(Via Joe Rykowski) Northwest Trail Alliance is hosting a shuttle day event at Black Rock Mountain Bike Area (near Falls City, Oregon) on Sunday, July 25 for people who have donated $55 or more towards the match funding needed for purchase of ST240 singletrack trail construction machine.
NWTA has been recommended for funding thru Oregon Parks & Recreation for an 2010 RTP grant requesting $90,000 towards project for purchase of trail machine, enclosed trailer, and operator training. But NWTA needs to raise about $18,000 in match funding (we have secured $8,000 so far), and this shuttle fundraiser event will generate another $4,000 towards our goal.
How to earn a shuttle pass
Step 1: Be one of the first 100 to donate at least $55 towards grant match funding for ST240 machine. To donate, use the NWTA Shopping Cart — http://nw-trail.org/donateST240 a) add amount to cart, b) click Shopping Cart link to Checkout (and pay by credit card). You can specify a larger amount if you wanted to. why donate more? I dunno, say, maybe because you wanted to attend Saturday evening shuttle event as well which requires minimum donation of $75 and just cuz you are giving to help pay for an awesome trail building machine to be owned by NWTA.
To donate by mailing in a personal check, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions and be sure to specify ST240 donation in memo.
Donation Award Levels available:
“Full Meal Deal (you bring the meal)” Donation Level – If you donate at least $75 towards grant matching, then you’ll be eligible to sign-up for two passes – one for evening of Saturday, July 24th (starting at 3pm-ish) and another pass for full day Sunday, July 25th. Saturday Lunch/Dinner NOT provided.
“Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! (only)” Donation Level – If you donate at least $55 towards grant matching, then as a thank you for your support you will be eligible to register for a shuttle day pass on Sunday, July 25th. LUNCH INCLUDED.
Step 2: REGISTER to RIDE! Now that you donated at least $55, as a thank you for your support… head to ORBike.com to register as shuttle participant! (Note: Registration will be open SOON).
Note: shuttle passes ARE transferrable but no refunds. Contact email@example.com for registration transfers.
THANK YOU TO THE TRAIL BUILDERS
MUCH THANKS TO BRMBA!
We thank Black Rock Mountain Bike Association (BRMBA) for allowing NWTA to host this event on their trails and for their tireless dedication working to build and maintain these trails over the past 8 years to make Black Rock Mountain Biking Area into one of Oregon’s best DH/Freeride specific trail systems on Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) managed public land.
NWTA will be discussing hosting a Fall volunteer trail work day in collaboration with BRMBA to help offset some of the wear/tear of this shuttle day event. Respect!
Click here for trail map / driving directions.
There are opportunities for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level riders to start from the top of Mount Brown and decend their choice of trail designed and built for DH and Freeride biking. Many challenging trail features to “send it” (as the North Shore Canadians like to say) which have been featured in several recent mountain biking films (including New World Disorder). Just search YouTube for “Black Rock Falls City” and you’ll find many more videos from raving fans of this epic destination for gravity fueled fun!
Shuttle day fundraiser event details
NO DAY OF REGISTRATIONS! There will be a limit of 100 participants. Lunch is included. You must provide your own bike, gear, and full face helmet (at least a helmet is REQUIRED).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions.
Sign-in will open at 9am, and first truck will begin shuttle up Mount Brown by 9:30am. Trucks will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday, and starting about 3pm on Saturday (for those who have donated at least $75 and want to have an evening shuttle as well as full day shuttle on Sunday).
First aid tent will be located at Basic Training skill area (where the trucks will be reloading for shuttle up).
Average number of runs for past shuttle events is 6-8. (but we expect to do more since weather will be great i.e. not muddy and there’s smaller number of participants – we are going to run 3 flatbed trucks).
Camping on trail will not be possible. Oregon Department of Forestry has mandated that no event participants drive up past the Orange gate.
Other camping opportunities available in Falls City:
- Greenhaven RV camp – 40 spaces (30 full hookup + 10 camping), water and electricity, restrooms and shower
- Backyard camping – Several local residents are willing to host small groups – RV parking and campers in backyards (contact email@example.com for details)
Best Western Dallas Inn & Suites
250 Orchard Drive
Dallas, Oregon 97338
Riverside Inn & Suites
517 Main Street
Dallas, Oregon 97338
270 N. Pacific Avenue
Monmouth, Oregon 97361
There is NO EVENT PARKING at trailhead or up the Socialist Valley road.
As of 5/25 NWTA is working on the logistics for where participants will park and how to move you, your gear, and bikes up to the Black Rock trail system. Don’t worry, it’ll be fun no matter what!
Provided by Jason Van Horn (from ihatebikes.net, that is me). Yep, we’ll be shooting pics of the radness, and posting them here and sharing them. (the images are to be used for personal use only please).