Nelson on Today at 09:18 am
The efforts of TJ Harron over the past few years as our Race Director cannot be understated, TJ brought WORS to Madison and we now have one of the most successful events in the WORS calendar. The tentative 2015 date is May 31st. CORP needs a new Race Director as TJ has indicated his need to focus elsewhere going forward. This is an APB looking for that passionate mountain bike racer (or not) who would like to be the point person and lead the effort. We have a committee structure of experienced volunteers in place to make the race happen so the position isn't quite as daunting as one might expect. Respond here or on the madcitydirt.com forums for more information.
skankingbiker on September 27, 2014, 12:21 pm
Come help promote CORP and support our partners at Friends of Capital Springs at this year's annual Harvest Moon Festival at the Lussier Family Heritage Center on Friday October 3rd from 6-9p.m. CORP needs some volunteers to help man our exhibition booth, hand out flyers, and interact with members of the public. More information for this family friendly event can be found at www.friendsofcapitalsprings.org
This event is important, not only to promote CORP, but also to support Friends of Capital Springs, who were instrumental in getting us access to build the new trails at Seminole. Please consider volunteering 1-2 hours of your time. Even if you can't volunteer, bring the family to enjoy of the fun activities.
If you can help out, please post up here or e-mail me at barber.timothy1@gmail_dot_com.
Nick C. on September 17, 2014, 10:19 pm
Thanks to the volunteers thus far! Lets push forward and get this done before Winter.
Same plan as last time. Meet in the Seminole Bike Hub parking lot at 11 a.m. for coffee and donuts, a quick overview of the plan and a walk down to the trailhead. Long pants, boots, and work gloves are a good idea. Again, please bring yard rakes if you've got them. I hope to finish the corridor clearing and start the tread cutting this session. No experience necessary.
Hope to see you there!
Nick C. on September 14, 2014, 08:15 pm
HUGE THANKS to all the volunteers who came out to the first Seminole MTB Trails work-day!
We got a lot of good work done. Initial plan was a rough rake and ride, but with everyone doing such quality work, we just kept working until quitting time. Special thanks to Greg Hamilton (Grey Ghost) for helping lead the charge and bringing the trash trailer. It was great to see some new faces. Hopefully we can keep this excitement going through Fall.
The outside ‘Beginner’ line is open enough to ride, so go check it out. Be cautious of some broken glass on the return leg as you approach the paved bike trail. Many areas have been used for garbage dumping over the years.
We pulled oil barrels, old tires, mattresses and box springs, beer cans, lots of barbed wire and old electrical out of the woods. There still is some garbage in piles along the corridor. Feel free to bring a bag and pull it out if you go to check out the trail.
One more big group work-day and we will be well into cutting the tread and working dirt!
Look for Ad-Hoc evening work and another weekend work-day announcement on Madcitydirt.com and on Facebook!
Nick C. on September 03, 2014, 11:56 am
Good news for those awaiting the Seminole Mtn. Bike Trails!
Next Sunday, September 14th will be the first official trail work day!
Meet at the parking lot at 11am for coffee and doughnuts. As usual bring long pants, boots and gloves. Please consider bringing yard rakes. No prior experience needed.
The corridor is cleared enough to walk and we will be removing tape, cleaning the tread of debris, and removing garbage from years of neglect.
If we work fast we can start some dirt work!
PS. Bring your bike.
TheMayor1 on May 04, 2014, 09:19 pm
There has been some legitimate discussion that there is a lack of broadcasting all of the dates for events going on with CORP throughout the year. There is an amazing amount of events in the next month or so. I will attempt to put them events here as best that I know them:
A list of fun days you should have on your calendar:
4/26 -- BALLS -- Another great year with great people. Who is taking up the mantle to run this next year?
5/24 -- Memorial Day weekend -- Ride your bike dang it!
5/31 -- WORS race weekend -- Please help out with this any way you can! Our biggest fundraiser of the year. Also our biggest need for volunteers. A fun weekend.
8/16-17 -- CORPfest -- Come out to CamRock for a weekend of fun and frivolity on your bike(s). Bring he whole family and plan to camp out overnight.
Sept/Oct -- Barn Yard Classic -- More fun and frivolity for an "end of the season" party/race. Is there really and end of the season anymore with fat bikes? I say no...
5/8, 6pm....and every Thursday night of the year. Thursday Night Rides at CamRock. We should be finally getting dry enough now to get these going again!
A list of the main trail building and maintenance days:
4/12 -- Quarry Ridge. Done. Fantastic turnout.
5/3 -- Pleasant View -- Done. A lot of really good work completed.
5/10 -- CamRock -- We have a lot of really good things planned for this year. You are going to love it!
5/17 -- IMBA Midwest summit --Come out and show your support for mountain biking in the Madison area by showing up here. Also a chance to ride the TREK trails!
6/7 -- Blue Mound -- Also National Trails Day -- Reroutes needed to keep the Mound Loop open.
6/21 -- Chequamegon 100
6/29 -- You are allowed to start your summer. Kidding ;-)
Monthly CORP meetings, who is in charge of putting them together, and ig known where they will be at. These will be the fourth Thursday of the month or there will be a well publicized change:
Nov/Dec -- President -- Annual Party -- Madison area.
January -- Vice President, Membership -- TBD
February -- Vice President, Marketing -- TBD
March -- Secretary -- TBD
April -- Treasurer -- Wando's was a blast.
May 22nd -- CamRock Trail Steward -- CamRock Sport
June -- Quarry Ridge Trail Steward -- QR Shelter
July -- Blue Mound Trail Steward -- BM
August -- Middleton Bike Park -- M'ton Golf Course
September -- TTF Crew -- TBD
October -- Race Director -- TBD
Nelson on March 31, 2014, 07:34 am
Congrats all. Huge success. I'll be depositing $5100 this morning in to our bank account. Massive success supporting the local trails. The final walk through at Seminole should occur in the next few weeks and we've begun discussions with trail builders to get the dirt moving.