Thursday, August 26, 2010

The trails are in SWEEET condition

Tyler (Mr. T) cleaning up the Dead Deer section of the N. Loop tonight.

Amo had his Xtra-Cycle out to haul around gas to all of the mowers and get some weed whipping in.

Having 4 lawn mowers a brush cutter and weed whippers makes trail work a breeze.  Your club membership $$$ at work!  

The Brush mower got around tonight, the single track is in the best shape ever.  The various crews did an exceptional job with really cutting back the brush.

Mike cleaned up the grass along the bridges and the rocky downhill!

Thanks to everyone who came out tonight and to everyone who has donated time this past week to get our local trails all ride-able and in great shape for some awesome racing action, fall riding and night riding.  Having all of this equipment and volunteers to work really makes trail work a lot easier and we were able to get all of the N. Loop cleaned up in 2.5 hours instead of the 2-3 work days of 2.5 hours it use to take.  We have a few more trees to clean up that have fallen on the ski trail and some clipping of the overhanging brush along the single track for the race, so one more night and we should be ready to go for the race on Sept 25, 2010!  The trails are dry and in great shape!  Get out and ride!!

Remember to re-new or become a member of the MMCC.  The equipment to maintain the single track needs gas and maintenance.  If you ride the trails become a member  (forms in the white tubes at trail heads) and come out and volunteer.

Mowing at the Riverbluffs Park

A big thanks to Mike and crew who worked last night at Plum Creek/Riverbluffs Park.  Check it out, the trail is in good shape.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Plum Creek Assult

A few of us got out and cleaned up Plum Creek last night.  90% of it is mowed and ready for riding, all be it a little wet since it's been the summer of rain and yes, it did rain while we were mowing.  The club recently picked up a few new pieces of equipment since the coffee sales have been stellar we bought 4 "new to us" mowers and one of them is a large mower that is a grass eating machine!  Anderson covered some ground in a very short amount of time with it so go check out our handy work.  Thanks Doom, Imholte and Mr. Anderson!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Help Needed

Thanks to all who came out to the organizational meeting tonight at the public library.

Volunteers Needed this weekend to help with the RR in Avon. 
Toren Heuval Kermesse a.k.a. Avon Road Race this Saturday in Avon, MN, looking for volunteers to control intersections and other traffic.  A lot of help is needed here and there are a couple different schedules.    2 shifts 8-12 and 12-4 Contact Jim Bell,

We also set up two trail work times to start preparing the race course for the race Sept 25.

This coming Sunday August 22th 3:30 p.m.-5 focus will be on the expert spur.  AND This coming Thursday August 26th @ 5:30 p.m.  Meet at trail head and have gloves, bug spray and I highly recommend long pants and sleeves.  Clippers and chain saws as well if you have them.

Also please plan on Sept 25 and 26 to volunteer and help out at our races so they are a success as always.  If anyone works or has connections at area businesses we are always looking for gift certificates or prizes for the CX race.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Club Meeting this Thursday

A quick reminder of some cycling/bike racing events coming up.  Help continue to keep these events in the St. Cloud area by offering up your time.

Organizational meeting Thursday August 19th at St. Cloud area Public Library at 7:30 p.m.,
meeting in the Array Room
For the 4th Annual Single Track Escape and 10th Annual Pork Chop Challenge held Sept 25 and 26th in St. Cloud.

Toren Heuval Kermesse a.k.a. Avon Road Race this Saturday in Avon, MN, looking for volunteers to control intersections and other traffic.  A lot of help is needed here and there are a couple different schedules.  Contact Jim Bell,

Hope to see you all out in force and at the meeting on Thursday.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I will try and make the meeting a little fun with some drawings for some sweet prizes!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

North Loop Report

Tonight Mr. Anderson, Ben Doom and myself went out and cleaned up some down fall, replaced some boards on the return bridge on Rogo's Run and also did some weed whipping.  The trail seems to be in really good shape considering all the rain we've had.

There is some talk of getting a crew together to clean up Plum Creek next week.  Stay tuned.