Monday, May 23, 2016

Twin Peaks Trail

The new MTB only line on Twin Peaks continues to evolve and improve. 

This descent, dropping from C4000 on Old Trail 30 now Twin Peaks Trail into the new MTB only line is as Genuine Capitol Forest as red clay, tan basalt and fir tree needles in your Minions gets. 

Moto. MTB. Rough. Rowdy. Unrefined. Raw. Yes.



Monday, May 9, 2016

CAPITOL FOREST MTB FOR ALL

04/30/2016
Summary
1st Annual Capitol Forest MTB Trails Summit

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Introduction



The first annual Capitol Forest MTB Trails Summit was held on April 30, 2016. Location: The AC Fun Center. The purpose of this meeting was to host and provide an open forum opportunity to bring together all of the vested and local Capitol Forest MTB stakeholders to discuss past, present and future works for Capitol Forest mountain biking.  


Discussion



The afternoon’s discussion covered current trail stewardship commitments:

Little Larch Mountain Trail - John M. loam33@gmail.com
Peak Trail - Trey W. trey@cascadiadirtcup.org
Greenline Trail - OPEN lead position
Crestline Trail - Eric S. bentcire@yahoo.com
Wedekind Trail - Jeff C. jeffcook0357@yahoo.com
Porter Trail - Kelly W. / Henry G. ktwood@gmail.com alpineridge@msn.com  
Twin Peaks Trail - Jim G. / Jamey P. jim@capitolforest.com flowpoelker@gmail.com


The afternoon’s discussion covered proposed new trail opportunities:

Dowhill MTB Trail - Andrew C. / Jim G. andrewclaiborne74@gmail.com
Creek To Peak Multi Use Climbing Trail - Trey W. trey@cascadiadirtcup.org
Kids MTB Trail - Kelly W. ktwood@gmail.com
Little Larch Mountain MTB Climbing Trail - John M. loam33@gmail.com
Twin Peaks Trail MTB  Reroutes - Jim G. / Jamey P. jim@capitolforest.com flowpoelker@gmail.com
Porter Trail Multi Use Reroutes - Kelly W. / Henry G. ktwood@gmail.com alpineridge@msn.com  


The afternoon’s open forum included feedback and comments:

How are we to cover our current commitments as well as commit to new trail commitments?
- Derik A.


There is a need for access to Capitol Forest from the North end of Delphi RD into the B-8000 zone. There is no access to Capitol Forest from the north end of Delphi, near the westside of Olympia. This access opportunity would more efficiently feed users into the forest, without having to concentrate them into the current closest points of entry - Rock Candy TH and CLine RD. This North Delphi entrance would also allow cyclists to ride from Olympia, directly into Capitol Forest without having to trespass through private land or navigate the current cyclist unfriendly options of Waddell Creek RD and Highways 101/8.
- Adam H.


Conclusion



  • Designated trail steward leads are continuing to move forward with their projects
  • A commitment to form a coordinated work party calendar was made
  • A commitment to coordinate labor, materials and resources was made
  • The Capitol Forest Trails Committee will reconvene for another open forum session
  • A commitment to create an online discussion forum for trail leads


Contact



  • If you can commit to leading or providing support for trail projects -
  • Sign up with the CFMTB, Capitol Forest’s longest running online MTB community -


If you are interested in a specific trail project outlined above, contact the trail lead directly.


Partners





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All photos courtesy of Cam Sloan and Joyride Bicycles. Check their blog post here -
http://www.joyridebicycles.com/blog

Friday, April 22, 2016

CALLING ALL CAPITOL FOREST MOUNTAIN BIKERS


Information and planning meeting for MTB trail projects in Capitol Forest. 
Saturday April 30 5:00 PM. 2723 Friendly Grove RD NE Olympia WA 98506.