Friday, January 23, 2015

Sedona Bike Park Design Meeting


Sedona Bike Park Design Meeting

Monday January 26, 5:30pm

102 Roadrunner Drive

Sedona, Az  86336
  On Monday night at 5:30 pm in the City Council meeting room Imba/Stantec will be here displaying their initial 3 design concepts for the new Sedona Bike Park, talking about their ideas and taking your input/feedback. This is YOUR chance to have a voice in the final design, as well as what gets built in the first phase of construction scheduled to start in March.
  YOUR attendance is requested!! at the meeting. This will really help solidify the momentum the park has; the more of you that show up the more the City is going to be listening.  Whether now, or when we start asking for more money to build out future phases, the more LIVE public involvement from the MTB community the better. 
  Although you can look online at: possegroundsbikepark.mindmixer.com to get an idea before the meeting WE are really urging your attendance. These concepts can be mixed and modified so we really need YOUR feedback.  
  Many of you offered to do Volunteer work for the park. For now, the "Volunteer" work we need is your expertise as riders. And hopefully a VERY strong showing of support (lots of people) at this meeting and at other at meetings that may be required before we are "riding."  
  Please remember, your greatest asset is your energy, your "STOKE" for the park. That is your greatest  commodity. Your energy overwhelmed the City Council, to the point where they were excited to approve the park for YOU. Please work with us to keep it moving. 
  Many of you volunteered to help promote and show up. That is what we need for next Monday. 
  We need a few promoters to get this information - or this email - onto your Facebook pages and to your own email list of friends. And we can we could use a few photographers and writers to tell the epic tale of the Posse Grounds Bike Park!! That gets us PRESS and gets us noticed by the City, and the bike industry for private grants and funding.
  If you Can PLEASE show up & Bring other Humans with You
  You should be able to easily forward this email or post it to Facebook. THAT is the help we need right NOW.
  FEEL free to forward this email to other riders you know, or send us an email at bikepark@humandesignhawaii.com and we'll add them to the mailing list. 

Stay Stoked, Aloha John 

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.