Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Trail work

I have still been out working on some new stuff at Signal Hill and there are plenty of fresh tire marks on the trail. The trail is in good condition with a few small areas that stay wet in the winter especially with the freeze/thaw cycles that we have been having. There is one of the newer sections that have been built in the swamp area that has a pretty good sized "pond" so we are skipping that section for now until we can build a boardwalk though it. If anyone has questions about the trail, please let me know. Thanks.

pics of the new finished section:

old trail went to the right


still some hardened snow around/on the trail in many areas

new section that I opened up the corridor this morning. We should have this ready just after the new year.

instead of doing this you will go to the right

into here

left at the cedar

and connect to the existing trail

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Janurary 1st Laurel Loop opening canceled

It looks like the weather isn't going to cooperate for a January 1 Laurel Loop opening. There is still a decent amount of snow on the trail and we are projected to have a long rain on 12/25. The long range forecast has predicted some type of rain/sleet/snow for 12/30, 12/31 and 1/1 so there is almost zero chance of being able to ride. I don't think we would get much of a turnout just to cut the ribbon and go home so stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Also keep in mind that the trail will still reverse direction on January 1. All loops will switch to a clockwise direction

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Jerseys and shirts available to order

We now have the new shirts and jerseys up on the web site to order. Click here to go to the order page

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tarheel Trailblazers North Group

Over the past year the Tarheel Trailblazers North Group has tried a few
different venues for its meeting and none have seemed to stick that
well. For 2010 we will begin a monthly ride/meeting leaving First Flight
Bikes in Statesville at 6 p.m., riding out to the Signal Hill trails and
back to First Flight for a meeting at 7:30. If you cannot make the ride
please plan on still coming to the meeting at 7:30.

There are many exiting things happening with our northern trails.
-Signal Hill has seen a big increase in riders thanks to the hard work of many people and
there are still many items on the punch list out there.
-Lake Norman State Park will open the first section of the Laurel Loop on Janurary
1st 2010 and Bob is currently working on everything to get the construction
of section two underway with more phases in the making even after that.
-Fisher Farm is finishing off a new section of trail as well that
promises to be just as great as the rest of the trail.
-Other trails that we will focus on as the northern group will be North Meck Park and
Denver XC Trails as well as any future projects in the area of these
trails.The first meeting will be January 12, 2010. BYOB

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Short Track Series dates posted

This is one of the best events that I have done. If you have not done it you owe it to yourself to try.

2010 Winter Short Track Mountain Bike Series

For 2010, Charlotte Sports Cycling is again teaming up with the Dirt Divas to host the always exciting Winter Short Track Race Series at Renaissance Park. The winter race series is set to kick off SUNDAY, January 17. The short course brings a unique style of racing to the Charlotte area.....short-track mountain bike racing on a .8 of a mile trail with bank turns. It's a cross between a criterium, BMX, cyclo-cross and single-track, super fast and very spectator friendly. Charlotte Sports Cycling and the Tarheel Trailblazers have worked hard to create a trail that's exciting for the race participants and spectators. Participants, based on category, will race 15 to 25 laps on the fast course. All of the events will be held at Renaissance Park. We plan to have food, an event photographer, and music at all of the events.

We will once again hold the every popular TEAM COMPETITION. The Team competition will consist of team members across all categories earning points. The points will be derived from a system called "Pack Points". Pack Points are based upon the number of people racing in your category, with a minimum of 10 points for the winner. The top six people from your team will be scored. Get your team jerseys ready as the Team Competition was a huge hit in the 2009 series.

1st Place Team - $250 and a Sweet Winners Trophy
2nd Place Team - $150
3rd Place Team - $100

Dates for the series will be Sundays: January 17, 24 & 31 and February 7
The season finale will be held on Saturday, February 13 with awards party to follow.
The dates are pending Meck County Parks and Recreation approval.

More details will be posted soon.
Check the website for updates: