Hey folks. Ridgeline Trail has been taking a beating since it had rain. It happens to be one of the more fun trails around, but it's also made mostly of clay. Clay doesn't do so well after it rains with bike traffic on it. I know that we are not so used to rain around here lately, but we will be coming into the rainy season here soon.
A lot of time, wrangling over permission to go in there and build it, and a bunch of money went into building the Ridgeline trail - as well as a lot of our other trails. Alafia has the same issues with Franks Loop, Moonscape, Rollercoaster and Bridges. All of those have clay as a base and wet weather just destroys them as bikes slip, slide, and skid all over.
So we ask to just be patient when it rains and hold off and ride a more sustainable trail while these more clay based trails have a chance to drain and dry a little.
It's a small price to pay for a better conditioned trail.