Wednesday, June 3, 2009

BMA eNews June 3rd

National Trails Day - Heil Ranch
Saturday June 6th

Another Big Day Ready to Go!
We are fully registered and taking names for a waiting list; Boulder County Horse Association will be providing breakfast, Amante will be brewing the coffee, and Oskar Blues will provide the after event food and drinks.

If you've been on the Wapiti Trail lately, you already know changes are happening. Blown up, too wide and unsustainable sections of trail are being reclaimed in favor of tight, twisty singletrack much like the Wild Turkey Trail. We will continue this work on Saturday.

BCPOS, BMA and BCHA want to bring the old trail up to the standards of the new trails (Picture Rock & Wild Turkey). Long, straight runs are no longer the way to go in trail building. Grade dips and contouring ensure a more sustainable trail system and a more enjoyable ride.

This is more challenging than putting in new trail because we have to build a trail within a trail, bringing in the old trail and putting in the contours, grades and water diversion structures, thus reshaping the trail tread.

There might be one or two slots left, so register! or call 303-678-6193


We need a talented person to shoot and produce a video of this event. Remember last year's video? If you have the tools and desire, we need you... contact Mike Barrow and we'll work out the details.

"Freedom Riders" Fundraiser
Saturday Nite June 13th
@ the BMA/Green Guru Bike Culture Party!
Save the date, grab the crew & ride your cruisers out the bike path to 47th & Old Pearl for the Colorado stop on the "Freedom Riders" national film tour. This beautifully produced film documents the struggles and collaboration between outlaw trail riders & the US Forest Service to create the first Freeride-specific trail system on public lands in the lower 48. More details and watch the trailer here!

The party is a celebration for every kind of bike rider ... commuters, cruisers, roadies, MTBers. Anyone that enjoys pedaling on 2 wheels should help us howl at the moon. Live music, art, merriment & beer... party starts @ 7pm, movie shown outdoors @ 9pm. ya'll come, hear?

The Long Haul
How to Master Endurance Mountain Biking
Mon, June 15 at Boulder REI

Come join well-seasoned professional endurance mountain bike racers, Jeff Kerkove and Sonya Looney, to learn everything you need to know about long days on the saddle. This mountain bike klinik (clinic in German) will be based on 5+ hour self-supported mountain bike rides. Learn what to carry, what to eat and when, what equipment to use for the long days, and how to mentally and physically prepare your body. This klinik is also aimed at training for longer races or rides like the Leadville or Breck 100. It will be held as an open discussion so bring your questions!

Thank You and Goodbye
Outstanding Business Member High Gear Cyclery

The recession is impacting every aspect of our lives; you no doubt know someone who has been laid off or had to change jobs during this unstable economic period. Just last week, we lost one of our most steadfast and reliable business members; High Gear Cyclery in Longmont.

For those of you who wern't familiar with this shop or it's owner, Buzz Feldman, know that this shop has supported BMA (and BOA) for more than 18 years. This shop never said no to any request for support, and was always ready to help. Even less than a month ago when only Buzz knew the end was near, High Gear stepped up again with a supply of tubes for the Bike Patrol.

It's this kind of support that usually goes unheralded, giving even when it hurts to do so.

We all understand that times are tough and we must all make our dollars stretch further than before. But please take a moment and scan through our business member list and make a point to support those that support BMA. We need to take care of those that take care of us.

To High Gear Cyclery and specifically Buzz Feldman.... thank you; you will be missed from our community.

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