Santa Clara County Parks staff are working on a new segment of the John Nicholas trail in Sanborn County Park – when finished, the trail will be open to mountain bikers! Volunteers are helping them get the trail built as soon as possible – REI and the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council are hosting work days this summer. For more info and to sign up:
- Saturday June 22nd “Ridge to Wine” trailwork & wine tasting event
- Saturday July 27th “Ridge to Wine” trailwork & wine tasting event
Here is the link to the Spring 2013 newsletter.
Dirt Alpine Closed
State of the ROMP
Turning Wheels For Kids
As we move forward into newer forms of communication, we are moving our paper newsletter online. Our new website allows us to do a great job of putting news on our site and posting related messages on facebook and other channels, where we hope to continue and grow our discussion of important advocacy issues. Subscribe to our e-newsletter at romp.org/contact !
The new staging area at El Corte de Madera OSP is not open yet due to drainage issues identified during the December storms. No time estimate yet for opening the area – they’re looking into various solutions, hoping to have some options over the next few weeks.
It will be SO great to have that parking lot finished and open… much needed. The project includes a new trail segment that will connect the staging area with the rest of the ECdM trail system.
The California State Parks Foundation requests our assistance in urging the Legislature and governor to allocate the recently-identified State Park and Recreation Funds (SPRF) revenues back into our state park system.
Despite recent statements from the governor, they are concerned that it is not a done deal that the Legislature intends to allocate the $20.3 million in State Park and Recreation Fund (SPRF) revenues back into the state park system. They are concerned that legislators may feel tempted to put those funds elsewhere, or claim to put them into state parks but simply reduce the park system’s General Fund allocation at the same time.
The Legislature wraps up in roughly 3 weeks, and these decisions will be made quickly. The following link is available for sending input to legislators:
He’s running – not mountain biking – but longtime ROMP member Gary Gellin is attempting to set a new record on the 165+ mile Tahoe Rim Trail, starting Monday 8/13. 28,000 feet of climbing, all at altitudes above 6200′. Standing record is 38 hours, 32 minutes.
Update, 8/16: Gary went 80 miles before stopping due to a knee injury – great accomplishment!!!
Gary is supporting the Tahoe Rim Trail Association through this effort; if you’d like to contribute, visit here. Note “TRT speed record” in the comments box.
see our meetup page for details!