Monday, April 25, 2011

Another Great Workday!

With the exception of Justin and me hurting ourselves, I’d say that was another great workday! For those of you that couldn't make it out, the Paradise Alley reroute is opened up and ready for your riding, hiking or running pleasure. We also closed off the old section of trail. This included the planting of several cedars and removing the pipe and rock (for future projects) from the old creek crossing.

We also built a 16' “elevated walkway” over a fairly deep ravine. All of the lumber for the project was donated! The telephone poles and some of the decking was donated by the Army Corps of Engineers but most of the decking came from Stan Gaskill. So if you see him out on the trail, make sure you thank him!

I really think the new section is going to be fun and hope to see you on the trails soon!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Workday - Saturday April 23rd from 8:30 - 12:30

The SMV Trail Crew will be having its final schedule workday of the "season" this Saturday.

When: Saturday April 23rd

Time: 8:30 - 12:30

Where: Hwy W (Smoke N Davey Trailhead) just west of Paradise, MO
What kind of work: We will have a fairly involved re-route near the west of Paradise Alley that includes a elevated walkway and a few vertical armoring spots as well as closing the old section of trail.

What to wear: Work clothes, boots, and hand protection. Hydration pack is usually a great idea as well as a snack.

Tools: We should have enough tools to go around if you don't have your own trail tools.

Hope you can make it!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

First Official SMV Humpday Ride

Everyone has been wondering when it's going to happen this year. It's time!

Where: Sailboat Cove main parking lot (just west of Paradise) NOT @ Smoke N Davey Trailhead

When: 6 PM MTB Time

What: Ride our bikes on some sweet SMV singletrack.

What else: Epic Bike and Sport ( is holding a Specialized Demo Day. So come on out and check out some new single track rides. Scott (owner of Epic) has generously offered to provide us with burgers and dogs for some post ride munching. Thank you Scott!

What to bring: Your bike, a camp chair, your favorite post ride beverage, and a smile! If you have a hankering for some chips or any other snacks besides burgers and dogs, feel free to bring it along and share. :wink:

So far the weather is looking SWEET!

See you out there!

Ben :D