Monday, November 22, 2010

Update on the Out-n-back

Thought I should update the blog a bit. I have been slacking on keeping this up to date.
There has been a lot of trail work getting done this fall. The weather is good and we have had a lot of people stepping up and helping out. Most of the work has been on the out-n-back trail that we didn't finish last year due to the bad winter. Here are a few photos of some of the features on this section of trail. This trail is consistent with much of SWW, twisty singletrack with some technical features. The trail will have some longer stretches of open trail with more flow before it is finished.

Elevated walkway over a soggy area. Thanks to Ron Bodine (pictured)
and Buzz Taylor.

A nice example of vertical armoring, a sustainable trail practice.
Can't remember everyone that worked on this, but I know Tim King and
Clay Lozier worked pretty hard on it. Thanks guys.

Clay's favorite tree. Easy to ride under and looks pretty cool on a night ride.

A nice stretch of benchcutting on a neat little section of trail.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Nature happened to give us a big solid tree across the trail, so we thought we better do something with it! Clay, Neil, Buzz and I finally got it finished.

This is a rock run-up on one side. The rocks aren't
as big as this photo would make them seem.

There is a dirt run-up on the other side.

Making the first few cuts.

"No, really honey, I am out in the woods doing trail work."

Monday, May 3, 2010

Continuing Improvements

Thanks to John, Steve and Kevin today we had some significant maintenance done to the trails. The city was kind enough to deliver some gravel and we got it moved into some of the soggy areas. We also did a little bit of armoring, some chainsaw work and flagged a couple reroutes.

It is great to have young, strong guys show up to help!

Just a little bit of armoring for a wet spot.

The guys willing to spend a "day off" earning their dirt!

The dingo is a great way to move gravel. It beats a shovel
and wheelbarrow hands down.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Second Try

Having trouble with link to new map, so I will upload it here for easy downloads.

New Map!

Once again, thanks to Neale Shour for being our "map guy". At the right you will find the latest map for SWW. This map includes the new section of trail. This is currently an out-n-back, with the loop to be finished in the spring of 2011 (provided we have a better build year).

Although it is a bit of pain to ride an out-n-back, this new section is pretty nice stuff and needs ridden! There are a few things to tweak on it, but it largely finished until you come to the pile of deadfall that marks the turn around. Oh, and we conveniently put that at the bottom of a hill so you get to climb back.

Monday, March 22, 2010

ERTA Receives Award from MPRA

ERTA was honored to recently receive a Citation Award from the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. We were nominated by the Liberty Parks and Recreation Department for the work completed at Stocksdale Park.

In addition to attending the annual MPRA meeting at Tan-Tar-A, we also recently attended a Liberty City Council meeting at which the mayor issued a proclamation recognizing ERTA.