Saturday Morning Ride/Last Call for Jerseys/Donations
Rain Pushes us to the Gravel. Not even going to fall into the temptation of posting a ride in the Buena Vista this coming Saturday morning, 8/27/22. The Buena got dumped on with rain today and it is supposed to continue on like this Wednesday through Friday. For that reason . . . we'll schedule a gravel ride instead. Meet at the Country Club trailhead, 8:00 a.m. We'll ride up the 185, up 271 to 267, Down 267 (Brown Creek Rd), then take 283 back to 185. Should clock in at around 20 miles, and I'd expect we'll be done before 10:00 a.m. Nothing technical about the ride, just some time in the saddle clocking miles. Whether you are riding an MTB, a gravel bike or an e-bike, you are definitely welcome! A view from the 271 last weekend:
No, it ain't singletrack. But it ain't ugly either!
Last Weekend to Pre-Order Jerseys: This is the last weekend to pre-order an STBVF "Walter" jersey for $69.99.
We have both men's and women's jerseys and you can order one now just the size that you need. Click the link here: https://via.primalcustom.com/collections/t07330a It will take you right to Primal's website so you can custom order your own. Alternatively . . . Cycle Mania is now taking pre-orders for the jerseys now through 8/30/22. If you feel more comfortable ordering there rather than through the Internet, stop by and say hey to Mike, Carol and Max and get yourself set up with the jersey. They'll be here at the end of October and I can't wait to see them out on the trail.
Donations: Some of the questions I get asked about the Buena Vista Trails by folks is this . . . what can I do to help? How can I donate? Well, since you ask: As of a few weeks ago, we've made some improvements to the stbvf.org website. You'll see that we now have a "Donate" button front and center when you go to our main page . . . and it actually works now in three easy steps! Our site utilizes Donorbox, one of the most respected names in handling donations for non-profit organizations along with payment processor Stripe. There are options for making one-time donations as well as ongoing monthly donations. On Monday I met with the Lakeside District Ranger, Josh Miller, and he gave us the green light on making a push for donations. More importantly, he gave a green light for us get an estimate for the needed Heritage Study from a firm by the name of Logan Simpson, an environmental planning firm from Tempe that is qualified to do the study on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. These studies are expensive and we need all the help we can get. The USFS has no money, so the vision for the Buena Vista, and ultimately Chihuahua Pines, is going to depend on private donations. So please, donate what you can! We are working on trying to get some larger corporate and governmental donations as well, but every little bit is going to help!