Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Where did 2014 go and where are we going in 2015.

    Where do I start? As a whole there was lull in the mountain bike scene in St. Joe in 2014. It seems now, in retrospect, that it was a very wet start to the year and our riding time was quickly replaced by trail work and preparations for the Robidoux Roundup. As fate would have it, rain canceled the event and ended what was to be the last Roundup MTB race as for now.  Over the next couple months the trails were tidied up and riding was hit and miss due to rain.

    Tuesday Night group rides were down in attendance most of the year, but for those who did show, we had some epic rides while introducing some new riders to our awesome trails. Our trails continued to be manicured nicely by the volunteer hoard, which is greatly appreciated. The Trail scavenger hunt made another appearance, about a month later than in 2013 but appeared to be successful and entertaining for all. Despite being canceled earlier in the year, the Robidoux Roundup did make an appearance, but in the form of a cyclocross race. Well attended , it was a success and we also got a more permanent CX course in the process. Hopefully it will be an even bigger event in 2015, but time will tell.

     2015 has started off pretty well , with a fair amount of riding taking place and the emergence of Fatbikes on the trails. As people are setting goals for the year, several are getting a good start to reaching those goals for the up coming season. Time will tell, but this is going to be a good year and I will be more diligent in posting this year.

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