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    BLM plans 100 miles of mountain biking trails around Cedar City. Meeting Nov 20th


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    Too cool. I know Dave Jacobson, the BLM rec planner cited in the article. Good guy. Wish he was still here in Ely!
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    Im shocked at how much trail the BLM is building. New trails at Three Peaks, new trails in Hurricane, and new trails in Green Valley (not positive BLM manages this area). Thats how I want my tax dollars spent. Actually the money is probably from selling property and grants but who cares we haz nu trilz!

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    Maps and plan

    For those that couldnt make the meeting, here are some maps of the proposed trails as well as a trail plan. If you would like to make any suggestions you can contact Dave Jacobson with the BLM his email is: djacobso at blm.gov.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20%281%29.pdf

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...%20%281%29.pdf

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    Shut up and take my money!
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    PSA: The BLM is planning another meeting to discuss the new trails.

    The meeting will be held in the Cedar Breaks Room, in the Sharwan Smith Student Center on the SUU campus.

    It will be from 7pm-9pm on march 25th.

    Items that will be discussed at the meeting will include:
    -Ground breaking ceremony???
    -2015 trail and trailhead construction schedule
    -Trails alliance
    -Volunteer opportunities
    -Funding/Grants
    -Public lands day
    -National trails day event June 6th (Do we want to participate?)
    -Finalize trail system and trailhead names
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    Edit: it will be on Wednesday the 25th.

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    So how'd the meeting go?
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    I'll scan the documents tonight and post a bit about it later.

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    Notes from the last meeting

    Most of what was talked about is on the attached PDF named HFTSC15.PDF. Some additional notes are listed below.

    Construction methods. As stated in the HFTSC15.PDF, the trails will be built by mechanical means (AKA a mini-excavator) and by hand. The BLM is going to utilize a crew hired by SUU through a program called Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative (IIC). Sounds bad right? No one likes to ride a trail built by people that don't do much or any riding. Luckily the BLM has hired IMBA to come out and train the crew for a few weeks. After the initial training there will be someone who knows how to build trails babysit them for the rest of the time. So the trails should turn out ridable.

    The first trails to be worked on are the green ones on the maps (note the priorities listed in the legend). The addition to the 'C' Trail will be the trial IMBA trains the crew on. The Red Hills Trail will be reconstructed with the mini-ex. Both of these trails will be non-motorized.

    The purple trails are the second priority. Razer Back will remain muiti-use including motorized usage. The other purple trail will be bi-directional, non-motorized and if I remember correctly, not accessible to horses.

    The majority of the black trail on the Red Hill Area map will be multi-use including motorized vehicles. The lower portion of the loop will be bikes only. On the other map the black and blue trails will be single use (bikes) and be directional. Downhill only.

    The other trails were not really discussed in any detail.

    Trailheads were discussed briefly as well. The picture below shows the proposed design of two of them. The other, T-Bird Gardens had three proposals, none of which looked all that great (sorry, no photo).

    We talked about volunteer opportunities as well. Dave suggested maybe having a trail building day once a month. Someone suggested that a boy scout could participate (building bridges, barricades) for his eagle scout project. Another time we could build on National Trails Day (June 6th) and National Public Lands Day (September 26th).

    A trails alliance was also discussed. Dave envisioned the public (with the help of the BLM) maintaining/expanding the trail system when its finished. Reps from the Dixie Mountain Bike Trails Association attended the meeting and expressed interest in assisting in the formation of the alliance.


    The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for the 8th of May.

    Maps:
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A...ew?usp=sharing - HFTSC15.PDF
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A...ew?usp=sharing - Trail map
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A...ew?usp=sharing - Trail map


    Proposed trailheads:
    BLM plans 100 miles of mountain biking trails around Cedar City.  Meeting Nov 20th-img_20150325_200556703.jpg

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    For your viewing pleasure, a map of the existing and proposed trails at Three Peaks.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7A...ew?usp=sharing

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    New Facebook page for Three Peaks MTB

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428184210810448/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldairhead View Post
    New Facebook page for Three Peaks MTB

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428184210810448/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldairhead View Post
    New Facebook page for Three Peaks MTB

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1428184210810448/
    Unfortunately I dont do facebook. What information do you intend to have on that page?

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    The first volunteer build day for the new trails will be June 13th at 8am. I don't know where we will meet but I'll post it here when I do.

    If you are interested in helping please post here. The organizer, AJ, would like a head count so he can bring enough tools.

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    Here are a few pics for the build day.






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