Construction of new 1-mile segment of the Ancient Oaks Trail was completed last fall by District field staff. The new trail was the final phase of the POST-funded Mindego Gateway Project, and will connect the new Mindego Parking Lot with Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve’s popular multi-use trail network. The trail also provides a new, 4-mile loop opportunity for hikers, bikers and equestrians to experience the spectacular vistas and shady woodlands of the Mindego area.
The spring drive includes prize incentives from Scott Bicycles, Western Spirit Cycling, Specialized Bicycles and the Oskar Blues Brewing/REEB Ranch worth over $10,000. Anyone who registers with IMBA, joins, or renews their IMBA and/or IMBA chapter membership between March 1 and March 31, 2015, will be entered into a random drawing for either a Scott Genius 750 mountain bike or a VIP trip for two to the Burning Can Beer Festival at REEB Ranch in Brevard, N.C. Additional prize incentives will be offered as the spring membership drive continues through the Sea Otter Classic in April, wrapping up in May.
Memberships and contributions help support new trails, bike parks, advocacy and land protection efforts. When membership is associated with an IMBA chapter, that chapter receives a portion of each membership to directly support local and regional efforts.
Additional IMBA membership benefits include a special kit with a member card and stickers, a subscription to IMBA Trail News quarterly magazine, a year-long subscription to a cycling magazine of choice, discounts on a new Subaru, bike and outdoor gear, event registration and insurance.
Read the fine print on the prizes, including all the ways to enter and sweepstake rules.
One of our directors, Charlie Krentz, rode the Fifield Cahill Ridge ride in SFPUC’s Crystal Springs Watershed yesterday. Outrageously beautiful land! Though our docents were great, we look forward to the end of their accompaniment’s being mandatory. We also look forward to the proposed opening of Whiting Ridge out to the coast and perhaps the opening of other areas. The San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s is having a public meeting on Thursday April 2, 2:00 pm. We need a packed house!. Please join us.
Don’t forget! The next Volunteer Trail Work Day on the flow trail at SDSF is scheduled for this coming Saturday February 28, with Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers (SVMTB) generously providing the day’s hospitality, along with regular work day sponsors Whole Foods, Summit Store, Adventure Sports Journal, and Ninkasi Brewing. We’re looking forward to another inspiring day of trail building and camaraderie out on the flow trail! Sign up for this work day HERE.
Volunteer involvement is crucial to completing the flow trail. Work days are scheduled twice a month (see Volunteer Trail Work Day Schedule), and include breakfast, lunch, and post-work day gathering featuring refreshments and a volunteer raffle provided by Adventure Sports Journal and other generous project supporters. Trail work days sponsored by Ibis Cycles and Mick’s Automotive are still ahead on the winter schedule.
Everyone is welcome — no trail work experience required! Our supportive, experienced crew leaders and trail builders will teach you techniques and make a confident trail builder out of you in no time flat. Plus, volunteer trail workers get to test ride and dial in new sections of the flow trail—how cool is that?!
Keep in mind that trail work days may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather and/or hazardous conditions.
Sign up here:
Just do your shopping through the Amazon Smile web site, choose SVMTB as the recipient of Amazon’s donations, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to SVMTB.
Yes, Amazon Smile has the same prices and products as the normal Amazon web site, but with the benefit of painless donations for more trails.
Santa Clara County Parks Opens 10+ Miles of New Trails in Sanborn County Park
Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers is happy to announce that the John Nicholas trail is now open to the public as well as The Skyline trail from Highway 9 south to Sunnyvale Mountain. These trails in provide us with an additional 10+ miles of riding opportunities in Santa Clara County Parks. Here’s the New Santa Clara County Parks Sanborn Guide Map.
Check out our highlight video of the John Nicholas Trail: