ONE WAY TRAILS COMING TO SOME SINGLE TRACK NEAR YOU!
Since we have revamped Boyette with the new trails in the back, the place has gained in popularity. This is good in one sense because it helps keep the trails packed down, and goes a long way in establishing mountain biking as a popular sport and recreation enjoyed in the area.
Bad in the sense that it means we've discovered more maintenance in some areas with increased traffic, and trails traditionally enjoyed as we just zoom along are now head-ons waiting to happen. So this Spring we will be looking at making some safety changes which will mean some of the original trails will be turned into one-way trails, and some erosion and soft edges will require a slightly wider base.
First off SST has been flagged for a separate one-way trail that we are awaiting approval to cut in, so watch for the announcement to call volunteers and offer of your time to come out and help make that a reality. We would also like to address the poor sandy conditions on a couple of the turns on that trail. There again - we NEED you volunteers to come out and help make that happen. Everyone - you included - benefits from this. We basically have 4900 acres of free recreation space for us to all enjoy at the Balm-Boyette Nature Scrub Preserve, so what's a little giving of your time to make something better that you use on a regular basis?
As we move into this new phase with Boyette there will be a systematic directional flow of the trails. Signs will be put up alerting you to "ENTRANCE" and "EXIT ONLY." It may be different from what you have been used to riding out there, but once you get used to it we're sure you will agree that it is better than before.
We look forward to seeing you on the volunteer crews and trails.
SWAMP Club President