Give those Wet Trails a Rest!!

mud n rutsAfter a great early spring, summer is now throwing us a curveball with all this rain.  It really sucks.  As you can see, the two most recent trail condition updates (Hunters and E-ville) report way-too-muddy conditions.  I haven't been out (well, beacuse it's been too wet), but I am sure Sprague Brook is in just as bad shape.  Yet, while I was out road riding yesterday on 240 (yes, in the rain), I saw two cars come by heading north with bikes on the racks.  Hopefully these were some folks that went a mile and realized the trails just weren't ready.

We have just found out that Erie County Parks will be updating their master plan next year.  The last time this was done about 10 years ago a lot of people pushed to get bikes kicked out of the parks.  We pushed back and kept access, and more importantly, got the county to agree to letting us build new singletrack at Sprague.  We just as easily lose that access to Sprague this go around if the trails are in bad shape.  So please, for the sake of continued access, please stay off the trails when they are too wet and muddy.

If you do get out on the trails, remember to submit a conditions report.  Thanks PMAC and TJ for updating e-ville and Sprague.  In the meantime, the forecast shows some improvement, so let's hope things are in good shape for next Wednesday's race and group ride.

Our insurance company has "strongly suggested" that we tell you that Mountain Biking can be dangerous. If you're visiting this site it's very likely that you're already aware that if you insist on having a good time by riding your mountain bike, eventually you will almost certainly fall down and collect any number of boo-boos, dings and injuries, serious or otherwise, but we have to tell you anyway.

Mountain Biking is a potentially hazardous activity carrying a significant risk of bodily injury and even death. Mountain biking should only be undertaken if you have a complete awareness of these risks. You can reduce the level of risk by wearing a helmet and by riding within your own skill level.