Monday, September 27, 2010

Save Manawa: Do it for the children

Manawa is in great need! To get the trail rideable, we need all hands on deck for some serious log cutting and moving. Fifteen boy scouts pitched in last week! If they can do it, so can we!

Day: Saturday 10/2
Time: 9-noon
Place: Manawa trail head
Bring: saws, straps, loppers. Park has many tools we can use as well.

BYOK day is only a couple weeks away. Let's do it for the children!

Thank you.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Adams Park trail work

Need a little help on Tuesday 9-28 at 6:15 pm. I plan to mow, remove a down tree and remove grass from the trail. Weed eaters and hand tools are needed. Should not take long. Meet at the recreation center parking lot. Thanks so much. Dan

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


To honor IMBA's national holiday, we're celebrating Bring Your Own Kid Mountain Biking Day.

This is a chance to bring the whole family out for a fun, guided ride, followed by some awesome food and drinks. It's the best way to introduce your kids to the most fun they'll have on two wheels!

Manawa has been off limits all year because of flooding but we are finally able to ride the short loop, and we want to celebrate. The short loop is perfect for the kiddos and first time riders. It's flat and fun! After the ride, head across the street for some grub and good times on the Dream Land playground, which was designed by children! It's huge!

We hope to see you and your family. Bring 'em all. The more the merrier.

If the trails are too wet to ride, we'll ride the paved trail instead. Keep an eye here and Face Book for details.

Click here for the flyer.

We could use volunteers. Please contact Dave Packard at 402-926-9696 or

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Second Trail Day 18 Sept

Hello all,

Frank has scheduled another trail day for Saturday morning to finish up where we left off. Probably trimmed 60% percent of the total trail and moved some dirt this last Saturday.

Thanks to Butch, Alex and Steve plus Frank and his son this last Saturday.

We'll have some brand new power tools to break in too!

A few areas need some drainage cleaned out and some edges on heavily rutted parts knocked down.

Its pretty sweet.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Swanson Trail Maintenance 11 Sept


Busy weekend with racing and all that. If your not racing Saturday Frank could use some help on Saturday at 8am for a couple hours.

Need a few wackers and clippers to trim the trail back, lots of stuff starting to hang into the trail.

Oh, and there is one tree that needs to be removed at the road crossing going to Tetanus Ridge.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

workdays at lake manawa trail sept 2, 7, 8

(Steve, Sorry I didn't get this posted a couple days ago. Dale)

Thursday, Sept 2 - mow and trim large portions of trail. 6 pm till dark.
Meet by red truck in parking lot.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept 7, 8 -- 6 pm till dark.
Will have shovels, blower, chainsaw, and trimmers. Come put them to work.
Meet by red truck in parking lot.

Bring work clothing, bug spray and your bike to ride to areas that need to be worked.

Thursday, Sept 9 - come and ride the trail and enjoy your work!

Steve D.