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    Seeking Trail Designer/Builder For a New Park In Springfield Oregon

    725 Acre ranch in Springfield Oregon, 1600 ft elevation, backs up to BLM. Diverse terrain, exisitng trails with vehicle access via fire / logging roads.
    We are looking for estimates for design/construction of trails for a private mtb park/racing venue.
    Experience, references is a must. We have wasted too much time with kooks already.
    Room and board is available while visiting to give us an estimate as long as your references check out.
    If you are a promoter and want to get in on the ground floor for this venue please contact me. This ranch would be good for all disciplines. XC , XC short track, DH,CX.....tones of parking and support areas.

    Mike
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    Just took on a project designing for Snow King ski resort in Jackson, Wy, but will be wrapping up when ground freezes (mid Nov.). Can you work through the winter with your soil types?
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    Seeking Trail Designer/Builder For a New Park In Springfield Oregon-img_5413.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    T5 Ranch has a lot of clay and you might be able to work sections but if we get lots of rain it would be a tough call. It would be a good time to see drainage issues. Some of the water bars and culverts have been damaged during logging and not repaired. We REALLY need estimates from competant designers and builders so we can get funded. Maybe winter would be a good time for a visit and estimate.

    Mike

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    How do I get to make this my job!?

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    Send me your references, resume and come give us a bid.

    Mike

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    No no no haha, I have no references or resume. But I want both. I was merely commenting, how do I go from cubicle monkey to trail designer.

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    Email sent, mike.
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    Why not simply contact the PTBA to find a good contractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceboxsteve View Post
    No no no haha, I have no references or resume. But I want both. I was merely commenting, how do I go from cubicle monkey to trail designer.
    Motivation, ambition, and the ability to learn. Study resources available, volunteer to learn the ropes, get your feet wet in the design process by taking part in it while someone who knows what they're doing is holding the reins, then take a shot at it yourself. Then, once you've put the work in a few times, and you have a resume built up for it..maybe someone will hire you. It helps to be a PTBA member. Good luck with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shep88925 View Post
    I watched this twice, just to listen to your 12 valve.

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    Jay Hoots is a former Norco Team Rider, and builds about 3-5 bike parks/trail systems a year for municipalities in BC and Alberta. He could probably fly in to give you a bid, and just bring the crew south for a few months next season....if he could fit you in, he is really busy. Great builder and good guy to deal with. Bike parks and paid for trails are popping up all around where I live. Hoots Bike Parks - Trails | Pump Tracks | Maintenance
    The older I get, the faster I was.....

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    PM sent. We weren't planning on being in Oregon anytime soon, but we might be able to help you out anyway. Looks like a parcel with a lot of potential.

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    I heard there was a good contractor out of Ontario, OR. He builds sweet turns from what I am told. He got the bid for a job in Boise. I could find out for you. PM me if you want the info.
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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