FUNDRAISER! RIDER AND THE WOLF PRESENTED BY THE SHERBINO AND RAT
Friday, September 9th. Doors at 7:00 pm. Movie at 7:30pm. Admission $10.
Calling all biking enthusiasts and riders…. it’s a night dedicated to mountain biking at the Sherbnio Theater…
The Sherbino and RAT (Ridgway Area Trails) are teaming up to present the film, Rider and the Wolf.Half of the proceeds from the night will go towards supporting RAT and the other half will support the Sherbino. A short film will kick off the night before the featured film. Swag will be available for purchase and for prizes. Come out to support two great non-profits in Ridgway— LET’S RIDE!
ABOUT “RIDER AND THE WOLF”
The Rider and the Wolf is a feature documentary about the life and mysterious disappearance of Mountain Bike Hall of Fame cyclist Mike Rust. He helped form the sport of mountain biking in the USA with the stoke and technical innovations he put into action in the mountain towns of Crested Butte and Salida. He went missing without a trace in 2009 in remote part of Colorado. The mystery remains. Shot in Red Epic-X 4K , this film tells the tale of another side of the great American West.
Created with the support of Telluride Mountainfilm and Oskar Blues Brewery. Winner of Best Feature at Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival & Judge’s Special Prize at Kendal Mountain Fest in the UK.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/71929947
RAT MEETING FOR ELECTION OF STEERING COMMITTEE
RAT will meet on July 13, 2016, 7:00pm, at 188 Marie Street, Ridgway, for the purpose of electing some new members to the RAT steering committee. All RAT/COPMOBA members, friends and supporters are welcome to attend. Only COPMOBA members may serve on the steering committee and vote for steering committee members. To join COPMOBA, visit copmoba.org and click the JOIN link. When you join, be sure you indicate you want your membership affiliated with the RAT chapter.
We will also discuss other pending RAT business at the same meeting. Thanks.
RAT/BLM TO HOST MONDAY NIGHT MAINTENANCE THROUGH JUNE, 2015
RAT and BLM will host Monday night trail maintenance for three consecutive Monday Nights starting tomorrow, June 15th. To participate, please report and sign in at the County Road 10 Trail Head at 5:30 pm. If you arrive late, please proceed up the escarpment trail from the trail head until you encounter the RAT crew. We will focus our efforts on refining the new trail constructed by BLM, VOC and RAT on June 13-14. Hope to see you there.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHS NEEDED FOR RIDGWAY VOC EFFORT JUNE 14-15
COPMOBA/RAT and the BLM will host 80 VOC volunteer trail builders on June 14th and 15th, 2015. Organizers seek trained, emergency medical personnel – EMT, MD, DO, NP, PA or Wilderness Responders – for this effort. Any qualified emergency medical personnel interested in building great single-track while furnishing medical backup for the volunteer crews, please register for the event by visiting the following link:
Once at that page, click on the registration link to register. There is no charge to participate. VOC is an experienced, crack outfit and will furnish meals, tools and crew leadership for the event. Construction will focus on the climb from County Road 10, and a new loop east of Speedy Gonzalez, on what is commonly known to RAT riders as the East 40.
RAT encourages anyone else interested in volunteering for trail construction to visit the same link.
2014 TRAIL BUILDING UNDERWAY!!!!
The weekend of May 10-11, 2014, 70+ volunteers, led by VOC and BLM staff kicked off an intense, 10-week push to finish 20 miles of brand new single-track, multi-use trail just north of Ridgway. The crew made a huge dent in a lynch-pin of the RAT system: the steep, access climb up from County Road 10, which, when finished, will feature 6, rock-cribbed, cut-and-fill, switch-back turns.
Then, on May 21, RAT/COPMOBA and BLM welcomed a crew of 10 AMERICORPS trail-builders, who will spend a total of 9 weeks on the project, working an average of 40 hours each per week on our system. Americorps crew has already completed a brand new trail. The trail starts just below the power station and immediately east of the gravel pit. You will find a new trail sign at its upper terminus. It weaves and swoops in-and-out of a gully, connecting at its lower terminus about half-way down Lower Disneyland.
On June 16, a crew of 10 trail-builders from Southwest Conservation Corps will join the Americorps group for 8 consecutive, 10-hour days of heavy-duty trail construction. The SCC crew coming to Ridgway will have deep experience in single-track construction and will take a huge bite out the the work remaining when they arrive.
VOLUNTEER EVENTS FOR SUMMER 2014: JUNE 11, 21-22, 25 AND JULY 9!!!!
RAT/COPMOBA and BLM will welcome volunteers to supplement the construction effort on three evenings in June and July – June 11, June 25 and July 9. On those dates crews will begin work at 11:00a.m. and continue working until 8:00p.m. At 5:30pm on each of those dates volunteers will gather at the new trail head on County Rd. 10, just east of Second Chance Animal Shelter. Volunteers will need to sign in and provide waivers of liability to BLM and Copmoba/Rat. Volunteers will be assigned to crews and will receive specific work details.
RAT/COPMOBA and BLM will host a volunteer weekend on June 21-22. On both dates, volunteers will meet at the County Road 10 trail head and sign in at 9:00am. From there, participants will split into work crews for the day’s effort. Please bring sturdy boots, gloves, hats, sunscreen, a rain jacket and something for lunch. Click on the attached poster for details.
The busy construction schedule has required a lot of organizational effort from the RAT/COPMOBA local committee members. Dealing with those issues has left no spare time to organize and stage our annual party, RATFEST. RAT will reschedule the Fourth Annual RATFEST fundraiser and Single Track Celebration for early in September. RAT/COPMOBA will also plan and host week-end volunteer work days in August or September 2014. Exact dates and other details of these events will be announced on this website and at copmoba.org, as plans become more definite.
Stay tuned for more news, please join us on one or all of our volunteer days, and by all means get out and ride our new trails right now!!!