Despite Cold, RVMBA's Mountwood Crew Works CAM Course
In preparation for the April 15, 2012 Challenge At Mountwood, RVMBA's Mountwood Park trail maintenance day (2nd Saturday of every month at 9:00 a.m. in the marina parking lot) saw several intrepid trail workers show up to work the trails. And that's exactly what happened, with drainage issues taking priority on a number of trails in advance of the race. Despite wind-chilled temperatures and four inches of snow, a lot of good improvements were made, and all left with a feeling of having had a positive impact. It was a fun morning and a nice workout, too.
A lot of folk who regularly use the Mid-Ohio Valley's trails have yet to experience the amazing sense of accomplishment that comes from having built or improved trail that will be used for fun and exercise by so many people. However, once a person gets the trail building bug, it can almost be addictive. Some would say this activity can be as much fun as riding or hiking the trails themselves.
Fortunately for the people of the Mid-Ohio Valley, the o!Pam posts organized trail building and maintenance work days on its upcoming events feed, and anyone who wishes to participate may do so. With the IMBA Trail Care Crew coming to Parkersburg in May, it's a great time for all trail users to get involved in this activity that gives so much back to our communities. I hope to see you there.