augs
President
May 18, 2022

The good folks at Capital Brewery are helping out once again, with Trailhead Ale on tap in the beer garden. It tastes good, it's refreshing, and a portion of the sales will be donated back to CORP to keep the trails in shape.  How's that for an easy way to give back?  Grab a pint, or take a growler home!
augs
President
May 14, 2022

The Spring Membership Drive is underway!

CORP raises money for large projects in a variety of ways; grants, sponsorship, fund drives to name some.  But for the day-to-day expenses, insurance, equipment, supples, we rely on membership dues.  Knowing that those will be covered allows us to focus our energy on the bigger projects. Your membership is vital to the continued maintenance and improvement of local riding, please consider joining today.

And when you join or renew during the month of May, you are entered to win one of many great prizes; trips from Western Spirit, gear from Osprey and Camelbak, racks from Kuat, and more.

Join or renew now and feel great about being part of helping CORP keep the local riding great!
augs
President
April 29, 2022

Recent announcements about Madison Parks next steps with the MadBAT system have prompted some questions about its implementation.  Answers to many questions can be found in last summer's Concept Plan, attached below. 

Answers to some of the common questions: 

Parks is definitely aware that the North and East sides are underserved in terms of mountain bike infrastructure, and are keen to remedy that.  You'll notice that Warner and Sycamore Parks are both on the short list for development, hopefully we'll see one or both of those move forward in the next year or two. 

If you have a park in your neighborhood that you believe would be a good place for trails, let Parks know. It is helpful if the park in question is on the list of identified possibilities in the attached document; a great deal of work went into the creation of that list, with consideration given to terrain, access, and current use, so there is likely a good reason parks not on the list are not there.

Do not start building trail in a city park (or any land that is not your own) in the hope that it will speed things along. It makes the mountain bike community look bad, creates headaches for the Parks Department, and will, more than likely, result in your work being undone. The city of Madison is a large bureaucracy and it takes a while for things to happen, but there are good people who are very supportive of building trail and facilities, let's try to be patient and stay on their good side.
augs
President
March 15, 2022

Spring riding is just around the corner, so it's time to get the trails in shape. Spring workdays are a great chance to meet other riders and volunteers, introduce yourself to the Trail Stewards if you're interested in volunteering more, learn a little bit about trail construction, give back to the trails, and have a little fun. All ages, abilities, and experience levels welcome. We'll provide tools, though if you have appropriate ones, feel free to bring them along. You will want sturdy shoes, long pants, gloves, water and snacks. Spring weather can be unpredictable, and Trail Steward lead complicated lives; check the Events Page before heading out; you'll find more specific instruction about meeting places and times there as well. We hope to see you at one (or more)!


4/9Quarry Ridge
4/9Dam Trails
4/16Pleasant View
4/23Blackhawk
4/30Cross Plains
4/30CamRock
5/7Seminole
5/14Blue Mound
5/14Sheehan Park
5/21Quarry Park
5/21The Farm
5/28Badger Prairie

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Gary S
Board Member, co-Trail Steward Blue Mound SP
February 10, 2022

For many years, CORP has had extensive plans to revitalize the mountain bike trail system at Blue Mound State Park. After much work done by tireless volunteers, these plans are ready to go!

The park contains some of the oldest and best-loved mountain bike trails in southern Wisconsin, and sections are showing their age, making what were designed to be challenging trails nearly impossible for many riders. In addition, the topography of the park means that some of these trails remain wet and closed longer than other local trails. The goals of this project are to rebuild the damaged sections in a sustainable fashion, to re-route the perennially wet sections, and to give less-skilled riders a way to enjoy the Blue Mound experience, all while keeping the "legacy" experience intact.

Requests for proposals will be sent to regional trailbuilders and the Professional TrailBuilders Association. Interested parties should contact the CORP project lead.

Trails happen through community partnerships. We need your help to make this project a reality. If you would like to make an online contribution to this project, or refer a friend or colleague, we would be grateful.

For more details, please visit:
give.madcitydirt.com/bluemound

21% raised of $250,000 Goal