Friday, March 1, 2019

Grooming Updates 3/1

You can find trail updates over on our Facebook page. Kruse went out on 2 different evenings and groomed the following:

2/27 a.m.
I got out grooming tonight (2/26). Public television, North Forty, Gunnar, East and West pines, Upper and Lower Little Bighorn, and First Right are all done. There’s some crazy layers of snow out there. Powder on top of hard pack, then a crusty ice layer with powder on top of that. No guarantees how well they’ll set up. Word of advice. Don’t fall off the trail...we might not find you till the time trials!

2/27 p.m.
I hit Public television, Gunnar, and the Pines again. I also hit Fred’s, The Luge, Old Randy’s, Upper Ice Cave, Stairway to Heaven/Boa, and Rocky Road. Should be a pretty good loop. Dunnings trails looked pretty good considering I hadn’t done any grooming on that side. There’s been a fair amount of snowshoeing going on over there.

Friday and Saturday look like decent days to hit up the trails. There will be tough spots where the snow is soft due to the snow depth, and getting to close to the edge may cause you to fall through. But a tough day of fat biking is better than a good day at work...right?!?

We totally appreciate folks who go out and hike with snowshoes! It definitely keeps the groomed trail happy and healthy vs. hiking in boots and poking holes into the trail. It can also help with grooming if we have too much snow to groom easily.

It's also frowned upon to hike and break though groomed ski trails.

The image off to the side is a great reminder for all of us on groomed trail etiquette!

If you're curious on snowshoes, you can rent a pair at Decorah Bicycles for $10.00- and that gives you 24 hours of use!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

2019 Updates

The new year is upon us and soon, the riding season will be as well! We have some DHPT updates to pass on.

Carlson Property updates are very positive. It's not going to be a quick project, but we're excited for the conversations taking place and the excitement surrounding it.

DHPT Officer Elections were held on 2/5/19 and the officers are:

President- Nick Pearch
Vice President- Brian Fuhrmann
Secretary- Josie Smith
Treasurer- Jeff O'Gara
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We also want to remind folks who are signed up for our email updates, be sure to check your spam folder. We send out the meeting reminder or trail work day reminders via mass email, and sometimes email systems see it as "junk." If you are on our email list and seem to not receive emails, please let Josie know- josie@decorahbicycles.com

Also, if you wish to not be on the mailing list anymore, simply send Josie and email with the email address you wish to have removed.

If you would like to be added to the DHPT Mailing List or Trail Maintenance list, send Josie an email letting her know which list(s) you'd like to be added to.
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Donations to DHPT are always welcome and should be sent to:
Decorah Park-Rec., DHPT
PO Box 513
Decorah, IA 52101

Checks payable to DHPT
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Another way to donate to DHPT is by joining Fearless Women of Dirt.
To become a member of FWD is a minimum donation of $20 cash or check made out to DHPT.
Membership to FWD gets you perks to several Decorah establishments: Pulpit Rock, T-Bock's, Sugar Bowl, Impact Coffee, and Decorah Bicycles.
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Time Trials questions should be directed to Deke- rgosen@gmail.com
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2019 should be an awesome year with lots of positive things in the works. DHPT thanks you for your support!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

DHPT Trail Work Day: Sunday, October 28th

9 a.m. to work on the Carlson Property Trails!

1703 Pleasant Ave
Decorah, IA 52101
(Carlson Property is on the OPPOSITE side of the road)

At this address look for the cemetery on the left. Entry point / trail head will be roughly just before the cemetery begins. Please use caution parking and do not park or drive on private property or residential driveways.

Many hands make light work, and it's a great way to give back to the trails we love to ride, hike, and run on.

Next DHPT Meeting will be Tuesday, November 6th at 7 p.m.
Location TBD- the hope is to have a group ride/meeting starting at Pugsley Pit (IPT)
Join the DHPT mailing list to stay up to date!- josie@decorahbicycles.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

Trail Work Day, Sunday October 21st

DHPT plans to have a trail work day on Sunday, October 21st starting at 9 a.m. to work on the Carlson Property Trails!

1703 Pleasant Ave
Decorah, IA 52101
(Carlson Property is on the OPPOSITE side of the road)



At this address look for the cemetery on the left. Entry point / trail head will be roughly just before the cemetery begins. Please use caution parking and do not park or drive on private property or residential driveways.

Many hands make light work, and it's a great way to give back to the trails we love to ride, hike, and run on.