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  • 21 Aug 2020 7:29 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Here some "real world" consequences when people don't follow the rules either intentionally or unintentionally. When you go out into the woods, desert or any other public lands, please follow this simple rule, "Leave it better than you found it". And if you happen to stumble into a camp spot that is in disarray, do what you can to clean it up. Because if not you, then who? Check out the blog and discussion with Coconino FS officials here.

  • 21 Aug 2020 12:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We feel like we have a responsibility to educate the public that mtbing is more than us showing up, riding and drinking a beer. There's way more to it than that and with COVID19 producing an influx of people looking to get outside and do something fun and healthy, we need to make sure we are being good stewards of our privilege. In that vain, we'd like to add a few things to those rules spelled out here from SD Mountain Bike skills that newbies should know. PLEASE SHARE!

    1. VOLUNTEER-Volunteering a day or two a year to maintain trails helps a ton! Land Manager are strapped for personnel and resources so it falls on us to effect change.

    2. DONATE-Volunteer groups like ours run on donations and grants so your donations, again, GO A LONG WAY. We're 100% volunteer so all of your contributions go to buy tools that directly help your trails.

    3. KNOW WHERE YOU ARE RIDING- Ignorance of the laws and regs is not an excuse. Know what trails are legitimate and legal and which are unsanctioned.

    4. PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY- If you are going to ride unsanctioned trails, please do not post pics and videos. In some cases, land managers will turn a blind eye (for many reasons) to illegal trails UNTIL you start posting pics and videos. Please do not do this. Drawing attention to illegal trails will force their hand and get them closed.

    Stick to these fundamentals and our community will be better for it. #respectthesend #goodstewards #bethechange #nodignoride #trailsdontfixthemselves

    A few more cool things to check out as it relates to mtb etiquette. Check out Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz's website at mbosc.org!

  • 1 Aug 2020 7:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Lots of questions swirling around what trails are open as a result of the Bighorn Fire. As of tomorrow, August 2nd, the 50yr Trail system will be open. This ONLY includes the 50 Year trail from Catalina State Park to the Chutes. If you didn't know, the trails on the East side of the fence line including Upper 50Yr, Cowboy Slick Rock, Around the Mountain and Middle Gate and Baby Jesus fall on U.S. Forest Service Land and as such, are STILL CLOSED and will not open till Nov 1st per the U.S. Forest Service closure order. The FS closure for Mt. Lemmon order includes any and all trails on Mt. Lemmon and Redington Pass Area to the West of the Redington Rd (FS Road 371)

    While the closure order is in effect, please do not "poach" trails. Per the order, violations are punishable

    " as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581 (b)(7))."

    Furthermore, any poaching works against our efforts and tarnishes our image as a user group which may have long term effects on trail opportunities that we are currently working on.

    Please see attached pics of the map and official closure order. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out! 

  • 21 Jul 2020 7:36 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Update from the Forest Service from tonight's meeting: The mountain will REMAIN CLOSED through Nov 1st, 2020. We have already been in conversation with the FS over the last week on getting up there and helping with trail work to help speed up the reopening the best we can. As of right now, there is no official word on whether that is doable at this time though. For now, we wait and keep working at getting back on the mountain as soon and as safely as possible.


    The closure order also includes Catalina State Park and the all of 50 Year Trail System.

  • 18 Mar 2020 7:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    #CDOmg is ready to rock! Sent our #Bteam in to cut all the deadfall off CDO. 30+ trees got removed and now once again CDO is #treefree and top to bottom runs are being served up! #T2B Thanks to @homegrownmtb for their bike rack equipped SXS for the ride out! We have an overnight work weekend at the end of March on Red Ridge which will earn you 4 raffle tickets for the giveaway for a Specialized Carbon shred sled from our friends at @copperspokecycles ! #teameffort #alltimeallthetime #earnyourturns#nodignoride

  • 3 Mar 2020 7:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saw month is in the books with a few more trees removed off of lower Red Ridge. We thought we'd have to abort the mission after rolling the tire and burping the bead but Abe Froman's trusty preparation, provided us with a compressor and a minute to take in the scenery. Once we were back to work, we worked a terrible section of cat claw and over growth at the bottom. To quote Swan, "it was like 4x4ing and gardening all in the same day". We love it!! Thanks to our light and fast team this weekend of Bradley, Spencer, David, Swan, and Mike for doing their part and being a part of this adventure. Some of these guys have 6 raffle tickets to win the carbon sled from Specialized Bicycles and Copper Spoke Cycles from being at almost all of the work days this year! We have the March work weekend coming up so check out the event page for more details and please RSVP to vernieaikins@gmail.com to attend. 

