augs
Vice-President - Membership and Events
September 15, 2018

Hi everyone,

Volunteers with Capitol Off Road Pathfinders have worked out an agreement to provide free cyclocross practices for beginners in Madison Parks.

This practice series is the result of several years of talks with Madison Parks, along with CORP’s responsible stewardship of the Cyclocross Practice Area at North East Park. We are super grateful to Madison Parks for offering us this new opportunity.

Practices will rotate through a number of parks this fall. Here are the details:

What: Cyclocross basics and practice for beginners (kids and adults, ages 10 and up). The series is not cumulative, so you can come to any or all of the practice and fit right in.

When and where: See attached map

9/19 @ Olin Park (northwest end near Monona Bay)
9/26 @ Olbrich park (northwest corner at Lakeland Ave)
10/3 @ Marshal Park (south corner next to parking lot)
10/10 @ Garner Park (on the grassy hillside below the park pavilion)
10/24, @ Aldo Leopold Park
11/7 @ Heistand Park (on the grassy bowl)
11/14 @ Reindahl park (near the splash pad area)

When:   5:00pm start, lasting about 1-½ hours, daylight permitting.

What to bring: a properly fitted helmet, normal riding attire, a cyclocross bike in good working order (a mountain bike, gravel, commuter, fat bike, or any bike with knobby tires is OK). We also recommend bringing your own (full) water bottle. Some of the parks do not have water on site.

There is no registration, but we ask that you RSVP to let us know which date(s) you might attend, so we can plan accordingly: rob.lewis@madcitydirt.com.

All of this is possible because folks like you have become members of CORP.  A portion of your membership dollars helps cover these events as well as the mowing fee at NorthEast Park. Your support will help us to offer even more off-road opportunities throughout the City of Madison. Join us!
augs
Vice-President - Membership and Events
September 07, 2018

augs
Vice-President - Membership and Events
August 26, 2018

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help, or already been out to help, with cleaning up after last weeks storms.  There is still some assessing going on, but we wanted to give everyone a comprehensive update.

Badger Prairie, Blue Mound, Cross Plains, Northeast, and Sheehan largely escaped damage. 

Blackhawk got hit hard in the big gulley, but folks have already been out doing repairs.  There is a temporary re-route of the Connector, the bottom of Howling Wolff is slightly altered (see photo below), and the Creek Trail is still flooded, and the bridges will need to be re-set when the water recedes.  The  Jump Line has not been assessed; the lower, hand-built section is likely washed out, and where it crosses the gulley is un-rideable.  More details here as they become available: https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?topic=3993.0

CamRock will need some minor repairs, and there are sections that are still underwater that have yet to be assessed.  Go here https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?topic=3991.0 for updates on what is needed.

The Farm is still being assessed.

Pleasant View got hit hard.  We should have more information in a couple days, but there are sections that will need machine work to restore.  We'll be working with Middleton to see if there is some FEMA money that can be put toward that, and we'll get someone out there as soon as we can.  In the meantime, there will likely be some hand repairs and possibly some temporary re-routes; we'll know more shortly.  Check here for updates:  https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?topic=3990.0

Quarry Park saw some erosion, but nothing major.  There are still some sections that have not drained yet; once it dries out, there will likely be some small work sessions to get things back in shape.  Check here for updates:  https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?topic=3992.0

Quarry Ridge: Mike, the Trail Steward, has been out of town, so there hasn't been a full assessment, but it appears the damage is minimal.  Once the parking lot and road have dried out, it should be good to go; we'll let everyone know if it needs more than that.

Seminole had a washed out bridge and a bit of erosion, but has already been repaired.

Thanks again for everyone's help!