Regardless of the heavy rain, the first Tompson Street Reservation trail project was complete with great success. This trail project was a combined effort by Dieselbikes, NSNEMBA and Sinister Bikes with approval by Essex County Greenbelt Land Managers. The general scope of this project was to re-route an existing trail to more stable ground and add some ďfunĒ natural technical features.

This new trail sections was rather a fun build with the exception of the persistent rain and it was great to work with a bunch of new faces. The trail features a number of natural technical challenges including a 15-foot log ride, rock gardens and a rock chute that is sure to keep you behind the seat. Tons of rock armoring, bench cutting and love went into this trail for all to enjoy. As usually, we ask that you get on your bike and hit this trail when you can to help begin packing the trail thread.

I want to extend my personal thanks to each individual (listed below) that helped complete this project. Again, this was a combined effort with NSNEMBA and Sinister Bikes and we at Dieselbikes look forward working with these organizations again in future trail builds and/or maintenance projects.

Pete Slabysz, Steve Riesinger, Nathaniel Williams, Frank Lane, Steve Charrette, Fred White, Lee Hollenbeck, James Vogh, Scott Merloni, Kirk Goldsworthy, Dan Streeter, Bruce Linehan, Frank DiBenedetto