Written by Scooter Sutterer
On Saturday October 26, we had our first large scale work party at Rocky Point. We had over 40 volunteers working on one of the old school downhill lines. We also built a new climb trail. These volunteer builders mainly consisted of the people that have been building at Rocky Point for many years. Most had only worked on the north or southside of Rocky Point specifically. It was a great opportunity for these two groups of builders to meet and form a partnership to start growing Rocky Point into the world-class mountain biking destination we feel it can be.
As those veteran builders worked we had 21 more people attend the NWTA’s Trail Sustainability Institute Trail Building School. They were taught the basics of trail building. With this hands-on training, they were then able to take those new skills and start work on another new trail.
A big thanks go to Adam Faren, Jered Bogli, and Jesse Merrithew. They flagged the trails and set the focus for work that got completed. Also, thanks go to Nancy Stone and Andy Jansky for running the trail building school.
After the work was completed we all gathered & celebrated the days accomplishments, which included removing 6 large bags of garbage & a tire, with a BBQ & refreshments.
This build set the stage for Nov 16th. We will be out a Rocky Point again to work on more trails on both the north and south side of Rock Point. If you are interested in joining us on our next build you can register HERE
We will also be hosting Crew Leader training on November 16th. If you have been helping build trails and would like to help the NWTA on future builds this is a great way to up your game a bit and allow us to usher in a new group of leaders. You can indicate your interest in the registration form HERE.