Halloween in the Buena/Saturday Ride Info/TOWM/ACA
Halloween: It's that time of year again . . . the Buena Vista Trails have always been spookier than your average local trail with its' bone trail markers, etc. This year will be no exception! If you have Halloween decorations you'd like to put on display in the Buena, please feel free to start putting them up this weekend! This year, in anticipation of a possible Halloween night ride, I'd like us to focus on decorating the following trails: Below the B-Backs, Uncle Tom's, Roughneck and SGT. If we do a group ride I'm wanting to keep it pretty kid friendly in terms of biking skills and length of the ride, and those trails would fit the bill. Only thing I'd ask is that if you bring anything big out there I'd ask you to be responsible for hauling it back out after the holiday.
Saturday Group Ride, 10/1/22: This Saturday, for those people not participating in the Tour of the White Mountains (TOWM), we'll have a group MTB ride starting at 8:00 a.m. from the Buena Vista trailhead off of U.S. 60. It will be a 12-15 mile ride all in all, probably getting back to the parking lot right around 10:00 a.m. Just a moderate paced group ride with a no-drop policy. This is the time of year when we start seeing these tarantulas out on the trails, so watch out for them!
Tour of the White Mountains: And speaking of the TOWM, but of luck to all of our local riders who are going to be out there competing (even if that competition is just with yourself). I was out there late today on Los Burros setting up pin flags for the event, and I'll just say that the dirt is in great shape for a race.
ACA Race: I had the pleasure of watching our local White Mountain Composite Team compete last weekend at the ACA event held out on the Snowflake Secret Trails. Wow, what an event! Our local riders did great with several of them catching spots on the podium. Congratulations to them and their coaches! Rick Brimhall and Brandon Hatch did a great job of getting those trails into shape for the first time event and things ran as smooth as silk out there. Great example of what a good local trail system can do for a community. The event and trails really have put Snowflake-Taylor on the mountain biking map!
A WMC team member rocking the downhill!