Re: Trail Progress - Fall 2018

in Cross Plains
November 12, 2018, 11:08 AM

The new trails are kid approved!!

Trail Progress - Fall 2018

in Cross Plains
November 12, 2018, 11:06 AM

The new east loop trail is open for business!  Thanks to all the volunteers for making it happen!  Current trail system is up to 2.5 miles.

Our goal is to have 4 miles of trail by 2020.  Check out the volunteering discussion and join CORP to help us reach this goal!  CORP membership helps make local trails like these a reality!

See you out there!

We Are Moving!

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Renegade Rick
November 12, 2018, 06:04 AM

No, not the trails silly! The website. We don't have an exact date set, but we have already begun moving off 5Nines and onto the DreamHost servers. Our goal is a zero-downtime move, but in the process of accomplishing this, you may notice some transient URL and email address changes. Just don't be surprised if some of your notifications start showing up from dreamhosters. Not getting notifications you were expecting? Maybe check your spam folder.

5Nines has been our host for over 8 years now, and we thank them for their service. They are a big part of our success and have helped us connect the Greater Madison Mountain Bike community together. Their support has enabled CORP's amazing growth and helped make all these new and awesome trails possible. If you have needs for VPS hosting and want to support local, you should check them out. 

Since CORP has been so successful, thanks to this whole community, we need to move to a new web host and DreamHost is the best choice for now and the future. We will keep you informed on the progress. With luck, you won't even realize it's happening.

Thanks for your support!

VOTY Voting!

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November 09, 2018, 10:19 PM

 A little bit about our nominees:

Lucas has been a weed-trimming machine for the last couple years, and this summer was relentless.  If you ever rode without getting whacked in the face, it was likely due to some of his work.

Mike has put in innumerable hours over the last few years, going to meetings and calling officials, and in the last year or so building trail out in Cross Plains.  Simply put, if it weren't for him, our newest trail system wouldn't exist.

Faryn came out and risked death by mosquito to help put Pleasant View back together after the August storms.  Did we mention that she doesn't even ride?  That gives her the highest work/riding ratio around.

Ryan has become a stalwart out Blue Mound, keeping the trails clear and tuned and giving Walt more time to get that one rock just right.

Ron has killed it out at Cross Plains this summer, even taking several days off work to make sure the east loop got roughed-in before winter.  If Mike made the trails happen, Ron has made them what they are.

Mitch took on the daunting task of managing nearly 100 volunteers at the Battle of Camrock, and pulled it off without a hitch.  Then he went on to lead the resurrection of Bobsled Run, bringing that storied trail out back and into the hearts of many a rider.

Note that we had two Board members (Gary Schweisthal and William Lorman) and one previous winner (Dave Reece) nominated.  All three of them contributed enough to warrant a spot on the list, but we've got to spread the love around.

Thanks to all the nominees, and everyone else who has given back to the trails this year.  That's what it takes to keep us all off road!


The CORP website might be down on Thursday due to system maintenance. Hopefully any outages will be minor and short lived.

Re: Volunteering - Fall 2018

in Cross Plains
November 04, 2018, 09:21 AM

Sorry. To wet to move dirt today. Probably work with headlamps after work this week if it dries out

Re: Volunteering - Fall 2018

in Cross Plains
November 04, 2018, 08:42 AM

Hello, just wondering if you guys still needed help today. Sorry about this being last minute!

Please consider some work and ride or volunteer time at Pleasant View. Our #sametrailsbetter campaign is started.

The Backyard Trails LLC crew welcomes help to insure we get the most done and most from our money. We need help preparing dirt, rock farming, and trail testing. Ride or hike on out to the work areas.

Thank you.

President and Treasurer Needed!

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November 01, 2018, 07:49 PM

Help shape and grow our local off road trails!  We are searching for a new President and Treasurer for our board of directors.

We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to outgoing President William Lorman and Treasurer Brian Donley.  Through their contributions and sacrifices they have helped foster amazing growth by serving two consecutive two-year terms. Both have given their resignations but will continue to stay active to help transfer their knowledge to their successors.

We are reaching out to the MTB community to help continue the great progress that's been made.  Send your nominations or requests for consideration to Elections will be held at the Annual Meeting on Nov 16. All active CORP members are eligible to vote.


CORP needs someone to help us plan long term, keep the big picture in mind and our group of board members and volunteers on track.  Help watch over the group to make sure communication is properly happening. The President is responsible for the overall operations and direction of the club, presiding over membership meetings and board meetings, and performing or delegating other tasks as are necessary for the functioning of the club and achieving its goals.


We are looking for someone with a strong accounting background (ideally in non-profit setting), and familiarity with QuickBooks would be a preferable.  The treasurer is responsible for making sure all inflows and outflows are securely handled and properly recorded and reported on a timely basis.  Along with the accounting functions, the treasurer needs to manage periodic government filings, insurance renewals, contribution confirmations and sundry other administrative functions.  We will also be looking for help from within the membership to support the Treasurer's efforts and allow for the proper segregation of duties as CORP continues on its quick-growth trajectory.

Thank you!

Re: Volunteering - Fall 2018

in Cross Plains
November 01, 2018, 04:35 PM

HI Luis. We will be hand finishing Friday night ( 5pm) through Sunday.  This Saturday around 3pm. 
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