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Trail Location: The Blue River Parkway (BRP) Trails straddle Blue River Rd which...
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Elite Cycle Raises funds for ERTA!

On Friday April 15th, Salsa Cycles and Elite Cycling held a fundraiser to benefit our area trails. A big THANK YOU to Salsa Cycles, Elite Cycling and to all who contributed time and money to this effort, which raised nearly $450 for ERTA!

ERTA Receives 2010 Kansas City WildLands Award

On October 28th, ERTA was named the 2010 Kansas City WildLands Organization Award Recipient. Kansas City WildLands selected ERTA based on our work at Swope Park, the Blue-Swope-Connection and Blue River Park. This award centred around our ongoing partnership with Kansas City Wildlands to provide access to urban Greenspace and It's efforts to eradicate Shrub Honeysuckle. The awards cites "outstanding efforts to conserve, protect and restore the incredible remnant natural communities throughout the Kansas City region. Recipients have passionately displayed environmental stewardship that benefits not only the wild places of Kansas City, but its citizens, now and for future generations."  More details on the award can be found here.

Congratulations to all of the ERTA volunteers who have put in the hard work and effort that has led to this recognition. A special thank you to Phil Scherer, Craig Stoeltzing, Scott Capstack and Rob Stitt for their ongoing leadership along the Blue-Swope corridor.  

Learn more about Bridging the Gap and Kansas City Wildlands.

2010-2011 ERTA Workday Schedule

LOSPrago_bigBelow is the tentative workdays for the 2010-2011 ERTA city-wide workdays. As the dates approach, we would recommend checking on the Earth Riders forums for updates. Also, each trail system will likely be having workdays throughout the "season". Check with the Trail Managers for each system to get the 411 on localized workdays.

October 30, 2010: Shawnee Mission Park (XC) discussion

November 6, 2010: Swope Park

November 20. 2010: Blue River Park

December 4, 2010: Landahl Park

March 5, 2011: Shawnee Mission Park (freeride)

Are you new to trailwork? Have you found yourself wondering what to expect on a workday? Hopefully this article will give you a little better idea of what to expect and help you know what you can bring along to make your first time out an enjoyable and rewarding experience.


SpiderFest Thank You!

We would like to thank all of you for supporting ERTA in such a generous way. We had over 130 people in attendance this year! The event turned out to be a huge success despite receiving some stormy weather a few days before, which did prevent us from riding/running the single track. Luckily the event location has 40 miles of running and biking asphalt trails as well, so we still had the opportunity to get out and about, just not on the single track. 

SpiderFest is quickly becoming one of our largest sources of revenue for ERTA and will be very helpful for continuing our mission to bring more quality singletrack to the Kansas City region. With that in mind, we would like to acknowledge all of our sponsors and offer a huge THANKS to each and everyone of the companies and business whose goods and services allowed us to net over $4000 from the raffle! All proceeds go directly back into the local single track trail systems in the Kansas City metro area.

We are currently working on Spiderfest 2011 (4th Annual) and hope that you will plan to attend!


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