Respect our trails during the rainy season. Yes folks, the rainy season is upon us, and that means some of our trails in the low lying areas, or that have clay as the base, are vulnerable to most any amount of bike traffic.
Some trails get closed off during periods of wet, while others that handle all day rains remain open. We really do not like to temporarily close trails, or go in and fix totally trashed trails that should have been stayed off of during these times. Often if bikes stay off of the more vulnerable trails during these periods they actually recover much more quickly once they have had a chance to drain and dry - which means we don’t have to gather and repair, and the trail is in the same condition as when last rode. Mother Nature works pretty good.
Alafia and Boyette’s most popular sections, unfortunately, take the worst hits when wet. Some parts of Morris Bridge too. Croom however, handles wet conditions very nicely. Yeah, some of the lower clay pits at Croom are bad too, but taking advantage of the other more sustainable areas during very wet conditions means the trail systems on a whole stays in good condition with little maintenance.
So, please respect closed trails, or even ones that we haven’t had a chance to close off yet if they appear wet with soft clay. Your trail volunteers greatly appreciate this as they work hard to keep them in good shape for all to enjoy.