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    Sunday May 31 New Trail Building in Colo Spgs

    This Sunday, May 31, Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates is holding a trail building day near Bear Creek Canyon in Colorado Springs.

    The Zipline Trail in West Bear Creek Park


    In early 2009, the City of Colorado Springs granted Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates, Inc. the approval to build a new trail at the far west end of Bear Creek Park. This new trail will provide users with a great way to connect a number of other trail systems in the area with little or no use of surface roads. It also eliminates the need for users to be on one of the narrowest parts of Gold Camp Road while transitioning between trails. Plus, the new trail has incredible views and some very interesting sandstone rock features.

    Help Us Build It! - Sunday May 31

    No previous trail building experience is needed. Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates will provide all the tools and trained crew leaders. On Sunday, May 31, we are planning three shifts of four hours each, and volunteers can sign up for one or more shifts. Trail building will start at 10:00 am, Noon, or 4:00 pm on Sunday May 31.

    Please meet us at the main parking lot and construction entrance, located off of Gold Camp Road, at one of our session start times, 10:00 am, Noon, or 4:00 pm on Sunday, May 31. Click here for a Google Map to the parking area.

    PLEASE RSVP to jim@medwheel.org if you plan to attend.

    We look forward to working together with you on May 31st to help make this stunning piece of trail into reality.

    NOTE: Due to Safety and liability concerns we ask you to please leave your children and dogs at home (or another suitable location that will care for them while you’re out having fun building trail)

    Project Background


    In late 2006, we had a vision while riding up Gold Camp Road near Bear Creek Canyon. It may have been lack of air. Who knows? Anyway, we went to the city and asked if we could build some really interesting new trails that would also fill a need. So, here we are in early 2009, the city has given their blessing, and we are under construction.

    The area is located at the far west end of Bear Creek Park (which is owned by El Paso County) where a chunk of land tucked into the crook of Gold Camp Road is actually owned by the city of Colorado Springs. This property lies at the junction of several critical trails: Bear Creek Canyon, the Section 16 trailhead, Bear Creek Park, the Chamberlain Trail, and Gold Camp Road. The basic idea is to tie all these elements together with a couple of miles of new multi-use trail, designed with mountain bikes, hikers, runners, and long-term sustainability in mind.

    For a map of the trail click here

    For more details on the MWTA web page, click here


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    I really want to help but can't do Sundaay at all, is there another time available?

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    We'll be having more build days in the coming weeks. Just don't have a schedule yet. If you get on the MW email list here you'll get the regular updates.

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    The trail is looking sweet and the initial work has been very efficient.

    Thanks to Jim & Harry for laying out such a great route and for everyone that has pitched in labor so far.

    Looking forward to the rock work ahead!

    Cheers & hope to see many of you out there
    Disclaimer: I work @Angletech Cycles/CycleDifferent www.cycledifferent.com******www.medwheel.org

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    Some pictures to share

    Here is a collage of pic's from the Sunday 5/31 event. Thanks to all that came out to support the trail work, we couldn't do it w/out you!

    For additional shots, check out the Medicine Wheel Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...8489040&ref=ts

    Cheers
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    Disclaimer: I work @Angletech Cycles/CycleDifferent www.cycledifferent.com******www.medwheel.org

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