Greetings, I wanted to let the group know a few things about trail maps. I have added Rocky Hill, Flintridge and the new Huntsville trail systems to the Openstreetmap database. You can check this out at www.openstreetmap.org. I am giving a presentation at the Woodlands Cycling Club meeting next month on how to add trails that are unmapped and how to access and download the map data to a Garmin GPS for use on rides.
We had a delightful group of 13 at today's Ladies' Ride at Flintridge trail head at George Mitchell Preserve. For some, it was their first ever attempt at a single track trail and they loved it!
Thanks to BikeLand's Candice Youngblood, for being the official ride leader. Thank you Trail Steward, Anthony, for recent trimming and for organizing this fun Bike The Woodlands, May Bike Month event.
Everyone enjoyed the day and option of a second loop, area maps, and GHORBA info on group rides and upcoming Skills clinics. Get plugged in and join us in making GHORBA the strongest voice for all MTBrs!
If you haven't already, get out and ride this weekend! See ya on the trails! ... See MoreSee Less
The Flintridge Drive trailhead at the George Mitchell Nature Preserve in The Woodlands Village of Indian Springs has three miles of single-tract bike trails along with a wider two mile trail loop. The...
Texas Forest Service's Mickey Merritt says we should not attach objects to trees with nails, screws or anything that penetrates the outer bark. It can damage the cambium, the area just beneath the bark where cells rapidly divide and increase tree girth. It also can wound the phloem, the cells that carry nutrients from the canopy to the roots; and the xylem, the cells that transport water and nutrients to the canopy. ... See MoreSee Less
Anybody know Kevin Brady? I'm sure he'd love to hear from his constituents on this matter, especially those who actually know him. One phone call from a congressman can do wonders. Trust me on this, I work for the government. ... See MoreSee Less
Attention: We need as many cyclists as possible to join the Sam Houston Trails Coalition. If you ever ride at Huntsville of Double Lake, or hope to, please join. We need as many cycling members as possible. Currenlty, the leadership of the SHTC is working against cycling interests, which has had a terrible effect: our trails are closed and we have lost the BRC. We are angry. But let's make this a turning point. We have for too long had tepid cycling interest in the SHTC, and the result is leadership that has hurt us. Elections are slated for this coming Saturday, although the elections are also slanted against us as they try to keep Lisa Gibson of the election slate on a technicality, despite numerous irregularities with the election process. Even if we lose the fight on the election, we can still change things. We are easily the largest user of the Sam Houston National Forest - we need to take over the SHTC and make it work for ALL user groups. We have no fight with any other group - we just want to have our seat at the table. There will be more about the issues in the coming days, but it is vital to get our memberships entered. Membership is only $10. The value of a large cycling contingent is priceless. Linky:
Membership Fees You have two options to pay your membership fee: PayPal Simply fill out the form and click on the Submit and Pay button. You can use your credit card. It is not necessary to have a Pay...
Rode past the entrance from the Triple C Trails to the new Forest Service trails in Huntsville. Nice new warning signs held on with a couple of dozen fluorescent cap nails. But somehow, no one thought it important to close the gate. I don't know why, but that struck me as just about what you would expect given the current state of affairs. ... See MoreSee Less
Perhaps the FS should ask the new SHTC President why they shut down their FB page. What good is a coalition in this day and age if they don't have a strong social media presence to promote trail usage. ... See MoreSee Less
Hey Gang! The GHORBA tent will be at Terramount Park today from 10am-noon. Come by and purchase a GHORBA Tshirt or pick up a 20% off coupon from either Sun & Ski or REI! The address is 8500 Terramount Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77382. See ya there! ... See MoreSee Less
Per Warren Oja, as communicated by his stand-in this afternoon, Officer Estrada, there is a moratorium on trail work for all trails in the Sam Houston National Forest until a trail inspection is done by personal internal to the Forest Service (reportedly will not involve non-FS personnel). The scope of the inspection is not currently known. Consequently, workday planners that have been issued prior to today have been rescinded so, according to her, the Huntsville NWCC trail work day is also to be canceled. A formal public announcement has not been made by the Forest Service and, at this point, is not planned. So consequently, it's not currently expected that a public announcement will be made when the inspection is complete. Officer Estrada agreed to contact me with that news when it happens and that will be communicated here. ... See MoreSee Less