You may have noticed a lot of new trail showing up at Camp Robinson. Besides the weekend trail crews, there have been many smaller crews working on weekdays to improve the trails. Here are some things that you may have noticed this weekend. Enjoy the before and after photos.
Work is continuing on one of the newest trails, Gary's Little Lamb which connects the top of Elevator to Dogwood.
This section of standing water on Buddha near the berms, was repaired with sandbags and a little build up.
A very tough, technical turn at the intersection of Buddha and Bail of Nails has been reworked to improve flow.
Thanks to Bryan and Melissa Shipman for all the above work.
Also, stay tuned for information on improved access to the trails including a better process for purchasing a Sportsman Pass so you can enjoy these trails and help with their maintenance.
The focus of this work party is the private trail for the deckhouse. Upon completion, the installation of this 2 mile trail marks the first collaboration between The Nature Conservancy and mountain bikers.
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Tentative Schedule: Friday- 3-6pm meet and greet 6pm Dinner-Baked Potato Bar Saturday- 7am Continental Breakfast 830am Safety Meeting 9-Noon-ish Trail Work Noon-ish-Lunch 6pm Dinner-Taco Bar Sunday- 7am Continental Breakfast 830am meeting (if necessary) 9-Noon-ish Trail Work Noon-ish Lunch 2pm Ride at Lake Leatherwood
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Representatives from the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) brought high school and junior high school competitive mountain biking to central Arkansas this past weekend. Nick and Haley McCurry along with Steve Schneider, the regional International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) represented were hosted by Central Arkansas Trail Alliance at Boyle park for the first NICA training workshop in the area.
Nick had a chance to speak with local community leaders on what this kind of program can bring to area kids.
After a quick orientation to the program, the group headed out to the field for some drills.
And then it was time to hit the trails.
Here is a short video of the group enjoying the newly built section at Boyle Park.
After a good ride, it was time for lunch and the final wrap up on the day.
If you're interested in the NICA program contact them through their website. They need coaches and participants. IF you would like to keep up with these events, follow CATA on Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to Bob Black-Ocken for the sound system and photography, Matt Goddard for photography, the Carve Mountain Bike Team for their support and Mike Mitchell for Pizza and Root Beer.