White Hill Preserve Trail Work

Weather may have cancelled the Novato South Little League opening day ceremonies but that didn’t keep us inside! Along with about 20 or so other able bodied trail enthusiasts my son and I braved the conditions to help maintain a very popular trail just outside of Fairfax in the White Hill Open Space Preserve.

He was very excited to wield the pickaxe and even more so when he discovered the colorful critters underneath. Special thanks to the gentleman with the bandaid that helped address a “carrying mishap” he experienced with the tool.

The work was focused on getting the water to drain from the trail quickly which included both rut filling and enhancements to existing berms and a couple of new ones.  In addition we did pull a bunch of french broom, quite the invasive species, from the trail side.

After a long morning of work we joined most of the crew at Red Boy Pizza in Fairfax for some well earned post activity food and beverages. Thank you Marin County Parks, Marin County Bike Coalition, One Tam and everyone who helped make it a fun and successful day out there!

January volunteer opportunites

Join me at Stafford Lake on Monday! You may also see me at China Camp on 1/23.

From the Friends of Stafford Lake Bike Park: Help is needed at the bike park Monday, January 18 (MLK Day).  We are looking for volunteers to assist with winterization work to protect park features from El Nino fueled storms. Our work now will pay off big this spring. Please bring your rain gear out this […]

Solstice Dirt Fondo

Marin County Bicycle Coalition’s (MCBC) 2015 Dirt Fondo season opened yesterday with the Solstice Fondo featuring some of the best trails in Marin including the ones in “my backyard”.

It was a glorious day, especially the weather. From the activity record in Garmin connect the temp averaged 65.4 °F in a range from 57-75 °F here’s the temperature graph plotted against time (starting at 8am) overlayed with the elevation profile: Continue reading Solstice Dirt Fondo