Help Us Build Our New Trail, Chicken Dinner, This Saturday (Dec 10)!

Come on out to our ShinDig this Saturday and help us build part of our new trail, Chicken Dinner! One section of this trail is just begging to be hand-built, so that’s exactly what we’ll do. We’re planning to build around 450ft of new trail: the first section of Chicken Dinner, off the Sweet Dreams trail.

We’ll meet at 9:00am in the F-Street parking lot, and shuttle over to the Sweet Dreams trailhead. Be there a little early to sign waivers, talk about the work to be done, safety procedure reviews, and coffee drinking. As usual, come prepared with water, gloves, long pants, and sturdy boots. Tools will be provided.

Lunch/party sponsored by Absolute Bikes to follow!


Other Important News

Salsa Closure Begins December 15: The portion of the Cottonwood Trail that’s been dubbed “Salsa,” which runs from CR175 to CR173, is closed due to wildlife concerns from December 15 – March 15. Please respect this closure, as future trail access could depend upon how well this and other wildlife closures are followed! Note that only the Salsa trail is closed–Rumba and Cottonwood proper both technically remain open all year if conditions permit, as do CR 181 and CR 173.

Vapor Trail 125 / Absolute Bikes Contributions: ANOTHER $2,500 RAISED FOR TRAIL BUILDING! — A huge thanks as always to Absolute Bikes for their generous donation of $2,500 in proceeds from the 12th Annual Vapor Trail 125 endurance mountain bike race held this past September, and sponsored by Absolutes Bikes!

Boathouse and River’s Edge Contributions: $8,500 FOR TRAIL CONSTRUCTION IN JULY AND AUGUST!!! The Boathouse Cantina and River’s Edge Bar & Restaurant have created a voluntary one-percent donation program (from all of their sales) to benefit Salida Mountain Trails’ trail construction efforts. This has allowed SMT to contract professional trail building services that would not otherwise be possible! Show your thanks by stopping by the boathouse for a beer/bite after your ride!

Membership: Did you miss our annual membership party? Don’t worry, you can still become an SMT member or renew your membership conveniently online, on our membership page! Enjoy all the great benefits of being a member (above and beyond helping out our local trail system) like discounts at all of our local bike shops (Absolute Bikes, Salida Bike Company, Subculture Cyclery), Salida Mountain Sports, and more!