The WI DNR has released the Draft Master Plan for Blue Mound State Park. Included in this plan are improvements to the mountain bike trail system which mostly align with the recommendations that CORP provided.
Plans like these don’t come along often, and they are critical to building the trail systems that CORP has helped foster in the greater Madison area. We need YOU, as a member of the mountain bike community (or someone who just enjoys the trails), to take just a few minutes to show the DNR that you support CORP and want great mountain bike trails!
There will also be a Virtual Public Meeting on December 16 at 5pm. More information can be found on the DNR website. Questions or comments can be made on our website forum or by contacting the Blue Mound SP Trail Stewards.
Time to submit nominations for our annual Volunteer of the Year Award. Who has been going above the call of duty this year? Who should join the ranks of such local legends as Walt Hougas, Dave Reece, Josh Henry, Jeff Bartels, Mike Schrader, Pat Remington, Ron Knutowski, and Mitch Love.
Send your nominations names to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a couple sentences about why they deserve the award, before 12/14, and look for voting next week. Note that current board members are not eligible.
The vandalism problem is back and last night it was fortunate someone was found sneaking into the shop and they ran away. A dark F150 pickup with large tires parked at Pope Farm.
With this we're finding enough people riding the trails without winter membership that it is officially "uncool". Please respect our membership requirements. With return of the vandalism problem and sheriff department patrols you have another good reason to make sure your membership is current. The deputies don't discriminate. If you're there without a membership you will be cited for trespassing and possibly considered one of the suspects.
It's just not cool to steal and vandalize at Blackhawk. Riding without membership is stealing too. If you're out and see suspicious activity please report it. We do not want to have the destruction and costs we've had repeat.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. As you might guess, it will be different than previous years. Virtual. On the bright side, the beer will be your favorite kind. Because it will be coming from your fridge. But we should be able to take care of the necessary business, which is as follows.
Jon Augspurger is running unopposed for a second term as President.
Kurt Jacobsen is running unopposed for a first term as Treasurer.
If you or someone you know is interested in running for either of these positions, submit your nomination or questions to email@example.com .
2020 Review/2021 Preview
A brief rundown of some of the highlights.
A chance for you to ask questions and offer ideas.
General acknowledgement of all of our awesome volunteers.
Presentation of the coveted Volunteer of the Year Award; look for a chance to nominate your candidate soon.
A couple of friends and I cruised around Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area on our gravel bikes in the unseasonable warmth and sunshine last Sunday. We had a really nice time. All the currently marked bike trails are either abandoned roads or wide , smooth, grassy paths. It's pretty interesting to see the old ruins of the ammunition activity juxtaposed against scenic nature.