Written by Julie Larson, Gateway Green Trail Steward
On Sunday, January 9th, Gateway Green Trails Stewards, Tim, Todd, and Julie, joined forces with other eager trail builders: four from the Community Cycling Center and one from our partner at the Lumberyard. We were excited to finally meet and work with the folks from CCC. Their mission aligns with NWTA to increase accessibility to biking for all ages, particularly kids, and teach them safety on their bikes.
On our sunny Sunday, we improved the safety of the black diamond trail Cliffline, by increasing the width of the trail which has slowly washed down the hill over the years. We installed a fence for safety to prevent further erosion from bikers hill-bombing the steep section of Cliffline into Toe Line. The jumps were also improved to provide three routes: go around, roll over, or hit it fast to catch some air on the hip.
More minor changes are planned for the trails in the woods and around the park this year, so if you haven’t ridden there in a while, please pre-ride, re-ride then free-ride the trails to enhance your enjoyment and safety around Gateway Green. If you are interested in volunteering at Gateway, keep a lookout for a work party this Spring for a big clean-up.
Thank you to our friends who helped out this past Sunday from CCC and Lumberyard! We are so grateful for your time and effort. We look forward to working with you again in the near future!