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Skinny

Nature happened to give us a big solid tree across the trail, so we thought we better do something with it! Clay, Neil, Buzz and I finally got it finished.
This is a rock run-up on one side. The rocks aren't
as big as this photo would make them seem.

There is a dirt run-up on the other side.

Making the first few cuts.

"No, really honey, I am out in the woods doing trail work."

Continuing Improvements

Thanks to John, Steve and Kevin today we had some significant maintenance done to the trails. The city was kind enough to deliver some gravel and we got it moved into some of the soggy areas. We also did a little bit of armoring, some chainsaw work and flagged a couple reroutes.
It is great to have young, strong guys show up to help!

Just a little bit of armoring for a wet spot.

The guys willing to spend a "day off" earning their dirt!

The dingo is a great way to move gravel. It beats a shovel
and wheelbarrow hands down.

Second Try


Having trouble with link to new map, so I will upload it here for easy downloads.


ERTA Receives Award from MPRA

ERTA was honored to recently receive a Citation Award from the Missouri Park and Recreation Association. We were nominated by the Liberty Parks and Recreation Department for the work completed at Stocksdale Park.
In addition to attending the annual MPRA meeting at Tan-Tar-A, we also recently attended a Liberty City Council meeting at which the mayor issued a proclamation recognizing ERTA.

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IMBA Rules of the Trail


The way we ride today shapes

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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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