Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana

Pupukea Paumalu Update

Howzit Dirt Riders,

Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to Pupukea Paumalu last Sunday, and today, a ton (literally) of dirt work got done.

There is a lot of fresh dirt work on Party Line. Because of the dry conditions, the dirt was not able to be compacted properly. Even with the 30 gallons of water that we hauled up there, there are some berms that are literally just powder. If you ride them in their current condition you will destroy them. In about 20 seconds you could destroy about 50 man-hours of labor. We need at least one or two good rain saturations to allow the dirt to settle in properly. In addition, because of the powder dirt, if you tried to ride it your wheels would wash out and you’d probably end up face planting and eating some dirt!

We are asking that you please avoid Party Line for at least a few days, and hopefully a few good rain showers, so the dirt can firm up. All the other trails are in excellent shape so you’ve got practically unlimited options.

Mahalo for your kokua! See you on the trails!


Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu

Pupukea Paumalu Trail Work Day 2

On behalf of the North Shore Community Land Trust, we wanted to give a huge Mahalo to all who came out last Sunday and helped out with the Pupukea Paumalu trails. We had a great turn out, about 25 MTBers showed up and we got a huge amount of trail work done.

As you know, the trails don’t maintain themselves, so it’s fantastic to see so many MTBers come out and pitch in. There certainly is a great camaraderie amongst the Oahu MTBers.

We really accomplished a lot last Sunday, but there are still a few items that we didn’t complete. So for those of you who missed the festivities last week, and for those of you who just can’t get enough of it, we’re going to have another community volunteer trail work day this Sunday, May 24th.

Once again, we will be meeting at the Boy Scout Camp at the top of Pupukea Road. Meeting time is 8:30 AM.

We will have tools, but if you have any of your own tools feel free to bring them. We will be driving several vehicles into the property, down to Lilikoi Junction, so you won’t have to hand carry anything.

Local MTBer and OMTBO board member Kyle Paredes has generously donated some free admission passes to the Hi Fit Expo, available to any volunteers who come out and help this Sunday. The Hi Fit Expo is a two day trade show and expo incorporating interactive exercise demonstrations, fitness challenges, healthy food samples and vendor booths from the biggest and best health and fitness companies. This is going to be a very cool event an there will be lots of bike stuff at the Expo including MTB, road and BMX. The dates of the Hi Fit Expo are June 13, 10am to 8 pm, and June 13, 10am to 5pm. http://hifitexpo.com or https://www.facebook.com/hifitexpo

Hope to see you this Sunday morning, 8:30, at the Boy Scout Camp at the top of Pupukea Road!

Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu

The OMTBO Store is open for business

OMTBO Logo merchandise is now available for pre-order on the store at http://omtbo.org.store/
Please note that these are pre-order items for sale, payment is required immediately and all orders received by June 15th will be produced in the first batch and available in early July, 2015. You must order by June 15th for July delivery. If demand is sufficient, an order will be placed with the printer prior to June 15th and may arrive sooner than July.

Thank you for your support!

Trail Work Day at Pupukea Paumalu Trails

Howzit Dirt Riders,

Hope you have all been enjoying some excellent riding as the days are getting longer and the trail conditions have been great!

Many of you have inquired about volunteering for trail maintenance work. Here is your opportunity to give back to the Pupukea Paumalu Forrest Reserve (aka Sunset Hills).

The North Shore Community Land Trust is having a community volunteer work day on Sunday May 17th. We will be meeting at 9 AM at the Boy Scout Camp at the top of Pupukea Road. We will be doing maintenance work on the jeep road that drops in from the Boy Scout Camp, starting at the top of Barbed Wire Trail and working our way down the jeep road to Lilikoi Junction. We will be clearing downed trees and clearing overgrown areas to ensure emergency vehicles have access to the area in the case of an emergency. We’ll have some tools available, but please feel free to bring handsaws, loppers, rakes or any other tools that you think would be useful.

We really could use your help. Your participation will be greatly appreciated.

We are planning to working from 9am to 2pm. You are more than welcome to leave earlier, if you need.

Be sure to wear closed toed shoes, gloves and your smile, And don’t forget to bring plenty of water.

Remember, we are meeting at the Boy Scout Camp at the top of Pupukea Road. We are NOT meeting at the Sunset Hills trail head.

Please tell you friends.

We hope to see you there!

Mahalo


Dirt Riders Of Pupukea Paumalu

Find Trail Work Days on our Calendar

Check out our calendar tab above for future Trail Work Days, there are scheduled days on the calendar, and any new days will be posted there.

WHEN: Check the Calendar

WHAT: Trail building / grooming of new trails!

BRING: Bikes, Hiking Shoes, Water, Food, Gloves, Friends! Bring your own rake/shovel if you can. We have some extras if needed.

NOTE: You must check in when you arrive! If you haven’t signed a waiver, you can do so on the trail before working or print one out below and sign if you can! They are good for a year. Also if you haven’t used OMTBO trail tools before, you MUST receive safety and usage instructions from an OMTBO board member before using them! Let’s keep these days fun, safe, and rewarding!

RSVP with Luke – luke.hussey@omtbo.org or 808-779-4699

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See You There!

