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#1 seamonkey

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 06:29 AM

When: Saturday, April 25th, 2015 - 9am:1pm
What:
We will continue building the Beulah trail in Greensfelder Park.  This rebooted trail will is coming along quite nicely with a good mix of climbing, descending and technical features. We will continue where we left off and as usual, we have a good size group of non-experienced volunteers scheduled to be there, so the more experienced trail builders we have on hand the better.

Where:
Greensfelder Park, Allenton Rd. behind Six Flags. NOTE: Park at the Beulah Shelter located about a half mile down Scenic Loop Road - the road inside the park. Lunch will be provided at Beulah Shelter.
What to bring: Gloves, Sturdy shoes, eye protection, and something to drink on the trail.
Lunch will be provided by St. Louis County. If you post here there is no need to contact St. Louis County. If you would like a vegetarian sandwich, please let us know.
Bring your bike and ride the trails after the build, weather-permitting.

This is also another chance to be entered in our raffle to win a Fat Bike courtesy of Bike Surgeon.
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Please RSVP so we can get an accurate count for lunch.
If you would like a vegetarian sandwich, please let us know.


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#2 falasi4

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Posted 24 April 2015 - 03:02 PM

Given the latest forecast of rain/thunderstorms - Please update ASAP in the morning 



#3 seamonkey

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:20 AM

trail build is on. radar looks ok right now.


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#4 seamonkey

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:23 AM

Thank you to the 30+ GORC volunteers who weathered the non-storm. Mother Nature cooperated and allowed us to build another 1/4 mile of trail (guesstimate) and only began raining right at lunch time. It just goes to show how difficult it is to gauge the weather until the very morning of an event.

 

Beulah is shaping up nicely and we finished the climbing turn at the far end of the trail. This fall we will continue where we left off and climb up off of the hillside and tie back into the existing trail at the top of the ridge. And then there's much more to build after that starting at the far end of the Beulah "ridge".

 

The large water drainage was not completed due to our awesome armoring rock crew being unavailable for this event so be careful as it's not complete and you may have to dismount to cross it.

 

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#5 MTB-dadx3

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Posted 01 June 2015 - 01:48 PM

I rode this trail a couple of weeks ago - smooth and flowy, with enough rocky sections to keep you focused. 

 

Here's what I was wondering - is this the vision for this to lolipop, loop back, or join the double-track in the valley?


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#6 seamonkey

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 04:04 PM

Vision to be a loop back to the beulah pavilion (loop would be at intersection of Beulah/fossil ridge connection point at top of the ridge).

 

It will either loop back sooner or - if the trail building contours allow - go down to the scenic overlook and cut across and come back up to the shelter (would add another 1-2 miles) on the hillsides.

 

No current way known to get down to Eagle Valley without switchbacks and road crossings.

 

This also will take into account how equestrians treat wet weather conditions as more mileage = more maintenance.


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