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Pitch in on Trails Day

Dear Editor:

Please join and help the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 7, for trail maintenance on the Forest Hollow Trail above Glenwood Springs. RFMBA will be providing trail maintenance in conjunction with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV), Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Forest Service.

The Forest Hollow Trail is the stunning, flat traverse section above Glenwood Canyon that connects to the Scout Trail, leading into the top of Eighth Street. We will primarily be doing trim work along this classic trail, however, take note that there will also be concurrent trail work on the Scout Trail.

Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the BLM parking lot near the top of County Road 120, which branches off of Red Canyon Road. We will be accessing the trail by mountain bike. Summit Canyon and RFOV will be hosting an apres-trail-day party, with Summit Canyon’s raffle that is not to be missed.

There will be a limit on volunteers for Forest Hollow, so please phone RFOV at 927-8241 or visit http://www.rfov.org to sign up for the trails day and get a fact sheet with further details. We hope to see you there.

If you cannot make it to Glenwood Springs on June 7, there is also a trail maintenance event scheduled for the Sunnyside Trail in Aspen that needs additional volunteers. Contact RFOV at the number or website above to sign up.

RFMBA is a grassroots organization comprised of mountain-biking enthusiasts in the Roaring Fork Valley and connecting areas. Our mission is to create and sustain the best possible mountain-bike trail system and experience in the Roaring Fork Valley. For more information and to sign up for our mailing list, visit http://www.rfmba.org.

Charlie Eckart