Monday, August 29, 2011

Stokesville Campground grounds the white whale with a double pinch flat. Longer day ahead!

The 4 bee stings to the neck and face are a bit inconsequential now!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trail Improvement Project in the GW - Moving Forward! - Thanks USFS, SVBC, SMT, IMBA and Ironwood Outdoors

The North River Ranger District of the George Washington National Forest has partnered with Ironwood Outdoors to rehabilitate a portion of the Wild Oak National Recreation Trail, Bear Draft Trail and Shaffer Hollow Trail. District Ranger Elwood Burge is leveraging limited trail maintance funding that will end up quadrupling its value before the project is done. By the time the project is completed the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, Shenandoah Mountain Touring, the International Mountain Bicycling Association and other trail volunteer groups will contribute volunteer hours and provide financial assistance helping Ironwood Outdoors more the project forward.

The trail project is in Augusta County on Lookout Mountain which over looks the North River watershed in the George Washington National Forest. Stabilizing the soil on these mountain trails will improve water quality and provide a better recreational experience for all the non motorized trail visitors which consists of equestrians, bicyclists, hikers and trail runners. National Forest Trail Specialist Christian Canary said, "we are really excited to give the bicyclists' this opportunity to improve these system trails that they enjoy so much. Everyone will benefit from this collaboration"

Shaffer Hollow Trail and portions of the Wild Oak Trail are used in the upcoming Shenandoah Mountain 100 Backcountry Bicycle Event held on Sunday September 4th. The annual event is held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend. 2011 will mark the 13 edition of the event. The event is operated under a special event permit with the George Washington National Forest. The event brings over 2000 visitors to the Forest each year contributing over $500,000 annually to the local economy while leveraging hundreds of volunteer trail improvement hours associated with the event.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Two Virginia Mountain Bike Trail Videos with Jeremiah Bishop, Cory Rimmer and Andy Johnston

The Big Schloss Sector- its soooooo good!

The Shenandoah Mountain Sector- Thin amazing appalachian singletrack!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wilderness 101 - 2011 it was sooooo much fun!

Just posted a SMT blog with video results and pictures from the Wilderness 101. What a GREAT time. Check it out yo!
It was sooooooo exciting to see Vicki Barclay ride to victory - YEA Vicki!!!!!!!!!!