Category Archives: Mountain Biking

FAT BIKE EVENT

Saturday, February 23rd from 9am-1pm. Guided fun rides will be available along with a few demo bikes-THANK YOU Green Mountain Bikes, Rochester, VT. Cost is $30 for the event which includes a cool t-shirt and lunch. Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winter-fat-fat-bike-group-rides-tickets-54562188976?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR3Eb8HRzf6ctFWlyX7yue64dv1sw-qoNaPFfbUgkgzTwPcBvdd_mhvofA8

skinny tires and thaw cycles

Folks— when temps are above 28 degrees, we are asking nicely that mountain bikes stay off the trails in the park. When we’re in these freeze/thaw cycles tires wreak havoc with our trails.

These tire ruts will let the water run down the rut, and that then washes away all our hard earned dirt. Dirt in the park is hard to come by. See this for more info! It’s all moved to the trail by volunteers using buckets and shovels.

There is no paid trail staff, there is no mini-excavator working to move dirt. Please do not ruin it for everyone else.

Thank you Community Bank

Community Bank gave us a very nice contribution this spring. We used it to purchase materials to build two benches for the park. Thank you to Augie Levins who built the benches and to all the other volunteers that helped move them.

One is located on Underdog powerline and the other one is on Droopy Muffin powerline. We have several other locations we would like to install the same type bench in the future.

Girls Mountain Bike Program

The spring of 2019,  the Rutland City Recreation Department is offering a new all-girls mountain biking program. Check it out!

Gritty Girls Mountain Bike Club: Grades 3-8; Sundays from 1-3pm, 4/28/2019 – 6/2/2019. Dates may change due to weather. Cost $35 for Rutland city residents; $46, non-residents. This all-girls club will be friendly and fun.  Confidence, knowledge, and basic skills will be gained in a supportive, team environment. Includes t-shirt. Equipment loan and/or bike discounts are available. Get ready to ride the trails!

Winter is coming

Pine Hill Partnership is seeking donations to purchase a Snowdog. Our plan is to groom a few trails for hikers, snowshoers and fat bikers. We need to raise $5000 to purchase one.

Pine Hill Partnership is the organization who builds and maintains all the trails in Pine Hill Park, Redfield trails and the Carriage Trail. We are a non-profit so all donations are tax deductible.

Ways to contribute send a check to Pine Hill Partnership and mail to: 3424 Quarterline Rd. Center Rutland, VT 05736. Or use our PayPal button on the home page.

Snowdog donation

Skills track

The skills course is coming in nicely. Bryan has been working hard along with Hunter. The skills course is right behind the kiosk at the main entrance.

 

 

Hunter and Liam give two thumbs on the skills course Bryan has been working on the front entrance. The small loop is not quite finished but finished enough for kids and adults to do laps on. Check it out. It’s on the knoll behind the kiosk and gardens.