Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Neil Battrum, Clay Lozier, Ron Bodine and Buzz Taylor were out working again today while I was catching up around the house.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
ERTA had their big pow-wow to set trail building dates. The plan is
similar to years past. Each trail will have local dates at their
discretion for smaller workdays and at least one big workday.
Our big workday will be December 6th. We hope to have about 2 miles
of trail flagged and there should be plenty of corridor clearing to
do. Watch for posts closer to time, if the corridor gets cleared
more than I expect, this could turn into more of a bench cutting
day. We may well have an option for another big workday late in the
season, like March or later. If so, this would almost surely be a
Also, watch for posts on a regular basis for smaller work days. There
will be quite a few of these in the coming months and there will be
ample opportunity to help out. I think we have Buzz Taylor and Ron
Bodine tapped on a couple of smaller projects that will be very cool
additions and they might appreciate an email to see how you can help.
As always, give me a shout with questions.
building will be done!
and socializing. You can find out what our plans are for the coming
building season. We hope to add 2- 2.5 miles of new trail in the
I know we have some great people lined up to help out with the day:
Platte Valley Bank will be supplying a big grill and some chefs.
(these guys were great to help us out at Spider Fest at Smithville a
couple weeks ago).
Orange Technologies will be throwing in some food. This is Neil
Battrum's company. Now if we could get him to set up webcams for the
I know some of the local bike stores might be there (we have let
Cycle City, The Wheel and Biscari know about it)
Paceline Products might be there as well (Chamois Butt'r saved me
today with my third day riding in a row). They were critical for our
trail opening in June and have given us great support.
What to bring: Your bike. Your family. A lawn chair.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Public invited to grand opening at Stocksdale Park
Northland events mark National Trails Day
Northlanders can mark National Trails Day at several locations on Saturday and do it the old-fashioned way: By hiking, jogging or walking at a leisurely pace.
A new twist will be available beginning Saturday when the Earth Riders Trails Association and local enthusiasts cut the ribbon on a new mountain bike trail at Liberty's Stocksdale Park.
"We thought that would be an appropriate time to do this," said Clay Lozier, one of the organizers.
Ribbon-cutting for the new 2.75-mile trail will take place at 10:30 a.m., followed by a complimentary lunch of hot dogs, chips and soft drinks served by Paceline Products, a Pleasant Valley business that caters to bicyclists.
Several Northland bicycle shops also will be on hand Saturday, Lozier said.
Of course, the real highlight is for outdoor enthusiasts to try out the trail. It winds its way through city of Liberty property in Stocksdale Park and an adjoining tract owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
"I have ridden it and it's very nice," Lozier said. "People are encouraged to hike, jog or ride their mountain bikes."
A trail expansion is already on the calendar. "Next fall, we'll get after it and hope to add another three miles to it," Lozier said.
Earth Riders volunteers developed the trail through agreements with Liberty and the Department of Conservation. The new mountain bike path offers enthusiasts a new option in eastern Clay County. The next closest dirt-path trails are at Smithville Lake and in Blue Springs, Lozier said.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
on a lousy weather day (for April anyway). It actually made for some
decent work weather, even with ice pellets and
snow. We got a ton of benching done and are very close to have
rideable trail. Having such great volunteers is awesome.