Trail Crew got bigger by one this week. Matt Henn is now part of the crew. I will let Matt introduce himself below.
I am very excited to join the SORCA Trail Crew this summer. I grew up watching North Shore videos and now feel empowered to revitalize Squamish as a mecca of wooden stunts, skinnies, and hucks-to-flat! Just joking here. In all seriousness though, I have been enjoying these trails and others in the Sea to Sky for close to a decade now and am still in awe at the trail network, scene, and general vibe of the mountain bike community here. It is truly a special place for mountain bikers, and I hope to simply contribute to what it already is.
Saturday crouching squirrel hidden monkey sponsored trail da:
Thanks, Ride Hub, Luz Tacos, Republic Bikes, and A-Frame!!!
The start of crouching squirrel hidden monkey is an incredibly fast section. One of the few super fast sections in town. The trail day goal was to keep it going fast for a long time, but also add a bit of spice to it. Rollers were added to create some drainage and elevate people’s wheels.
40 people turned up on a frigid rainy day, and a few did not want to go home after the trail day.
The mixed weather we have been experiencing has been perfect for trail building. We have done lots of raking to remove rock marbles, dirt work to rebuild transitions and fill holes, and we have also spent a few days prepping crouching squirrel hidden monkey for the trail day.
Trail projects and initiatives:
- Meeting with local volunteer trail builders. The goal of the meeting was to get to know the builders and talk to them about trail building and how SORCA could assist them.
- Rob and Cliff’s corners. Rake was used to remove all the rock marbles. Its KOM time for those seeking fast times.
- Rupert. Dirt filling and some reshaping.
- Marc My Word. Worked on some transitions. We simply addressed the ones that were turning into reverse-transitions (i.e. a hole).
- Large tree removal from Fifty Shades – Spartree climb
- Trail day on the OneUp section 57’d trail with Joel Harwood’s Outdoor leadership class. Great day and the amount of vegetation removed was astounding. Special thanks to Owen Foster who defined project goals for the day.
- Brennan Park – Skills Park site evaluation and minor dirt work.