If you haven’t made a trip to Idyllwild CA, you are missing out. Idyllwild is a quaint mountain style town filled with awesome businesses, great food and welcoming people! This is truly a town that has it all, with more to come! Think of it as a four-day destination! You can literally come here and ride for four days and still have plenty to do and see in town during your recovery time.
On Saturday, we had a full house for Trail Building School with a wait list to boot! People from several surrounding towns, including the Hemet High School Cycling Team and coaches, came to learn how to build awesome single track! Unfortunately, due to a decision that came down from a higher authority we were not able to actually build new trail, but that didn’t stop us! We put together a trail flagging/design class out at Mid-South Ridge Trail. We split into two groups, one group working on learning to flag trail, and the other group doing a “walk and talk” about trail design and maintenance.
We got great feedback! Most of the attendees who came out that were hoping to dig in the dirt, stated that they learned more than they could have hoped to with our design class! We spent time learning how to use clinos, how to flag new trail re-routes, how to determine problem areas on your trail and trouble shoot solutions and much more! We could not have asked for a better group of people!
There are so many people to thank for this weekends success! Special thanks to The Hub Cyclery and Idyllwild Inn for our accommodations this weekend! Brendan, Mary and Simon of The Hub Cyclery really made this weekend possible for us! We appreciate all the hard work and planning that went into this visit! The Inn was awesome! We recommend anyone passing through hit up this spot for the night or weekend, Josh and Emily are great!
Thank you Café Aroma and Idyllwild Fire Dept. for hosting our presentations and also to Village Market for providing food for our Trail Building School! Finally, to all the volunteers and supporters who came out to learn about sustainable trails! You guys are amazing! We also want to put out a special thanks to Ross C. of Ross Work Studio for hanging out and taking awesome pictures for us this weekend!