All things come to an end; some things sooner rather than later, and sometimes sooner than expected. And our journey as the Trail Care Crew is one of those things. There are a lot of reasons for it, which we don’t need to go into at this time. Instead, we’re looking at what is ahead for us.
We remain dedicated to helping create trails in our community.
We’re excited to take our next step and already have become involved with local mountain bike groups in the Pacific Northwest, including the Northwest Trail Alliance and the newly formed Lower Columbia Bike Project. We are still active with our friends in San Francisco, the SF Urban Riders, helping out on the back end with their website.
We’re currently in a transitional phase and haven’t quite decided where we want to end up, but at the moment we have landed in my hometown of Astoria, Oregon. Like the rest of the Pacific Northwest, it has the kind of terrain that makes any trail builder drool. I’ve been reconnecting with the local riders and taking inventory of the local trails- or what’s left of them. A harsh winter storm in recent years has essentially destroyed miles of trail. We’ve been meeting with local mountain bikers with the goal of reestablishing the trails and building new ones. There is no reason why the lower Columbia area shouldn’t be known as a riding destination.