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Zone 5 located just north of Red Bridge on Blue River Rd.

This will be the first big workday of the season for ERTA and a chance to get a lot of folks to contribute to the future of single-track in KC. We will be partnering with KC Wildlands. They are going to kill shrub honeysuckle along the corridor of the trail.

Time: 9am

Parking: There is a gravel parking lot on the west side of the Rd. at Alex George Lake. This will be easy to spot when you drive north from Red Bridge on Blue River Rd. We will be working on the east side of the rd. on the bluffs. (Note-Blue River Rd is closed at Bannister/95th)

Clothing: long pants and sleeves are best. You will need gloves, safety glasses, bug spray(if desired) and sturdy footwear.

Tools: Pick-axes, McLeod’s, Pulaski’s, leaf rakes, and loppers. We will spend most of the time benching and doing rock work. If you don’t not have a tool, we should have plenty.

Finally: Bring your bike and sample all that BurP has to offer just down the Rd. We might also be able to ride part of zone 5 when we are done.

Please contact me with any questions. or (913) 526 3019

Workdays change 6/12 Only

I somehow missed the Swope event, so we will be working on the 12th only.

Workdays change 6/12 Only (6/12 Canceled)

OK I now have to cancel both workdays. Sorry. Will get a one going soon

I somehow missed the Swope event, so we will be working on the 12th only.

Workdays 6/12

Hey All, I finally have a couple Saturday mornings available for workdays. Zone 5 of the Blue Swope connection is close, but needs a a push to get benching and rock work done. My position at work has recently changed leaving me fewer free weekends to get trail work done, so please take advantage of available workdays.
When: Sat June Sat June 12th @ 9AM
What to bring: Water, Eye protection, Pulaski's, Mattocks, rakes, and Pick axe. If you do not have tools I will have plenty.
Where: gravel parking area a little ways to the north of Red Bridge & Blue River Rd. I drive a tan Honda Element.

Please Reply if you think you might come.

Phillip Scherer
BSC Trail Manager

Sun 5/9 Workday

Hey all, I am going to do a workday this Sunday 5/9 @ 1PM We will be benching and doing rock work. If you have not yet been out, you might be surprised to see how far we have come. The corridor is completely cleared. We will be primarily doing bench and rock work, so bring your pick axe/pulaskies/ mattocks. I really want to get a big push so that we can get this trail open in the near future. If you dont have tools I can bring some. Please respond if you plan to come.

Meet at the Alex George Parking area just north of Red Bridge on Blue River Rd.

Bring Water and long sleeves recommended.

I am in a tan Honda Element.

_Phillip 9135263019 or

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IMBA Rules of the Trail

The way we ride today shapes


trail access tomorrow.

Do your part to preserve and enhance our sport's access and image by observing the following rules of the trail, formulated by IMBA, the International Mountain Bicycling Association. These rules are recognized around the world as the standard code of conduct for mountain bikers. IMBA's mission is to promote mountain bicycling that is environmentally sound and socially responsible.

1. Ride On Open Trails Only.

Respect trail and road closures (ask if uncertain); avoid trespassing on private land; obtain permits or other authorization as may be required. Federal and state Wilderness areas are closed to cycling. The way you ride will influence trail management decisions and policies.

2. Leave No Trace.

Be sensitive to the dirt beneath you. Recognize different types of soils and trail construction; practice low-impact cycling. Wet and muddy trails are more vulnerable to damage. When the trailbed is soft, consider other riding options. This also means staying on existing trails and not creating new ones. Don't cut switchbacks. Be sure to pack out at least as much as you pack in.

3. Control Your Bicycle!

Inattention for even a second can cause problems. Obey all bicycle speed regulations and recommendations.

4. Always Yield Trail.

Let your fellow trail users know you're coming. A friendly greeting or bell is considerate and works well; don't startle others. Show your respect when passing by slowing to a walking pace or even stopping. Anticipate other trail users around corners or in blind spots. Yielding means slow down, establish communication, be prepared to stop if necessary and pass safely.

5. Never Scare Animals.

All animals are startled by an unannounced approach, a sudden movement, or a loud noise. This can be dangerous for you, others, and the animals. Give animals extra room and time to adjust to you. When passing horses use special care and follow directions from the horseback riders (ask if uncertain). Running cattle and disturbing wildlife is a serious offense. Leave gates as you found them, or as marked.

6. Plan Ahead.

Know your equipment, your ability, and the area in which you are riding -- and prepare accordingly. Be self-sufficient at all times, keep your equipment in good repair, and carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions. A well-executed trip is a satisfaction to you and not a burden to others. Always wear a helmet and appropriate safety gear.

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