November 4, 2015
Just like last year, we are not going to clear leaves from the trail at Burke Farm. As demonstrated in the video below, it’s a temporary inconvenience, but keeps the trails in good shape through the winter and is healthier for our trail system long term. So please, no leaf clearing at the farm. Thanks.
September 3, 2015
Construction is complete on the gravel road entrance to the expert side! There’s now a locked gate at the entrance, but club members are welcome to access the trails using this road. There is barbed-wire between the posts on the left, so when entering proceed around the gate to the right. We’ll work on making this a little more easy to ride in the coming weeks. We will also be extending the length of this trail this fall and winter now that things have settled down with the gravel road construction. If you have questions, let us know.
June 23, 2015
Trail work starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday 6/24/2015. Meet in upper parking lot. We are clearing overhang and small branches, so hand saws, loppers and weed eaters are helpful. We estimate about 2 hours of work. Be prepared to hike and BRING WATER! See you then!
April 30, 2015
Looks like the farmer starting doing some more work on the fields to prep for planting yesterday. So this is just a reminder that the fields on the near side of the stream are off-limits. When he’s done planting we will see what we can do about getting a trail around the edge of the field down to the metal bridge crossing. The fields on the far side of that stream are unaffected so continue using those. In fact, Mr. Burke cut several paths on that side we are welcome to use – but double up on your tire sealant.
April 29, 2014
The trail work we had scheduled for 4/28 at 5:30 has been postponed. Heavy rain is on the way and it looks like it would be at its worst right around the time we were scheduled to work. We will tentatively reschedule for the following Monday (5/5) at 5:30. Thanks for everyone who said they’d come out. I hope you can make it next week.
April 23, 2014
Since our weekends are filling up with bike racing and other spring activities, I’m going to start scheduling some trail work for weeknights. First one is this Monday, April 28 at 5:30. We can meet at the expert gate. Our goal is to finish the re-route we started and possibly start marking another re-route farther down the trail. Rakes, shovels, loppers (no torches or pitchforks – we don’t want to be mistaken for angry townsfolk) are helpful. Power tools not likely necessary. Email cambomtb at gmail dot com for more info.
March 12, 2014
We will be having another trail work day at Burke Farm on 3/23, from 10 am til 1pm. We have three issues to address on the expert side trails: remove the wooden “bermed” bridge; move our metal bridge span about an 1/8th of a mile to a new location; and re-route a trail so we can continue to ride a loop after the recent trail closure on that side of the property.
Tools needed: shovels, rakes, loppers, wheel barrows (for carting the old bridge out of the woods), crow-bars, hammers. Gloves, sturdy boots. Some heavy-duty wire cutters that can hold up to barbed-wire might be handy too.
The trail clearing for the loop re-route should be fairly straightforward – there aren’t the brambles we had to deal on the other trail, so it should be a matter of clearing leaves, small overhang, and some trail “shaping” for runoff.
Post here if you can make it. I’ll post more details as it gets closer. If the weather looks unbearable or dangerous we’ll reschedule.