Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Trail Work @ Plum Creek

A HUGE Thanks to Mike, Marilyn, Ron and Mr. Anderson for 2.5 hours of mowing down at Plum Creek tonight.  Marilyn endured some issues with a lawn mower that didn't have a blade and running out of thread with the weed whipper.  Otherwise all the equipment worked well and all the grass has been mowed!  So if you see these people give them a pat on the back.

The new trailer is really nice as we have all the equipment in one place and not at three different locations. Now we need to have some lawn mowers worked on so if anyone is handy in that dept. and would like to donate some time to their repair that would be great.  Leave a comment in the comment section and I'll get in touch with you.

Also as a final note:  Twisted Sister is still closed (located at the North Loop).  Even though it's been very dry this trail is still very wet.  I ran through there today and all the lower lying areas are very soggy and wet and I noticed a lot of deep tire ruts.  Green tape is up for a reason.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Upcoming Trail Work and Group Ride info

Don't forget about trail work at Plum Creek this Wednesday @ 6 p.m.  The weather is looking good so come on down to the trails and help out!

Also if there are any races or group rides happening that are not posted post something in the comment section and I'll get that up on the blog.  Also, remember there is a message board so feel free to use that as well.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Trailer Retrofit Complete...Let's work on trails!

The trailer that was donated last fall has finally gotten it's retrofit to fit all the mowers, blowers, whippers, shovels, gas cans, etc.

A HUGE THANKS to Dan OBoyle, Brian and Sheila Amo and Kyia and Kris Anderson.

Getting things started.  It took some time to design the whole layout but Brian, Kris and Dan really took charge with what goes where best.

Things are starting to come together!

Sheila's foot didn't allow her to do too much but she did an awesome job cheering us on.  (These blisters were from her Earth Day 1/2 Marathon earlier in the day).

Things have to go in just so in order for it all to fit.

 Measure twice cut once!

The Crew!

A few more touches and equipment placement and the trailer is complete.  

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Meeting Re Cap

A great turnout for last nights meeting.  50 sign ups, some repeating members and a few new ones!  Thanks! for supporting your local trails.  I hope everyone really likes there new socks and goodies.  Also, a big thanks for the food donations for the food shelf! 

One thing I forgot to mention was the donation from Skinz Protective Gear, last fall they donated a very large trailer for all of our trail work equipment and they also donated two brand new leaf blowers.   If you need some bike related accessories make sure you support this company as their donation was very generous!  THANKS!!!

Yes, there was quite a bit of rain last night so if you want to ride the trails make sure you give them some time to dry out.  It's been pretty dry so I think we are good but if the trails are mucky and slick just give them another day or so.  Happy Trails!

If you couldn't make it to the meeting last night and still want to be a part of the group forms can be downloaded here

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MMCC Wool Socks...Rock!

MMCC Trail Supporters, Marilyn and Rob have been our guinea pigs and have been trying out the new MMCC Trail Supporter socks!  They say they are awesome!  Come to the MMCC Spring Meeting and Membership drive to get yourself a pair.  Also bring along a can of food for the food shelf and you'll get an extra goodie!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Meeting

I hope all can attend to the Spring Meeting and Membership Drive on Monday April 12th at Riverside Park.  If you bring a can of food for the food shelf we have some extra goodies to hand out.  2010 Membership form can be found here.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

North Loop is Open

We opened up the North Loop on Saturday for riding.  All is open except Twisted Sister (that will be a bit yet). Please do not ride after rainfall or storms until it drys out.  Also please recognize if it gets really wet again we may have to close off portions of the trail temporarilly.

Plum Creek is all open and riding well.

Thanks for respecting the temporariy closure.