Posts Tagged ‘single track’

Curt Gowdy Machine Construction

After more than a year of solid, though hand construction across Wyoming and Colorado, it was time to break out the Ditch Witch and train the Singletrack Trails crew on how to build a sustainable trail with a machine.  Most of the crew has run the machine at the Funtrack in Curt Gowdy, but moving…

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Curt Gowdy Crystal Reservoir Complete

Singletrack Trails began the circumnavigation of Crystal Reservoir at Curt Gowdy State Park just over two years ago.  Today the crew will finish that 8 mile journey.  There will be a complete and usable route to hike or bike allowing for beautiful views of the plains of Eastern Wyoming, the canyons of Curt Gowdy State…

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Curt Gowdy State Park 2010 begins

Singletrack Trails is now back on the work site of Curt Gowdy State Park between Cheyenne and Laramie, WY.  We will again be adding to one of the best trail systems in the country. This week, a part of the Singletrack Trails crew began constructing steps from the Twin Lakes picnic shelter up to a…

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Colorado Mountain Bike Summit

Each year, Bicycle Colorado, IMBA, and the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado State Office host a summit for mountain bike advocates and land agency representatives.  This year’s summit will be held in Salida, CO on April 2nd and 3rd. Singletrack Trails will be there.  Greg will be helping with the presentation on Saturday about mapping…

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Geotagged photos update

New for 2010 updates will be geotagged photos updates.  This will allow you to see a track of the trail under construction and where on that trail the photos were taken.  This feature utilizes Google Maps and Flicker.  Viewers will  be able to see multiple photos at a specific location by clicking on the photo…

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A new season dawns

The winter hibernation is nearing its end. The final touches are being put on the first couple projects of the 2010 trail construction season for Singletrack Trails. Exciting developments in project creation are currently in process. Singletrack Trails is currently working with several land agencies to put the finishing touches on contracts for the 2010…

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Curt Gowdy Week 1

This past week the crew and I showed up to one of my favorite trailbuilding grouds-Curt Gowdy State Park.  This park is located between Cheyenne and Laramie, Wy.  We will be doing mosly hand construction at the park this year with a little bit of machine work mixed in. The work this week flew by…

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Moving big rocks for the big line

Today the crew and I started work on a new sustainable, directional mountain bike trail.  A couple of years ago, Singletrack Trails was part of the team that built Free Lunch at the Lunch Loops in Grand Junction, CO.  It is a directional freeride trail that averages about 7% trail grade.  It is full of…

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PTBA Conference

I left the crew behind in Grand Junction this week to travel to Asheville, NC to attend the Professional Trailbuilders Association conference.  I am sponsoring Ben Blitch of B4 Construction to become a member.  The general membership approved him as a member along with 10 others this morning. I am spending some money on tools…

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Hitting the stride

With the machines working like crazy the last couple of days, Joey, Dave, and I are finally getting in a groove. Dave and Joey are running the excavators on the west side of M Hill. I have started an alignment on the east side. Looking at the weather the next few days, I am going…

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