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TRAIL INFO SIGN ARE WORKING!

WOW! We are seeing a significantly less amount damage to the trails in the area. The recently installed signs are doing a great job at informing new riders and reminding the community to protect the trail. Thanks for not harming the trails and the hard work volunteers have put in!

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Kentucky Point Series Races

Mountain racing in Kentucky starts March 26th at the unique and challenging Cave Run! Here’s the schedule for the season. Click here for more info!

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KPS at CAVE RUN LAKE** INFO/ COURSE MAP & DISTANCE
MARCH 26th
MOREHEAD, KY
KPS at DUFFIELD** INFO
APRIL 24th
WEST POINT, KY
KPS at LBL CANAL LOOP (USAC sanctioned) INFO
MAY 22nd
CADIZ, KY
KPS at EVA BANDMAN SHORT TRACK INFO
JUNE 18/19th
LOUISVILLE, KY
KPS at WAVERLY PARK** INFO
JUNE 18/19th
LOUISVILLE, KY
KPS at BRIER CREEK** INFO
JULY 17th
NOLIN LAKE STATE PARK, KY
KPS at BLUEGRASS STATE CAMES CAPITOL VIEW INFO
JULY 24
FRANKFORT, KY
KPS at BEN HAWES INFO
AUGUST 7th
OWENSBORO, KY
KPS at ENGLAND IDLEWILD INFO
AUGUST 14th
BURLINGTON, KY
KPS at LAUREL LAKE 6hr(Double Points)** INFO
AUGUST 28th
LONDON, KY

O’ Bannon Trail Weekend

There’s a huge trail work event happening at O’ Bannon this weekend. They need your help clearing the Adventure Trail. The goal is to clear the sections overlooking Indian Creek and the Ohio River. This is about 12 miles of clearing, so we are hoping for a big crew of volunteers. Volunteers have already cleared 5 to 6 miles of Adventure Trail. With your help after this trail weekend we should have the whole back section done linking the park trails with the AT to make for some epic riding right here in our back yard.

Free camping for volunteers for Friday and Saturday nights is being offered. Come on out help with some trail clearing and bring the bike as we will be getting some riding in too. Meeting at Pine Pond parking (just inside the park gate to the left)

Find more info here.

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Muddy Trails? Why you really should turn around.

do-not-use-muddy-trailsWhy should mountain bikers, runners and hikers avoid trails when they are muddy? The main reason is trail damage. When trails are muddy, they are soft. (This includes the Winter/Spring freeze thaw.) This means that your shoes and tires will dig in and create a rut. We now have a rut cemented into the trail that everybody has to deal with, making the trail less desirable to ride. Now more susceptible to erosion, rain and gravity will wash these loose soils away, leaving a mess of exposed roots, rocks and holes.

Not only do ruts effect trail users, but the people who maintain the trail. The majority of trails are maintained by volunteer groups. We owe our good times on the trails to these people. If you are reading this I encourage you to give back, volunteer or donate.

mud-ruts2Either way, it’s the trail (and eventually your experience on it) that suffers. A trail is a terrible thing to waste!

We know that it is tempting to ride/run/walk in the mud.  Who doesn’t like to act like a kid and get muddy from head to toe? But think of the people that you are effecting when you damage a wet trail. Do your part, and respect the trail.  These are all of our trails, after all.

Leave No Trace: “Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage than dry ones. When the trail is soft, consider other riding options.” (Source: IMBA Rules of the Trail)

Midwest Women’s clinic giveaway

Want to attend the already sold out Midwest Women’s Clinic at Brown County? Here’s your chance to win one of two free passes ($400 value) to the event. Simply Join or Renew a KyMBA membership and be entered to win. You have until April 15th to register. This giveaway is open to women only, sorry fellas!

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