Friday, June 25, 2010

THOR says: Hail to our supporters!

As they say in soccer, SSSSSSCOOOOOOOOOOORE! The Hails to the Trails was a huge success. Our goal was to raise $2500. Well, because of our wonderful supporters, we bettered that by almost $1000!!! Yes, lovers of dirt and all things single track, we brought in almost $3500! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. 

The movie was sold out! Can you dig it? A movie about a mountain bike race. Who woulda thunk? I was completely amazed.

The panel discussion was a great follow up after the movie. Topics ranged from the movie, to racing to advocacy and how it all ties into living a healthy and active lifestyle. All good things. Damn, bikes are fun and happy toys!

A special thanks to presenting sponsors TREK Omaha, TREK Corporation, Fox Racing Shox, New Belgium, and our partners Film Streams, Barley's Bar. And to all of the supporting businesses and individuals who contributed. We couldn't have done it without you.

And because I'm writing this blog post, a personal thank you to Dave "the Muffin Man" Packard who never said no, nah or never. You, my man, are a rockstar. I couldn't have pulled this off without your help. Thanks for always answering your phone! I promise to not call again for a long time. 

It was a great event. Thank you everyone for supporting us. It makes all the time we spend working on the trails worth the effort.  

Thursday, June 24, 2010

THOR Prizes - Drool, drool...

CanfieldsColeman Cooler
Body SmithFitness Jump Start Consultation
Schultzphoto print of rock formation in Arches NP
TREK Store of OmahaTREK Soho Single Speed Bike
CAPO Monza Jersey Mens (L) and CAPO Monza Bib Short Mens (L)  KIT
Reba 29 er fork
SID WC 26 inch fork
SRAM XO long cage rear der.
SRAM XO trigger shift 9spd set
SRAM 11-32 mtn cassette
Truv. Noir xc 175 crank
GXP Bottom Bracket team
Astana autographed Jersey, Tour of Missouri Team 2009
Contour Helmet Cam x2
WSD camelback
Tom KesslerPhoto
Jeff KoterbaCartoon
Performance ChiropracticConsultation Voucher (Chiropractic and Release)
Monkey Wrenchcat eye heart rate monitor
National Parks ServiceKen Burns National Parks book and DVD set
RoxyLadies only gift pack
Fox Racing Shoxback pack

TREK Corporationladies helmets & gloves, pumps, commuter bags
Backwoods$25 gift card
Santosha Massage(2) $25 gift cards
Omaha Steaksgift bag of seasonings & misc.
NiermanDeath Poster
NiermanSteel Poster
New BelgiumNew Belgium Tshirt / Pint glass
TREK Store of OmahaLadies Trek/High Gear Carhart shirts
Bontrager arm warmers
TREK wsd computer
Castelli Rosa Corsa Glove Mens
Castelli Tenacia Gloves Womens
Catelli Luna Sock Womens
Castelli ROSA corsa sock mens
Castelli Prologo Hats x 2
Castelli Retro Cycling Cap x 4
Castelli Prologo SL Jersey Womens
Castelli Provocante Short Womens
Castelli Endurance Bib Short Mens
Castelli Prologo Jersey Mens
Garmin FR60 heart rate monitor
3 - TREK Time handlebar watches
2 - TREK ION LED Headlights
3 - BT ECO seat bags
Honey Stinger Chews
Jett Schwag
Olympiaserfas seat bag
blackburn hand pump
planet bike light
(3) insulate bottles
water bottle
Chili's Restaurant(2) $25 gift cards
racing socks
6 prs trail builder socks
Barley's2 - $10 gift certificates
Twin Six(5) Tshirts, (4) bottles, (3) prs socks
Cycle Worksmtb book
cycling experience DVD/lube/cleaner
strata wireless computer
wrench force mini pump
mello yello bell
Bike MastersSigma BC1106 DTS Wireless Bike Computer (pink)
Two Sigma HIRO Electronic LED Tail Lights
Bell Array Road Helmet (small)
Monkey Wrenchkona mtb gloves
king cage TI tire levers
sox - 2
chris king shirt mens (M)
caps swobo
wtb grips
Kona water bottle
Xtreme WheelsFox helmet (sm)
downhill pants
flat pedals
bike locks
sleeveless wind jkt
KORE road saddle
Bike Way1 set of Ritchey WCS bar ends
1 set of Adidas Climaproof MTB bootie
1 each set of wool The Bike Way socks in Medium and large
1 pkg of Specialized S-wrap bar wrap
1 each The Bike Way jersey in Medium and Large
Fox Racing ShocksTshirts
posters, stickers
tech shirts
Trek Omaha2 - Capo Track Jacket (L)
CAPO Cortina Jersey Womens (M)
CAPO Cortina Bib Short Mens (M)
Complete NutritionEnergy powders, shakes, etc.
Green Street2 - $25 gift certificates
SPOKIZpair of sunglasses

Auction Prize list

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's all about us!

It's a THOR weekend, people. We encourage all members to attend and bring friends!

Thursday FUNd raiser. Woot-woot. Bring lots of CASH!
Barleys, 5:15pm, 15th & Cuming. 

Friday - mtb ride with Travis Brown. 
Meet at ped bridge at 12-noon to ride L&C and back. Pray that trail knowledge gives you some kind of an edge. 

Saturday - Adam's Park Grand Opening. 12-2. 
Bring your kids and their bikes. Just under 1/2 mile single track loop that's perfect for the little ones. Local YMCA to have other events going as well. Family fun! 
Hopefully no umbrella necessary!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tranquility Trail Day Wed June 23rd 6-8pm

Hi folks,

We are looking for 10-12 people to work at tranq wed evening. Meet at the trail head @ 6pm. The goals for the night are:

Use sod cutter to cut in the inner loop bypass
Clean out drains on erosion control devices
Replace broken trail markers
Raise canopy on north side of trail

Bring hoes and loppers if you have them or we will have some tools to use during the trail day. As always, bring bug spray and gloves. We will have some water on hand as well.

**Added bonus**
Come out and see the extremely cool piece of equipment that Bike Masters and Bike Masters Cycling Club have provided for Tranquility.

Hope to see ya there!

Tranq Trail Council

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mana-Swamp - 2010 - Part 2

Once again this year, Lake Manawa mountain bike trails are under water. These trails are CLOSED until the water recedes and the trails dry out.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hails to the Trails: FUNd Raiser Event: June 24

Let's raise the roof as well as some funds! This event is open to the pubic. The more the merrier!
Over $5000 in prizes!
Meet Travis Brown!
RSVP on Face Book at Thor Trails or email if you don't "do" facebook.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

manawa work done - wed workday cancelled

Thanks to all who helped give manawa a hair cut and trim low branches. The crew, female and child included, put in 17 hours in two days to get our trails looking awesome.

No trailwork day needed Wednesday. Too muddy to ride now but Thursday should be about the right time!

Steve D.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

manawa traildays Mon-Wed June 7-9

Manawa has taken the last couple of storms very well but its time for a hair cut. Please plan on attending at least one of the trail days below.

All times are from 6p.m. To 8p.m. THOR needs your help!

June 7 mowing the trails. Also trim them. I will be at the rangers station at 4:15 to pick up the mower and get started early if anyone else wants to help. The main group will start at 6p.m.

June 8 trim the trails, cut back any low branches

June 9 trim the trails, cut back any low branches

We have two trimmers that has your name on one of them. Come and put them to work.

Steve D.