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Some of my fellow Cannon River Offroad Cycling and Trails (#CROCT) board members met at my house this past week to phone, text, email, and message our 'contacts.' We're recruiting 75 volunteers to march banners in the upcoming @defeat.of.jesse.james.days parade which will net our chapter $1,000. It's not exactly glamorous work but that money will help to fund more construction of local mtb trails and bike park features. @murraygd13, @gar_brindo, Sarah Jansen, Aleasha Markley, Jeremy Bokman, & Carl Arnold (not pictured)
Over three dozen trail workers (including 15+ kids) showed up at Rice County’s Caron Park on Saturday (National Trails Day) to work on the first segment of a CROCT mountain bike trail there (I’m a board member). The weather was gorgeous and the bugs were non-existent. Under the direction of trail steward and CROCT board prez Marty Larson, the crew worked from 9 am to noon.
The results? Amazing!
We don’t yet know the mileage on the new intermediate-level segment that we’re currently calling Loop 1, but it’s significant and it’s going to be a blast to ride. (If you stay connected via the CROCT Facebook page, Twitter feed, email newsletter, or Google Group discussion list we’ll alert you when the trail officially is open to ride.)
We broke for lunch and beverages at noon. Milltown Cycles in Faribault donated and served the hot dogs, brats and pop. Bauers Southside Liquor in Faribault donated and served a great selection of beer:
After lunch, we raffled off some swag donated by Milltown Cycles to CROCT members in attendance. John Ebling and Kevin Keane won helmets and Jeff Kreis won a jersey. Four others got 3-packs of cycling socks: