<h4>RSVP for April 23rd trail work day through <a href="https://brmba.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&amp;Itemid=16&amp ;extmode=view&amp;extid=9">Event Calendar</a> .&nbsp;</h4><p><a href="https://brmba.org/gfx/trailmap/tour/BT-simulator-excavator.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 320px" src="https://brmba.org/gfx/trailmap/tour/BT-simulator-excavator.JPG" border="0" alt="" /></a> </p><p class="small" align="center"><font color="gray">(mini-excavator digging the Simulator at Basic Training - May 2005)</font>&nbsp;</p><p>It's time again for another organized trail work day at Black Rock trails.&nbsp; There was a trail meeting April 7th in back room of Santiam Bicycle to hammer out the details, and it looks like <strong>we're gonna be moving TONS of dirt!</strong>&nbsp; (Bring your own shovel or favorite trail digging tool because I'm sure we'll be short!)&nbsp; As always, bring your own work gloves, water, and something to munch on.&nbsp; Trace will be setting up the &quot;Black Rock Cafe&quot; and serving hot gourmet lunch at Socialist Valley intersection at 1pm - bring $5 or what you can for his tip jar. </p><p><img src="https://brmba.org/gfx/trailmap/tour/BT-logsplitter.JPG" alt="log splitter on work day" width="269" height="201" align="left" /> Check out the <a href="https://brmba.org/index.php?option=com_extcalendar&amp;Itemid=16">Ev ent Calendar for details</a> , and <strong>please RSVP</strong> so trail managers will know whether to adjust for what they expect to accomplish (and Trace knows how much food to prepare). &nbsp; <em>There will be work day trailmaps at the Tapawingo trailhead</em> that will show where different work crews will be digging (feel free to take one).</p><p>Hoping to get loads of <strong>gravel</strong> (for road bed under road gap #2 of GK) and have not one but <strong>TWO mini-excavators filling the Sunday Stroll boxes</strong> (about 8 - 9 boxes for jump/tranny on long gap jumps) that Todd, Sean, and other volunteers have been building for weeks.&nbsp; Will also need lots of volunteers weilding <strong>shovels</strong>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulaski_%28tool%29"><strong>pulaskis</strong></a> , etc to dig the trail between the many, many new jumps of Sunday Stroll.</p><p> <a href="https://brmba.org/gfx/trailmap/tour/GK-dualslalom-tools.JPG"><img style="margin: 0px auto 10px; display: block; text-align: right; cursor: pointer; width: 320px" src="https://brmba.org/gfx/trailmap/tour/GK-dualslalom-tools.JPG" border="0" alt="" align="right" /></a> There's <strong>lots of dirt to move up on Bonzai Downhill </strong>also.&nbsp; The new trail manager of upper Bonzai Downhill (Chris &quot;Mongo&quot wants to make a bunch 3ft high and about 20ft long... burms that have been built so far are super flowy, so more will definately add to how much flow this trail already has!</p><p><em>If we get ODF approval</em> for the <strong>new BD re-route extension</strong> (which ODF is inspecting today) that takes Bonzai Downhill all the way to top of Mt. Brown, then work party may start digging this new trail too (there'd be two separate work groups digging on Bonzai Downhill!).&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Granny's Kitchen will be getting some stuff added</strong> as well - possibly work on road gap #3, new boxes for dirt jump plus some maintenance.&nbsp; The team from Santiam Bicycle have poured tons of work into this epic trail!&nbsp; And they are now nearing completion on it (but there's plans for a new advanced line - already flagged - maybe Chris Eggen or Troy can tell you more...) </p><p><strong>Basic Training</strong> has a <strong>few maintenance items</strong>, but nothing exciting.&nbsp; And <strong>Sickter Gnar</strong> has a <strong>couple of maintenance items</strong> too.&nbsp; Stuff that can be knocked out in couple of hours work by just a few people.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>