April ShinDig Volunteer Day Announcement

The ShinDig for April will take place Saturday April 11th and will focus on the new Sweet Dreams trail. Also known as South Backbone or Sweetwater, this trail contours the hill side from Cottonwood Gulch to Sweetwater Gulch. A couple of reroutes still need to be built as well as general trail work. Please meet at the F-street Bridge at 9am. After the trail work, at approximately 1:00pm, a free lunch will be provided to the volunteers at Subculture Cyclery. As usual, come prepared with water, gloves, long pants and sturdy boots. Tools will be provided.

Additional Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

May 9: Shindig and 2015 Membership Kick Off Party – Membership Drive Party at the River’s Edge on May 9. (Note the change of location!) Whether you walk, trot, jog, hike or bike, come on out and join the fun. Last year’s party was a huge success with nearly 200 at the party, and 160 new members. We are seeking silent auction donations, and volunteers to help us with the party. If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction, or volunteering on the SMT membership team, please contact Andrew Koransky at andrew@koransky.com or 719-539-2336.

May 14-17: IMBA Trail Care Crew – Learn from IMBA’s Trail Care Crew how to build sustainable trail. Joint event with Ark Valley Velo. More details available here.

May 30-31: VOC Trail Crew Leader Training – Taking place in Salida, this is a great opportunity to become a trained leader in both soft skills and trail-building specifics. Visit the VOC website for more information and to sign up – please register in advance. Additional trainings for crew leadership, rock building, post-fire restoration, and more will also take place in the coming months. Visit the website to learn more and to register.

June 6-7: VOC Trail Work Weekend on Cottonwood – An exciting weekend of camping, camaraderie, and of course trail building. Help complete the popular Cottonwood Gulch trail and make new friends in the process. More information found here.