Blauvelt Trail Building

jmanic

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
Staff member
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#1
Here is the spot for announcements about trail maintenance at Blauvelt.
The current focus is to armor/bridge a few low lying areas.

Next session is this Thursday 6/22, 4:30p
Meet at Marisco Court trail entrance

Post up here if you can make it Thursday,
and/or if you are interested in future sessions.
There'll be lots of opportunities.
 

huffster

Well-Known Member
#2
I don't know if I can make this Thursday, but I wanted to ask if you need to be "trained" or "certified" to participate in maintenance or can you just show up?
 

jmanic

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
Staff member
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#3
I don't know if I can make this Thursday, but I wanted to ask if you need to be "trained" or "certified" to participate in maintenance or can you just show up?
Currently no training or certification necessary. You will be lead by certified trail stewards. We will train on site for the particular task at hand for the session, so come on put when you can!
 

jmanic

JORBA Board Member/Chapter Leader
Staff member
JORBA.ORG
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#4
Palisades MTB
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Shepard Grinker‎Palisades MTB

Folks. We met with the land managers of Blauvelt this week and had a very productive discussion. It's been about one year since PMTB was granted access to building trails there and we wanted to follow up to see if there were concerns and what areas we need to improve. Here are some of the concerns expressed by the NY parks:
1. Illegal and non-authorized (rogue) trail building.
2. Illegal night riding. The park closes at dark.
3. Riding under non-ideal trail conditions (mostly mud or wet).

We presented some solutions to the Parks to proactively discourage these activities which we will share with you in the next newsletter.

In the meantime, please be responsible and don't partake in the activities of concern with the parks. Future trail building and land access are dependent on our cooperation. Please feel free to reach out to Seth Reichlin or me for more details. Now here's a cool MTB picture to get you psyched for the Spring!