Thursday, April 25, 2013

Filter Element Placed on Trail 347 Today

The Prescott Trails Safety Coalition (PTSC) is a collaboration of user groups such as the Backcountry Horsemen of Central Arizona, The Prescott Saddle Club, and PMBA, to make Prescott Trails safer for everyone.

Granite Basin is the trial, and a filter was installed at the top of 347, from the Cayuse parking lot.

The filter makes an "S" turn that has good flow and is fun to ride, but will slow you down for the blind corner that is just ahead.

Please leave this filter in place and ride responsibly, anticipating other users on the trails.

Here are some photos of the placement today.

Video of Chris riding through the filter



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

NICA CycleFest

NICA CycleFest
Saturday, April 27th
Elks Theater
The Doors open at 5:30 and Juli Furtado goes on at 7:00.
Singletrack High movie is at 8:15.
It is a one-hour movie
about high school mountain bike racing.
$25 gets you in and 2 drink tickets.
There will be a silent auction with some really sweet items.
Tickets avail Friday, and Saturday at the Arizona High School Cycling League booth,
and at the door Saturday.
Come out and support the high school teams!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Local Advocate to Speak on defying Poverty with Bicycles

Local Advocate to Speak on Defying Poverty with Bicycles  

Attempts to assist impoverished people with bicycles as an affordable, healthy means of travel take place around the world. From volunteer-run programs to corporate-funded charity grants, these efforts have not yet proven sustainable. On May 4th starting at 4:00pm at the Peregrine Book Company on Cortez Street, Prescott author Sue Knaup will discuss her new book that unveils a different model based on proven social business practices. Defying Poverty with Bicycles: How to Succeed with Your Own Social Bike Business Program guides readers through simple steps for providing appropriate bicycles to struggling people as well as proven methods for launching new careers through bicycles. 

This interactive discussion will engage attendees on various methods for lifting bicycle programs into the self-sustaining social enterprise realm. Ms. Knaup will begin with a brief PowerPoint presentation of successful examples from around the world. After the presentation, attendees will be asked to offer their own experiences with similar programs providing bicycles and career training to disadvantaged people. Discussion points will include development of sustainable organizations as well as the latest social enterprise techniques necessary to create such a program; perhaps even launching such a program for Prescott. A book signing will follow the discussion.  

Ms. Knaup taps her own experience through her career with bicycles and her more than 36 years working for and leading nonprofits, including Prescott Alternative Transportation during its first five years. As a San Francisco bike messenger in the 1980s, she saw firsthand how bicycles can offer an escape from poverty. As a bike shop owner in Prescott for 13 years, she learned the intricacies of business success. And as the founder and executive director of One Street, an international bicycle advocacy organization based in Prescott, she works to connect nonprofit and business leaders to help people with bicycles.

The book starts with social business concepts ensuring that readers set a strong foundation for their own bicycle program. Planning and fundraising for initial capital come up quick as elementary to any program’s success. Midway through the 206 page book, readers delve into the details of management in easy-to-digest sections that will help any program leader gain the confidence they need to succeed. In the final chapters, readers learn methods of expanding their program into satellite bike shops, manufacturing their own bicycles and developing creative income generators such as bicycle machines.
Recently published through One Street Press, Defying Poverty with Bicycles is now available for purchase at Peregrine Book Company and other booksellers. Learn more at .

For more information, please contact
Sue Knaup, Executive Director:

Friday, April 12, 2013

Important Trails Public Workshop

Please come to this important Public Workshop


This is our opportunity to participate in the future of Prescott Trails

Please go to this website and click the "get involved" tab to fill out the form.

Then come to the meeting and be part of the process !!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Prescott National Forest Volunteer Training

The Prescott National Forest is providing a day of general training for all forest volunteers.
It is open to anyone who already volunteers or who would like to volunteer on the PNF.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
8:30am - 3:30pm
Breakfast snacks will be provided.
Sandwiches and beverages will be provided for lunch. 
Please bring a side dish, dessert, or snacks.
at the Prescott Fire Center, 2400 Melville Dr, Prescott AZ
link to directions from Prescott: Prescott Fire Center
RSVP with Jason Williams at


Overview; partners, housekeeping, safety
Omero Torres
FS Mission and History
Tom Torres
Break (10 min)
Role of volunteers
Linda Jackson
Debra Packard
Steve Kelly
Break (5 min)
Steve Kelly
Justin Haynes
Travel Management/MVUM/OHV
Justin Ragan
Lunch (40 minutes)
Law enforcement
Dispatch/Radio use/Protocol
Risk Assessment/Safety Protocol
Tom Palmer
Break (10 min)
Natural History/Invasive Weeds
Dorothy Baxter
Omero Torres        
Break (10 min)
Breakout Sessions


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Dancing Skeleton supports PMBA

Print this coupon, buy some Dancing Skeleton jerky, and support PMBA!
(expires April 21)