|BAMBA News Jan 2012|
Happy New Year!
It’s been a while since the last newsletter, but we’re here to fill you in!
Sean Pinder Eagle Project:
Sean’s project involved fixing a trail, which suffered heavy erosion caused by rain. They had lots of tools and machinery that helped them fix the trail and reshape it to protect from further erosion. Over the course of 6 hours, Sean and his volunteers were able to make the trail much safer for all trail users.
BAMBA coordinated with Ridges to Rivers to have one of their equipment operators complete the excavation work so the scouts could rake, shape, and pack the new water bars and repaired trail surface.
Braden Evans Scout Project:
Braden Evans is a Life Scout in Troop 317 in Eagle. Braden’s project consisted of 3 things:
Austen Nelson Scout Project:
Austen Nelson also worked with BAMBA to complete some erosion control work on a freeride trail for his Eagle Scout project. A large section of eroding trail was stabilized using cinder blocks including the landing for a drop and a steep eroding section of trail leading into a jump. The scouts who volunteered logged over 300 hours of service to complete the project which included hauling blocks across the hillside and installing them into the trail.
Good job guys! Thanks for making this happen…
New Eagle City Council members ready to help bike park….
As a new Eagle City Councilwoman, I was very excited to make one of my very first motions that we add an Eagle CC liaison position to BAMBA. After meeting with several board members and supporters in December I felt it was imperative that City of Eagle embrace and support the many volunteers that have worked tirelessly on the Eagle Bike Park. I am thrilled to be the liaison and look forward to working with this fine group towards an even better park with the cooperation of the City of Eagle. I encourage all of you to participate in the budget process to make sure that the City Council hears about the needs of this jewel of Eagle. Mary Defayette
Mary’s PIC sourced from City of Eagle ( http://www.cityofeagle.org )
A local Rider’s Shameful Secret:
This story was submitted by a local rider… Click photo for a good read. Do you know that bike?
Friendly reminder to share the trail and be respectful to other trail users when you’re out there… Our reputation depends on you!
Here’s a link to IMBA’s Rules of the Trail