LEAVES ARE COMING DOWN LIKE CRAZY

 I am very happy to be part of a club that when you ask for a little bit of help, you get it...THANKS NEW OMERS. I asked for some volunteers to come out twice a week to blow off the leaves on our trail. Well, we got a ton of volunteers wanting to get rid of those trail covering leaves.

hey man, I thought there was a trail here.

oh yeah, there it is

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NO MOUNTAIN BIKING FOR YOU!!!

This is by far my favorite No MTB sign. At least this looks like a MT Bike. This sign is on the Ice Age trail at Point Beach.

CAVEMAN TT Awards

Everything is really coming together for the CAVEMAN TT event. Here is a prototype of the award that we will by handing out. The art will cahnge a lil bit. this is laser engraved red alder with a custom base ( Base and construction is made by Jerry Luebke).

Click on the Events Calander tab at the top of the screen for info about the Caveman TT Event.

WORBA

  I am sad to say that of Sept 30th, 2012, WORBA is no longer a independent state wide MOUNTAIN BIKING ADVOCACY organization. ( yeah dude....WORBA is done). But all is not lost. The leaders of WORBA are now working under the umbrella of the WISCONSIN BIKE FED. Future is nature....What does this mean for The NEW OM? We are moving forward to becoming a chapter of IMBA. Hopefully in the next week or 2 we can get our ducks in a row and submit our chapter club app to IMBA.
 I would like to say this: We would not be the club that we are today without the help and support that WORBA gave us the last 2 years and 39 weeks. And for this, The NEW OM thanks you.

CHEERS!!!

CAVEMAN TIME TRIAL EVENT FUNDRAISER

We are having a little Time Trial Event Fundraiser out at the caves on Rocktober 21st. There are going to be some NEW OMers putting down the hammer on the trail that day for home turf bragging rights. This is going to be fun to watch and hopefully we make a lil bit of cash for our club.
 for more info about this event, click on the events tab at the top of the screen.
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TRAIL WORK ...... AGAIN!

Yup, we're always busy building trail. It feels like that it will never end, but we're cool with it.
Note: that chainsaw, Darrell always has that thing.

Here's a start of a boardwalk that is placed over an area of our trail that likes to hold water.

Completed Boardwalk: Darrell, Chris, Corry
If we did not place this boardwalk here, we would need to reroute the trail or the trail would take abuse from natrural and user impact.

Chris: taking great care to make this section smooth.
I said this a million times and i'll say it again:
Our trail is designed and built to be the most
environmentally friendly sustainable trail as possible, making it extremely
enjoyable to ride. This is something that we take great pride in.

Darrell and another one of his master pieces:
 This is a boardwalk that is going over another section of trail that holds water. This Boardwalk has a little bit of a pitch leaning inside the turn. It's not a berm, but it is banked to help keep the rider stay on it a little easier.

You can hit this Boardwalk with alot of speed. ENJOY!!!

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1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY FOR TRIAL DEVO AT MC

This past Satuday we had a "Family Picnic and Mountain Bike Ride" at Maribel Caves to celebrate our 1 year anniversary for Trail building at the park. I was very surprised at the HUGE turn out that we had for the party. I am very proud to part of our club,community and all the hard work that everyone has done in the last year. It goes to show that having a Mountin Bike Trail in Manitowoc Co is more than just a dirt trail in the woods for people to ride, it brings friends and familys together too.
 Thanks to all that came out to help us celebrate!!!

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FOOD, FAMILY,FRIENDS, GREAT WEATHER AND BEER.....OH YEAH....& MOUNTAIN BIKING.

Chris and the Rabies

Carrie Ann and Teresa...GRILL MASTERS!!
Thanks to Carrie we all had hot meat to eat.

Mike B, Dan H and Al

Darrell spends more time building trail than he does ride'n.

John G.

Dave leading the pack.

Mrs. Rabies

Blare V with the GoPro cam.

ROBS TRAIL

Last Sunday nite I got a text from Adam Backus (Manty Cnty Park Super) say'n that he heard about Rob and that he was sorry and he's friends with Matt. I replied back and said thanx. 2 seconds later he replied back say'n that maybe we could do some kind of memorial down at the park for Rob. After thinking about it for a little bit, we thought our newest section of trail should be for Rob. That week we busted our ass to finish that section of trail to have it open by Sept. 1st. We wanted Matt or Robs son Zach to be the 1st to ride this section of trail. They said it would be an honor and they'll meet us at the park on Saturday.

Well.....Matt and Zach did not show up alone. They pretty much brought the entire family for this event.


Here we are hiking up to the new section of trail.

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Rob's dad (Bob) brought up the trail markers. Chris pounded the 1st one in.

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We had some words about Rob before we opened the trail.

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Zach rode the new setion 1st and we all hiked it to the end where Matt pounded in the last tral marker.

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I want to say thanks to Robs entire family for coming out to help us open this section of trail and to celebrate Robs  life.

BUILDING TRAIL WITH THE FAMILY

This trail marker has little sticker on it say'n that the CORTTE family made a generous trail donation. For 50 bucks you can get a small sticker with your name on it that will be placed on a trail marker.
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I went out to trail build this past Monday with my family. They all helped out alot. thanks kidz! and my wife...not in the pic, cause she wouldn't like it if I posted a pic of her all sweaty and dirty....gotta keep the wife happy.
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We found this full grown spotted back salamander.
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Cedric spent 2 hrs clearing leaves off of existing trail. This is the longest time he ever spent away from an electronic device with out say'n that he's bored.
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Here is a new section of trail that we hope to have open by this Saturday. oh yeah.. this looks like alot of fun.
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Future trail. We need your help trial building. hope to see you this weekend!
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BRAGGING RIGHTS

 We all have those days where we just let the day waste away, not careing about what happens next. You know those days.... Maybe it's from too much of a good time from the nite before or you're just in a mood to let the day burn away (sometimes we have too many of these days). But.... we also have the days where we try to get as much out of life as we can. You know those days too...Maybe it's one of those days that all you want to do is spend time with your family & loved ones and let them know how important they are to you (not on a holiday) or it's a day that you make an extra effort to contact some old friends to hang out. Or you spend some days pushing your body to the limit to get stronger, faster or maybe just for bragging rights (Mountain bikers know what i'm talking about).  

Rob didn't let his time here burn away.
Our Bragging Right is that we knew&Loved Rob.
 

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You'll be missed!

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