Trail Work

 

We encourage giving back to the mountain biking community through your help, support and physical labor.  Please check out trail days as we post them and go work on some of  the trails you love to ride!

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You are invited to the following event:

TRAILS TRAINING

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MST)

Open Space Offices
700 Jefferson County Pkwy
Suite 100
Golden, CO 80401

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This field based training will begin covering basic aspects of trail maintenance including trail anatomy, water management, and erosion control features. Participants will practice skills in a real environment after small group discussions. Specific topics covered will depend on work location. Target work locations include Apex Park, White Ranch Park, or North Table Mountain Park. …

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Jefferson County Open Space

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Multiple Apex Park Volunteer Days Planned for Flood Repairs

 

Jeffco Open Space has announced multiple dates for volunteers to join the recovery effort at Apex Park. In addition to specific Apex Park recovery projects, Trail Training Projects are available and include field-based training and cover basic aspects of trail maintenance including trail anatomy, water management, and erosion control. Participants will practice skills at a park after small group discussions. Specific topics covered will depend on the work location. Trail Training Projects will be held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning January 28, and will take place from 9-3pm. There is a limit of 10 volunteers per project.

Locations for the Trail Training Projects are targeted at Apex Park. All events are weather dependent. Conditions may require these events to be relocated to other flood damaged sites such as White Ranch Park and North Table Mountain Park when appropriate. Volunteers who register should monitor email messages related to any cancelations due to weather.

Current Volunteer Events:

Trails Training Project              Tuesday, 1/28/14 9AM to 3PM
Apex Park Recovery Project    Wednesday, 1/29/14 9AM to 3PM
Trails Training Project              Wednesday, 2/5/14 9AM to 3PM
Trails Training Project              Thursday, 2/13/14 9AM to 3PM
Trails Training Project              Tuesday, 2/18/14 9AM to 3PM
Trails Training Project              Wednesday, 2/26/14 9AM to 3PM

Apex Park Weekend Events (details to be announced):

Apex Park Recovery Project     Saturday, 2/8/14
Apex Park Recovery Project     Saturday, 2/22/14

Register for these volunteer events through EventBrite 

Join our Apex Park email list: Send an email to apexpark@jeffco.us and join our contact list. You will be sent special notices and updates on Apex Park from the Regional Parks Supervisor, Tim Sandsmark. This is also where comments can be submitted.

Jeffco Parks is comprised of Jeffco Open Space, the Fairgrounds, CSU Extension, Boettcher Mansion and Weed and Pest. Open Space, the largest division, was founded as a land conservation organization in 1972 and preserves natural and cultural resources, provides quality outdoor recreation experiences and promotes sound environmental stewardship. Jeffco Open Space is funded with a one-half cent sales tax that has protected over 52,000 acres and created 28 regional parks and 227 miles of trails in Jefferson County.

Contact: 
Thea Rock, Communications Manager
303-271-5902, trock@jeffco.us 

 

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Thank you for indicating your willingness to help Jeffco Open Space repair and reopen trails damaged from September’s flooding.  A unique series of events is now available to you.  Jeffco Open Space will be providing Trails Training Projects for small groups of volunteers.  Trails Training Projects will give volunteers a solid skill set to help Jeffco Open Space crews reopen trails that remain closed following last September’s severe flooding, including Apex Park.  Open to volunteers of all skill levels, these sessions will focus on various aspects of trail maintenance and construction as well as hands-on practice.  After attending a Trails Training Project, volunteers will be better prepared to hit the ground ready to work, when participating in typical Volunteer Trail events hosted by Jeffco Open Space.

On January 22, a kickoff event will be hosted at the Jeffco Open Space offices from 6:00 – 7:30PM.   This kickoff will cover the basics of trail construction processes and design considerations in a classroom setting.  This kickoff is not a prerequisite to the Trail Training Projects series, but will benefit volunteers that want to understand how trails are designed and built within natural landscapes.

