Mountain bike trails are being added to Buescher state park in Smithville. We started part of the new section last weekend. The next official work day is scheduled (see below). If we are able to get some additional work days scheduled between now and then, i will add a post in this forum. Hope to see some of you guys out there. It is going to be a great start to a new mtb trail system.
I would like to announce a trail workday coming up on 3/23/13 at Buescher State Park from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The work will be a continuation of blazing new trail in the large scale trail upgrade that is going on at the park to make it a multi-use trail system to include mountain biking. The work is considered moderate and will involve bending, swinging, carrying and using hand tool, and possibly walking long distances. This workday is headed up by Vick Hines of the Central Texas Trail Tamers (www.trailtamers.org), along with help from Friends of the Lost Pines State Parks (http://friendsoflostpines.org/ ) and volunteers, such as yourselves.
Directions: Enter Buescher State Park through the main entrance and stop at the headquarters building. The headquarters opens at 8:00am on Saturday mornings. Inside you will receive a volunteer permit for your vehicle and directions to the Main Trailhead parking area. This is where we will meet for orientation before moving to the worksite.
Wear: closed-toed shoes, long pants.
Bring: work gloves, water, lunch.
All Volunteers: Please fill out and bring with you the attached volunteer waiver form. CONTACT CULLEN BY EMAIL OR PHONE AND HE CAN EMAIL THE FORMS TO YOUBring it with you to the work day.
FOR YOUTH ONLY: If any members of your group are under the age of 18, please fill out and bring with you the attached parental release form. Remember, we are only accepting ages 14 and up for this activity.
After signing up, if you are unable to make it, or your group size has changed, please let me know.
To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact me at Cullen.firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 512-332-6683. If you are interested in working on maintenance of existing trails, on your own time, please contact me to set that up, as well.
Feel free to share with anyone you think might be interested. Hope to see you out there!
Buescher State Park
100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957
Here is a pic from the February 16. 2013 of the Work Crew
And here are some pics of the work (rough-in of the trail).
New parking area on the park road between Buescher and Bastrop.
Random pics of the roughed in trail
Rest of the pics are here: http://s5.beta.photobucket.com/user/...89989774625984
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