Hey Woolly Land!
Not a ton of stuff going on this week, but we want to make sure you are aware of all of the Woolly activities coming up and give you a quick run down of all that happened last week.
Looks like we might have some rain (as in it is probably raining as I compose this). The trails could really use some rain, but please check the trail status before riding. We keep Twitter, Facebook, the Website, MORC all up to date. Occasionally the trailhead signs lag a bit as that requires someone to go physically change them.
On Going Woolly
Woolly Gear Order
The Podiumwear store is now OPEN. All of that sweet Woolly kit you’ve seen people rolling around in is now available. This is super nice kit from Podiumwear and you will NOT be disappointed in the comfort and quality.
The new item this time around is the sweet new Woolly baggy short. We are hoping to have a sizing kit available at Woolly Day.
Head on over to the Woolly Podiumwear Storefront. The password is Woolly2017.
Upcoming Woolly Events
October 8th – Woolly Day
The 5th annual Woolly day is Sunday, October 8th. Join the Woolly Crew and all of your other mountain bike friends to enjoy riding, food and friendship on the Woolly Trails.
Sunday October 8th, 2017
1:00pm – Gather and get your bike out and ready to ride.
1:30pm – Group rides for all abilities. From an easy cruise to a lung busting shredder to a family friendly kids ride there will be someone to ride with.
3:00pm – Grilling will commence.
3:30pm – Contests! We are going to do some fun activities in the trailhead this year. This is going to be kid friendly for sure. There will be prizes!
Group riding per the times above.
Grilling starting at 3:00pm. Woolly is providing the meat and cake. Please bring something to share with your fellow Woolly.
Fellowship around the campfire. Likely after the riding has finished we will kick-up the fire and we can all hang out and eat and be merry.
You, your family, and friends along with the Woolly Crew. RSVP’ing on the event on the Woolly Facebook page will help us plan food for all of you so please check that out.
November 9th – Woolly Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Another item to get on your calendars. Our November meeting will be a bigger meeting that we usually have. We will have a “State of the Woolly” type of address. We will then hold our board elections. The board positions open this year are Chairman, Treasurer, and all three Board Members at Large. All board positions are open to any member in good standing (IMBA membership up to date with Woolly designated as your chapter). There will be a bunch more about the elections process coming this week.
This meeting is going to be held at CyclovaXC and will likely be the kick-off to their Adventure and Tech series.
Check out the Facebook event here.
December 2nd – Global Fat Bike Day
We are really early and this is entirely weather dependent. But save the date for fat bike fun!
Check out the Facebook event here.
Last week was fairly eventful in Woolly land.
On Wednesday seven hardy volunteers got out on the trails to do some maintenance. We hit up a bunch of the low spots in Riegel and did some deberming and additional outsloping. We didn’t hit all of the low spots, but hopefully we will have improved the drainage in the area and we are on our way to opening sooner after rainfall.
Part of the entrance to Wissahickon South was also regraded and some grade reversals have been added. The trails are crazy dry these days so we actually need a little rain to help repack the trail. You’ll find it a little soft right now, but it should get a bunch better.
The Chisago Lakes Mountain Bike Team had an exciting time at practice on the Woolly trails Thursday evening. Thankfully they got to tour the Life Link helicopter, not USE it. Woolly member Keith Velaski was on board doing a joint training exercise with the SCF fire department so the team got to check things out briefly.
The board met on Thursday evening and had a productive meeting. We are going to start publishing the meeting minutes soon.
Have a wonderful Woolly week!