COPMOBA Endorses Project
On the 9th of January Brad McCardle and Richard Durnan attended the monthly meeting of the Uncompahgre Chapter of the Colorado Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA). At this meeting the Ridgway Trails Project was presented to the chapter body and a proposal to support the project was made. Chapter President Bill Harris took the proposal to the COPMOBA Board and the board has approved involvement/support for the project.
This is a great benifit to us as COPMOBA has a very good reputation and track record working with the BLM. COPMOBA will also be bringing to our effort valuable knowledge.Not only in the area of negotiating the politics of the BLM, but with trail building knowledge, tools, and man power.
Snow Fall Delays Inventory Completion
Snow fall in the trails area has delayed the completion of the resource inventory that was to be finished last fall. The inventory process will continue as soon as the ground is dry.
A Call to Join COPMOBA
Please have a look at the COPMOBA web site and consider joining the organization. By increasing the membership we will strengthen the organization and therefore benefit our effort. COPMOBA is a group of mountain bikers dedicated to the development and maintenance of a regional mountain bike trail system on the Colorado Plateau. They build and maintain mountain bike trails, work to preserve single track, and promote responsible riding.
COTI Trail Crew Leader Training
The Colorado Outdoor Training Initiative (COTI) has developed a standardized curriculum for training trail crew leaders in Colorado. On March 3 & 4th this two day training is offered in Grand Junction. It will introduce the fundamentals of successful volunteer crew management for the construction and maintenance of sustainable trails. To register visit the V Outdoors web site.
Attending this training and learning how to properly build trails would be a great help to our project.