Beginning January 28 through  the month of February, Trail Training Projects will occur weekdays from 9AM to 3PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Space is limited to 10 volunteers per event.  All events will be subject to weather/site conditions and will take place in the field at either Apex Park, White Ranch Park or North Table Mountain Park.  Due to logistical concerns, participants are required to register through Eventbrite http://www.eventbrite.com/e/trails-training-project-kickoff-meeting-tickets-10168924527?aff=eorg. If participation and interest demonstrate need, additional training projects may be scheduled.

Happy Trails!

Dave

Dave Davenport

Trails Services Lead

Jeffco Open Space

303-271-5924 direct

303-886-3988 mobile

 

Hello, 
You are invited to the following event:

FLOOD RECOVERY PROJECT – NORTH TABLE MOUNTAIN PARK (WEEKEND EVENT)

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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)North Table Mountain Park
4758 Highway 93
Golden, CO 80403View Map
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Shovel, rake, spread materials, fill in holes, clear debris, trail restoration, install rock check dams. Meet at the main parking lot on Hwy 93. Parking is limited, carpool if possible. Additional parking is available in the City of Golden’s parking lot on Wyoming Circle. Maximize your time at the site by downloading a release of liability form, filling it out and bringing it with you to the…Share this event on Facebook and TwitterWe hope you can make it!Cheers,
Jefferson County Open Space

 

Trail Work

Buffalo Creek Trail Work: Little Scraggy

When: Saturday, October 12, 9:15 am
Where: Buffalo Creek

REGISTER HERE!

On Saturday, October 12th, we’ll continue our work on the newest trail in Buffalo Creek, Little Scraggy Trail.

We finished about half of the Kelsey Campground loop on our last work day and our goal is to finish it before the snow flies. We will have our usual post-work BBQ; feel free bring your bike and go for a ride!

We provide the tools and guidance so there’s no experience necessary. 

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Help Jeffco Rebuild Trails!
With damage from recent heavy rain and flooding, Apex Park, Lair o’ the Bear Park, the east trailhead of White Ranch Park and several trails have been closed until further notice. For the latest information, see Jefferson County Open Space website and sign up to help today: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/4762627647?s=18033075 

FLOOD OF SEPTEMBER, 2013

So many people displaced.  So many have lost their homes, their possessions.  It may be weeks if not longer for these people to settle back into their lives.  There are many county sign-ups available to help those in need.  Please visit the Boulder City and County websites for their announcements.

In the meantime, our trails have been decimated from the 100 year flood (or is it 500 year flood).  Jeffco will be announcing volunteer trail rebuilding dates here soon.  Here is the link to sign up.  If you are a Dirt Divas, please be sure to indicate that on the Organization Affiliation question.

http://jeffco.us/parks/volunteer/trail-building/

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    Notice Icon 50x50Thank you for your interest in helping us reclaim/rebuild our trails and clean up after the flooding. Staff is working to assess our entire trail system for damage. Next, we’ll determine an approach to return our system to normal as much as possible before winter is upon us. Reclamation will likely continue into Spring 2014.Please fill out the form below so that we can let you know of upcoming projects. We appreciate your interest and support of Jeffco Open Space and your willingness to help by volunteering your time.Our dynamic, fun-filled Trail Days are featured in this YouTube videoView exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites.

    Requirements

    • Be in good physical condition
    • Be able to use a variety of tools, including shovels, picks and rakes
    • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

    What to Bring and Wear

    • Hiking or work boots that go over the ankle; no tennis shoes or sandals
    • Long pants
    • Work gloves
    • Plenty of water (2 quarts minimum)
    • Raingear
    • Sunscreen and insect repellent
    • Toilet paper (recommended)
    • A day pack

    Registration

    Please register for each Trail Day individually. Volunteers who register will receive a confirmation, along with more information and instructions about where to meet.Arrive at the meeting place by 8 a.m. to complete registration. Projects begin promptly at 8:30. You can speed the process by completing our volunteer release of liability View document in PDF foramt. in advance. A parent or guardian’s signature is required for volunteers under 18.

    Last Updated: 9-13-2013

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ACTION ALERT: West Mag!

TELL THE FOREST SERVICE
WHAT YOU WANT

Now’s the time to make your voice heard!
 
