2013 Trail Building Education Course

 2013 DNR Trail Training Courses Open for Registration
Attendees will graduate from this 4-day class with a greater knowledge and understanding of current trail design and construction techniques. Each day of the training will have a classroom component and hands-on application. Attendance at all four days of the training is required. You’ll be taught how to create natural (dirt) surface trails that:
        *  Minimize impact to resources
        *  Minimize maintenance
        *  Do not go beyond capacity of the land
        *  Keep users on the trail
Each day of the course builds upon the knowledge from the previous day. Day 1 covers trail design and layout; Day 2, trail construction; Day 3, trail maintenance; and Day 4 is when you’ll put it all together for practical application and obtain completion certificates. The training is free to public trail volunteers and land managers. Cost for other attendees is $425. The 2013 trainings will be held in Eau Claire, La Crosse, and Madison areas. For more information and to sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013TrailTrainings.


Jason Manders and the crew at "Trail Genius" stopped out at MC last fall to video and GPS our trail to add to thier site.

Click here to see our trail in action.
this online tool is super bad ass!! We will be slowly building this site with more info, sponsors, music and more.

4th Annual PORT 2 POINT

Holy Crap!! Our 4th Annual PORT 2 POINT MTB ride / Fund Raiser is this come'n April 7th. Hope you can come out to ride and eat some pizza. We will ride the rode to Point Beach if the trail has snow. Bring the entire family out to this fun event.


MTB trail at Maribel CLOSED for Winter

 The NEW OM and the Manitowoc Co parks have agrreed to close the MTB trails to Biking in the winter. This will allow winter sports at Maribel to take full advatage of the property while snow is on the ground. We came to this decesion due to our MTB trail crossing the Ski Trail to many times. Please show respect to the other user groups of this property.

See Ya in the spring...THANKS!!!-The NEW OM

BOY SCOUT Troop 1173 of Bellevue Helping with Trail Building

Last weekend we had the Boy Scouts From Troop 1173 of Bellvue come out to help with some Trail building. I educated these young men with the 101 of proper trail building. They took there schooling for that day and worked hard on our trail. I just didn't teach these guys how to build trail, They taught me some things too. I've learned that you can spend alot of time tag team wrestling and still get your work done. And they expressed there love for DUB STEEP. Dub Steep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London. I have sinced learned to hate this music. But...I'm a Punk Rocker...to each there own.



 Blake is not a Boy Scout, But he came out to help build trail and gain a few hours of comunitty service for High School.


The Scouts thought our berm was cool and gave it try on foot. A few Scouts Told me that they are going to come out and enjoy the trail on there MT Bikes.

Thanks Scouts for your hard work!!



 We had our first CAVEMAN Time Trial Event this past weekend. I have to say that it went incredible well. We had over 60 Mountain Bikers from all over the state that came to compete and enjoy our event to raise funds for our club (we took in over $1600). I was very impressed in our time keeping officials, they had their job dialed in like a well oiled machine. The course was well marked  &  groomed  and we couldn't have ask mother nature for better weather than what we had that day (mid 60's). All of our volunteers put in 100% to make this event awesome.

Thanks to all of our volunteers, we could not have put this event together without you. But we do need to recognize the major players:
Father and son team: Brian and Blake for grooming the trail
Randy, Brandon, Jordan and Joel for thier time keeping
Julie for sitting in one spot all day and taking care of the reg, merch and tix sales
Melissa and Carrie for making the food and running the food tent
Certified CPR and 1st Aid Trail Marshalls Josh&Pete
Darrell aka Leatherface for building the starting ramp

Prizes were rewarded to the top 3 riders for each group. Cow bells were handed out to the spectaters to help cheer on the riders.

Chili, Chicken taco soup, bake goods, coffee, soda, water and......BEER.

The Mt. Borah starting ramp gave the rider a faster lead out.

Peeps brought out the FAT-BIKES.

Here's a Jr rider just before the finish line. The tape for this event was sponsored by RALEIGH BIKES.

This is a weird picture of LEATHER-FACE.....oh yeah...I know why it looks weird....No Chainsaw

it's all down hill from here. DAN: carving the wallride.


Our Friends from the South came up to ride and support our club. here is Eric from the Sheboygan FAT KATS.

Trail Marshalls: hard at work. What's up with the duct tape?

60+ degree temps= good times, Hope to see you out at the next CAVEMAN event.

CAWELY Co., Bike N' Fit, Broken Spoke Bike Studio, Heavy Pedal Bicycles LLC, Mt Borah Custom, FARMERS Insurance, Rays Indoor MTB Park, Doctor Freud's Records and Tapes, RALEIGH BIKES, Cross Fit Manitowoc


We burned through 500 business cards in less than 6 months. We'll place an order for more cards next week. This is what they'll look like. Please let me know if you think we should change the info on the card. Thanks for your help -Wade-

Natural Resources Board listening sessions set on plans for hunting and trapping in state parks

Our duty as Mountain Bike Advocates in Wisconsin doesn't stop at the end of a hard day of trail building and it defiantly doesn't stop at the end of the riding season. Our duties and responsibilities are on going.
  Earlier this year the Wisconsin State legislature passed Act 168 ( the Sporting Heritage Bill) which expands hunting and trapping in state parks (including state trails). I am asking our club members to attend the listening sessions to review the proposed implementation plans for this bill and provide feedback on the draft proposals to Natural Resource Board members. By providing our perspectives, we can help shape the final proposals that will to go to the Natural Resource Board for final approval in December.

you can read more here:http://dnr.wi.gov/news/BreakingNews_Lookup.asp?id=2538

I will be going to the meeting on Nov 8th in Appleton, please let me know if you would like to go with me.


The listening sessions will all begin at 6:30 p.m. and attendees that would like to speak or submit written comments should sign up at the door on arriving at the session. Locations are:

  • Oct. 29, Fitchburg - Quality Inn and Suites, 2969 Cahill Main, with board members Preston Cole and Jane Wiley present.
  • Oct. 30, Eau Claire - Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), 620 W. Clairemont Ave., with board members Dave Clausen and Jane Wiley present.
  • Nov. 5, Merrill - Merrill High School, 1201 N. Sales St., with board members Christine Thomas and Jane Wiley present.
  • Nov. 8, Appleton - The Bordini Center, Fox Valley Technical College Campus, 5 Systems Drive, with board members William Bruins, Terry Hilgenberg and Jane Wiley present.
  • Nov. 13, West Allis - Tommy Thompson Youth Center (State Fair Park), 640 S. 84th St., with board members Gregory Kazmierski and Jane Wiley present

Last Cave Tour of the Year

The Local WSS will be giving the LAST Caves Tours of the year at Maribel on Oct 21st at 10am - 3pm. This is another great feature that we can add to our CAVEMAN event. Check the Events Calender tab at the top of the page to view all the info for the tours and CAVEMAN event.

Caveman Lanyards

Only 6 days away from our Caveman TT Event. Here's the lanyards that our volunteers will be rocking.

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