Jan 19

The IMBA Trail Care Crew is coming to town!

You, your family and friends are invited to participate in a free Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit to New Almaden and the Santa Teresa County Park on Jan 27-30. ROMP membership is not required. Everyone welcome.

I am asking for committments at this time. Space is limited, so please reserve your space now, by calling me and leaving a message 408 446-3745, or dropping me an email at president@romp.org. (Please re-register if you have already indicated you intention informally.) For planning purposes we must get an accurate head count.
It starts with a new “Trails Forever” presentation by the TCC on Thursday evening, Jan. 27 at 7pm in the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum in the historical “La Casa Grande”.

[From Highway 85 take the Almaden Expressway exit south 4.5 miles to Almaden Road. Turn right and proceed 2.5 miles west to the town of New Almaden. La Casa Grande will be on your left.]

The training session begins on Saturday morning, 9am, Jan. 29 at the same location, in the Mining Museum. After a lunch break at around 1:00pm we’ll then drive ourselves over to Santa Teresa County Park’s Stile Ranch Trail staging area for more training and exercise.

[From San Jose, follow Almaden Expressway until it ends. Turn right onto Harry Road, then turn left onto McKean Road. Travel approximately 1.3 miles to Fortini Road. Turn left onto Fortini Road toward the Santa Teresa Hills. At the end of Fortini Road, turn left onto San Vicente Avenue.]

On Sunday Jan 30, we’ll meet at Stile Ranch Trail again to conduct more trailwork from 9 am to 2:30 pm. If weather permits we’ll follow the work with a group ride in the park commencing a 3pm. So come prepared to ride.

Food and drink will be provided for volunteers courtesy of the Santa Clara County Parks and Rec. Team Wrongway and ROMP are pleased to announce that this event is sponsored by FOX.

The Western Trail Care Crew (TCC), Nat and Rachael Lopes, are kicking off their 05′ season with a visit to ROMP’s native dirt. The TCC will be leading a trail building and maintenance training session followed by real trail work.

This training is in depth and is useful information for all trail users and volunteer workers. Knowledge shared at the TCC visit will enhance the outdoor experience and might even improve a mountain biker’s skills in that it enhances the reading of terrain.

Mountain biking in ROMP’s territory needs increased volunteer support in the form of trail maintenance and construction. The plethora of land agencies and needs for trailwork are challenging. Hot spots ROMP is involved in include the MROSD’s El Corte de Madera, Waterdog Park in Burlingame, our State Park’s Henry Coe, the BLM’s Fort Ord, and our County’s Coyote Harvey Bear Ranch Park. These are areas where we are making major contributions in 06′. Please come for the training on the 29-30 of this month and get involved. Give back to the trails. Please share this information.

Paul Nam, president ROMP

For information on the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum

For information on the IMBA Traiil Care Crew

For information on Santa Teresa County Park