If you've ever found yourself at a cycling event in or around the pacific northwest there is a great chance that you have been in proximity with Jim Brown. If you've ever spent time talking to local cyclists then there is a good chance that his name has come up. Jim's dedication to the local cycling community has impacted many lives around the PNW and on any given ride its hard to not have someone who grew up under his tutelage in Rad Racing. If you look on the right side of our page you'll notice the Hold Fast Banner. This will be staying around for a while. If you click on this banner it will direct you to a Fundly account where donations are being collected to help Jim and his family get through some of their upcoming medical bills. Every little bit helps. Jim has poured his heart and soul in to the cycling community, both local and away, and now is our chance to give back. Lets help Jim and his family get past the next tough stage in life.
We would love to give a big thanks to all of our wonderful customers and friends who came out on Saturday to attend and help out with our work party on the Twin Peaks Trail (Historic Trail #30). Without all of you we would be much further back on our efforts to get one of the best trails in the forest back online.
With a turn out of almost thirty volunteers it is easy to say that the work party was a stellar success. The reroute bypassing the old road grade south of the Chute has taken shape beautifully and is almost ready to ride. With the efforts of our volunteers we managed to remove the rest of the stumps on the trail, buff in the tread, removed debris from the edges of the trail and complete the last bit of reroute that needed to be cut in.
Big thanks to Jim Graham for helping work with DNR and orchestrate the completion of this project and to our local DNR for allowing us to take the helm on this project and trusting in our vision and commitment to the forest. Also thanks to all the great riders and supporters in the community for coming out week after week and helping us turn the vision into a reality.
Also thanks to the Great Henry Gertje for putting a forest soil sample demo for us before we sunk our shovels into the ground. It's always great to learn more about the forest that we call home.
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