Saturday, February 14, 2015

Trail Work 2015

The Red Rock Ranger District and the Verde Valley Cyclist Coalition will be hosting volunteer trail work days starting in Feburary through April. Work days are open to anyone interested in light to heavy trail work on trails located throughout the Sedona Area. See the schedule below for dates/times and meeting locations. Volunteers should come prepared with a helmet if available, eye protection, work gloves, drinking water, sun screen, a hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and wear boots with ankle support. All tools provided by USFS.




For more information please call Forrest Saville at 928-203-7509 or email atsfsaville@fs.fed.us



It will be every other Wednesday and the 3rd Saturday of every month.



Feb 21 – Canyon of Fools (Finish Wash) --- Meet at OK/Dawa TH

Feb 25 - Canyon of Fools (Tread Work/Rehab/Drains) --- Meet at OK/Dawa TH

Mar 11 – Hiline (Reroute) --- Meet at Baldwin TH

Mar 21 – Hiline (Armor/Paint/Brush) --- Meet at Baldwin TH

Mar 25 – Templeton (Reroute/Brushing/Drainage) --- Meet at Courthouse TH

Apr 8 – Llama (Reroute/Brushing/Drainage) --- Meet at Courthouse TH

Apr 18 – Hogs (Tread work/Armor fix/Brushing) --- Meet at Broken Arrow TH

Apr 22 - Pigtail (Armoring) --- Meet at Broke Arrow TH

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BEER SERVERS NEEDED FOR SEDONA MTB FESTIVAL


With the upcoming Sedona MTB Festival, March 6-8, we need members to pour beer. By volunteering you are helping the club raise money for the VVCC trail fund, as all  tips will go to the  fund. Volunteers will receive passes to the festival.You will need to complete a 3 hour online Alcohol Server course at your convenience:  http://www.suresellnow.com/arizona-title-4-alcohol-training__suresellnow.php?params=10040C090C11282755535A465A&verify=5F0AB4C588937F4DCEC25B55EB533B49 

The VVCC will reimburse your costs for the class.  Contact Board Secretary Mike Harris @ shadows_lair@npgcable.com to get everything set up. We need people for Friday 2pm - 9pm Saturday 2pm - 8pm and Sunday 1pm - 4pm. We hope you can help or at least join in the festivities.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Western Civilization Trail Planing

SCOPE

When: January – March 2015

Goal: Develop a non-motorized trail system proposal for the area bounded by Girdner Trail, Cockscomb Trail and SR89A.
Background: The area generally west of the Girdner Trail has several miles of user created trail running through it. These trails include aka Western Civilization, Ledge n’ Aerie, and Last Frontier in addition to social trails emanating from several neighborhoods.
Trail planning public meetings held in 2013 and trail public scoping in 2014 showed a high interest and support from the public for a trail system in this area. This came from equestrians, hikers and bikers. Initial resource assessments by the USFS indicate few resource issues in the area. However, existing user created routes have long segments of trail considered unsustainable.
Development of The Aerie private subdivision will affect this area, particularly the user created route aka Western Civilization. Private development is being planned in the old “cultural park” location and will impact the connectors to other user created routes. Increasing user access from residential neighborhoods is impacting the local soils and hydrology.
There is a need for a trail system design for this area. The Forest Service Red Rock District appreciates the public demand for a sustainable trail system in this area but does not have the funding to conduct the necessary planning or design of the trail system.
The Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition has hired a facilitator, Tyson Swasey, to help kickstart a planning process for this area and to work with local trail enthusiasts to allow for collaborative trail system design. The goal is to have a trails system concept to present to the Forest Service, which they can then use for the NEPA decision process.
Scope of work will include:
·       Initial meeting with trail mangers from USFS, review of soils/hydro and other resource surveys and public comments.
·       Field reconnaissance of the area under consideration; with FS and with trail users.
·       Meeting with interested trail users and FS regarding trail management objectives Jan 12th.
·       Additional field assessments and review meetings.
·       Final maps and information turned over to USFS and partners.

The facilitator, Tyson Swasey, will convene the first meeting on January 12, 2015, 6:30PM at Vultee Room at the City Hall complex in West Sedona. At this meeting a process will be outlined and tasks assigned, as feasible, to those who would like to participate.  Tyson can be reached at: 435-260-8464.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Day Ride













Start the year off right on your new bike or your new commitment to logging those miles with some good company. New Year's Day ride on the West side of the Verde Valley in Old Town Cottonwood leaving from the Red Rooster Cafe @ 10 am for a 25-30 mile ride. Contact Bob Richards <molisbob@gmail.com>or Mark Luffman <luffman@gmail.com> for more details. Road and Mountain Bikers welcome! Lunch following at Red Rooster Cafe... 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sedona Bike Park Conceptual Plans - Comments Needed

With the upcoming meeting on the 26th we are looking for input on these basic ideas of the park. Prior to the 26th the Bike Park Task Force will be meeting to discuss these plans with IMBA/STANTEC and provide your feedback. We welcome your comments on this post






Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sedona Bike Park!!!!!!


Where are we now?
A design firm was chosen and the lucky group is International Mountain Biking Association - Trail Solutions  with the help of STANTEC Consulting Services, Inc.  On November 4 we had our kick off meetings and site visits and IMBA-TS/Stantec are creating preliminary designs of the park showing recommended phases and amenities.

Current Timeline

January 7th- City staff and Bike Skills Work Group will meet to look over first three conceptual designs.  Amenities will be chosen based on appropriateness and budget.

January 26th- A Community Outreach meeting will be held in the Vultee Conference room at City Hall at 5:30 p.m.  This is open to the public.  Participants will be able to give their feedback on proposed bike skills park designs.

Getting Involved 
  • If you would like to donate money for this project, you are able to do so on the side bar on the right of this page
  • Come to the Community Outreach meeting on January 26th.  5:30 p.m. in the Vultee Conference Room at City Hall, 102 Roadrunner Drive.