John Gorrilla and Kyle Wingler are organizing a trail building task force and sent me the below info that I forward. Be warned, I plan to be there with my chainsaw and will be looking to even some scores. Please contact Kyle via the info below to let him know if you can attend. I've got quite a few reports to put up, including an encounter with a black bear at the top of the Catalina Mountains. The wounds should heal by the time I return to Ohio,
I'm emailing you because I believe you have mountain bikes or have some
interest in riding off road. Kyle Wingler is leading an effort to construct 7-9
miles of singletrack at Lobdell Reserve in Alexandria which is in riding
distance of a lot of you. We are planning a trail day to continue working on
the first section of trail on 11/11 at 10:00. I believe we'll be meeting in the
northwest corner of the park on Mounts Road, but Kyle can let everyone know
where to meet specifically if that's inaccurate.
I think the plan is to work for 3-4 hours clearing undergrowth and cutting
the tread. This is crummy labor, but yields fun results. The plus to trail
building is you can think of the work you put in every time you ride a section
you constructed as well as have some input into the trail itself.
Please plan on dressing for being in the woods with thorny vines. If you
can, please bring shovels, picks or hoes, garden rakes, loppers, pruners and
other tools you think would be useful for clearing, digging and cutting. We'll
have some trail building specific tools like you can see here: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/info/tools5.html,
but hopefully there won't be enough for all the help, so if you have some of
these or access to them, it would be great if you could bring them. We'll
probably have a few wheelbarrows and chainsaws just in case.
Please feel free to email Kyle at email@example.com or call him 614.506.0825 or
me firstname.lastname@example.org and 612.817.3353 if you
have questions. Ideally if you could respond to Kyle and let him know if you
can make it, it will help us plan and have the right tools and work ready to
And of course, please feel free to send this message to others who would
interested in helping.