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    How to build a Culvert Trail berm just right!

    Auburn Culvert Trail V2 Brought to you by Forest Trails Alliance - YouTube

    Thanks to Forest Trails Alliance and a bizillion Auburn volunteers!

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    Awesome to see that there are organizations in CA progressive enough to support and facilitate the construction of such trail features.

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    I am surprised to see FTA was involved with this. Where was FATRAC?
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    Did a few Clementine,Culvert,Confluence loops today...and what a change!
    These guys have the equipment to get it done...
    They are doing an awesome job....love the use of the long PVC pipe to keep the flow line.
    And looked like FATRAC was involved too...

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    Great work they are doing. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    I am surprised to see FTA was involved with this. Where was FATRAC?
    FATRAC | Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzaro View Post
    Thanks.

    The OP only referenced FTA. Same as other articles I have seen about the work. No mention of FATRAC.
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    Big thanks the trail rides great!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Thanks.

    The OP only referenced FTA. Same as other articles I have seen about the work. No mention of FATRAC.
    I don't remember hearing anything about it either until we were out there riding. Fatrac and forest trail allience were out there with ASRA.
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    What a surprise to see that today. They are doing an awesome job. Can't wait to go back later this week to ride it again.

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    The Culvert Project is a collaborative effort that is currently supported through:

    - FATRAC
    - Forest Trails Alliance
    - REI
    - Auburn and some Sacramento area bike shops

    A special call out for Auburn Bike Works in Auburn as their staff have been involved from this project's inception and they have recruited many of their riders to work on this project.

    This project will take place over the course of the next 12-18 months. If you would like to stay on top of what is happening, I'd recommend you join the following Google Group:

    ASRA Culvert Trail Improvement Project | Google Groups

    I post updates there on a regular basis.

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    They used flow pipes too! Nice!
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    Thank you STEVE and EVERYONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sminniear View Post
    I post updates there on a regular basis.
    You had been posting up on here. Could you continue to do that as well?
    I would love to have been there to help out yesterday, but never heard anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    They used flow pipes too! Nice!

    Zachi at FTA invented flow pipes.

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    Yes - I can do that as well.

    Thanks for your interest and support.

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    I am still a mile high after this weekend. In the 20 years I have been pursuing trail building the combination of a killer alignment to work with and the great people that came out made this my favorite trail building experience EVER!!!

    Our vision in creating a community based trail building organization came to maturity with this project. It has been our goal to connect to and empower organizations like ASRA and FATRAC with the equipment and skills to aid in producing tangible results. FTA is a Petr-dish of sorts for the mad bacterium of the twisted single track mind. It is our goal to continue to grow this organization with both the blood of the possessed and the steel of the machines that will shape our tomorrows inspirations.

    If you believe in what is possible, consider shaving a sliver of the value of your suspended mount and invest it in FTA. No Paid Staff. All $ goes to dirt. 8 projects underway this year bringing 13 miles of new single track your way (if we can raise the money for the NEPA environmental costs). If $ is short, shed sweat instead and come and join one of our 10 day trail builds this spring!

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    Zachi, are you doing the NEPA, using a consultant, or are you paying for FS staff? Assuming it's on USFS land of course...

    I have to research that flow pipe thing...first I've heard of it.

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    Steve,

    Thanks so much for putting this together! This was the most productive trail work day I’ve been on and I can see how the new changes will get some “wee!” responses. I can’t wait to ride it myself.

    I was also very impressed with the Forest Trails Alliance professionalism; from design, sustainable issues to conflict resolution - if someone needs a team working on trails - these are the guys.

    And special thanks to State Parks for being open to making this trail more than just a straight line through some rocks.

    Pics for those who could not make it.

    Delicious burm.... & FLOW sticks guide the replacement trail through the old straight

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    The trail workers let a few of us ride the new section on Sunday and it was awesome. Love the two new tabletops. Great work by everyone involved!

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    WOW.

    Awesome work everyone.

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    that looks really fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjp View Post
    Zachi, are you doing the NEPA, using a consultant, or are you paying for FS staff? Assuming it's on USFS land of course...

    I have to research that flow pipe thing...first I've heard of it.
    The FLOWSTICKtm is a fantastic tool we utilize, one of many secrets...

    I can howl like a coyote, that is the closest skill to doing environmental work I possess. Each land manager and project is unique, the USFS uses their own in-house team which is much cheaper.

    But this is just the tip of the iceberg with the spice available when you create an organization filled with obsessive trail lovers like me that is all about creativity, empowerment and flowy trail. It is our goal to have FTA be the sharpened tip of the spear that regional mountain biker groups (acting as the shaft and power) can utilize for projects. Please consider helping us shape this idea and vision into an effective tool for our area. It is through education of the bigger picture that we can create team approaches to projects like this and open doors of opportunity with land-managers.

    Things that you can do to help;
    • Help us raise money.... no money goes to payroll or staff, all volunteer… but we do need $$ for environmental fees, insurance and to invest in equipment (most of the equipment was on loan)
    • Be a part of our crew… support the vision by wearing the colors and gear, our goal is to create a workforce image for public relations and convincing land managers to give us opportunities
    • Help us market our vision…. Flyers, events, and especially need creative talent for our new website…
    • Ride more…. And listen for opportunities to support the vision for sweeter trails

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    Very nice! Since I didn't help, but I'll be riding that trail, I just donated $20 via your website. C'mon mt. bikers... cough up some scratch for these guys! Forest Trails Alliance

    Thanks for your on-going hard work!

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    there should be a 'Wd40 to rear rotor application station' at the top of the trail - mandatory for any dh or 'all mountain' bikes.
    something about the west coast...it makes me wanna ride

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