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This is just a reminder to you all that FATRAC has been focusing on its Facebook page [Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition] as well as its Meetup group! Please check us out for all the latest rides and news about trailwork event there!
I just received a Press Release (Click to view) from our Auburn State Recreation Area ranger, Jon Brandt, about the new policy regarding Day Use fees on some of our favorite trails. You will now be charged a Day Use fee to park near the Confluence, Grizzley Bear and Driver's Flat trailheads. My advice is to purchase the year pass for the remainder of 2012 and start showing up for our monthly trailworks. That way you wil start earning the 20 hours of volunteer time necessary for the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) parking pass for next year. Invest in your trails and the rewards are endless!
Ranger Jon Brandt says that Auburn SRA Clementine Bike Trail will be closed Thursday, June 28th during a CALFIRE controlled burn for fuel reduction. The area could be smokey through Friday, June 29th.
Twenty-Five riders joined us for our monthly club ride. We enjoyed hot chili and cold drinks afterwards at the top of FDLT. Join us on the third Saturday of each month for this ride where you will always find someone of your ability level to ride with.
YBONC's new summer XC races is just around the corner, called Nevada City Dirt Classic (XC) Series, at FS Hallelujah/Pioneer Trail Area, under a FS permit. Event benefits YBONC's programs for Nevada County school bike clubs. We support 7 middle school bike clubs and one high school bike club...that's over 140 teens and no. is still growing. We engage youths to the outdoors, trail stewardship, physical activities, and developing a positive & healthy lifestyle with cycling.
For the 5th year in a row, FATRAC has managed an amazing National Trails Day event, at Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn. There were no surprises in that it did NOT RAIN this first Saturday in June like it did last year! Rather, we enjoyed a sunny day and worked doggedly for several hours building trail. Official headcount is unavailable as of this posting but we're guessing 80 of us showed up at the parking lot ready to grab tools from the FATRAC & County Parks' tool trailers.
On Saturday, we had 20 people show up for our annual celebration of volunteerism we call our "Spring Fling." I fueled everyone with carbs and caffeine and then sent them off to cut back the Poison Oak and Star Thistle on FDLT. Then I set up tables and chair and laid out all of the mountain bike goodies that our local bike shops shared with us. Christopher Davis-Murai (aka: The Bicycle Chef) provided pulled pork on chibatta, grilled vegetables and beans. We raffled off the swag based on the number of hours people volunteered last year. Everyone went home full and satisfied. Come out this year on our trailwork days and put some sweat equity into the trails.
Be sure to register for the Spring Fling so that we know how much food to prepare. Our annual celebration of volunteers is going to happen on Saturday, May 12. The Bicycle Chef is going to provide food for after the trail work. Then we will raffle off prizes based on how many hours you donated to the club in 2011. Check the most recent FATRAC newsletter to see how many hours you earned and come join us for the fun. Go here to register: http://www.fatrac.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=652
The weather has finally turned and the ride today was beautiful. TJ, from Mad Cat, came out with caffeine and carbs to get us started. We broke into ability groups so that everyone could ride at their own pace. And then I provided hot chili and cold drinks to cap it all off. Go in to Mad Cat's new location and say thanks to Mike for faithfully sponsoring FATRAC. Join us next month on the third Saturday for our club ride.
Here is a note regarding our IMBA Trail Care Crew visit this weekend: This past storm has dropped some snow at lower elevations, but we do plan to have International Mountain Bike Association Trail Building School at the Georgetown Ranger Station starting at 9:00 AM on April 14, 2012. The address for the Ranger Station is 7600 Wentworth Springs Road, Georgetown, CA 95634. We will have the classroom session in the morning. We may have to adjust our afternoon activity in the afternoon due to the snow conditions.
If you decide not to come, please let me know so we can adjust our lunches and refreshments.
District Resource Officer
Georgetown Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest
(530) 333-5550, Fax: (530) 333-5522