Thanks to all our trail builders!

Shiny and sharp new trail tools need to be used!

Thanks to all of our trail building volunteers that came out to help this week. We had 16 volunteers on Sunday, 4 volunteers on Wednesday, and 6 earlier this evening. We cleared another 2400′ this week and about one third of the trail is ready to be cut with the trail machine.

The weekday evening work sessions continue next week on Wednesday May 30th and Thursday May 31st. Meet at 5:30 PM at the bottom of U-Con. Bring long pants, gloves, and sturdy footwear. Please contact if you want to volunteer on the weekdays.

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The next weekend work session will be on Saturday June 2nd, which also happens to be National Trails Day. Come show your support for trail based recreation and help build the first new bike legal trail in the county since 1999. We are still working out the details but we hope to have lunch provided and have some raffle prizes as well.

Remember, the more people that volunteer, the faster the trail will get built. Many hands make light work. If you’d like to help but either don’t have the time, or get poison oak real bad, there are other ways to help. Back in February we applied for a $10,000 grant from Bikes Belong. Unfortunately, we did not receive the grant which means we still need to raise money for this project. You can make a donation online to help out. We hope to raise another $10,000 – $15,000 to cover costs for tools, lumber for the 2 bridges and 2 puncheons, and conservation crews for chainsaw work and poison oak thicket removal. We will also need some help with logistics for the June 2nd workday, contact if interested.

Thank you once again for all your help and support of the Pogonip multi-use trail!

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3 Responses to Thanks to all our trail builders!

  1. Beth says:

    Hi ! My son (9) and I helped rake the duff and remove branches and stuff and had a great time last weekend. I would recommend it to anyone – awesome workout! I would also recommend bringing an extra set of clothes to change into afterwards because you are going to have poison oak oil on everything. I went home and washed with tecnu and dawn dishwashing detergent and a cold shower and did not get poison oak. Hooray!
    I got a great workout and feel like now, when I get to ride that trail, I can do it with a real sense of gratitude to Drew and Parks and Rec and the MBOSC volunteers. My son’s favorite part was filling out the form and signing his name! Kids are totally able to help with this project, and it will guarantee this trail is looked after by the next generation.
    I also met a bunch of interesting and happy Santa Cruz folks, so it was a great day.
    Thanks for letting us all chip in!

    • Jorine says:

      – Awesome collection of shots!!! I love the loocaitns, especially the tree looking fort with all the branches! Are those shots all with natural light? Or are you using an off camera flash! They rock!

  2. Elena says:

    I am available alnietatrng weekends and any weekday except for tuesdays and thursdays. I could make the weekday time by 5:45-6:00 as I commute from downtown to Castroville and back for work each day. Looking forward to this trail!

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