Thursday, September 27, 2007

Narrow Gauge/Tressel Trail Work Day

From the Gold Country Trails Council: Volunteers needed to complete this important project!

Gold Country Trails Council - Saturday, October 20, 2007 Meet at Skillman Campground (13 miles east of Nevada City off Highway 20) at 9 a.m. We will carpool from Skillman to the work site and be finished by 1 p.m.

We will be completing the re-route of the Narrow Gauge/Tressel Trail. Please bring loppers, rakes and shovels. Bring drinking water and a lunch.

Per Forest Service requirements, long sleeve shirts and pant and close-toed shoes are required; please wear gloves. Hope to see you there!
BONC Website Wins Award

The BONC website won an award from American Trails for its Trail Guide page. The award was in the category of "TRAIL TOUR or virtual visit". Learn more.

According to American Trails: "We looked for sites that really make trails come alive, and provide effective information delivery, support volunteers, and engage the public. In short, we want to showcase ways that advocates and agencies are making a difference for trails."

The BONC Trail Guide page "uses Google Maps and Earth to depict trails in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains".

Monday, September 24, 2007

Lots of Trail Days Coming Up

Want to help make local trails second-to-none? Consider participating in these events:

Bullard's Bar, 10/14 - Please join us as we help improve this exceptional trail system with the Forest Service. We'll have some swag for participants, food, drink and quality beer. I am sure some of us will ride afterwards. Meet @ 9AM (note the time) on Sunday, 10/14 at the Dark Day boat launch. If bad weather occurs, please call 530-274-DIRT after 7:00AM on 10/14 to determine if the event will be rescheduled. Map of the Dark Day boat launch.

Old Airport, 11/3 - Please join the Miners high school mountain bike team as we revive the trails around the old airport in Nevada City. This is your chance to add to local riding so close to town. Meet at 9AM at the old airport parking lot. To get there, head up Airport Road (see map link below). If bad weather occurs, please call 530-274-DIRT after 7:00AM on 11/3 to determine if the event will be rescheduled. Map.

Round Mountain - The BLM has asked for approximately three volunteers to help install no-moto signs on trailheads at Round Mountain in October. This should be a short time commitment. Please respond to me if you are interested.