As this friendly challenge gets written, all of you trail-lovers are likely tingling with excitement over your opportunity to pull on your work gloves and head out to Sidie Hollow County Park this Saturday for SidieFest. If you’ve helped in the past, you know how rewarding and important this community trail work day is. If you’re new to the party, we’re all excited for you to come into the fold.
This year, I’m throwing out a CHALLENGE to the entire community. Perhaps you know about VTAC (Vernon Trails Area Composite). This is our local NICA Team (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) and we are 30+ riders strong with 15+ coaches. We ride at Sidie two times a week, we race on weekends (currently, we are ranked 10th in the State as a team), and we LOVE TRAIL WORK. Since VTAC formed 5 years ago, no group has logged more trail work in a calendar year. So…
Consider this a CHALLENGE. VTAC will be out dominating at a race this weekend in Eau Claire. Currently the team is approaching 100 hours of trail work so far this year and has more outings planned. I challenge the rest of the community to try to log more hours of trail work this Saturday than this group of 6th-11th graders and their coaches. We have enough projects planned for SidieFest to never run out of need for volunteers. We will log all of the hours on Saturday and will crown a champ.
You love the trails? You love helping making amazing things amazing-er? You up for the challenge?
Click HERE to learn more about SidieFest 2021
It’s National Public Lands Day and let’s celebrate by rolling up our sleeves and getting to work on cleaning up and improving the trail system at our beloved Sidie Hollow County Park. Bring work clothes, gloves, water and a bag lunch. We’ve got a host of fun projects and we need your help!
WHERE: The north end shelter in Sidie Hollow County Park
10am – 4pm: Trail building
4pm – 7pm: Volunteer appreciation food and drinks
We recommend that all trail builders bring boots and work gloves. If possible, please bring rakes, pruners, loppers, etc. Bring a bag lunch.
For more info contact Pete or the staff at Bluedog Cycles. 608-637-6993 or check out Facebook event page for the latest updates.
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Due to the pandemic that we are facing right now, the Dairy Roubaix is postponed. We know that during trying times coming together as cyclists is what fuels our bodies and minds, but we are following all the guidelines laid out for us. There are many details, dates and logistics to consider and we ask for your patience as we work through this unprecedented time. Stay tuned, stay safe and go find some gravel and social distance yourself with a good ride.
Be safe and hope to see you all soon,
Your 100% volunteer run Dairy Roubaix crew
Register now for casual winter disc golf tournament for a good cause. The proceeds from this single round event at Veteran Hills Disc Golf Course will go to the Viroqua VFW Post 3032. Saturday, February, 29th. Divisions for veterans AND non-veterans offered. See more info HERE.