Demo Day Ride in Buena
Saturday Ride/Demo Day: Cycle Mania has arranged for Pivot Bikes to have a demo day on Saturday morning, 11/11 in the Buena Vista trails. This will be the last regularly scheduled group ride of the 2023 season, and a demo day is a great way to wrap it up! The group ride will start at 8:00 a.m., but if you want to take a new Pivot out for a ride you'll want to get there early so you can get set up with a bike. If you've not signed up yet for a bike, you can do so by dropping by the shop or contacting Cycle Mania at (928) 537-8812.
We'll ride about 12-15 miles and should be back about 10:00 a.m. Intermediate MTB skills are recommended. It's gonna be cold first thing in the morning, so put on the base layer and the long-sleeved jerseys!
Trail Proposal Update: TRACKS and STBVF met with the USFS earlier this week to see where we are with getting clearance to make the trails official and build the new proposed trails. The good news is that it doesn't sound like it will take that long for the USFS to share the results of the Heritage Study with eleven tribal governments they work with and the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). After sharing the Heritage Study, the State and tribal governments will have 30-90 days to comment on the Buena trail proposal. That's the good news.
The bad news is that really isn't all there is to it. There are other NEPA related steps that need to be taken before final approval. Cross your fingers, but maybe we'll get approval in 2024.