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A few quick updates for you all.
Recreation NW Expo:
Swing by and say hi to us at the Recreation Northwest Expo Saturday at the Fairhaven Ferry Terminal. We’ll be there along with many other recreation groups from 1-6 PM and we’ll talking mountain biking and trails (of course). If anyone is interested in volunteering and helping me out a bit tomorrow, I’ll gladly reward you with some schwag and beer…..just shoot me an email!
Freehub Trail day:
Bill Hawk and Brandon Watts will be leading crews on Evolution and PT à Eagle Scout tomorrow. Meeting at the Samish Way lot at 9 AMif you’d like to help get those dialed for spring. If you’re planning to ride tomorrow, please avoid those trails….thanks! More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/274133373007683/
I’ll be meeting with Janicki’s crew on Monday, but they are planning to begin logging West of the Pipeline Road in the Kaya, Bunny and Art’s area next Thursday. We’ll get in there early in the week to flag the heck out of the trails, so their machine operators can limit trail damage, but those trails will be closed until further notice beginning early in the week.
Also, there will be a LOT of truck traffic on the Pipeline Road while harvest activity is taking place. As such, we’ll ask folks to try to ride from the north side or begin your rides after mid-afternoon when their crews are off the hill. If you encounter logging trucks during a ride, we’d ask you to please pull over and let them pass through since we only have one entrance/exit on that side of the hill now.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Trail Director, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition
The Queens of Dirt Build Day on 12/18/16 has been canceled and postponed for next year. Enjoy the snow and ice!
Free ladies night at the new indoor BMX race track on December 8th from 6pm to 9pm.
Location is at Northwest Indoor BMX Racing on 1970 Walton Dr. Burlington, WA 98233
Donations to benefit WMBC JoyRiders and youth programs.
If you want to carpool meet at Fanatik @5:30pm.
More info on this event page: Burlington BMX Ladies Night
Just wanted to throw this out in case you wanted a recap. There are some pretty amazing people in our community and it’s definitely worth watching the other recipient videos if you want to feel even better about Bellingham.
- Watch Recipient Videos, created by BTV on the WDRC YouTube page
- Download photos from the Gala, by Bellingham Photographer Phil Rose
- Check out the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Website
Eric Brown is receiving the Environment Award at the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center Peace Builder Awards Gala on November 18th. The event honors people who “perform remarkable acts of putting the pieces together for creative conflict resolution in neighborhoods, schools and community.” The WMBC can proudly say that Eric has done that and we are so fortunate to have him with us and in our community. Eric, thank you for bringing land managers and mountain bikers to the table and finding constructive solutions where all parties can benefit and thank you for giving trail users the ability to play and build in the woods and the opportunity to shape our future.
Here’s a link to more event information: http://whatcomdrc.org/peace-builder-awards-gala/
This is an article from the Bellingham Business Journal regarding the event: http://bbjtoday.com/blog/wdrc-announces-annual-peace-builder-award-recipients/34411
Thank you Jeff Jaap and your fellow crew of dedicated volunteers for committing 5 days (and over 60 hours) to clearing the tree debris on Whoopsie! The trail is open but there’s a lot of fresh mud on it so we ask that you give it a few days to dry before riding it.
Thank you to the 18 volunteers who showed up and helped give Double Down a little face lift yesterday. We worked on smoothing out some gnarly break bumps and ruts and did some drainage work. The dirt in some places was still surprisingly dry but overall is holding a lot better. There are a few soft sections so we ask that you give the trail a few days to settle before riding it. Thank you!
We are planning to take advantage of the upcoming rains and we’ll be working at Larrabee State Park again.
We are meeting at 9 AM at the Lost Lake (aka, Clayton Beach) parking lot which is by the bathrooms and Fragrance Lake Road. We’ll have coffee/bagels for the AM and lunch in the afternoon.
As usual, be prepared for inclement weather, bring some water or snacks and boots/gloves for working. We’ll have plenty of trail tools ready to go.