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Upper Hixon Bike Park Build
1000 hours of volunteer work from hundreds of hands
Rotary Vista Trail Update:
Last July, volunteers trudged up TNT to a new section on the Vista Trail and began assembly of a 40' bridge. Watch the action as recorded here:
We have mountain biking trails for the entire family or for more adventurous spirits you can enjoy heart-pounding descents from high atop scenic bluffs that provide sanctuary for both bird watching and those determined to find the fastest way off exploring spectacular bluffs that were left untouched by glaciers in the Driftless area.
Check out the Trail Skills page for rules of the trail and riding tips.
Green signs mark the easiest trails we offer. They are wide open, rolling, and feature little technical difficulty.
Blue signs mark intermediate trails. These offer a wide variety of introductory technical challenges including rock gardens, some log-overs, tighter corners and berms, and other interesting features.
Black signs accompany the most technically challenging trails. Features include narrow tread surface, tight turns, steep inclines and prolonged climbs as well as fast descents. There are usually no "B-Lines" for any feature; the rider must conquer the obstacle before advancing.
Report trail issues or downed trees here.
Land Trail Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every month at 5:30 at the Myrick Hixon EcoPark. The ORA board meeting typically follows. Come see what makes us run!
This month the meeting will be on May 19th. Trail work will still happen, so take your pick.
This year we will be doing finishing work on Still Hill, working on the Pudn re-route, cleaning up parts of Quarry Trail, and performing lots of general maintanence. Many hands make light work.
Watch our Trail Work page for info on upcoming build dates.
Ideas are always welcome, so bring them along, or you can submit them to our Reporting Tool.
For more preparation info and what to bring/wear, check our Trail Crews page.
HPT Pump Track
Please use the entrance to the pump track. Building and shaping berms takes a lot of work (come out and help sometime) and rolling right over them wears them down quickly.
Want to help sculpt this dirt, or just ride? Check it out. Learn how a pump track can improve your skills not only in the park but out on the trail as well.
Trail Master Certification
ORA is happy to welcome its newest group of Trail Masters!
Outdoor Recreation Alliance is teaming up with Mike Riter to host a Trail Master Certification course taught by Trail Design Specialists June 10th-14th, 2014.
This is a four day course that covered the latest advances in trail design, construction and maintenance with a focus on long term sustainability and ease of maintenance.
If you are interested in becoming an ORA Crew Leader or just want to learn more about how to build sustainable trails, this is the best training you will find anywhere!
Catch the details by watching for Facebook and Twitter, or right here.
We will be running a chainsaw certification course again in the Summer of 2014. Let us know if you're interested.
Check out the photos of our 2013 course here taken by Anthony Larson of Adventure Photography.
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Current Trail Conditions:
TRAILS ARE OPEN
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