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Trail Building and Maintenance Schedule

Trail Projects for 2017

So much of the trail work Medicine Wheel performs each year depends upon close cooperation with land managers. We work on projects that have been reviewed and approved by those same land managers usually through long-term “Master Plans” that receive significant levels of public input. Many of these plans take months or years to complete. As our name implies, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates advocate for trails during those Master Plan processes that are fun and often challenging to ride but are sustainable requiring little or no maintenance.

A number of trail projects planned for this year have taken many months to work through the governmental planning process. Recognize that this list is flexible and that if opportunities arise which meet our criteria for success, we will post those here and solicit volunteer assistance where appropriate.

Mar
30
Thu
Brew Partners Social with Kids on Bikes @ Smiling Toad Brewery
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is the second brew partners social event for Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates!  We are meeting up at Smiling Toad Brewery this time to enjoy Biff’s brilliant brews. Kids on Bikes will join us for a casual evening of conversation, updates on trail and maintenance projects, and information about kids and bikes. There will be a silent auction fund raiser at this event too!

Apr
8
Sat
Spring Creek Work Day @ Multi-use Trailhead 665
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

We will be working on the Spring Creek Trail cutting back overgrowth and smoothing out “brake bumps”. As always, wear closed-toed shoes, long pants and  weather-appropriate apparel. Sign up for this event at the MWTA Meetup site.

PLEASE NOTE: The address listed is an approximation. We will be parking and hiking from the Multi-use Trailhead 665. Check this event page for weather cancellations and our Meetup site.

Apr
19
Wed
Upper Codell Trail @ Red Rocks Open Space
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We will meet and park at the upper Red Rock Canyon Open Space gate. We will hike in approximately 1/2 mile and work on Upper Codell Trail. The main goal for this event is to block some of the social re-routes that have been established and to begin constructing a “B” line at certain points along the trail.

As always, wear long pants, closed toed shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.