain Bike Race.
“It’s really hard, it’s not a kid’s race. It’s not that long, but there’s a lot of elevation gain,” said Mrs. Peacock, whose husband decided he’d ride behind his daughter in case she needed extra motivation. She didn’t. “She had her own grit and eye of the tiger inside her, and I had not seen that before that race,” Mrs. Peacock said.
Like many of today’s parents striving to raise strong daughters, the Peacocks had heard no shortage of advice on how to grow gritty girls: Take them to a march. Let them fail. Make bossy a virtue.