Thursday, January 31, 2008

Superbowl Ride

From BONC VP Hyland Fisher:

"Join us for the semi-annual Superbowl ride on Sunday, February 3rd, 2008. Meet at 10:00 am at the Flour Garden in downtown Grass Valley, CA (or the Flour Garden in Auburn, CA at 11:00 am).

Since there is so much snow up here in Nevada City / Grass Valley, we are taking the ride to Auburn or Cool. Please RSVP so we know who and how many to expect. Call me if you are unsure if the ride is going to happen because of the weather. My phone number is below.

This ride is open to all skill and fitness levels, consider it a "family friendly" event.

Be sure to dress appropriately, wear an approved helmet, bring food and water and make sure your bike is in safe working order.

We will decide (based on who shows up and the weather) which trails to ride and for how long.

If anyone wants to volunteer their home for a post ride potluck and Superbowl viewing party then please let me know."

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

BONC Looking for Input

At the BONC meeting this weekend (see cyclists calendar), the club will create a steering committee that will lead the club.

Interested in serving? It is not a big commitment, but it is an important one. You will help lead us make trail-related decisions.

If you are interested, let me know.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Union Editorial

Today, the Union ran my Other Voices editorial piece about expanding Empire Mine and the trails on Osborn Hill. Be sure to check it out.

And of course, please consider submitting a letter to State Parks and CDF. The sooner the better, as CDF is reviewing the logging plan now.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Round Mountain Trail Work Rescheduled

Because of Nevada County weather similar to that of my native New England, BONC needs to reschedule this weekend's trailwork on Round Mountain. Instead, you should go out and snowshoe or ski.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Residents and Trail Users Fight Logging Plan

Today the Union ran a front page feature story about the planned massive logging operation on Osborne Hill and how many of us are standing up to fight it. Be sure to check it out.

Contrary to what many might think with the current state budget crisis, there is plenty of voter-approved proposition money to pay for State Parks acquisition of Osborne Hill. This is why we need you to write State Parks to bug them about acquiring this parcel.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Updated Map

I've updated the Osborne Hill map with a bunch of details: photos, logging plan boundaries and the new road construction should the insane timber harvest go though. Check it out. You can embed this map in your own web page if you want - learn how.

Please consider writing State Parks and the CDF to help stop this absurd logging plan.

Added to the Empire Mine State Historic Park, this parcel would increase the size of the park by ~30%!