The US Forest Service is asking for comments on its plan for the West Magnolia Trails Project.
More info below, but in a nutshell:

 

We need BMA members and supporters to send an email (subject: Magnolia Trails Project #41601) by 9/6 to the

Forest Service, asking for the following:
  • In the southwest portion of the map, provide a uphill and downhill trail experience that meets the users’ desired trail experience (for example, continue NEW1 south, or NEW2 north), in the vein of what Schoolbus offered.
  • Address regional trail connectivity in any and all directions (especially a connection to Winter Park from trails NEW1 and NEW2).
  • Create more trails that provide long climbs and long descents.
  • Include winter sport opportunities and access.
  • Support BMA’s formal comments to the Forest Service.
Comments are accepted until September 6. The Forest Service reviews all comments and incorporates them into the plan.
Even if you just have a few minutes, please cut and paste these asks and send to cluna@fs.fed.us(subject: Magnolia Trails Project #41601). 
This will help us greatly! 
 
Background/How it Works: 
  • The US Forest Service put out a proposedplan/map for West Mag’s rebuilding, due to the recent fuels reduction (which resulted in lots of logging)
  • They are seeking public input on theplan/map (a.k.a. “Proposed Action”) to create a sustainable non-motorized trail system.
  • The maps show a doubling of trails miles. Lots of existing social trails will be converted to system trails, and plenty of new trails and trail segments will be built.
  • BMA thinks that what is being proposed is pretty awesome, but we have a few specific asks, and need your help speaking as a unified voice to the Forest Service.
  • More info about the plan and project here.

This plan is a direct result of BMA’s stewardship with the US Forest Service. With this plan, BMA and the whole mountain biking community will be a trail building force to be reckoned with.

 

It will take resources, capacity, partnerships and coalitions that we still need to build up. Your membership to BMA will help us accomplish great trails.

If 90% on the map is actually done, this will be the most extensive and varied trail system in Boulder County.

 

Thank you for your support!

- YOUR Boulder Mountainbike Alliance

MINICREW Trail Day!

Hello All, due to recent torrential rains in Jefferson County, we have been asked to help repair some of the washed out parts of North Table Loop Trail.

We will be meeting this Thursday at

Tony Grampsas Memorial Sports Complex 4471 Salvia St, Golden, CO at 5:30pm.

Please see the attached PDF file to where we will be meeting.  We will enter the park from the east side, along Easley Road.  Parking will be at Tony Grampsas, take W. 44th Avenue and turn north on Salvia St.  The parking lot is at the end of Salvia St., just a couple blocks.

http://goo.gl/maps/DZtjD

We will hike to the Lithic Trailhead, take a short climb to the North Table Loop, then work our way south doing repairs as needed to washed out sections.

You will need to dress as you would for a two hour hike, prepared with work gloves, water, and a jacket or rain slick just in case.

The mini-crew program was started by mountain bikers and is designed as an “after-work-couple-of-hours” trail session.  Our events fall on the 3rdThursday of each month, from May until September.

We focus on specific tasks assigned by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) that support the trail maintenance activities for the JCOS work crews and staff.  Our events provide all trail users an opportunity to actively participate in the support and maintenance of the trail systems, as well as a chance to spread good will to all trail users we encounter.

If you have any questions or need more information, send an email to minicrew.org@gmail.com or call Fred Berry at 720-840-8596.


Buffalo Creek Trail Work and Celebration – July 13th & 14th 

Give back to the places you love to ride! Join COMBA for a weekend of trail maintenance, celebration, food, camping and group rides at Buffalo Creek July 13th and 14th. On Saturday we will be tackling several needed maintenance projects around the Buffalo Creek trail system. Saturday evening will feature a free dinner and beverages and optional night ride and campground bike competitions. Camp with us on Saturday night following the festivites. A light breakfast will be served on Sunday morning before a group ride departs for the day.

Please register so we can better plan stewardship projects, meals and group rides:

http://comba.org/content/buffalo-creek-13-14

We will be meeting at 8:30 AM on Saturday at the Miller Gulch trailhead south of Bailey. Please be at the Miller Gulch trailhead and ready to go at 8:30 AM. We will be camping at the Miller Gulch trailhead as well. Don’t forget to bring your own lunch and water (we will be packing our lunches into the work site), sturdy work clothes and boots, and your bike!

