Saturday, May 18, 2013

National Trails Day - June 1, 2013

Prescott National Forest

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 1st

Come join us to celebrate National Trails Day at Thumb Butte.  We will be building a new sustainable trail segment to relocate a section of the Thumb Butte Bypass Trail #326 to address long term erosion issues.  The work will be followed by a workshop on trail safety presented by representatives of the Prescott Trail Safety Coalition

We have the Thumb Butte Ramada reserved for BBQ after the event, we will provide refreshments and charcoal, you bring your favorite items for grilling.  We will bring a few coolers to keep your items on ice while you work.

Where:  Thumb Butte Recreation Area, from downtown Prescott travel west on Gurley Street (becomes Thumb Butte Road) for 3.4 miles to the Thumb Butte Picnic Area on your right.

When:  8:00am – 12:00pm:

            0800-0830- check in and tailgate safety discussion

            0830- Hike to work site and begin work

            1130- Stop working and hike back to Thumb Butte picnic area

What to Bring:  Enthusiasm! All volunteers will be expected to Wear LONG PANTS, long sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy shoes/boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine).  Please also bring items for being out in the woods for the project like: water, snacks, sun screen, and appropriate clothing layers.  All volunteers will be provided with hard hats (required) and gloves if needed.  If you have a bike helmet or other type of helmet, please bring it as we may not have enough hard hats for all.

All interested publics are welcome to attend.  If you are not a current volunteer with the forest and are not associated with one of our partner organizations (Backcountry Horseman, Yavapai Trails Assoc., Prescott Hiking Club,Prescott Mtn Bike Alliance, Friends of AZ Trails, Community Forest Trust, Prescott Saddle Club, AZ Trail Riders, Etc..) please RSVP to Jason Williams; or (928) 777-2220

Friday, May 17, 2013

Tour de Franscott

Sometimes...(in my dreams)...I imagine that I could ride the Tour de France. Then I wake up, and wonder whether I could ride 1/2 of it. Or maybe 1/4. Or maybe 1/8.


I wonder.

Join the Tour de Franscott.
Details on facebook.

What, exactly, is this "Tour de Franscott" thing, anyway?

It's a FREE Virtual race (strava recommended) , with daily rides mimicking the actual stages of the Tour de France, during the TdF (beginning 6/29., ending 7/21.)

This is for ALL cyclists...road AND mountain! The more the merrier (that's your cue to "share" and "like" this.)
You/me/we will attempt to ride 21 days out of 23 (or as many as possible). But....since none of us have the time (wink, wink) to ride the actual Tour de France distances, the daily Tour de Franscott rides will be assigned these proportions;

1/4 of TdF distances for road rides, 1/8 of TdF distances for mountain bikers.

For example,

On June 30, the TdF riders will ride 96 miles. You will ride a MINIMUM of 24 miles (road) or 12 miles (mountain) on June 30. There will often be "assignments" in area and/or altitude gain (for mountain stages). Some days you will be able to choose for yourself (out and back, or rides that are just downhill). Time trial days will be short distances, and are intendedto be group ride days (come watch your friends suffer).

We can do these as group rides, or solo...EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN PRESCOTT (I'm talking to you, OTB!), or when you're out of town (you DO take your bike, right?).

Do as many days as you can. Our team of CPA's will crunch the numbers, and our retained PR firm will help assign bragging rights.

(buzzkill alert) Remember...this ride is FREE, there is no money budgeted for lawsuits, so, you ride at your own risk, and assume all liability, and agree that you will not sue me over this totally elective and risky activity.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

PMBA Trail Work on May 12th

PMBA Trail Work Day
Sunday, May 12, 2013

Meet at DES Office on Gurley St.

We will be constructing new trail to replace the old road section of TR 332 west of Thumb Butte Road. For those of you who were there last month, we are starting on the section on the other side of the road.

Meet at the DES office on Gurley St (old frys for the old timers).
We will carpool from there, go through the gate where TR 332 meets Thumb Butte Rd and park about 1/4 mile past the junction with TR 318.

Wear LONG PANTS, long sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy shoes/boots and eye protection (sunglasses are fine). We will provide water, gatorade, snacks, tools and hard hats. We will work until 11:30 then head back to the DES Parking Lot.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Reminder for May 6th Greater Prescott Trails Planning meeting

Reminder that the Kick Off Workshop for the Greater Prescott Trails Planning process is Monday, May 6th from 6-9PM at the Adult Center of Prescott (1280 E. Rosser Street).  Registration will begin at 5:45PM. 
See you then!

website: Greater Prescott Trails

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Who won the bike ??

The Whiskey Off-Road PMBA bike raffle winner is ......

David Sadorf from Tucson

Congratulations David ! Enjoy your new ride.