  • 25 Feb 2020 7:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Had an amazing crew of folks come out for the Red Ridge work day. We had optimal conditions for working the #brownpow. Only had two trees (that we know of) to cut out but we were able to link up the top mile of the trail with the 2 miles of trail that we worked last year. What's more we had a number of folks that will have a 2:1 advantage in the raffle for the Carbon sled from Specialized MTB and Copper Spoke Cycles! Thanks to all the volunteers that came out. David, Tracey, Mike, Scott, Austin, Don, Lindsay and Tara. You all are machines! Lots of love! Next work day is this weekend so if you want to win more tickets, Come on out!! #earnyourturnsbro #dowork #tastydirt #sogood #alltimeallthetime

  • 25 Feb 2020 7:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ADVOCACY GROUPS across this Country benefit from these programs. Trail development and maintenance efforts can be funded through grants from the Recreational Trail Program. Monies collected from OHV tags/gas taxes are how these grants are funded. If you have ridden one our passion projects, namely Red Ridge or CDO, you can see these funds at work and how they transform our outdoor experience. These funds are at risk of being cut. A few elected officials see the value in funding public lands and are offering up legislation that could expand the amount of money put towards funding the RTP. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND ASK THEM TO COSPONSOR THE BILL. Check the link for more details. THIS IS IMPORTANT IF YOU ARE USER OF PUBLIC LANDS/TRAILS.


  • 13 Feb 2020 7:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Last Sunday marked the beginning of "Saw Month" as we have to get all the dead fall cleared before March 1st which is the start of Owl breeding season. We took a top to bottom stroll on Green Mountain Trail and cut 5 trees out and removed 6 more that were hazards. Also did some repair work where a tree had fallen and taken out about a foot of dirt from the tread. Also got some more brushing and raking done. GM is running #sogood!! We have two more saw days scheduled before the end of the month. Feb 23rd and 29th. If you'd like to join, check out torca.org to rsvp. These days also count towards your two raffle tickets for the Carbon Stumpy or Enduro courtesy of Copper Spoke Cycles! The more days you show up to, the more tickets you get. Next saw day is Feb 23rd. If you want to attend, you must rsvp to trails coordinator at Vernieaikins@gmail.com
    #treefree #buckit #buckyeah #dowork #onedaypledge#treesdontclearthemselves #backcountry #dainty #notalkjustaction

  • 31 Jan 2020 7:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Remember when we said now is a great time to become a member? Here's why! Our friends at Copper Spoke Cycles share in our mission and vision and they want to see big things happen in Tucson. So they are putting their money where there mouths are and tossing us a Carbon fiber Stumpy, Stumpy EVO or Enduro in the color and size of your choice. There are three ways to win this dream boat.

    #1 Become a member or renew your membership in 2020 and get one ticket into the raffle.
    #2 Buy extra tickets at https://torca.wildapricot.org/store and even get a block of tickets at a discounted price. Members get an even deeper discount!
    #3 And this is where it gets fun. Come to a work day in 2020 and get 2 raffle tickets per work day! So throwing dirt, pays off in a big way! Even better, you still get to count your days towards the work incentives from EVOC QARV Imports Troy Lee Designs Bike and Five Ten.*

    We have some lofty goals in 2020 including the a Comprehensive Trails plan being submitted to the The Forest Service - Coronado National Forest and we should be scheduled to complete the restoration of Red Ridge by the Summer. Both of these things will need the support from the community and the easiest way to do that is to become a member. So if there was ever a time do so, why not win a sick sled while you're at it? #earnyourturns #dowork #shutupanddig #trailsdonfixthemselves #ittakesavillage

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