More details on volunteering, including a map to Miller Gulch trailhead, can be found at:

http://comba.org/content/buffalo-creek-trail-building-day-volunteer-information

Follow updates on the weekend at www.comba.org, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to email Jason Bertolacci at jason@comba.org.

Rooney Valley Trail Construction & Reroute, June 29th

Volunteers Needed!

What: Rooney Valley Trail Construction & Reroute
When: June 29, 2013
Where: Green Mountain, Lakewood
Register: Volunteers must pre-register to plan for tools and supplies at www.voc.org,
or call 303-715-1010, or email voc@voc.org

Details:

 

 

Thursday, September 20th, 2012, 5:30pm

Hello everybody!

It’s time again for Minicrew, and our event this month is happening this Thursday, September 20th, 2012, at 5:30 pm.

For our final event of the season, we will be at the Windy Saddle lot, midway up Chimney Gulch trail.  We haven’t been there yet this year, but some folks will remember a number of events that we’ve held at this location over the years.

Windy Saddle

http://goo.gl/maps/KcGqh

on Lookout Mountain Road

You will need to dress as you would for a two hour hike, prepared with work gloves, water, and a jacket or rain slick just in case.

The mini-crew program was started by mountain bikers and is designed as an “after-work-couple-of-hours” trail session.  Our events fall on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from May until September.

We focus on specific tasks assigned by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) that support the trail maintenance activities for the JCOS work crews and staff.  Our events provide all trail users an opportunity to actively participate in the support and maintenance of the trail systems, as well as a chance to spread good will to all trail users we encounter.

Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 5:30pm

Hello everybody!

It’s time again for Mini Crew! Our next event is happening Thursday, August 16th, 2012, 5:30 pm.

Our next minicrew event will be on the Zorro Trail, just as it was last month.  We will meet in the Rooney Road parking lot at Green Mountain, and then cross the street over to Zorro on the Mathews/Winters property.

http://goo.gl/maps/UkqS

Zorro Trail just west of Green Mountain

You will need to dress as you would for a two hour hike, prepared with work gloves, water, and a jacket or rain slick just in case.

The mini-crew program was started by mountain bikers and is designed as an “after-work-couple-of-hours” trail session.  Our events fall on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from May until September.

We focus on specific tasks assigned by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) that support the trail maintenance activities for the JCOS work crews and staff.  Our events provide all trail users an opportunity to actively participate in the support and maintenance of the trail systems, as well as a chance to spread good will to all trail users we encounter.

2012 Mini Crew Calendar

Thursday May 17th
Thursday June 21st
Thursday July 19th
Thursday August 16th
Thursday September 20th

 

Give back to the trails you love on National Trails Day, June 2nd.

Posted by BMA.   Heil Ranch is a much loved trail north of Boulder, but it’s being loved to death.  Years of foot, bike and hoof traffic combined with the harsh Colorado weather and highly erodible soils has made the Wapiti trail at Heil in desperate need of TLC.  And we aim to give it some.  BMA and BCPOS will be hosting National Trails Day event at the Wapiti and we are inviting YOU.

We will be re-routing especially over-used sections of tread to new, sweet sweet trail and then closing down the old trail.  The goal is to create a more sustainable trail that will stand up to use and mitigate user conflict.

After the trail work is done, we will celebrate all of our good deeds with libations provided by Oskar Blues.  So if you’ve been telling yourself that you need to do some trail work, this is IT!  This is the one!

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It’s time again for Mini Crew! Our next event is happening Thursday, May 17th, 2012, 5:30 pm.

For our May event, we’ll be attending to some maintenance needs that have arisen at Matthews/Winters Park.
We’ll be meeting in the parking lot at the main trail head, and then proceeding along the Village Ride trail. This time there will be something for everyone, from light trimming and pruning, to the more moderate task of clearing drains. And who knows what else!

