Sunday, July 6, 2014

8-80 Ride for July 6th Cancelled Due to Weather

The decision to cancel an 8-80 ride never comes easy, but this week's ride is canceled due to the impending Monsoon Thunderstorms forecast for this afternoon. 

Next week's ride will be at Granite Basin.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

PMBA Trail Work Day, Saturday, July 19, 2014

PMBA Trail Work Day
Saturday, July 19, 2014
7:30 am - 12:30 pm




This month we will be back on the new section of the Ranch Trail 62 to finish the part that was built by the excavator but never hand groomed.

Head out to the pullout just before the Watershed (299) Trailhead on Senator Highway (sort of an old quarry). We'll bike up the new Ranch Trail to were the excavator finished ...roughing in the trail. The Back Country Horsemen will bring in the tools for us and we will polish up the trail back slope, bench and naturalize the downhill slope. A bit easier than building new trail, there is just about 1/4 of a mile to clean up.

Wear LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVE shirt, gloves, HIGH TOP boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Bring at least 1 liter of water.

Put FLAT pedals for your bike, or pack in your boots. You can wear your bike helmet instead of a hard hat. It's about 2 miles to bike into the work site.

We will bring some extra water, gatorade, and snacks. These will be left at the parking lot unless we can get the horses to pack them in. You are welcome to pack in anything we have, but you should supply your own water and snack for the mid work break.

We will work until 11:30am, bike back to the parking lot for adult refreshments. Should wrap up around 12:30pm.

Contact Ryan Winkelman if you have any questions.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Stage II Fire Restrictions

The Prescott National Forest has asked that members of the Prescott Trails Safety Coalition help spread the word about the increased fire restrictions.

The City of Prescott is also in Stage II Restrictions.


 Stage II fire restrictions prohibit the following:
1.      Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, charcoal, coal, or stove fire, including fires in developed campgrounds and improved sites.
2.      Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building.
3.      Discharging a firearm, air rifle, or gas gun, except while engaged in a lawful hunt pursuant to state, federal, or tribal laws and regulations.
4.      Operating any internal combustion engine from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
5.      Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with an open flame.

Exemptions to the restrictions include the following:
1.      Using a device fueled solely by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off. Such devices can only be used in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
2.      Operating generators with an approved spark arresting device within an enclosed vehicle or building or in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the generator.
3.      Operating motorized vehicles in compliance with forest Travel Management regulations.
4.      Discharging of firearms is allowed at The Prescott Sportsmen’s Club unless otherwise determined by a Forest Official.
 
 
 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Trail work event on Sunday May 18, 2014

PMBA Trail Work Event
Sunday, May 18, 2014
7:30am - 12:00 noon
 

MEET: At the Watershed (TR 299) Trailhead on Senator Highway (across from the top of 396).
 
Continuing on our maintenance of existing trails we will be working on the top end of TR 396. We will be making minor adjustments to the trail to better drain water off the tread from Senator Highway to Upper Goldwater Lake. We'll also brush out and remove roots of plants too close to the trail.  

 Wear LONG PANTS, LONG SLEEVE shirt, gloves, HIGH TOP boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Bring at least 1 liter of water.

We will bring some extra water, gatorade, snacks, tools and hard hats. We will work until 11:30, then head back to the trailhead.
 
See the event on Facebook at

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Local Paul Burkhardt from Prescott College is the proud winner of the Pivot Mach 6 Carbon from Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, Bikesmith and Pivot!!

Congratulations Paul and thank you to everyone who joined in the fun to support your local PMBA!