Saturday, May 22, 2010

Butts N Elbows

Another Big Day of Busting Trail, and much prevailed! You got to see it to believe it. We tied it together, after 3 years of scouting, rerouting, realizing and finalizing it is ready to be ridden. Thanks to the big crew for pulling thru. If your in the area and want to ride this section or anything in the northern hills or Five-0 check with the local bike shops or contact the Ridge Riders.

Munro Earthmoving Represented.

Ridge Riders Represented!

Black Hills Fat Tire Festival May 28-31, Rapid City SD
Races: Hill Climb, Super D, and Dowhill among others.
Loads of New Trails to Ride, Lots of places to get out and Hide, and Rides to Socialize.
Check it out and See You There.
Don't Despair Lots of New Trail To Share!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Single Track Sanctuary! Women and Children always welcome.

Big Day of Trail Work was done today Thanks to Rushmore Mountain Sports and the Country Side Congregation for helping stomp in more trail for the Five-OOOHHH! I was a little overwhelmed when I saw all the non riders at Big Hill Trailhead. I was expecting more like 6-10 helpers not 20 plus. It was a 1/2 mile walk in and over a mile of trail was roughed then buffed then delicately pattered with children's feet. They were all troopers and stomped and packed it in and back all the way out again.
Some of the above pics is the mellow stuff, stay tuned for more "buffed trail" shots.
Looking forward to posting riding pics but till this link is complete there will be little rest or rides....
Next trail day, Bike to Work Week. Work to Bike, meeting May 22 at 9 am Rushmore Mountain Sports. Bring appropriate clothing, a drink, and snacks. Mostly for me. Trail tools and transportation will be provided if needed.
Give Thanks and High Fives!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Work to Bike, Bike to Work...

Bike to work week every week. But starting Monday May 17 it is an International event. Spearfish Bike Coop is keeping it local with some special events here in Spearfish. Monday the 17th Group ride up Lookout Mountain, starting at 6pm from Rushmore Mountain Sports. Special screening of Breaking Away at the Matthews Opera House downtown Spearfish 7pm. The rest of the week there are some other bike related events you should check into. May 22 we will be wrapping up Bike to Work week with Work to Bike trail day. Meeting at 9am Sat. morning (May 22) Rushmore Mountain Sports. Bring appropriate clothing for working in the brush. Gloves, eye protection, drinks and trail snacks. I am hoping to be out on the trail from about 10am to 3 or 4 pm depending on how everyone is feeling. I will be able to provide transportation for about 6-10 trail workers. Trail tools will be provided for those who don't have one. This is going to be a real asset for the Five-0 and all trail users as it make a great link. Any questions or additional detail call me 605 641-4963.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Day, May Day, Calling All Trail Builders!!

Are the Trails dry yet in the Northern Black Hills??... Hell No, not this weekend! But a couple Ridge Riders spent the weekend pounding in trail on the new section of the Dakota Five-0 course. It was raining, snowing, blowing, and muddy with bits of sunshine. Good day for working new trail.
We'd love some help with getting the areas that need benching in done. There's about a half mile of tough trail building remaining! It's getting really exciting to see it take shape with great views and loads of flow, can't wait to ride it. Trail Work days will be posted on Dakota Five-0 Facebook page or at the local bike shops. Over and Out!!