Team Dirt Fall 2014 Calender of events

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On 9/15 the shuttle day prices will go up from $30 plus fees to $35 plus fees until sales close on Thursday Sept 18.

On September 27th we will have our first Alsea Falls Build day and will work on the new flow trail below Springboard and/or the new XC climbing connector.

We still have some spots left in the Oct 5th, Women’s MTB skills clinic. Riders must have one year of experience. The class focuses on bike control, cornering, braking, jumping and will cater to the needs of the group. This is a great class by Kat Sweet and it will take you to a new level of safe, confident and fun!

Please check the calender for many more events on the horizon.

MOUNTAIN BIKE MOJO: RIDE WITH CONFIDENCE, Alsea Falls, October 11/12, 2014

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New to mountain biking or need a refresher on proper technique and trail design fundamentals?   Join Michelle Emmons on October 11th and 12th, 2014, for a great weekend of mountain biking at Team Dirt’s Alsea Falls trail system.

Check out the class listing here

This two-day clinic will provide the basic skills and techniques for participants to increase their enjoyment in the fast growing sport of mountain biking. The incredible new Alsea Falls “flow trail” is the training ground for this course. Learn body positioning and balance, switchbacks and cornering, braking and maneuvering obstacles, wheel lifts, pumping, safety, trails stewardship and more!

Meet at Alsea Falls Trailhead, just above the Alsea Falls Campground off Alpine Road south of Corvallis. Email Corvallis@linnbenton.edu if you seek a bike rental (additional fee).

A donation from this event will be given to Team Dirt to help with the trail building efforts for 2014 trail development.

Alsea Falls, Team Dirt, Fall 2014 FUNdraiser and Shuttleday

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Please register here at Bike Reg

Saturday Septmeber 20th, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday September 21st, 9:00am to 4:00pm

$30 +registration fees online before September 15

$35+ Monday Sept 15-Thursday Sept 18 at 8:00pm PST

Please register early so that we can reserve the proper amount of shuttle trucks to maximize the fun for everyone

We have limited reserved camping available for purchase on the bike registration page for $5/day/person at the nearby Alsea Falls campground

We have hot lunch available, T-shirts and feel free to donate additionally to the Alsea falls trail building fund.

On the following Saturday, September 27, 2014 in celebration of National Public Lands day we will have our first Alsea Falls Build day to help kick off the 2014/15 trail building season. This trail system would not be a reality without the support from volunteer trail builders. First timers and seasoned trail gnomes are very welcome to join, everyone can offer assistance!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact eric@teamdirt.org

Photo credit, Nathan Pfeifer

Corvallis Advocacy Report, August 2014

Martin Luther King Park

A grant proposal to improve the pavilion and children’s playground area was submitted by Parks and Rec staff.  This grant was not approved.  The grant application did not include a new pump track near the existing playground area, improvements to the existing trails, bike skills features within the park, and new purpose built trail extension within the park as we had hoped for. However these concepts were well liked by city staff if we could find another way to fund them.  We do have permission to move forward with a new trail reroute on the north end of the park following city protocol and trail standards.
Next steps for the north end trail improvements would be
• a site meeting with interested parties to go over conceptual ideas (TD) We could use a team leader on this one.
• another site meeting with city staff to go over the concept and approval process (TD and City Staff)
• a series of work parties to make it happen (TD)

 Village Green Park

The site is being examined for a new bike park and trail network.
Next steps are:
• the development of conceptual plans and cost information (TD)
• research existing master plan for park for possible update to include concept park (City Staff)
• presentation to parks board concept plan (TD)

Corvallis BMX Park

Improvements to the park to bring it back to its former state as a viable BMX track are being examined.
Next steps are:
• Further research and study on plans and permit issues involved with track improvements which would include mechanized equipment (City Staff)
• Continued work parties to improve the park (TD)

Chip Ross Park

Improvements to the existing trail network and possible new purpose built trails are being studied. The existing park does not currently have a master plan which may need to happen prior to any extensive trail development on the north side of the park which has a lot of potential for really interesting side hill type trails. However, we can go forward with some selective reroutes of the existing trails to improve them.

