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Are you looking for a new destination area with miles of unique trails along with shuttle and camping opportunities?
Are you from Eugene or Corvallis and looking for a new place to trail run or ride after work?
Are you excited about new “Beaver Built” mountain bike trails at OSU ?
SUPPORT TEAM DIRT AND HELP US EXPAND THE ALSEA FALLS AND MAC-DUNN FOREST TRAIL SYSTEMS!
During the short window for the 2015 Build It / Ride It Campaign, Team Dirt aspires to raise $60,000 for
• an excavator
• a mechanized wheel barrow
• a trailer for equipment storage
• additional trail building tools
so we can expand our trail systems with 30+ miles of proposed enduro, flow, downhill, and cross-country trails within the next five years.
Team Dirt volunteer time can be more effectively utilized with the support of machinery. Instead of spending countless hours breaking new ground by hand – a slow and tedious process – sustainable trails can be quickly and effectively structured using an excavator, and volunteers can instead use their efforts to polish the miles of new trails for you to ride!
WHEN: March 15 through April 30, 2015
GOAL: $60,000 to support the completion of 30+ miles of proposed trail
DONATE: Visit Indiegogo to contribute to Team Dirt at http://tinyurl.com/Build-It-Ride-It
Want to help but don’t have money to donate?
Team Dirt always needs volunteers!
Corvallis Pump Track
On December 18th, Team Dirt got approval from the City of Corvallis Parks and Recreational Board to privately fund a pump track to be installed in one of the parks. Now it is our turn to raise the funds for our dream!
It is our goal to to purchase and install the first all-weather pump track in Oregon by this summer. Click here to donate:
What is a pump track?
A pump track is a series of mounds (rollers) and banked corners (berms) which a cyclist navigates using a pumping motion. Think of it as a person-powered roller coaster. The video below produced by the company which makes the track probably best describes what we want to see in our town.
Pump tracks provide the following benefits:
- Serve as a recreation destination and year round parks attribute for the community;
- Enhance livability for the community;
- Provide an opportunity for young and older cyclists, skate boarders, and scooter riders to develop skills and fitness;
- Provide a unique opportunity for children and adults to spend time together outside; and
- Provide a year round venue that encourages exercise and community.
The more we raise, the more deluxe track we will buy, they start at the Speed Ring for $35K, then the Triple Threat for $42K, and the Sidewinder for $67K. The tracks are modular, can be expanded and reconfigured on demand with two people and a few simple tools.
Team Dirt, a Chapter of IMBA, is dedicated to the stewardship of sustainable, multiple-use, and purpose built trails, to preserve access for mountain bikers through advocacy and education, and to promote responsible trail use. Team Dirt is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that works in conjunction with the BLM, Starker Forests, OSU College of Forestry, the USFS and other land managers to build and maintain trails throughout Benton County.