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VERDE VALLEY CYCLISTS COALITION

Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition "VVCC" P.O. Box 20332, Sedona, AZ 86341-0332
VVCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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  • 10 Jan 2015 6:56 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    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.

  • 30 Dec 2014 6:53 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    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... 

    Map: Old Town Red Rooster Cafe, North Main Street, Cottonwood, AZ, United States

  • 13 Dec 2014 6:48 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    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.




  • 9 Dec 2014 6:47 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    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.

  • 10 Sep 2014 7:38 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Curios how the bike park is coming? Well good!!! We are behind the original timeline but we just received the 100% plans produced by IMBA Trail Solutions in Conjunction with Stanctec Engineering. Things are looking good!!!! We also received 500 cubic yards of dirt donated from the Marriott project which will significantly reduce costs on dirt import. Engineering has to take one final look over the plans and then we will be to sending this project out to bid for construction in the coming weeks! If you know of anyone who would like to be on the contact list for the potential construction contract get in contact with Doug Copp the Sedona City Bike Park Cordinator at: DCopp@sedonaaz.gov


  • 8 Sep 2014 6:46 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


  • 27 Aug 2014 6:44 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Come down to Tempe for the Tour de Fat on October 4.  This event helps support 3 local non-profits - MBAA, Bike Saviours and Tempe Bicycle Action Group. http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat/tempe.aspx

  • 15 Aug 2014 6:43 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Press Release: 08/15/2014

    VVCC Annual Meeting

    Come join us for the Annual Meeting!! We’ve been hard at work trying to grow cycling and we want to step back and have a good time with you. Advocacy can be thankless work some days but one of the best things out there for us to succeed as a organization is good food and people intermingling and sharing their passion.  

    The party/meeting will be at the Mystic Hills Clubhouse in Mystic Hills off of HWY179 near the Chapel in Sedona. We will be providing food for the party if you would like to bring beverages we would be grateful and will love to share good times over said beverage.

    Timeline:

    2:00ish – Rides are always great (please email us board@vvcc.us if you would like to ride road or mountain)

    5:30 – Meeting

    7:00 – Food and Social (Food will be provided but potluck items are welcome as well)

    We hope to see you there!! Also the clubhouse has a Pool and Jacuzzi so bring swim attire if you like. Please RSVP by Friday September 5th.

    Cheers,

    VVCC Board of Directors

  • 8 Jun 2014 6:34 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    The Sedona Film Festival and Verde Valley Cycling Coalition present:

    ARRIVAL

    A film premiere and benefit for the Sedona Bike Park

    ONE NIGHT ONLY - 2 shows!

    Tuesday, June 17 • 6 & 7:30 p.m.


    Tuesday, June 17 • 6 and 7:30 p.m.

    ONE DAY ONLY — TWO SHOWS! 


    This “movie night” event is a fundraising benefit for the new Sedona Bike Park, which is scheduled to break ground soon as the newest addition to the Posse Grounds Park complex. The Sedona bike park will no doubt be one of the most photographed parks in the world.

     “Arrival” will bring viewers into the reality of a new generation of freeriders and racers. The film stars renowned bikers Steve Smith, Logan Peat, Ryan Howard, Mitch Ropelato, Matt Miles, and the Coastal Crew — Kyle Norbraten, Dylan Dunkerton, and Curtis Robinson. “Arrival” also features the talents of a new breed of mountain bike filmmakers and photographers – including Nic Genovese, Matt Miles, Matt Dennison and Haruki “Harookz” Noguchi.

     Come enjoy a night of fun with fellow riders and film enthusiasts. Beer, wine, soft drinks and concessions will be available. There will be a presentation before the film to show the status of the park and where it is in the design process. Having already raised most of the design fee, the organizers will be showing some conceptual maps and explain the different features being discussed for the first phase of the park. They will also update audience members on how to provide input on selecting what features are built first.

     The evening will include a raffle for some very nice gifts including a $750 gift certificate from Enchantment Resort.

    “This is a community bike park so please come and show your support,” said Doug Copp, City Bike Coordinator. “More funds will mean that we can get even more features built in the first phase.”

     “Having walked the 13 acre site with a number of bike park builders and design companies we have heard on more than one occasion that the site is one of the best they have seen for a municipal bike park,” added Copp. “Expect the park to be a model park for the city, the builder and the community.”

     This is tremendous opportunity to come have some fun and see a great film while supporting this great new addition to the Posse Grounds Park complex.

    CLICK HERE to see a trailer of "ARRIVAL" and to order tickets online.

    Film runtime is 43 minutes.

    Tuesday, June 17th

    6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

    CLICK HERE to order tickets online now.

    Call the Film Festival office at 928-282-1177 to order your tickets by phone.

    Visit our office at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, Suite A3 in West Sedona

    Mary D. Fisher Theatre

    2030 W. Hwy. 89A in West Sedona

    $12 per person

    $9 Film Sedona Members

    For more information visit:www.SedonaFilmFestival.org


    With additional support from:

    Arizona Commission on the Arts

    National Endowment for the Arts

    City of Sedona

    Sedona Community Foundation


      Contact us at: operations@sedonafilmfestival.com

  • 5 May 2014 6:31 AM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Get stoked trail connoisseurs!!!! More trails are getting loaded into the pipeline!! The Red Rock Ranger District is looking to add and or adopt another large lot trails. Please take some time to read the document and send your comments in. Also listed below is the final report from the trails planning we completed last year. To make much of the vision in these two documents come to fruition we need your help, participation and support (brawn, brains or $$$)!

    1.   A letter from District Ranger Nicole Branton asking for comments on non-motorized trail proposals.

    2.   The final report from the 2013 Red Rock Trails Planning effort. 

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