Successful ShinDig on Double Rainbow

Many thanks to Absolute Bikes and Elevation Beer Co. for sponsoring Saturday’s ShinDig trail work day lunch. Super successful trail work on the Double Rainbow Trail. Thanks to the 24 volunteers who worked on the 2 miles of trail in the Kings Gulch area to address rain damage, narrowing tread, and to improve turns. Take […]

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Next ShinDig Trail Work Day Is Saturday, November 12

The focus of our November ShinDig will be maintenance on the Double Rainbow Trail (also known as Little Rainbow Extension). We’ll meet at the upper CR110 trailhead parking lot, ready to depart for work at 9am. Be there a little early to sign waivers, talk about the work to be done, safety procedure reviews, and coffee […]

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Construction Begins on New Southern Dreams Trail

Construction began today on 2 miles of ALL-NEW SINGLETRACK in our Arkansas Hills Trail System! Tony Boone & Co. are digging in a new intermediate trail with entertaining features that will run south from Sweet Dreams, ending close to the stockyard. The working name is currently “Southern Dreams.” A big thanks to all of the […]

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$8,454 Raised for New Trails in July and August

The Boathouse Cantina and Rivers Edge Bar & Restaurant have created a voluntary 1% donation program (from all of their sales) to benefit Salida Mountain Trails’ trail construction efforts, which has resulted in $8,454 raised for new trail construction in July and August alone! This has allowed SMT to contract professional trail building services that […]

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Maintenance Completed on Frontside and Burnpile Trails

About 10 people showed up at our ShinDig this past Saturday to help bring back the “beginner” character of the Frontside Trail by fixing a couple of rocky steps in the trail. On both Frontside and Burnpile, we closed off a couple of areas where folks were cutting switchbacks, causing the main trail to erode. […]

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Next ShinDig Is THIS Saturday!

We will be meeting at 9am this Saturday, October 8 (2016) at the Caboose at the end of North F St. to work on trails in the Frontside / Burnpile area. The goal of this ShinDig is to conduct maintenance to keep these trails–some of the most heavily-used in our system–in good shape, and easily rideable. Salida Bike […]

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Let the BLM Know You Support New Singletrack in Salida

Salida Mountain Trails has been working hard over the last few years to get over 12 new miles of singletrack in the Methodist Mountain and Arkansas Hills Trail Systems approved for construction by the Bureau of Land Management. The proposal has been making its way through the Bureau of Land Management’s approval process. In August, […]

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Volunteer Update Meeting/Party: September 28, 2016

Join us September 28, 2016, Wednesday evening at the Boathouse Cantina – 6-7PM (use the F Street entrance). The goal of this meeting is to provide: – Brief high level updates on current and future plans/projects – Specific volunteer opportunities – Welcome new folks into the group and community – Socializing and merriment afterwards! We […]

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Lower Lost Trail Re-Benched

Thanks to everyone who came out to our recent July ShinDig! We had 14 volunteers that worked to re-bench on the lower Lost Trail, to improve sustainability and flow. We also performed extensive work to address the three drainage flows that cross the trail at lower Lost, intending to decrease soil erosion on the mountain […]

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