Trail Party on Mount Sutro… Saturday June 2

by Sr. Contributor on May 27, 2012

Please join us this Saturday June 2nd, 2012 for a NATIONAL TRAIL DAY celebration on Mount Sutro.

This is a SF Urban Riders community event in partnership with the Sutro Stewards, UCSF, Bay Area Ridge Trail, One Brick, and other local organizations.

SFUR members working hard on the Edgewood Trail in 2009.

WHAT: National Trail Day

WHERE: Mount Sutro / UCSF Parnassus Campus

WHEN: Saturday June 2nd, 2012

TIME: 9am – 1pm Work / 1pm – 2pm Party

Detail Map Can be Found: HERE

For More Information: info@sfurbanriders (dot) org

Today the trails on Mount Sutro are an incredible experience for all users… however, just a few years ago that opportunity did not exist. Originally built in 1887, the trails began suffering from lack of routine maintenance in the 1950′s which prompted Mother Nature to take this community asset away with fifty years of steady vegetation overgrowth. For more information, and photos on the subject of trail reclamation on the Interior Greenbelt Trail Click Here.

The important lesson learned from this history is that trails require serious maintenance to remain enjoyable.

National Trail Day is the single most important day of the year that SFUR members can Volunteer and make a difference in our community. It is an opportunity to maintain the expanding urban trail network, a chance to build community by working alongside other user groups, and this years event will also highlight the hard work, skill, and dedication of the cycling community.

The Project Scope for this event is to improve the East Ridge Trail by adding a few rollers that will mitigate some elevation, and maintain better trail flow for all user groups. This project will require lots of fun rock work for both stability and aesthetic value. Other tasks will include tree stump removal, vegetation clearing, and general trail maintenance.

Not to mention…. National Trail Day is simply the biggest Trail Party of the year in San Francisco!

This years event is sponsored by the ALASKAN BREWING COMPANY from Juneau, Alaska and will feature several selections including Amber Ale, White Ale, IPA, Black IPA, and Summer Kolsch.

Food as always will be provided by UCSF and catered from local Inner Sunset business.

Whether you come on out to volunteer or come on out to hike/bike recreate…. Please stop by the Aldea Community Center at 1pm for Social Hour!

 

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