Next steps are:
• Establish a park master plan which would include more purpose built trails in the park including development of the north side of the park (City Staff)
• A site meeting with interested parties on possible reroutes of some of the existing trails to go over conceptual ideas (TD)
• Followed by a site meeting with city staff to go over proposed concept trail reroutes (TD and City Staff)
• A series of work parties to make it happen (TD)

Concept Model of Pump Track at MLK Park

We are working with DEVCO Engineering, Inc., a local civil engineering firm, to put together some 3-D models for pump tracks at various sites.   DEVCO is generously donating their time to make these.  The models are the tremendous help in further plan development.

These mock-ups are for a concept pump track at MLK.  They are preliminary but do show we could have a rather large track at that site.  This particular track is designed to be beginner friendly with no rollers over 2 feet high and lots of small 1 foot rollers.

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If you are interested in helping, please contact info@teamdirt.org. We need people interested in the planning process, fund-raising, manual labor for building, donations of equipment and materials, and design work.

Team Dirt at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market

On July 19th, some folks from Team Dirt staffed a booth at the Corvallis Farmer’s Market.  We were there to hand out helmets (purchased by a generous grant from Samaritan Health) to kids so that they had that critical piece of safety equipment.  We also spread the word about Team Dirt – talking about our activities at Alsea Falls and within Corvallis.

The event was quite successful.  We met over 200 people and handed out all 80 helmets!

We got a couple donations, and a promise of a substantial donation (details to come soon) to help kickstart the pump track project!

We will be at the market two more times this year, August 9th, and September 13th.  On the 9th we will be offering basic bike adjustments, and on the 13th we should have more helmets to hand out.

Stop by and say, “hi”!

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Giant Bicycle, Bike N Hike Demo Day, Alsea Falls, Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Join Team Dirt, Giant Bicycles and Bike N Hike Corvallis on August 17th 10:00-4:00 for Demo bike rides on the Alsea Falls trail system. For more information contact:

Bike N Hike, 401 SW Third St, Corvallis, OR 97333. (541)753-2912  or tim@bikenhike.com

Giant bicycles and Bike N Hike have made a cash donation to help with the ongoing efforts of Team Dirt and proceeds will go directly back into the efforts at Alsea Falls. Thanks Giant, Bike N Hike and BLM for their continued support of this trail system!

This is an awesome hub for both mountain biking and road bike, so tell you road friends about the demo!

Here is a tentative list of 2015 demo Mountain and Road bikes available for use:

-       Trance 27.5s                                                                                                  -       Anthem SX 27.5                                                                                            -       Reign 27.5s                                                                                                          -       Glory 27.5                                                                                                          -       XTC 27.5                                                                                                                      -       Lust                                                                                                                          -       Intrigue                                                                                                             -       Obsess                                                                                                                   -       Defy and Avail disk brake road bike                                                   -       Propel                                                                                                                                   -       Revolt                                                                                                                         -       TCX, Brava                                                                                                              -       And more

 

Tuesday, August 12, 5:00-8:00pm, Women’s No-drop Bike Ride and Demo, Giant Bicycles, Alsea Falls

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Giant bicycles and Bike N Hike have made a cash donation to help with the ongoing efforts of Team Dirt and proceeds will go directly back into the efforts at Alsea Falls. Thanks Giant, Bike N Hike and BLM for their continued support of this trail system!

Brought to you by Giant Bicycles and Bike N Hike in Corvallis. Please contact them with questions regarding the event and to reserve a demo bicycle to ride during the evening.

Bike N Hike                                                                                                                           401 SW Third St                                                                                                           Corvallis, Or 97333                                                                                                          541-753-2912                                                                                       tim@bikenhike.com