Map, Area: http://goo.gl/PqAqH
Map, Detail: http://goo.gl/dkd4H

You will need to dress as you would for a two hour hike, prepared with work gloves, water, and a jacket or rain slick just in case.

The mini-crew program was started by mountain bikers and is designed as an “after-work-couple-of-hours” trail session.  Our events fall on the 3rd Thursday of each month, from May until September.

We focus on specific tasks assigned by Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) that support the trail maintenance activities for the JCOS work crews and staff.  Our events provide all trail users an opportunity to actively participate in the support and maintenance of the trail systems, as well as a chance to spread good will to all trail users we encounter.

2012 Mini Crew Calendar

Thursday May 17th
Thursday June 21st
Thursday July 19th
Thursday August 16th
Thursday September 20th

If you have any questions or need more information, send an email tominicrew.org@gmail.com or call Fred Berry at 720-840-8596.

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Minicrew! – Trail Training Refresher and Field Seminar

Saturday, April 7th, from 8am til noon

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Hey everyone, it’s almost time for Minicrew to begin again!  Long time participants and curious onlookers alike are invited to our training session for the season, which will be on Saturday, April 7th, from 8am til noon.   We will begin the morning at the Lookout Mountain Nature Center, and then proceeding out into the field for hands-on experience.

Anyone is welcome to come.  This is our annual re-qualification and start-of-season orientation in Jefferson County Open Space trail maintenance techniques for our crew leaders, but there will plenty of room anyone else who is interested in the hows and whys of JCOS trail building and maintenance.

Send us a message via reply to this email, or call David Davenport @ 303-271-5924.

Our regular season will resume on Thursday, May 17th, location to be announced.

 

Mack Ridge Connector Trail Construction….IS CANCELED for tomorrow! TOO WET!

Reschedule for SATURDAY MARCH 10TH, otherwise all info below will be the same.

We’re building some new singletrack to connect Mack Ridge to Troy Built! Come out and join us. Please meet at the Mack exit parking lot at 9am. We’ll carpool via 4×4 vehicles up to the top of the ridge. If you’ve got a 4×4 that you’re willing to drive up, please let us know. The work will go until 3pm, then we’ll go into Fruita to the Hot Tomato to socialize.

The Hot Tomato will give those that worked on the trail a great deal on food and beer, plus it’s a fun place to hang out!

If you have questions, please contact Amy Agapito at coordinator@copmoba.org.

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POSSE TRAIL WORK AT BETASSO

Small-group trailwork at Betasso Preserve

Posted February 24, 2012.  Continuing the tradition that started with National Trail Days (NTD) all these many years ago, BMA and Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS) are partnering up to finish up a section of the Canyon Link Trail at Betasso.

Meet at the Bummer’s Rock TH parking lot at 8:45 AM. To reach the Bummer’s Rock TH, take Canyon up to Sugarloaf to Betasso Rd and look for the signs.  Bummer’s Rock is not the “main” trailhead with a bathroom.

We will run till ~12:00pm with an option to stay longer if there is need and interest.

Please bring: Water, Sunscreen, Pants, Sturdy Boots, Work Gloves and Snacks, appropriate outer wear for weather

Feel free to organize carpools using the comments section below!

Date:    2012/02/25 - 8:45am - 12:00pm

If you login or register for an account on the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance website, you can RSVP for this event. Your sign-in will also enable other cool social networking features – it’s free and fun!

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Posted February 23, 2012.  From COPMOBA:   MACK RIDGE CONNECTOR TRAIL CONSTRUCTION

Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  Meet at the Mack exit parking lot.

We’re building some new singletrack to connect Mack Ridge to Troy Built! Come out and join us. Please meet at the Mack exit parking lot at 9am. We’ll carpool via 4×4 vehicles up to the top of the ridge. If you’ve got a 4×4 that you’re willing to drive up, please let us know. The work will go until 3pm, then we’ll go into Fruita to the Hot Tomato to socialize.

The Hot Tomato will give those that worked on the trail a great deal on food and beer, plus it’s a fun place to hang out!

If you have questions, please contact Amy Agapito at coordinator@copmoba.org.