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Trail up date for the first Day of Spring (March 20th)
« on: March 20, 2015, 12:23:21 PM »

Trail Updates:  I know that everyone is anxious to get out and ride on dirt.  So far the mountain bike community has been patient and allowed the trails to dry and our volunteers to get out and do some maintenance.  We do have some trails that will be open for riding this weekend.  We also have a big trail building event going on at O'Bannon Woods. We will be doing finish work on a trail Alex Stewart​ is building as part of the RTP grant. 


Town Run: Closed (We are still waiting for it to dry out from a small flood event.  Work session to reopen on Tuesday March 24th)


Southwestway: Open Trails have dried out nicely


Fort Harrison: Open (Yellow) on Saturday.  Each trail still has some mud holes. please ride straight through.  We will schedule work days to armor and repair chronically wet areas, so look work days this summer to make the trails dry faster.


Brown County State Park: Open (Yellow on Saturday).  There will be some wet spots, just ride straight thru.  Please try to attend our trail tune up weekend April 4th and 5th to take care of problem areas.


Versailles: May be open by Sunday.  Check HMBA trail conditions before heading down (www.hmba.org)


O'Bannon Woods State Park: Trails will likely be to wet to ride most trails.  We are building new trails, so come out and help us complete the big loop.  Bring your bike as we can likely find some stuff to ride by Saturday afternoon.


Ways you can Help


-Check trail conditions prior to riding.  Trails will take several days to dry out from rain until the leaves come out and the trees can soak up water.  Also this time of year it is best to ride in the afternoon or evening as the trails will be drier.


-Volunteer: Trails dry faster when they are well maintained


-Donate: We can resolve some chronically wet areas with rock armoring, board walks, and gravel armoring.  But these solutions require funding.  Please consider making a donation to the HMBA Trail Fund


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or send a check to HMBA Trail Fund : 1427 W 86th St Suite 167 / Indianapolis IN 46038
HMBA: Director of Trail Development / Secretary

 

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