A big GCC shout out to Jordan Petrovics, the Town of Golden, and Starr Trail Solutions for all the work putting together the Fire Wood Sale to benefit the GCC PumpTrack renewal. Thanks to all who came out in support of good wood!
There will be restricted access to the trails in Woodlot 1819 during active harvesting operations. The harvesting operations are expected to begin on May 22, 2018. This is specific to the LSD and Canyon Creek trail entrances. There will be extensive harvesting in the woodlot above, though will not impact access to, the Cedar Snag and North Star trails. This will lead to high volumes of radio controlled industrial traffic on the Dogtooth and Tallis Forest Service Roads. Hayek Road below the Canyon Creek entrance is included in this list as well. We share the working forest and the GCC asks riders to respect the woodlot operators ability to safely conduct their operations. Please enjoy other areas of the network at this time. The GCC has a good working relationship with the woodlot operator and we support their tenure privilege to harvest without safety complications from bike traffic. In short... let’s let them finish their work as soon as possible without delay so we can get back to riding that area. We will keep you posted as the operations continue. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less
Cycling is one of the healthiest and environmentally friendly ways to get from Point A to Point B. In an ideal world more people would commute via bicycle, but the fact of the matter is the vast majority of us still use cars. If motorists often interrupt your ride, here are some top ways you can ensure everyone on the roads sees you.
1. Dress Accordingly
While it’s not really necessary to attach disco balls and strobe lights to your bicycle, considering daylight and motorists’ visibility is important. Florescent colors are most visible during the daytime, while wearing reflective clothing at night is key. You can often knock out both birds with one stone by investing in a bright yellow reflective vest to wear over your usual cycling attire.
2. Use Hand Signals
Using hand signals makes it clear when you intend to turn and notifies drivers to adjust accordingly. It’s usually safest to not use traditional cyclist hand signals, such as raising your left hand to indicate a right turn. Many motorists will have no idea what you mean, or worse, think you’re about to turn left. Simply pointing in the direction you’re about to turn is usually the best option when riding in heavy traffic.
3. Don’t Pass on the Right!
Passing on the right is a bad idea for a lot of reasons. First off, you’re passing directly in a motorists’ worst blind spot, so you’re essentially asking for trouble. When you pass on the right you set yourself up for the “right hook,” which is when a car makes a right-hand turn directly into a cyclist. If you’re ever approaching cars at an intersection, always pass to the left.
Passing on the left is safer because you’re easily visible to oncoming traffic as well. When you pass on the right you can become completely hidden by other cars, meaning oncoming traffic has no chance of seeing you.
4. Hog the Lane
You’re never required to ride on the right-hand side of the lane (or even the bike lane) if it’s not safe to do so. It’s often a better idea to cycle smack in the middle of your lane. First off, this makes you easier to see by approaching traffic. You’re also protected from getting doored, which is one of the most harrowing experiences for any cyclist. If you’re cycling at the same speed (or faster) than the flow of traffic, feel free to ride loud and proud in the middle of the lane.
5. Invest in a Better Bell
If you cycle through an area with a lot of foot traffic, you’ll need a better bell when cycling near pedestrians. Commuters simply do not look for cyclists—you’re much harder to see than a car, so it’s likely that a lot of people will try to cross the street directly in front of you. A loud bell can help let everyone know you’re still crossing an intersection. SpurCycle makes a nice, loud bell, but there are a lot of other affordable options as well.
This article was created by Personal Injury Help, and nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice, and it is intended for informational use only. Be sure to review your local cycling ordinances to ensure you ride safe and legally! ... See MoreSee Less
Start date: June 4, 2018 End Date : September 27, 2018
Term: Full Time (32 hours/week) hourly, Seasonal - Monday-Thursday
Two Positions will be available for the Maintenance Crew for the GCC.
Both positions NEED to be avid modern day Mountain Bikers. Preference will be given to local applications with the right qualifications.
Maintenance Crew Supervisor - $25/hr Applications for this position must have extensive trail building/maintenance experience with Mountain Bike specific trails of all levels of difficulty. A solid understanding of modern riding techniques and abilities related to modern Trail construction and Maintenance. A safe working practice with all hand tools and power tools (Brush saw, Chain saw for bucking) related to trail Maintenance. As well the ability to maintain hand and power tools. Needs to be fit and healthy enough to complete the physical challenges of this particular type of work
Maintenance Crew Worker - $22/hr Applications for this position must have knowledge and understanding of modern Mountain biking trails. The ability to use trail building/maintenance hand tools and a brush saw. Also needs to be able to take direction from a supervisor and be willing to learn. Needs to be fit and healthy enough to complete the physical challenges of this particular type of work
NOTE: Both positions will be employee’s of the Golden Cycling Club. Either one of the positions will need to supply their own vehicle for transport to the Trail work sites. Compensation for use of own vehicle will be provided.
All hand tools and power tools will also be provided. Basic First Aid is also required. Individual Mobile phone needed.
Representatives of the Golden Cycling Club directorship will supervise the Maintenance Crew.
Interested Applicants please send Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline: May 25th 2018 ... See MoreSee Less
Back of the campground!!! Pump Track Refresh Fund – Firewood – Fire Sale!
In light of all the trail access headaches from last year’s wind storm we have crafted up positive fundraising opportunity working with the Town of Golden. As part of the ongoing trail upgrades on the new section of Rotary Trail a respectable tree salvaging project was conducted this past winter. The remains of this work has produced a good pile of firewood that is up for sale. (most material is cut to stove size)
The Golden Cycling Club is conducting a ‘Firewood – Fire Sale’ – with all the funds going to a ‘Pump Track Tune Up Fund’ that will result in a refreshment of the existing pump track located behind the Mount 7 Rec Plex.
Everything must go before May Long weekend! Recommended donation starts at $30 and we will always accept more.
One night only ! ! ! Wednesday May 16th pick up between 5pm and 6:30pm
For details on the site location please drop a line to email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less