Monday, November 30, 2009

Trail work

Two days of effort cleaned up some mess in Beachburg forest, and then added about 250m of trail in Forest lea (an addition to Oliver's loop). Thanks to all those who helped out!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Trail work days Nov. 21 and 22

We have the IMBA tool trailer in town, so we can outfit a work crew; all are welcome.
Nov. 21 Beachburg Forest, noon, lead by Cam;
Nov. 22 Forest Lea parking lot, noon, lead by Jeff.

Monday, November 9, 2009

New trail in Forest Lea

See the FL blog with the link on the right.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Forest Lea Enduro

A great day, even though the weather report was ominous it turned out to be a nice day. 48 racers knocked off 10, 20 or 40k. Expect it again next year around the same time...

Beachburg time trial photos

From the spring, photos online from Cam's Beachburg Forest TT. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ottawavalley/sets/72157618489808913/

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Take a kid biking

We are hosting a take-a-kid mountain biking event Oct. 3 in Petawawa. This is part of a bigger provincial initiative to get kids active.
We'll meet at the bike park in Petawawa and then ride the Terrace trails. 2-4pm. It is free for mom, dad and kids. All need a helmet.

Forest Lea Enduro


It's back! Similar route to last year with some minor changes. School age, high school and adult categories with distances for all abilities. Oct. 4 - you must pre-register before the event and then sign in (day of) by 9:30 am. See the attached poster.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Q loop finally open

Q loop if finally open, at long last. See the FL trails link on the right for details.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pet park still under construction

Still working in Pet; a work day last week was attended by the Mayor and others, who are psyched to see the kids ripping it up and not that so few wear helmets...
Another work day Monday July 13, then the technical features will slowly be added. Trails are also being flagged along the escarpment for the Junior Rangers to open up.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pet bike park status

The long pump track is done - go have fun! The short/taller track still needs work, and the wood will come after that...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Petawawa Bike Park

June 1 we threw the first dirt to make the Pet bike park pump tracks. A full day of tractor (x2) and shovel and rake got all of the turns in place for the 2 pump tracks, and got about 2/3 of the berms shaped. The rest and the rollers will be done in a week or so. If you have some time, you could pack the features - literally just stomp on them by foot to pack them down more. Riding them won't hurt either...
More to come. The technical features will be built at a later date. Thanks to Jeff, Damien and Blair Bolivar for the muscle.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New trails at Forest Lea

See the Forest Lea link...

Norco demo night at Forest Lea

Gearheads is hosting a Norco demo night at Forest Lea May 25. Norco will have a load of brand new high end bikes to try. See Gearheads for details.

Beachburg trail time trial

Great turn out for the first Beachburg time trial. About 30 people went for it - smooth and fast! See the Beachburg link for details.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Wed. night rides in full swing

6:30pm at Forest Lea, Wed. group mtn bike rides. The last two weeks we've had around 30 folks! Note May 20 is at Beachburg instead, see below.

Beachburg trail time trial

Wed. May 20, the regular Forest Lea ride will convene at Beachburg instead, for a fun time trial race around the super fast trails there - a great chance to see new riding. Entry is free; a time trial is just a timed loop, starting one at a time. It is inclusive and free - all are invited. We can also do some minor trail work while there, particularly resurrect the trailhead sign that was knocked down. Arrive at 6 if you can to do a bit of work, riding starts at 7pm. See the link to the right for directions.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

OVMBA membership


Membership now available from Gearheads - ask for one of our brochures while you are there. Trail projects, maintenance and riding dates to be announced soon. Click on the image for details.
The folks heading this up are (at present) Damien McCarthy, Glenn Longhurst (Deep River) and Jeff Jackson (Forest Lea). We are looking for more folks to take on a leadership role!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Introducing OVMBA

We've finally got our act together and created the Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association. Our mandate is to provide trail riding opportunities - both social and developing new places to ride.
Membership is $20, which goes directly to trail maintenance and building (and you get some swag!).
Contact Gearheads for more info., and stay tuned.