Gorge Trail 400 Rehabilitation on 4/9

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Gorge Trail 400 Rehabilitation on 4/9

April 9 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Let’s do some work on Gorge Trail 400!

About this event

We would like you to join us for a unique opportunity to work on a legacy project in the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks on the Gorge 400 Trail. NWTA does not get to build or modify mountain bike trails on federal land in a national scenic area that often. This is a project that will be in the public trust for generations.

Within the project to build new trails near Cascade Locks, we have also been asked to Rehabilitate the existing Gorge 400 trail. The project provides a unique opportunity to apply a different set of trail building techniques to the existing rock treads, drainages, a stream crossing, and spring.

Where: Wyeth Campground next to the Wyeth Trailhead at 750 Herman Creek Rd. Cascade Locks, OR 97014.

When: Saturday, April 9th. We START at 10:00am and finish up at 3:00pm . Please have you and your gear ready at 10am. Arriving 15 minutes early is always a good idea. We will be meeting at the Wyeth Campground.

What To Bring: Water, snacks, lunch. Check the weather forecast. Don’t be fooled, we live in the PNW. Bring layers and a rain jacket, gloves, and sturdy shoes. Bring tools if you have them, if not we will have extras. A hard hat or bike helmet is REQUIRED. 

Why: Just like nearly everywhere else, the trails near Cascade Locks are maintained by volunteers. This means, if we didn’t maintain these trails, we wouldn’t have trails. It’s as easy as that. When we are stewards for our trails, we are creating opportunities for ourselves, others, and for generations to come. That is our ‘why’!

Bikes aren’t needed for the work party, but if you want to ride the trails afterward, you are welcome to bring them. Know that we will not be within sight of our vehicles during the workday and you will want to be sure to secure your bike. 

What to Bring:

* Work clothes: Light long sleeve shirt, Long Pants (no shorts), Boots, Gloves, Eye Protection & Gloves

* Jacket (be prepared)

* Hard hat or bike helmet (mandatory)

* Water

* Snacks 

* Lunch

* Face Covering as recommended by the CDC (in case we can’t maintain social proper social distancing)

Tools will be provided.

Waiver – Once registered, please sign the waiver HERE.

If you have questions or need to get in touch on the day of the event please contact Bob: 703-424-0091.