Sign an OMTBO Trail Care Waiver! Click Here!

Trail Work Day – March 15th!

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Calling All Trail Menehunes! 

We are having a Trail Work Day this Sunday from 1-5pm. We will be meeting at Pohakupu Park in Kailua at 10am and riding / shuttling over to the trailhead. There is very minimal / no parking at the trail head, so please be prepared to ride in or shuttle over.

WHEN: Sunday March 15th from 1-5pm

WHERE: Meet at Pohakupu Park (620 Ulumalu Street, Kailua) and ride/shuttle over to trailhead

WHAT: Trail building / grooming of new trails!

BRING: Bikes, Hiking Shoes, Water, Food, Gloves, Friends! Bring your own rake/shovel if you can. We have some extras if needed.

NOTE: You must check in when you arrive! If you haven’t signed a waiver, you can do so on the trail before working or print one out below and sign if you can! They are good for a year. Also if you haven’t used OMTBO trail tools before, you MUST receive safety and usage instructions from an OMTBO board member before using them! Let’s keep these days fun, safe, and rewarding!

RSVP with Luke – luke.hussey@omtbo.org or 808-779-4699

Please join our event on Facebook and be sure to like OMTBO! – OMTBO Facebook Page

See You There!

Sign an OMTBO Trail Care Waiver! Click Here!

Download the Event Flyer: Trail Work Day Flyer

Upcoming Trail Work Days!

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Calling All Trail Menehunes! 

We are having a Trail Work Days the next three Sundays from 10-3pm. We will be meeting at Pohakupu Park in Kailua at 10am and riding / shuttling over to the trailhead. There is very minimal / no parking at the trail head, so please be prepared to ride in or shuttle over.

WHEN: Sunday March 1st, 8th, and 15th from 10am-3pm

WHERE: Meet at Pohakupu Park (620 Ulumalu Street, Kailua) and ride/shuttle over to trailhead

WHAT: Trail building / grooming of new trails!

BRING: Bikes, Hiking Shoes, Water, Food, Gloves, Friends! Bring your own rake/shovel if you can. We have some extras if needed.

RSVP with Luke – luke.hussey@omtbo.org or 808-779-4699

Please join our event on Facebook and be sure to like OMTBO! – OMTBO Facebook Page

See You There!

Sign an OMTBO Trail Care Waiver! Click Here!

Download the Event Flyer: Trail Work Day Flyer

Trail Work Day – Sunday Feb 15th – 1pm-5pm

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Trail Work Day – February 15th – 1pm-5pm

Calling All Trail Menehunes! 

We are having a Trail Work Day on February 15th, 2015 from 1-5pm. We will be meeting at Pohakupu Park in Kailua at 1pm and riding / shuttling over to the trailhead. There is very minimal / no parking at the trail head, so please be prepared to ride in or shuttle over.

WHEN: Sunday February 15th – 1pm-5pm

WHERE: Meet at Pohakupu Park (620 Ulumalu Street, Kailua) and ride/shuttle over to trailhead

WHAT: Trail building / grooming of new trails!

BRING: Bikes, Hiking Shoes, Water, Food, Gloves, Friends! Bring your own rake/shovel if you can. We have some extras if needed.

RSVP with Luke – luke.hussey@omtbo.org or 8o8-779-4699

Please join our event on Facebook – Trail Working Day Facebook Event 

And be sure to like OMTBO! – OMTBO Facebook Page

See You There!

Download the Event Poster: Trail Work Day Flyer

Invasive Clinic today postponed

Invasive Species Clinic postponed

Aloha All,
We are going to postpone the invasive species clinic for today. The rain gauges say that we got too much rain yesterday and last night to go out for a bike or a hike on the trails.
Mike is still going to do this clinic and we will plan it for when the IMBA trail builders arrive in a couple weeks. We’ll coordinate it with the volunteer orientation for those that want to work with the IMBA trail builders when they are building our new trail.

If you haven’t made other plans go check out the Winter Mountain Bike race series at Camp Timberline. They have all formats and all levels of racing today. And it’s much dryer on that part of the island!

Aloha
David Nash
President – Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana

Trail Care Crew Weekend info

Trail Care Crew Weekend info

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Aloha Fellow trail users,
Don’t forget this weekend is the Sustainable Trail Building weekend taught by the professionals from the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and hosted by Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana (OmtbO) and the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

On Saturday: Bring trail tools and work gloves if you have them
-9AM MORNING will be at Le Jardin Academy to see presentations about trail techniques and modern technology that goes into building trails that do not require constant work to upkeep. Come learn how to make water sheet off a trail and not run down it. Learn to armor a trail!

-NOON-FREE LUNCH SPONSORED BY OmtbO, your only non-profit mountain bike trail advocacy organization on Oahu. (Donations accepted)

-1PM AFTERNOON will be an on-trail clinic and work session in the Olomana area to put what you learned in the morning to

On Sunday: Bring work gloves and your bike
-1PM Meeting at Pohakupu park, Kailua. The invasive species ride will point out the natives versus the invasive species that we have on Oahu. Learn the best way to eradicate the problem plants and help the native species thrive along our public trail systems.

Aloha
David Nash
President Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana