Thursday, May 28, 2009

Giving a Little Something Back to the Singletrack Gods

About two years ago, through the pipes that make up the internets I became aware of the Montana Mountain Bike Alliance.  They were fighting the good fight to keep many many miles of singletrack open in Montana to mountain biking, especially in the Beaverhead Deerlodge Forest (that hit home for me because I think the singletrack in the Pioneers is TOP NOTCH).  Anywho, I had an email in the Inbox from these fine folks telling me about some trail work days and a seminar this coming weekend down in Bozeman.  The seminar is on Monday June 1, 2009 at MSU, no word if punch and pie will be provided.  Trail work will be done for the next three Sundays (5/31, 6/6, and 6/13) at the Leverich Trail in Bozeman.  So if you have some free time this Sunday, and won’t be doing that Cow Country Race up here in Big Sky Country, give some time back to the trail gods.  I'll be making the trip, and plan to recon the SSMT course on Saturday with the Mules.     

On a similar note, the fine folks down in the AZ are trying to pull together some scratch for the AZ trail.  For those who arent aware, the AZ Trail is 800 miles of singletrack which runs the length of Arizona (north to south).  I had the pleasure to both ride and work on the sections of the trail down by Tucson when I was living in those parts, and let me tell you it is primo desert singletrack.  So if you feel like helping out fellow mountain bikers, go vote, it wont take you too long.  

Finally big ups to Wicki for getting a big solo win at the 24 Hrs of Finale across the pond.  Also looks like the rest of the Niner gang went gang busters on the field.  Fuzzy says they won the overall by the largest margin of victory in the history of the race.  Not bad for a motley crew rocking the singlespeeds.  

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