Volunteering

Cliffy
Trail Steward - Cross Plains
Moderator

April 28, 2017, 10:15 AM

We are in the process of getting organized and plan to begin volunteer days starting in June 2017.  If you would like to  get involve, please sign up on the CORP forum @ https://www.madcitydirt.com/index.php?action=register and send Cliffy a personal message with your contact information and your life story summed up in 100 words or less :).  We look forward to hearing from you!

Cliffy

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April 28, 2017, 11:55 AM

Hey Cliffy,
I mtn bike and trail jog and want to help out in Cross Plains.  Please keep me posted.  Bushy

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Cliffy
Trail Steward - Cross Plains
Moderator

June 13, 2017, 09:16 AM

Hi All - We are tentatively putting a Saturday 7/22/17 work day on the calendar.  This will be pending approval of our memorandum of understanding at this month's Village Board meeting, but chances are looking good.  Also, we may have some outside sponsor participation so look forward to food and swag!  More information to come. 

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Cliffy
Trail Steward - Cross Plains
Moderator

July 07, 2017, 05:14 PM

When:                  Saturday July 22, 2017, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Where:                1309 Bourbon Road, Cross Plains, WI – (One block south of the stop lights at Hwy 14 and County Hwy KP)
Parking:               Street parking on Bourbon Road or in the gravel parking lot next to the Parks and Recreation Building

Good news!  Our first Cross Plains trail day is finally upon us.  A special thanks to REI for sponsoring this trail day and providing the food and beverages to keep our volunteers going!  Please RSVP to the Facebook invite below so that we can get an accurate head count.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1372480526163604/

We will meet at the Cross Plains Parks and Recreation Building to start the day and will walk about 1 block to the proposed trailhead near County Road KP.  See the attached Trail Day Map for more information.

We will be concentrating on clearing brush along a 1000 foot stretch of the access trail corridor in preparation for the single track trail construction.  The flagged trail is approximately 0.3 miles with an average grade of around 8%.  This area is currently thick with vegetation so be sure to wear gloves, long pants, and potentially a long sleeve shirt.  Also note that there are no restrooms so please come prepared.  We will have some basic tools for volunteers, but please bring brush saws, loppers, and spade shovels if you have them.

Feel free to contact Michael.Cliff@madcitydirt.com with any questions and check out the REI stewardship page below.

https://www.rei.com/events/stewardship-project-with-capital-off-road-pathfinders/cross-plains/180609



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Cliffy
Trail Steward - Cross Plains
Moderator

July 25, 2017, 12:00 PM

MONDAY TRAIL DAY

We will have a weekly reoccurring trail day starting on Monday 7/31 at 5:30pm and will go until further notice.  If you can stop out after work and put in a few hours of work,  GREAT!  We plan to have tools ready for whoever can make it!  Just drop me an email so that we can have an accurate head count and so that we don't leave you behind.   (michael.cliff(at)madcitydirt(dot)com)

We will meet at the corner of Bourbon Road and County Hwy KP.   If you are coming from Middleton on Hwy 14, turn left (south) on Hwy KP and go one block south.  See the attached map.  Please park on Bourbon Road so that we don't upset the local businesses or residents.  If you get there late, go to the trailhead near the power poles on the hill and look for the partially cleared trail.         

See you soon!  Get excited for a new trail!


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nor
Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

July 30, 2017, 09:34 PM

We will be concentrating on clearing the corridor to the top on 7/31. Please bring loppers and saws if you have them. I will also bring some tools. Meeting at 530 but come whenever you can make it.


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

August 01, 2017, 10:44 AM

We continue to make progress with the access trail to the top.  We had a group of 5 on 7/31 who were motivated to clear brush and sweat.  We might be able to clear to the top next Monday if we can continue to have a strong turnout.  Meet at the trailhead 8/7 at 530 or whenever you can make it.  Bring loppers and saws.

When we get the access trail cleared to the top we will start to build the west loop!


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

August 07, 2017, 12:32 PM

Another Monday of beautiful weather to make more progress on the trail.  Come out at 530 or whenever with loppers and saws if you have them.


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

August 07, 2017, 09:45 PM


We cleared the corridor to the top!!

We also built some trail and have more flagging done as well. Thanks to all who have helped so far, we are making progress!


~ crushing it



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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

August 13, 2017, 08:43 AM

Monday 8/14 we will have a trail day, 530 or whenever you can make it.  Meet at the trailhead and make sure to park on bourbon street.  If you arrive after 530 just walk up the trail until you find us. We will continue to clear at the top and build trail.  Bring a loppers and saw if you have them.


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

September 11, 2017, 02:33 PM

Monday 9/11 we will have a trail day, 530 or whenever you can make it.  Meet at the trailhead and make sure to park on bourbon street.  If you arrive after 530 just walk up the trail until you find us.  We will continue to build the access trail.  Hope to see you there!


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

September 18, 2017, 08:53 AM

Another fantastic night to build some trail.   Join us if you can. 530 or whenever you can make it.  I  might be a few minutes late myself.


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

October 16, 2017, 01:57 PM

We are still at it in Cross Plains.  Join us tonight to continue the build. 

Bring a headlamp if you have one as we will work into the evening.  It should be a fantastic night!


~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

October 23, 2017, 03:13 PM

We plan to work tonight. Bring a headlamp and lets keep the progress moving.

Look for an announcement for a November weekend work day.   Lots of changes happening in Cross Plains. Join the movement!



~ crushing it


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Assistant Trail Steward - Cross Plains

October 30, 2017, 09:36 AM

Another great Monday to join us for building more trail.  Bring a headlamp.

Add Sunday November 12th to your calendar for anther Cross Plains trail day.  More details to come!


~ crushing it


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