Friday, April 4, 2008

BIG trail news. This is gonna be SO good!

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of trails. Specifically, hiking/biking trails. I like building 'em. I like designing 'em. I like being on 'em. This area is surprisingly well blessed with trails. And its about to get better. A lot better. As many locals remember, we were hit pretty hard last summer with some torrential rainfall. All this water was pretty devastating to the local trails. Particularly hard hit was Wyalusing State Park. I've been talking with the powers-that-be with in the State Parks system about redesigning their system with more mountain bike trails Much to my surprise, they've agreed that MTB's could stand to see more miles out there. I just found out how serious they are about doing sustainable trail design too. Jeff Prey of the WI State Parks/DNR just informed me that Mike Ritter will be coming to help with design and layout.

For those not familiar, Mike was part of IMBA's first Trail Care Crew. He's also been running his own trail design and construction business for years. Brigit Brown who will also be attending is the State Trails Coordinator for Wisconsin. Two big names attending shows big committment for trails at the Park.

I can't wait!

5 comments:

Guitar Ted said...

Wow is right! That's awesome, Marty. What a great thing to have happen. I can not imagine how good this would be for your business, but I do know it sure can not hurt and.....well, ya know. I love trails too. :>)

Anonymous said...

lemme know when when Mike or anyone else schedules a maintenance/trailblazing day or weekend @ Wyalusing (or LaRiviere for that matter). the in-laws have been willing to put up (and offer their farm trail network for riding to) a bunch of us bike weirdos ever since I started dating their daughter.


improve the trails, ride some stuff you've never seen before, fill your belly with some PdC down-home eats. offer stands.


Carl

Head Honcho said...

Carl, I'll have to sit down with you and the in-laws sometime....

Tman said...

Cool news man, the IMBA connection will help a ton. We have the same thing going out here!

Rob said...

That's great! Something that involved will almost force the towns people to take notice. Then, they will realized that they need a bike. Good deal. I can't wait to get up your way for a ride.

Captain bob