Thursday, April 29, 2010

Donate to THOR


Please encourage your friends to donate to THOR. The donation box will be at race forums coming near you.

THOR has some big expenses this year and the account is starting to get shallow.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

6th Annual Lake Manawa Clean up Day

Are you tired of riding by the same piece of garbage on the bike trail? Now is your chance to pick it up along with any other trash along the trail and river.

When: Sunday, May 2, 2010, 1 p.m. till 3 p.m.
Meet: At shelter 6, will we be introduced to other by DNR staff (wear your thor shirts)
What to bring: gloves, and work clothes.

May want to bring your bike to ride the cleaned trails when we are finished. This event is a lake wide clean up with us focusing on the bike area. Lets see how many mountain bikers we can get to help out with this project. If you come late just meet at the river ramp and start filling the black trailor with trash, bags will be inside it. Help celebrate earth day by picking up trash on the bike trails at Lake Manawa. Hope to see your face Sunday.

Steve D.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

adams park beginner loop flagged

I flagged the rest of the beginner loop at Adams Park this afternoon. Mowed to make sod cutting easier and to see layout if flags are removed. 3hrs onsite.

Standing near end of trail completed with IMBA.
Didn't take pic of open area beyond this leading into the turn around in trees.

Just past turn around. Returning to start along ridge line. You can also see lower trail to left.

Hope it goes well for those busting sod and benching this weekend.

L&C trailwork report from 4.17,18

Had 22 kids and 4 adults from Teen Serve out Friday morning - about 60hrs of work. They worked hard and were great to work with. Cleared trail corridor of brush, roots, and leaves - guessing about 400' of new trail corridor cut.

Below, this is on neverrest where the new downhill crosses.

This is new down trail at bottom of neverrest just before it connects with the current ridge trail that goes south to the 4 corners.

This is the new up trail from the four corners paralleling the ridge trail and dumping onto the ridge trail just before the left turn downhill and right turn onto neverrest.

On Saturday, another 35 hrs were put in.
Martin, Butch?, and Todd took the saws and 9 hrs of work to cleared out some difficult trees blocking the trail.

Paul, Vince, Dave, Brian, Todd, Corey, and myself benched the trails cleared by the Teen Serve group on Friday. Probably half the downhill trail is done.

Because there is so much trailwork to do on the THOR trails and not enough manpower, we will use the lower part of neverrest and cut in just the top two of five switchbacks for the uphill trail, saving the rest till later this Fall, hopefully.

The current neverrest trail is still 2 way traffic so be careful.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

calvin crest trailwork today

Though I told the L&C crew yesterday I would return there this afternoon, I had already committed to Calvin Crest this afternoon.

Sorry for the miscommunication. Those who worked yesterday at L&C, clearing the remainder of the new down trail of brush, including the roots would be a great task if you find yourself there.

Tool of choice: pulaski or pickaxe.

At CC, we have some signage to install and checkover the trail for trees to clear. I plan to be at CC around 13:00.

For the rest of you reading this several days later, never mind. 8-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010



Dale and Co. are heading to L&C on Saturday to work on the reroute of L&C's entrance/exit so that we can have two way traffic. Head over and lend a hand!

Monday, April 12, 2010

party or work at manawa tues apr 13

Party, or work, down at Manawa this Tues. 4p.M till dark.

I have homemade goodies from the scouts at church to eat while you work.

Bring your shovels, and bikes and your own drinks if you prefer something other than gatorade. Just come and have fun, the river is waiting for you!

Steve D.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thank you THOR

To all who supported and attended the IMBA trail care class and trail building,

Thank you for all of your hard work. You came together like the amazing group you are and made some things happen.

We have much to do to finish Adams. We are up for the challenge. I saw it on Saturday. Stay tuned for a schedule of trail days coming.

You guys just rock.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Adams Park trail takes shape

From (Omaha World-Herald)

See article...

Friday, April 9, 2010

Adams Park Meeting

Yesterday, THOR members participated in the community meeting to discuss trail plans at Adams Park. In the photo, Orentheian Everett (right), Director of the Adams Park Community Center, is talking with Steve and Morgan Lommele, Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew.

Director Everett, Tammie Dodge of Activate Omaha, and Kent McNeill (THOR President) addressed the attendees. Steve and Morgan gave a presentation about IMBA and singletrack trails. Representatives of the City of Omaha, National Parks Service, and the North Omaha community attended. A Q&A session was followed with a general discussion.

Watch for more information about the Adams Park efforts. Photos will be posted on the THOR web site.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

lake manawa trail days sun april 11 and tues the 13

Meet by red truck in parking lot at 4 pm and work till dark.

Bring showels, rakes, lopers and your bike to ride to sections that need to be worked on.

Lots to do so come and help out. Thor will provide drinks and maybe even pizza.

Steve D.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jewell Park

It just doesn't get any better than Saturday!

Best ever trail conditions.