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National Public Lands Day is September 26 and with over 40 projects throughout the city, we are in need of hundreds of volunteers!
The Austin Ridge Riders will be doing trail maintenance at Walnut Creek at 9:00am September 26.
Saturday, Sep 26, 2015, 9:00 AM
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
12138 North Lamar Boulevard Austin, TX
4 Mountain Bikers Attending
Please Sign up at the following link so we get an accurate head count and your T-Shirt size:http://www.austinparks.org/npld.html?utm_campaign=35&utm_medium=email&utm_source=email_listNational Public Lands Day | Austin Ridge Riders – Walnut Creek Trail MaintenancePool Parking LotThe trails at Walnut Creek Park need some TLC! The Austin Ridge Rid…
Join us for the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands including parks, trails and green spaces. Austin’s annual NPLD event is hosted by Austin Parks Foundation and Texas Conservation Corps and includes a variety of projects like:
Have questions about volunteering? Check out our FAQ page! The success of the day is dependent upon great volunteers like you, so please join us, and help us spread the word. Thank you for your continued support of Austin s public lands!
* Winner announced at the Volunteer Appreciation Party at Rosewood Park following NPLD. You do not need to be present to win, passes may be picked up at APF starting Monday September 28th
The first segment of the @Violet Crown Trail is opening tomorrow and our partners at @Hill Country Conservancy tell us they will be making a big announcement tomorrow about how you can help complete the trail! http://votevct.com
August 20, 2015, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Covenant United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall 4410 Duval Road Austin, TX 78727
The City is seeking public input on the design of the portion of the trail south of Scribe Drive between Amherst Drive and the baseball field in the Balcones District Park.
Overview of projects The Northern Walnut Creek Trail Phase 1A project consists of the design and construction of 4,250 linear feet of new trail from Amherst Drive to the Mopac Trail currently being built by the Regional Turnpike Authority. This trail will consist of a 10′ wide concrete trail with 2′ shoulders. The trail will have retaining walls to maintain an acceptable slope, storm water facilities to accommodate existing drainage patterns and will have environmental protections to safeguard existing protected species and sensitive areas. The project is currently at 60% design.
We just learned our partners at @Hill Country Conservancy are making a BIG announcement about the @Violet Crown Trail along with REI next week. We can’t wait to share the news! http://www.violetcrowntrail.com
Do any ARR riders feel like replacing the stock headset cap on your stem (essentially, the circular piece which bolts into the top of your fork) with a custom ARR cap? Our friends over at Kustom Caps have mocked up a sweet design for us. The way it works is that the metal is colored, and then the logo is etched out by laser – so the logo always appears white. However, we have a couple of options which nicely represent the ARR color scheme.
The caps themselves run about $4.50, and the separate colored headbolts run $3.00. You can just use your existing bolt if you prefer.
Remember to check your current headset cap – some have offset bolts, and these are centrally drilled only.
Add a comment, or like this post on Facebook, and if there’s sufficient interest I’ll put together an order to be distributed at the various club rides and events.
Hi, folks – Tony here again. A little while back a couple of people asked if ARR would be able to offer IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program (ICP), now that we will be a full IMBA Chapter. The answer is yes, we can – and IMBA would like to get an initial idea of numbers. So, if you’re interested, please add a comment under the Facebook posting, and I’ll communicate the level of interest to IMBA.
More info on the ICP program can be found here: https://www.imba.com/icp
The VCT, as it is known, is an approximately 30-mile, multi-jurisdictional trail that will ultimately extend from Barton Springs/Zilker Park, in Austin, Texas, along City-owned parkland, through portions of the City of Sunset Valley, to the Onion Creek Preserve Management Unit, south of Austin, in Hays County. The vision for the VCT includes using existing and new trail alignments planned, designed and built to state-of-the-art standards.
Currently, the VCT starts at Zilker Park and runs concurrently with the Barton Creek Main Trail for the first 5 miles. Then the VCT turns south along Gaines Creek (aka Sweet 16) for about a mile. So 6 miles all together. There is access parking at Zilker, Loop 360, and at Specs near the Hwy. 290 trail head.
ARR is now looking for one or more dedicated volunteers to help maintain the current six mile Green Belt portion of the trail system. Activities will include corridor clearing, vegetation removal, armoring, tread finishing, and other stewardship tasks as needed.
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please email me (Tony) at ARRprez@austinridgeriders.com for more information.
Dear ARR members,
I’m excited to announce that the Board of the Austin Ridge Riders have voted to become a full chapter of IMBA, the International Mountain Biking Association!
Many of you will be familiar with IMBA, and are likely already IMBA members. For those who are not, the mission of IMBA is to create, enhance and preserve great mountain biking experiences.
Since 1988, IMBA has been bringing out the best in mountain biking by encouraging low-impact riding, volunteer trail work participation, cooperation among different trail user groups, grassroots advocacy and innovative trail management solutions. IMBA’s staff, chapters, clubs and members work to benefit the entire mountain bike community.
Joining IMBA creates many new opportunities for ARR and its members, as well as giving us the potential to be a leading voice in trail advocacy in Texas.
You’ll hear a lot more about our chapter membership as we move forward with the integration process, but I wanted to inform you all right away, before it goes public on social media.
In order to fully integrate, ARR members will automatically become IMBA members. ARR membership as it exists today will cease, and members will renew, at the end of their current membership period, as IMBA-ARR members. The annual fee is slightly higher than today, at $30 ($20 for youths), otherwise nothing unexpected will occur. You’ll renew (if you choose to do so) with IMBA directly, not with ARR.
I’ll be at this Saturday’s Club Ride at Flat Creek, if anyone has any further questions. I’ll keep you all fully updated as we move forward.
Thanks, and keep that rubber side down!
– Tony (2015 Club President)
The Austin American Statesman has a great writeup on the new mountain bike trails that the ARR Volunteers led by our VP Charlie Riou have been putting in place over the past year and a half.
See the article here:
The Austin Ridge Riders have a great looking jersey available for purchase, follow the link below to order yours.
With the ARR logo on the front and back, and Pace Bend and Walnut Creek trail maps on the sleeves these great looking jerseys will set you apart on the trails. The jersey’s feature:
Show your support for the Austin Ridge Riders and trail riding in Central Texas, order today!