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New Trail at Reimer's Ranch

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I have held off telling people about this new trail - until now. It is starting to come together and we will need volunteers soon. So here it is.

In 2017, Travis County hired a landscape architect to survey and design some new trails at Reimer's Ranch. Our very own MTB trail builder, rider and instructor Jake Carston helped with the design work.  The attached PDF file shows the overview of that trail design. The design sat on the shelf for a while. ARR got a grant from REI to start building those trails. That process has now started.

We will be building two of the 5 trails shown - marked I1 (Intermediate 1) and Return. These are intended to be Flow Trails. There is not enough elevation to call them Downhill Trails but there is enough to get a good flow without a lot of peddling. We have surveyed the planned trails and picked the I1 trail as the one we want to build first. It has great topology for fun and interesting trail.

We have met with Travis County (land manager), REI (funding source) and KOM Trails. We want this trail open for Cranksgiving so we want to get KOM to do the biggest part of the flow trail. ARR will be building the return trail (how you get back up hill). This looks like it will come together and be ready in November.

To have it ready in time, ARR will need volunteers to build the return trail. Work days will start in September to avoid the summer heat. Racers can plan on getting their PayDirt hours early this year. Keep an eye out for work day calls and come help build our new MTB trail! And make sure you thank Travis County, REI, KOM, and ARR for making it happen.

2017-03-31_Reimers Flow Trails.pdf

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Without a lot of pedaling? Not interested. Flow trails are boring.
Dont worry. Still pedaling involved. We dont have mountains to descend.

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7 hours ago, cxagent said:

Work days will start in September to avoid the summer heat.

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but summer heat usually lasts until late Oct.  That said, I'm interested in volunteering. Is the route already flagged?

Is there any way we could get a variance to camp overnight on work weekends (or possibly weekdays)? 

Thumbs up for Cranksgiving at Reimers!  

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Awesome!

Reimers has been a go-to for us since we moved here. Glad to hear trails are being expanded and we're totally down for some volunteer time this fall.

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