Sunday 10/25 Trail Work: Finishing Festival

We were treated to peak fall colors in the forest!

We were treated to peak fall colors in the forest!

Eight hard- working souls got up early and headed out to the National Forest at 8 AM Sunday morning.  We set out to finish up the trial work that was started during the SVBC Mountain Bike Festival several weeks ago on Narrowback mountain.  With the leaves in peak color and the absence of forecasted rain it made for a beautiful morning in the woods!

Hard-workers scrape the duff and fortify the trail bed.

Hard-workers scrape the duff and fortify the trail bed.

Volunteer trail work is incredibly important to the bicycle club. In order to get the HUGE grants from the US government to fund trail construction and restoration, the bicycle club must front 20-40% of the total dollars spent on the projects, which is typically tens of thousand of dollars!  Where our trail work comes into play is that for each VOLUNTEER hour put on the ground, SVBC is credited $22 towards their portion of the bill!  In short, trail work helps the bicycle club afford HUGE grants from the US government to build sweet Mountain bike trail!

This HUGE washing machine berm was added during the MTB festival and is one of, if not the biggest, berms in the Valley!

This HUGE washing machine berm was added during the MTB festival and is one of, if not the biggest, berms in the Valley!

A manicured ribbon of fresh trail drops out of the forest.

A manicured ribbon of fresh trail drops out of the forest.

The Cyclone berm from the top.

The Cyclone berm from the top.