Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana

Annual Meeting Announced!

Aloha Mountain Bike Ohana

You’re invited, please save the date and join us!
What: OmtbO Annual Meeting – Your voice for mountain biking on Oahu
When: June 2nd, 2016 7-8:30PM
Where: Makiki District park arts room (look for signs)
Why: Set the direction for OmtbO for the coming year
Program: Come and help elect your board, set up committees, have your voice heard, lead mountain biking into the next phase on Oahu

MTB Races January 10th, 2016

Aloha MTB/Cycling Ohana, passing on this race info for those interested
 
The Turtle Bay North Shore Bike Park presents it’s first cycling event for 2016. On January 10th, there will be 2 featured races, a cyclo-cross race in the morning and a XC mountain bike race in the afternoon. Classes/division will be dependent upon the number of registered racers. We are also allowing mountain bikes to enter in the cyclo-cross event and vice versa. So, if you are down for a day of riding, this is your chance to try 2 different disciplines in one day. For those who are not planning to race, you will still be able to ride the trails during the rest breaks between events. There will be a limited supply of bikes available for rent for those that have friends or family that want to experience the bike park trails or simply ride along the beautiful beach coast. Most of all, this will be a day of riding and or relaxing at the newly developed Turtle Bay North Shore Bike Park.
 
When: Sunday, January 10th
Where: Turtle Bay Resort (North Shore Bike Park),
Parking: Take the immediate left after the security booth and follow event signage
Times: Cyclo-Cross registration 8:30-9:00 am, Race starts promptly at 9:30 am
XC Mountain Bike registration 12:30-1:00 pm, Race starts promptly at 1:30 pm
Format: Both races will have a timed format of 45 minutes + 1 Lap
Cost: $10/single race or $5 each race for dual race participant
 
Mahalo,
 
North Shore Bike Park

Ohana Trail Users

Ohana Trail Users:

Most of the drains and switch berms at the top of the new section have been raked and repaired, some in the pouring rain this afternoon. They are extremely soft from the rain and need a few days to dry without any ruts or tracks to retain their optimal shape and drainage. Please avoid the upper new section until it can dry properly, probably 2 -3 days at least. Sticks, logs, and rocks were removed as well, these are temporary fixes that may provide immediate relief from the mud but ultimately compromise the proper drainage of the trail and hold more water than dirt alone. Please don’t modify the drains with these objects, if it’s that wet, then it’s too wet to ride. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

~Leland

Trail Care Day this Saturday

The Ohana Trail is almost complete and we’d appreciate your help to get it ready to ride from top to bottom.

What: Volunteer Trail Care day for all interested

Where: Ohana Trail, it connects from the White Fence trail on the Waimanalo side of Old Kalanianaole Hwy, keep right and follow the trail that heads toward the peaks of Olomana. For more info, email leland@omtbo.org

When: Saturday, October 10th, 11am-5pm

Bring: Water, safety glasses, closed toe shoes, (preferably) long pants, work gloves, bug spray, any tools you like to use (especially loppers and small cutting tools, or flat shovels if you love berms), a signed waiver. Please no children under 13 or dogs, it can be a dangerous activity for those that aren’t aware of swinging shovels etc.

Come anytime during the window, no one is expected to work for 6 hours, a little of your time goes a long way. Please fill out and bring a waiver from here if you have not done so in the last year.

Hope to see you there, thank you in advance,

~Leland

Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu Trail Day

From the Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu:

Howzit Gang,

Due to her popularity, Hula Girl is in desperate need of a make over.

We are scheduling a trail work day for this Saturday, Sept 5. Meeting at the Sunset Hills trailhead at 8 AM. Or you can meet us at Lilikoi Junction at 8:30 AM.

We will focus all of our attention on Hula Girl. There are several sections that need attention.

We could really use your help.

We will have tools but we ask you to bring any tools that you have that may be helpful; shovel, McLoed, Pulaski, Pick, Loppers, Weed whacker, etc.

We will have two bike trailers to haul in tools, but we’ll need to hand carry some tools also.

We plan to work till early afternoon, but feel free to help out for any amount of time that you have.

Please reply to dropphawaii@gmail.com so we know who’s coming and how many tools to bring. Also please let us know if you plan to bring any of your own tools.

Mahalo!

Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu

Trail Work Day Sunday Aug 16th

Thank you to all who came up on Sunday to help with the finishing work on the Ohana Trail Completion, a lot was accomplished with a small crew! There’s a large amount of cut trail that needs to be finished now, the pace has picked up beyond what we could finish this weekend. Lots to do, hope to see you next Sunday.

The only scheduled trail day for the immediate future is Sunday, August 16th, from 1-5pm.

Thanks,

Leland

Trail Care Days this Friday and Sunday, Aug 7th & 9th.

Trail Care Days this Friday and Sunday, Aug 7th & 9th.

Finishing work is needed on the newly cut sections of trail and other odd jobs.

What to bring:
Water, safety glasses, closed toe shoes, (preferably) long pants, work gloves, any tools you like to use (especially loppers and small cutting tools like handsaws etc), a signed waiver. Please no children under 13 or dogs, it can be a dangerous activity for those that aren’t aware of swinging shovels etc.

Where to go:
just walk or ride up the white fence trail and follow it to big tree, then follow the small fire road until it meets up with the existing new trail, you should be heading toward the peaks of Olomana, with the new development on your right side. Keep heading up the trail until you run into a work crew or all the way to the new section that will be marked with a yellow sign. If you are unfamiliar with the white fence trail, it is right at the junction of Old Kalanianaole Hwy, and the Current Kalanianaole Hwy on the Waimanalo side. You can call me (Leland) at 808-224-6745 if you need more instructions or help.

Dates:
Friday, August 7th, 3pm – 6pm
Sunday, August 9th, 12pm – 6pm