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Digging Opportunities

May 9, 2009

Wanted to get a quick post up about some digging opprtunites that are coming up, as well as a reason to show up…

  • Thursday Night 6-8pm. Some people haven’t been able to make it to Sautrday digs, so Thursday night should be open to everyone. It you can make it, come down, bring a drink, and let’s get some stuff built. The teeter-totter has a foundation now, and could probably be finished. Who wants to ride it first?
  • Saturday Mornings 9-12. More of the same, but a great time to get out of chores at the house, andĀ buildĀ something cool. Make sure to bring water, it is going to be getting warm.

Now, in addiotion to building some cool freature at an amaxing park that you can play on, the reason to build has gotten even better. Giant Bicycles and Epic Biking have put together a raffle for all of those people that have helped in the building of the bike park. And what are the prizes you ask? How about a brand new Giant dirt jumping frame!
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In addition to the frame, there will be tools, parts, and lots of other goodies to be handed out, but there is one small catch. You have to be around on May 30th, at the grand opening to collect. The more often you come and dig at the park, there more likely you are to win. So, why not come Thursday and Saturday!

Thank You

October 31, 2008

We had a great turn out last Saturday with over 30 people digging in. Thank you all for your time and effort. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to stay long, and with Darin on the bobcat most of the morning, we did a poor job organizing the labor force. It is clear that we will need to be more organized in the future and delegate responsibilities, including assigning project leaders to manage specific assignments. Please consider which projects you can organize and oversee.

We will be working on the park again this Saturday from 8:30 until 11:00. Please come help out if you can. Darin cut much of the lumber for the skills area ladder bridges last night. So we will need a few cordless power tools if you have them. We will also have another dozen McLeod hoes on hand. We are planning a ride at 11:00 on the existing downhill trails east and south of the park. There are some new ladder bridges and jumps that have greatly improved the trails, so plan on having some fun when the work is done.

Remember, this is a park for mountain bikers built by mountain bikers. Although Eagle Mountain City and The Ranches HOA have generously supported park construction financially, it is all of our volunteer labor that will get it built. Please spread the word and invite your friends to help out.

Cougar

Our First Dig Day

July 20, 2008

A big thank you to everyone who made it out to our first dig day. In a couple of short hours we were able to nearly complete a rough cut of the Juniper Trail. Hopefully those who came out have caught the trail building bug. It sounds crazy, but I’m to the point that I often choose trail building over riding. If your priorities are out of wack like mine, please feel free to come out and dig whenever you like. The Juniper Trail is marked with green flags, with connector trails in pink. You can have at it whenever you have the time and energy. If you don’t want to blaze a new section you can always work on smoothing out the rough cut. Please keep track and let me know how much time you put in as we would like to inform the city and HOA of the total volunteer hours. We are also planning on rewarding volunteers for their efforts with official bike park T-shirts, raffles, and other goodies. I will be posting each volunteer and his or her hours here on the blog. Also, I will let you know when the McLeod tools arrive. This tool is ideal for cutting and shaping trail.

Hopefully the excavator will make it out this week to cut the advanced and beginner slopestyle trails. I must say that I am very excited about the beginner trail. After flagging it with Darin we both realized that this trail will be a bike park favorite regardless of ability level. Once the bulldozer completes the rough cut, then the dirt will be delivered and we can begin placing and shaping.

Thanks again to everyone who came out and helped yesterday. Stay tuned for the next official dig day.

Cougar

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