Trail etiquette and usage plea/reminder

Fellow mountain bikers and trail users, a quick plea/reminder on recommended trail etiquette and usage for our shared trails in the area. STAY OFF WET TRAILS – our local trails get a lot of use.  Riding them when they are muddy or wet increases the damage to them by providing ruts for water to run in, enlarging puddles and preventing drainage.  General rule of thumb is 24 hours for each inch of rain received.  We received ~2 inches yesterday.  Other general rule is if you can see your tire tracks in the ground, its too wet. (go ride gravel, and/or … Continue reading

RTF CAMBC Trailwork day on OHill

32 Volunteers participated in trailwork of various activities along the section of the RTF on OHill just south of the Route 250/Ivy Road entrance.  Corridor clearing, wet spot remediating, and armoring of a always wet spot improved a section that gets overgrown in the summer.

CITY COUNCIL DECISION ON SHARED USE FOR RAGGED MOUNTAIN, OCT 19

Fellow bikers,So many great biking activities going on right now with this beautiful autumn weather.  I hope that you will take the time to support the new City Parks and Rec “shared use” ordinance to allow a shared use trail system at Ragged Mt.   What can you do to support the Parks and Rec “shared use” ordinance?Please share and help spread the biking goodness. Vote for shared use:  http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/22233-poll-should-the-trails-at-the-ragged-mountain-be-o/ Contact your City Council to voice your support for the share use ordinance.  The Councilors really pay attention to these emails *Send a single email to all the City Councilors:  council@charlottesville.org*Send … Continue reading