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  • 19 Mar 2013 6:57 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Update - FS preliminary proposed map with associated appendix. None of these are final.  All docs link to full size.


  • 18 Mar 2013 6:55 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)


    March 21             Agenda

    ·         Introductions at tables

    ·         Overview of map process                                           

    ·         Forest Plan presentation – Jennifer Burns                            20 minutes

    ·         Map work –                                                                        60 minutes

    Small and large maps will be available to “draw on”; participants can group up or work alone.

    encourage discussions about the ideas being marked up -

    ·         Group wrap-up discussion                                           20 minutes

          Any common themes jumping out?

          Any patterns in various areas showing up?

          Any challenges with this process?

          What worked about this process?

          What needs to be improved?

    (Maps will include the area around Sedona and Big Park, all official trails and shaded relief, private land, roads and other major features. Maps of existing “social and user-created trails” will be available for reference. See-through acetate will be used with markers to “draw” concepts and ideas onto the maps.)

    Maps available for take-home.

    For all previous meeting notes, go to or

    For those of you who want more information about the upcoming meeting:


    - provide multiple ways in which people can provide input about the RR trail system


    - handout 11x17 maps of the trail system to everyone there

    - post 11x17 map on website so people can continue working/thinking after the meeting

    - have 3 various maps, with acetate overlays, at each work station table for people to mark (and code) their ideas

    - have flip charts at each work station to record the "reason" for each mark along with the identification code

    - every mark on a map must have a reason why or it will not be part of the meeting record

    - people can work in groups and talk things out, they can move between groups, or they can work independently


    - be clear about what is being asked


    - have a facilitator at each group work station to keep the discussion flowing and make sure the reasons are being recorded

    - identify access areas

    - identify what trails they use now

    - what user experience type they enjoy on which trails

    - any ideas about user zones

    - possible connectivity/linkage opportunities

    - other ideas/issues to express


    - see what people think is needed for future trails system and why

    - let people express their trail ideas

    - layout the approaches for future mapping meetings

    Ground Rules, such as:

    - think about concepts before marking

    - make conceptual marks (not detailed) and record the reason for that mark

    - every mark must have a reason or it will not be recorded

    - no lobbying of or for ideas

    - be respectful of others

  • 15 Mar 2013 6:54 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    The Sedona Police Department, in collaboration with the Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition and city of Sedona Bicycle Coordinator Doug Copp, will host a bicycle safety informational seminar from the League of American Bicyclists titled "Smart Cycling," Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the city of Sedona Council Chambers, 102 Roadrunner Drive in Sedona. This course is free of charge and is designed for teen and adult riders and emphasizes bicycle safety. Also on hand will be members of the Sedona Police Department Bicycle Team, along local vendors with bicycles and safety equipment, to discuss or answer any questions relating to bicycle safety in our community. For further information, contact SPD Cmdr. Ron Wheeler at 203-5004.

  • 11 Mar 2013 6:50 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Get out and help build our future. New trails are ready for construction on the Red Rock Ranger District. The Lower Bones Trail is geared up and ready for construction. Below are the Dates.

    Lower Bones Trail Construction Schedule

    (Dead Horse Ranch Area Trails on CNF RRRD)

    All Fridays - March, 15th, 22nd, 29th, April 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

    Trail work days will meet at the Lower Raptor Trailhead in Dead Horse State Park off of Roadrunner Road within the park. Entrance fees will be waived for volunteers.Volunteers need to come prepared and bring with them: a helmet if available (bike helmet will work), sun glasses, work gloves, drinking water, food, sun screen, a hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and wear boots with ankle support.

    For more detailed information on locations and to share your interest, please call Doug Brown - (928) 202-9360

  • 9 Mar 2013 6:48 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

      Any input or additions please contact us by e-mail at:

  • 27 Feb 2013 6:47 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

     RTCA planning meeting tomorrow February, 28th at the Hilton in the VOC @ 6pm. Hope to see you there helping build our future trails in Sedona and the Red Rocks.

  • 25 Feb 2013 6:45 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Wednesday the 27th of February @ the Huckaby Trailhead @ 9:30am then car pool to the  junction of Hangover and Munds Wagon Trails. The Verde Valley Cyclists Coalition is sponsoring a work day on the iconic Hangover Trail.

    Volunteers need to come prepared and bring with them: a helmet if available, sun glasses, work gloves, drinking water, sun screen, a hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and wear boots with ankle support.

    For more detailed information on locations and to share your interest, please call F. Adrian at 203-7531 or email her at

  • 24 Feb 2013 6:44 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Parks & Recreation Commission meeting Monday. We need all cyclists to come and support this great cause. Come hear what is being proposed and show your support by strength in numbers. If you would like to speak you will need to fill out a public comment card prior to the meeting, show up prior to the meeting with enough time to fill one out. If you do not plan to speak you can come a bit later as it is a ways in on the agenda, available below. I do not now how far in but if you can't be there at 5 your probably still good unless you would like to speak.

    Date: 2/25/2013 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Council Chambers

    102 Roadrunner Drive

    Sedona, Arizona 86336

  • 21 Feb 2013 6:41 PM | Kevin Adams (Administrator)

    Jesse and Lori with the International Mountain Bike Association rolled into town today. We went out to Dead Horse Ranch State Park to pin flag the trail project for the Trail Building School on Saturday at 9 am and it looks great. Tomorrow is the Better Living Through Trails Presentation at 2. If you were planning on coming but have not registered no worries please. come still. Great food will be provided on Saturday by Crema Cafe and sponsored by Salt River Materials Group. Sunday's post group ride social event will be at Rendezvous in Old Town. We Hope to see you there. Schedule is here:

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