Date: March 25, 2017
Trail: Ridge (Alternate Climb – name tbd)
Trail Adopter: Jack’s Bicycle Center / Queens of Dirt
Trail Leads: Chris Mellick, Csaba Horvath, Javon Smith
# of Volunteers: 38
Total Duration: 9am – 3pm
Total Hours: 225 (a few volunteers came late and early, most took 30 minutes for lunch, crew leaders spent extra time for setup and breakdown)
Trail Work Completed: Despite cold and rainy weather, 38 volunteers showed up on Saturday to help cut new line as a continuation of our alternate single-track climbing route up to the Ridge lookout. We had a mix of experienced and new builders, and encountered some tricky challenges hiding along the route we had flagged, but made a lot of progress! Removed all organic, built 8 switchbacks and completed tread in some areas. It is “rideable” but not complete. At the end of the day, we flagged both ends of the new section to discourage riders and let all the freshly moved dirt settle. We still need to complete the tread in some areas, fine-tune some switch-backs, add armoring in other sections, as well as naturalize the entire route.