VAIL RESORTS HAS ANNOUNCED THEY ARE BUYING THE GOLDEN CYCLING CLUB!
Now that we have your attention...This Thursday at the AGM (Civic Centre 5:30 doors/6:30 start) there will be an election for positions on the board of directors. All positions are available to be taken as well as Directors at Large (which just get to give input and do random tasks). To be in the running, have someone nominate you during the election and then someone else needs to second it. This will then be accepted. All existing members will need to be nominated and can accept or decline the nomination. If more then one person is nominated (and accepted) then we will have a vote of the members that are present.
Positions available are: President Vice President Treasurer Secretary New Trail Development Trail Maintenance Events Skill Development Alpine Rides Mt. 7 Mountain Shadows Moonrakers Directors at Large
Obligations involve monthly meetings, being open to others opinions and hours and hours of work to make Golden a better place to bike. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope folks got out for a pedal this weekend! Most of the Mt Shadow trails have melted out, yet up on Mt 7 the trails and road still have a bunch of snow on them. With a forecast of sunny skies and warm temps this week, it won't been long!
As most of you all know this area was hit hard by the wind storm last summer. A good portion of the blowdown is valued timber and is being bid on for harvesting. We are working closely with the MFLNRO (Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations)) to get Erich’s trail, Skid Marks/5k up and running.
If you find yourself up on these trails in the next couple of weeks, remember it is a “NO CUTTING ZONE!” until further notice. We need to be patient to allow for plans to go in our favour.
3k/Dairyland and Mount Shadow blowdown/logging ares are also a “NO CUTTING ZONE.” until further notice. Plans are in motion! As much as it’s a slow and frustrating process, please be understanding and respectful of this request.
In addition: MFLNRO will be attaching bubble packets to blowdown trees, in specific areas of Mt 7. These areas include 5k/Skid Marks, and also around Erich's trail. The packets will be placed 6m off the trail, and placed further back in areas where there is higher volume of traffic. They will be stapled to trees at a height of 1.8 to 2.5m above the ground.
The attached map (Appendix 1) shows both areas. Skid Marks/5K is priority 1 (red dots), while Erich's is priority 2 (green stripes).
The packets contain a pheromone to ward off beetle infestation. The active ingredient is 3 methyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one. As per the MSDS, anyone working in the area should wear gloves if you touch them and take regular precautions like hand washing and eye protection. It is important that they are left on site for the next few months, so please do not disturb them.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. email @ email@example.com or on the GCC Facebook page. ... See MoreSee Less
DAMN THAT WIND!: Have you been out walking or fat biking trails and come across damage from the infamous windstorm of 2017 or recent logging? Let us know what and where. We have compiled a list of repairs needed and are arranging for work to be done where we are able to ASAP. We don't want to miss a thing so feel free to let us know what you've seen.
We would also like to take this moment to thank Nate Briggs and Rick Seward and the many other dedicated cyclists for the huge effort they put in last year after the wind storm (and beyond) to get us back on the trails! ... See MoreSee Less
DON'T FORGET!!! The Annual General Meeting is happening on Thursday, April 26. The AGM is the time to put your name into the hat and get join the board of directors and help keep biking awesome in Golden. You can also join a committee to help get things done or just learn about days to volunteer and maintain Golden's sweet trails. If you don't want to do any work, don't stress, show up and learn about ideas that are out there and give your feedback. Whitetooth Brewing Company beer and pizza will be for sale as well. Cash only. It is at the Civic Centre and doors open at 5:30. Official meeting runs from 6:30 to 7:30pm. ... See MoreSee Less
The camp will cost $50 again this year, which will include a Kids membership to the GCC for 2018. There are 3 different documents that you need to submit for registration. If your child was a member of the GCC last year, you can simply sign the registration waiver and this will activate your child for 2018.