The next Boy Scout work party is tomorrow (thurs, july 16, 6:00 pm at mcf skills park) to build log piles and lay out gravel paths through the sand between obstacles. The drop jumps are done, the skinnies with the rock nodes are done, 2 teeter-totters are now tottering, two benches are installed, and generally a good time is at hand. If you want to help, bring your bike as well as your favorite shovel and garden rake; there will be plenty of time to ride after the work is done, I think. Be sure to thank Matthew Zawisza — this is his Eagle Scout project and he has done a terrific job.
Also, note the new kiosk under construction at the parking lot. That’s Rusty LaRose’s Eagle project, which will be a big improvement for communications at the trail head. Great job, guys!!! (and your dads!) BTW, if you haven’t found it yet, the Midland City Forest mountain bike skills park is in the clearing behind the sliding hill and south toboggan tower.
This will finish Matt’s responsibility for his Eagle. Shaping the pump track will be the responsibility of the MMBA chapter and our recruits. I’ve got it “excavated” with my tractor and we are waiting for the city’s clay pit to dry out enough that they can deliver the dirt, then there will be a lot of hand work sculpting the bumps and turns.
-Jim “subgeeze” Crissman