SVTR May Meeting tonight

Hello SVTR friends and members,

Tonight is our May meeting.  As usual, we will meet at the Newbrook Fire Station at 7pm.  We have membership materials from VASA and will be signing up members after the meeting.  I have created a page on the site dedicated to membership information.  You can find that here: Membership Info

We are selling 2017 Big Raffle tickets and distributing raffle tickets/posters for members to sell.  You can view the raffle poster here: 2017 Big Raffle.  There is a nice selection of SVTR Shirts, Sweatshirts and Hats available for sale as well with some new colors including some camo selections.

We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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March Meeting Tonight

meeting_signHello SVTR friends and members,

Tonight is our March meeting.  As usual, we will meet at the Newbrook Fire Station at 7pm.  We have received our membership materials from VASA and will be signing up members after the meeting.  I have created a page on the site dedicated to membership information.  You can find that here: Membership Info

We have also complete preparations for the 2017 Big Raffle and will be selling tickets and distributing raffle posters and tickets for members to sell at tonight’s meeting.  You can view the raffle poster here: 2017 Big Raffle

We look forward to seeing you at tonight’s meeting!

-Bill Ortlieb
President & Webmaster, SVTR

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SVTR December/Christmas Meeting Announcement

XmasWreathHello SVTR friends and members,

It is time once again for the SVTR Christmas party and December meeting.  This Thursday 6pm at the Newbrook Fire Station.  As usual, this is a pot luck party.  Please bring a dish to share. Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Christmas raffle.  We will also have a 50/50 raffle.  There is always excellent food and a wonderful time had by all that attend.

At this meeting we will be holding elections for the positions of President and Secretary.  IMG_5607We will draw 3 names from the list of those who attended work parties or worked on committees in 2016 for free 2017 memberships. As usual, we will report on the happenings at the VASA board of directors meeting and other club business.

Dinner is at 6pm, meeting begins at 7.  We look forward to seeing you there!

-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR

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SVTR Trails Closed

 

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NOTICE: Trails Closed.

As of tonight, the SVTR trails are closed.  We may reopen after hunting season depending on conditions.  Please respect the landowner and stay off the trails until further notice.

Thank you.

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SVTR Work Party Saturday 7/9

svtr_work_partyHello SVTR Members,
Trail boss Ray Leeman is planning a work party for Saturday morning July 9.  This will focus on the picnic area where the view needs to be opened up again.  Tools for the day will be loppers, trimmers and chain saws.  Meet up with Ray at the Miller landing between 9am and 9:30 for work assignments.  Pack a lunch or visit the Dam Diner.  Grills are available for use at both landings and at the picnic area.  As always, if you use a grill, please make sure to fully extinguish your fire before moving on.
-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR
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Work Party Saturday 7/2

svtr_work_partyHello SVTR Members,

Trail boss Ray Leeman is planning a work party for Saturday morning July 2.  This will focus on the section of Trail 7 leading from the Miller Landing heading out to Trail 14.  This trail needs to have the brush cut back and some widening done.  If this gets completed, then work will move up to the picnic area where the view needs to be opened up again.  Tools for the day will be loppers, trimmers and chain saws.  Meet up with Ray at the Miller landing between 9am and 9:30 for work assignments.  Pack a lunch or visit the Dam Diner.  Grills are available for use at both landings and at the picnic area.  As always, if you use a grill, please make sure to fully extinguish your fire before moving on.

-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR

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ANNOUNCEMENT: SVTR Trails Open for 2016 Riding Season

Hello SVTR Friends and members,

We are pleased to announce that the SVTR trails are now open for the 2016 riding season.  A very  BIG THANK YOU goes out to all of the SVTR members that turned out for the last three work parties.  Without your help, this wouldn’t be possible.  All that have attended a work party have had their names added to the pot for a chance to win one of three free 2017 memberships to be drawn at our Christmas meeting.  Every work party you attend gets you another chance to win!

View from the picnic area atop trail 9

View from the picnic area atop trail 9

For those that haven’t been out yet this year, there have been some changes to a few of our trails.  A section of trail 7 has been closed and replaced by what used to be trail 12.  A bad section of trail 13 has been closed and bypassed. Optional bypasses have been put in place for several other steep or muddy areas. The very steep and challenging section of trail 6 has been marked as “Expert Only” and a bypass around that section is now the main route for trail 6.  This bypass runs alongside a wet area lower down on the hillside.  As always, we must not venture off the marked trails and especially in these wet areas, we cannot have people tearing up the swamp mudding.  In addition, there are some areas that have been reworked with the landowner’s excavator and are still a bit soft.  Lets try not to muck up these areas.

The picnic area has one new picnic table that we put in late last year.  We are looking to pick up a few more this year and will be discussing this at our next meeting Thursday June 16.

We will also be discussing scheduling some night rides, cookouts as well as some organized rides with other clubs.

The 2016 SVTR Big Raffle is up and running!  This year’s grand prize is a Stihl Pole Saw and accessory kit valued at $550. The second prize is a $250 gift certificate to Brown Enterprises.  See the Raffle poster here: SVTR 2016 Big Raffle  Tickets are $5 each for 5 for $20.  Tickets on sale at any club meeting or event, Brown Enterprises, Wilmington flea market, from any club officer and many members.

Heres looking forward to a successful 2016 riding season!  Hope to see you all out on the trails.

-Bill Ortlieb
VP & Webmaster, SVTR

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