Archive for June, 2010

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BC Bike Race

Gotta do this next year!

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Bigfoot Wants to Know

What’s your favorite bike ride?

What’s your favorite bike race?

Tell us about your favorite places to ride and race in or near Humboldt County.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s mountain or road. Maybe you have several favorites. Enter your favs by posting a response to this posting.

Bigfoot keeps an updated list of rides and races on the Calendar tab at the top of the blog.

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Bigfoot Beta

Couldn’t make the June club meeting? Here’s what you missed:

  • Bigfoot Bicycle Club will keep its name for the foreseeable future!
  • More trail work days will occur in July in the Arcata Community Forest
  • IMBA folks are coming to the King Range Oct. 7-10
  • Bigfoot renewed its memberships with IMBA and the League of American Bicyclists
  • Bigfoot will help HSU Cycling with its fall collegiate race
  • Next meeting is August 2 at GreenWay Partners, who rock for letting us use their office!

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Reminder: Bigfoot Bicycle Club meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24 at Greenway Partners in Arcata. All club members are welcome.

If you have any interest in becoming a board member or taking a more active role in the club, let us know! We’re always looking for passionate leaders.

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Summer Solstice Ride

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By Vicky Sama

Thanks to our trail day volunteers– Rocky Brashear, Jake Thorpe, Kevin Wright, my hubby Paul Tolme, and of course, Moose– the newest trail in the Arcata Community Forest will be ready to ride in just a few weeks! Yes!

Trail’s almost done!

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Check out the video of the new section of Paradise Royale near the Tolkan Campground. This is the trail building crew riding it.

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By Tim Daniels

Yesterday, three of us went to King Range to ride, check out the progress on the skills park, to pick up tee shirts for our 6/5 trail crew, and unbeknownst to us, do a little trail work (we cleared a couple trees down on the trail).

Significant progress has been made toward creating the skills park. The park is being built by professionals. They first focused on a bypass trail that will be bi-directional and primarily for those riding through on the cross country trail and to return to the top of the skills park. In the skills park, there will be a beginner trail, an intermediate trail, and an expert trail, all of which will be one way traffic for obvious reasons. The bypass is almost complete and the trail builders told us it should be open for riding in a week or so. I walked it; it’s so nice. This addition is going to be the icing on the cake, and the cake’s not even out of the oven yet. I have a feeling Tolkan campground is going to seem awfully small in the coming years.

Workers are sculpting a series of berms on the skills park bypass trail.

Oh yeah, the ride was a hoot too. Trail conditions are prime right now. I highly recommend getting out there as soon as you get a chance.

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Thanks to our volunteers, we’re making progress on the new singletrack at the Arcata Community Forest. The next trail work  day is scheduled at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 17. To get to the site, go up Trail Eight past the reservoir dam and look for the “trail work” signs leading you up the service road.  And don’t forget, volunteers get free membership this year with Bigfoot Bicycle Club!

If you plan to show up, please contact Bigfoot Bicycle Club trail day coordinator Rocky Brashear at rocanwave at yahoo.com.

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