Well, after a hiatus which was starting by a bad case of the flu, I’m going to try and catch you up on all of the amazing things that are happening with CAMP these days. Personally, I think I came down with the flu because I wasn’t riding enough, or fastenough. Or maybe it’s my body’s way of telling me I need a new bike.
There’s been a lot of progress made to the connector trails lately. The biggest news is that the Lakeside Connector has been connected to the Falls View Trail via a 120′ boardwalk. Shown here with the indefatigable Philip Darden (sporting some awesome socks Ria Story style), the boardwalk was constructed in a matter of days, and traverses a swampy mess. In less recent news but just as noteworthy, the falls view to creek view connector is completed, and I’ve heard lots of people say this is now the best
section of the best trail in the park! If you haven’t ridden it yet, I suggest you go outside, load your bike on your car, and get to Chewacla!
There’s lots of events coming up. We’ve got a ride scheduled for this evening and trail workdays scheduled for both Friday & Saturday. This Saturday marks 2 weeks until our big race weekend, and there’s a lot of stuff to be done. Hank will be on Falls View pretty much all day Friday & Saturday, so come out and help as it fits your schedule. You could expect some more evening rides next week, but always check out our Events page for the latest updates. For all the beginners out there, I’ve heard rumors of the summer beginner rides starting up again soon.
For those looking for some variety (and who isn’t), be sure and check out the Trek Travel Event begin hosted by James Bros. Bikes on Thursday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. A speaker from Trek Travel will be at the event and is going to feature one of the most inviting mountain bike excursions, Moab, Utah, which would be a great opportunity for any of us CAMP members! If you’re looking for a fun, challenging mountain bike trail with unbelievable scenery, this is the place! It’s a must ride if you’re a MTBer. Some of the trails there are a lot more technical and demanding than the courses we have around here, but the view from the top of the mountains make the challenge well worth it. There are also some beginner/intermediate trails too. The entire Moab experience is amazing!
We were lucky enough to have approximately 85 volunteers from the AU Big Event Student Volunteer Program come out for a workday. Be sure to check out the picture gallery below to see some of it in action. Thanks for coming out to help our cause, guys & girls!!!
Also, James Bros. Bikes is donating a Scott Voltage YZ 0.2 bike for CAMP to use to raise money to help get the grant moving. Retail on this bike is $749. We will begin selling raffle tickets soon and plan to actually give it away at the grand opening of the first “jump” feature located in the skills area. Stay tuned for details.
Lastly, we are still looking for volunteers for race weekend to help out with various things. Click here for more information. We will be having a volunteer meeting at Chewacla in the beach parking lot area picnic tables on April 9 at 6:00pm for a volunteer meeting. If you can attend that would be great – especially if you have questions about what you are doing or where for the event. If you are not able to make it and plan to volunteer, email us and let us know so we can make sure to get you the details on what you are doing.