Sunday, September 30, 2012

Building the Dream

National Public Lands Day was yesterday.  NPLD is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States.  One of the traits that I have been trying to instill in Christopher is volunteering and that things just do not happen.  Trails do not magically appear.  It takes hard work and citizens like us to create them.

The Trail Masons Association hosted a work day at the Wyandotte County Lake Park.  This is one of our favorite trails to ride and Wyco just keep getting better.  About 30 hard working folk showed up to make the dream of 20 to 30 miles of single track at Wyco a reality. 

Another dream is to have a endurance mountain bike event right here in the metro.  Besides Bone Bender 3/6 Hour, there is no other off-road endurance mountain bike events close to the metro.  That will change on October 20, 2012.  The Wyco's Revenge Mountain Bike Race will be hosted at Wyandotte Country Lake Park.  Christopher thought it would be great if there was an event that would grow along with the trails at Wyco.  Together with Cliff Jones and the Trail Masons that dream will happen.   As the trail system at Wyco is grown so will the Wyco's Revenge.  The full Wyco Revenge will eventually grow to a 50 miler.

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