Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Contributions and membership to Forest Lea trails

The Forest Lea Trails represents thousands of hours of volunteer labour by a few dedicated mountain bikers. Consider it takes about 2 hours to make 100m of singletrack trail, and then consider there are 28km (28000m) of singletrack at Forest Lea!
Your membership and contributions cover the costs of making and maintaining trails for you to ride. Contributions of $20 annually can be considered a trail pass of sorts. It shows your support for the work being done on your behalf
You can join and contribute online at http://www.zone4.ca/  under Forest Lea Mtn Bike Trails or directly https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=3220&lan=1&list=0&cartlevel=1

Print your receipt and take it to Gearheads in Petawawa, and they will give you a sticker and laminated trail map. Thanks to them

Please pass the word and get your riding buddies to sign up as well. More contributions means more great trails!

See the Forest Lea Trails link on the side for more info.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wed night rides are back!

Wednesday night mountain bike rides are back again!!! Meet at Forest Lea trails at 6:30pm. All ability levels are welcome. Hosted by Gearheads.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bike gear swap May 2

Used bike & gear swap   May 2 at Forest Lea trail parking lot, 5:30 to 6:30 pm (and stay for Gearhead's group ride afterwards) Sell your used bike gear garage sale / tail gate style. Use this as a chance to get rid of useable stuff or send your friends here to upgrade. Expect to see pedals, seats, handlebars, derailleurs, old cycling shoes, etc. I expect Wilderness Tours to also be selling their rental mtn bikes there as well. Bring cash for both buying and selling. If rain we can move indoors to the ski cabin. If selling, be there by 5:30 please.   Pass this on to friends. *no junk! gear has to be safe/useable. Gearheads group ride at 6:30 (I may try to have a small trail project to work on as well).

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Trail stewards needed

Forest Lea Adopt-a-Trail

I am looking for volunteers to adopt a section of the Forest Lea trails. This is a great chance to contribute to the trails you ride. Your time commitment is modest and on your own schedule. Quite simply, the trail network has grown too large for me to take care of it myself.

How it works: As a trail steward, you would volunteer for a ‘section’ of singletrack, such as Deer Run or Upper Maple Syrup. Some sections are only 400m, and others longer (or you can take a couple sections). Your obligation is to 2 maintenance cycles:

1 – in the next 2 weeks walk your section and clear branches and debris from the trail

2 – at the end of June prune back the new growth

As well as on an ongoing basis, if while riding the trails you find a branch down on your section, you will stop and throw it clear (as opposed to most riders, who just ride over trail junk).

Full details will be provided when you sign up. Tools can be provided if needed, but this adopt-a-trail is based around the idea of pruners and a leaf rake. Any major work (large tree down) you report to me and I will take care of it with a chain saw etc.

Contact Jeff Jackson jacksoj@algonquincollege.com to sign up for a section. I will confirm a section with you and send detailed instructions.

Thanks! This is going to make our trails more awesome sooner in the season!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Chicken - Beachburg

Sat. May 19. See the links on the side.

early season riding!

The earliest spring trail riding ever! Both Forest Lea and Beachburg trails are rideable, although wet in spots. Tread with care please. Also, as this is early season, do your part and throw winter deadfall off the trails. Thanks.