Spring Thaw… Trail Closures, we knew it was coming

by jaylauraplummer on April 3, 2013

Trails Closed signAttention riders:  Because of soft conditions, singletrack trails are closed to all traffic (including both bike and foot).

While not overly warm, it will be soon and that means that it’s time for the annual trail closures. The somewhat warm weather and longer days sure give us the itch to ride.  Beneath the trail surface the ground is still frozen, though, and water from the melting snow isn’t able to drain.  This makes the trails soft, muddy and sloppy.  Riding muddy trails causes damage! Damaged trails are no fun to ride and take manpower to fix—manpower that could be used to build and improve other trails instead.

Lowes Creek singletrack has been signed and EC County has put a press release out.  Other trails systems will also have closure signs so watch for thoseTrails will reopen once the ground dries up.  For now, the weather and roads are great for building base miles.  And if you really can’t wait to get into the woods, volunteer at an upcoming Trail Work Day (April 27th at Lowes Creek).  In the meantime, please respect all the hard work of our volunteers by staying off the trails during the closure.

Thank you, and stay tuned for regular updates on this page, on the forum, via email and on Facebook!  Trails will be opened as soon as the are ready.

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