Oahu Mountain Bike Ohana

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

Thank You

Thank you to all who came up on Sunday to help with the finishing work on the Ohana Trail Completion. We met our goals for the day quite early since we had so many helpful trail workers. Friday from 3-6pm is the next work day, then Sunday from 12-6pm again. Hope to see you there!

Thanks,

Leland

Trail Care Day Sunday!

Sunday, August 2nd, from 12pm to 6pm is our next Trail Care day for the Ohana Trail completion project.

Good news, for Sunday’s trail day, the developer of the Olomana Heights subdivision is allowing us to park there, you can enter on the driveway on Old Kalanianaole Road, go up the main road, then park along the curb on the upper road, walk across the dirt lots toward Waimanalo and you can cut right into the blue ribbon trail.

Volunteers are needed for finishing work on the freshly built trail sections, but can also just do some cleaning and raking on the already built section to bring it back up to standards.

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.

Where to go: just walk 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.

Date: Sunday, August 2nd

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Aloha,

Leland

Trail Work Days are here!

The Ohana Trail Completion Project is underway and volunteers are needed for finishing work.
The next two Fridays and Sundays are scheduled as OMTBO Volunteer Trail work days.
The dates and times can be found at OMTBO Events

Please fill out at waiver in advance if possible at OMTBO Trail Work

More information will be posted once we get closer to this Friday, such as parking, ride in, and how to find the trail if you aren’t familiar with the White Fence or Big Tree area.

~Leland

OMTBO Merchandise is now shipping!

The first pre-order has been received from the printer and will be shipping ASAP.
Hats, Stickers, Mens shirts in Small-2XL, and Womens shirts in Small-Medium are now in stock and ready to ship.
Orders for these items can be placed at any time, first come basis while stock allows.

Thank you for your support!

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!

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!