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    200+ people, 8:00am Sunday morning dirt work & hike uphill to do it?

    Un-darn believable.
    How is it that 200 people come out at 8:00 on Sunday morning to dig in the dirt and hike uphill to do it?


    photo by Kelli

    219 registered, some came late and did not get signed in.
    You emptied the tool trailer, so we got all the tools that State Parks had available,
    and you worked every trail on the north side of Islay Creek.

    Dirt work, sweat work, love the trails work.


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    Young and old, man and woman, (Heather and Zoe above).

    We are in awe of the support that San Luis Obispo outdoor volunteers, hikers, equestrians, trail runners, mountain bikers, everyone who gives back to the trails here in SLO County. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Below is a list of sponsors who contributed raffle items, food, beverage, supplies,
    for a grand total of nearly SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS!

    Please thank these businesses, support them, patronize their stores, find them on Facebook, tell them you like them and appreciate their support.

    (Listed in alphabetical order for convenience, many of these are on our CCCMB Partners and Sponsors page)

    Art's Cyclery
    Best Bike Zone
    California State Parks Foundation
    Cambria Bicycle Outfitter
    Central Coast Brewing
    Clif Bar
    Dimensional Optics
    Fiddlebax
    Flanders Bicycle
    Foothill Cyclery
    Fox Racing
    The Galley
    GEObispo
    House of Bread
    Kennedy Club Fitness
    Lezyne
    Linnaea's Cafe
    Mark's Baywood Cyclery
    New Frontiers Market
    Niner Bikes
    On-Track Studios
    Pedal Power Bicycles
    Performance Bike
    The Plant Lady
    Spencer's Fresh Market
    SRAM / Truvativ
    Sun West Screen Printing
    Tap-It Brewing
    Trader Joes
    Trinity Cyclery
    Voler
    Von's Marigold Center
    Wally's Bicycle Works
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    Getcha some!

    What a fantastic response. Congratulations on what is obviously a well planned event. It is amazing what can take place in a day. Do you have any before and after pics?

    Just curious, have the 1% started complaining about it yet?
    Should you do more trail work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bfluid View Post
    Getcha some!

    What a fantastic response. Congratulations on what is obviously a well planned event. It is amazing what can take place in a day. Do you have any before and after pics?

    Just curious, have the 1% started complaining about it yet?
    Thanks. No pics, sorry.

    We have been at this for some time, this was the 25th annual Super Bowl Sunday work day at Montaņa de Oro State Park. It has just taken on such momentum through the years.

    We used to get complaints, but this was just drain maintenance and some minor tread repair over about seven miles of trail. We have been adding so much trail to our system lately, plus building a skills park that the naysayers did not believe would happen, that we have won over all but the most radical fringe.
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    What an awesome turnout for a trail day! Congratulations on being able to motivate that many people to work on the trails.

    I wouldn't say there are 219 serious mountain bikers in my entire town. We're lucky to get 8 people out for trail work.

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    We have a good thing going here. Our "small" work days are 20+, and average day will have 50-80. About 90% are mountain bikers, but we draw hikers, equestrians, and hikers as well.

    We spend inordinate amounts of time with the land managers and the city, county, and state governments agencies that have to approve projects. We sit on the advisory committees of all the trail user boards that exist. We get other trail user groups to attend our meetings and serve on our board, and we attempt to do the same with them.

    It has taken 20+ years, but it pays back. We now have an opportunity to build trail and ride in an area that bikes were banned 24 years ago, and are building more trails than we ever dreamed possible. Offer THAT to your volunteers and then come out in droves.
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    Inspirational Turnout.

    As a new advocacy organization, GRO-AZ would love to see that kind of support here in AZ.
    We are currently working with Maricopa County Parks and the City of Phoenix to get a bike park (or parks) in the Valley of the Sun.
    We can only strive to match that kind of turnout for a trail work day.

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    Very inspirational!

    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus View Post
    Thanks. No pics, sorry.

    We have been at this for some time, this was the 25th annual Super Bowl Sunday work day at Montaņa de Oro State Park. It has just taken on such momentum through the years.

    We used to get complaints, but this was just drain maintenance and some minor tread repair over about seven miles of trail. We have been adding so much trail to our system lately, plus building a skills park that the naysayers did not believe would happen, that we have won over all but the most radical fringe.
    If the skills park is within MdOSP; please tell us more---our DPR land managers in NorCal are telling us no way in hell.
    Content here does not officially represent the CA DPR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pliebenberg View Post
    If the skills park is within MdOSP; please tell us more---our DPR land managers in NorCal are telling us no way in hell.
    No, it's not in the park, but that would be the coolest thing ever. The Skills Area is on a small plot of land granted by the City of San Luis Obispo. It's representative of what a well focused trail advocacy group can do though.
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