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!
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.
VP & Webmaster, SVTR