Mountain Bike the Tetons now has a 3-person trail crew for 2018!
Building on our 2017 crew’s successes, we have just hired a private trail crew for 2018 to continue working to maintain and improve the multi-use trails most important to Teton region mountain bikers. The crew’s central focus will remain improving existing trails but will also involve brand-new trail construction in our ambitious Southern Valley Trails Project. Our crew operates under a cost-share agreement between Mountain Bike the Tetons and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. All our crew and volunteer projects are pre-approved by the USFS.
2018 Trail Crew Priorities:
Complete the Pole Canyon Connector in Southern Valley
Brush out and clean all drains on existing trails out of Mike Harris/Southern Valley
Complete Rush Hour Connector
Complete Grumpy’s and Nemo re-routes
Major construction headway on the new Southern Valley Rec. Project network
Clean, repair and install drainage in Horseshoe Canyon network
Complete geo-block installation, gravel and seep repair in Horseshoe
Southern Valley signage (consistent with Horseshoe signage model)
All new trails flagged in Southern Valley
Repair and clean drains, maintain vegetation, install remaining signage on the AJ Trail
Mahogany bog bridge construction
Victor Bike Park re-build and maintenance
5th St. Park – continued construction and maintenance
Blair Drive Kids Bike Loop construction in Jackson
12 Maintenance Mondays (Let’s Do This!!)
Build a good Teton model for drainage
2017 Efforts Included:
Over 1400 hours of work on your trails by our trail crew!
Starting the Southern Valley Recreation Project in southern Teton Valley in partnership with the USFS; this included planning, layout and construction.
Construction of the Pole Canyon Connector trail.
Weed whack, drainage improvement, corridor clearing on favorite trails such as the Horseshoe Canyon, Red Creek/Spooky, Mill Creek, S. Fork of Horseshoe, Mail Cabin, Mike Sell, Pole Canyon and the Decoster Trail.
Completed a re-route of the lower Mill Creek trail.
Supervised our Maintenance Monday programs, honing our volunteers’ valuable trail building skills and getting some awesome work done!
Maintained and expanded the Victor Bike Park, Pioneer Park singletrack. We also worked a bit on the Driggs dirt jumps.
A donation to support trail maintenance is an investment in your community. A great trail network improves quality of life and access to recreation. Trails attract visitors and help sustain your local economy. Trails create jobs and retail and hospitality opportunities. A great community deserves great trails!