Event description

Stub- Winter 2019 Work Parties

Kick off the new year by giving a little back to the trails you enjoyed riding in 2018.  And check off your new year’s resolution by getting in some good early-season cross-training to boot!

Winter season work parties at Stub will be focused on two main objectives.  First, keep the trails in good riding shape through the wet, rainy season when they need the most TLC.  Second, make some great improvements to the trails in advance of peak riding season later this year.

Work Party Logistics:

Who: Volunteers of all experience levels welcome!

Where: Stub Stewart State Park.  Meet at the Hilltop parking lot.

Location:  https://goo.gl/maps/AcQn6WxaCm52

When + Registration:

Volunteers should sign up for the work party date via the registration form link below.

Direct questions to David Rogers at davidr@nw-trail.org

What to expect: 

We will meet at the Stub Stewart Hilltop parking lot at 9:30am to sign waivers, go over plans for the day, and discuss work party safety practices.  We will then proceed to the mountain bike area and to the specific work site(s).  There, we will distribute tools, discuss objectives for the day, and show how to use the hand tools on the trail.   Hand tools (shovels, rakes, loppers, etc.) will be provided at the work site.

We will do trail work, rain or shine, for approximately 4 hours, 10am-2pm, taking a break for lunch between 12 and 1.  Dress for cold, wet weather but wear layers to shed while working.  Work will wrap up between 2-2:30, and the group will return back to their cars by 3pm.

Riders familiar with Stub Stewart can choose to bring their bikes and may ride back to the work site after checking in at Hilltop instead of hiking in.

What to bring: Lunch, water, snacks, and work gloves.  Bring your bike helmet and clear lense riding/saftety glasses for head and eye protection.

What to wear:

  • Boots
  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)
  • Long sleeved shirt, and layers for warmth
  • Rain jacket.  Rain pants if you have them
  • Eye protection is recommended (cycling glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
  • A hard hat or your bike helmet