Interested in helping, you say... what needs to be done? I may be able to find some spare time if it means getting this project rolling again
Quick response, will follow up next week.
Informal coordination of work will help make it more pleasant and productive. Someone just needs to take the lead and set up some times, and stick with it until you gain some momentum.
Formalizing the system is still an idea on the table. My intention was to have a get together to discuss this spring, but Covid has hampered that. If there is enough interest to get a few people but not so much that it would be a crowd, we could try the lawn at the East Side Club or something similar. Otherwise wait until gatherings are allowed again.
The chance of there being paid staff to do trail maintenance is virtually nil (we don’t get that at any trail systems). Better organized volunteers, assurance that your work has some permanence, general administrative help, some funding, and more wheels on the trails will be the main advantages of legitimizing the trails.
Thanks for the time you all are putting in!
A little update:
I've done some trimming of brush, weeds, and branches trailside as well as overhead branches over the last couple weeks. It grows rather fast this time of year. So far, I am keeping up using non-motorized tools. The mosquitoes are out in full force, that's for sure. Some people have added a berm and started a little jump line that is fun. Still a rather unorganized collection of improvements, which, is kind of awesome in it's own way.
Let me know in replies if anyone wants to work more collaboratively on things, have ideas, etc.
Have fun riding!