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Klamath Trails Alliance

 

September 2018



 
Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, September 14th
Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place:  205 Riverside Dr. (South Portal Bldg)  

The purpose of our meeting is to hold an open forum to discuss ways to further our mission of promoting great trails in Klamath County.  Please join us for all or part of our upcoming meeting. 
Maintenance Day

Check out the new KTA Meetup group for upcoming maintenance days by clicking here.

Trail News & Information

 


 
Ross Ragland "Breaking Away” Movie - September 7th & 15th
 
The greatest biking movie of all time, Breaking Away, a comedy, is in the top 10 American Sports Films and Most Inspiring Movies of All Time (AFI). A 94% on Rotten Tomatoes! See trailer… A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl. Stars Dennis Quaid.  

Showing: Sept. 7th & 15th @ 7PM 
Regular $9.99  Senior $8  Student w/ ID $6 (all prices + $1 fee).
Beer and wine available for consumption in auditorium!
Buy Tickets
 
 
Oregon Trail Summit - October 4th & 5th, Bend, Oregon
 
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and collaborate with the Oregon trails community:
  • Networking and opportunities to build relationships with trail advocates, land managers, trails professionals, dedicated volunteers, and fellow trails enthusiasts.
  • Keynote address by Mike Passo, Executive Director of American Trails.       
  • Strategic planning for a nascent statewide trails coalition.       
  • and FUN!
Link for more Info
 
 
Oregon Mountain Biking Summit - October 6th, Bend, Oregon 

This event will see mountain bike stewardship and advocacy leaders come together to discuss issues that are important to us all.  Central to this will be the official formation of the Oregon Mountain Biking Coalition; a grasstops network of aligned trail organizations, speaking together for the common benefit of all mountain bikers in our state.

In addition to discussions and breakouts around the formation of this organization, the Summit will include:
  • Panel discussions with regional and local land managers
  • Advocacy updates from around the state.
  • Stewardship and trail building updates from every corner of Oregon 
  • Information and planning sessions on the 2019 Mountain Bike Lobby Day in Salem
  • Mountain Biking - Bring your bike!

The Summit will take place at the Seventh Mountain Resort in Bend, Oregon.  The Central Oregon Trail Alliance, has generously provided the support for this venue, so all you need to do is show up.
 
Registration 
August Trail Work Log

Maintaining trails is a core mission of KTA.  We perform trail maintenance on over 90 miles of trail locally to include Moore Park, Spence Mountain, the Geo Trail, Brown Mountain, High Lakes and a section of the Mt. McLoughlin and wilderness trail system.
 
If you are doing trail maintenance we ask that you post your hours on KTA’s Trail Work Log located on our website.  This will help us track volunteer hours and is especially important when applying for grants as it shows community support! Note, you should include time spent driving to the trail location in addition to the work being performed.    
 
Enclosed are details from work completed last month.
 
August Hours:   25 hrs
YTD Hours:    608 hrs
 
High Lakes Trail - cleaned around Great Meadow Trailhead and performed minor carpentry repairs on trailhead interpretive sign.

Spence - updated Spence map and kiosk graphics at Hwy 140 trailhead.

A Canal Trail - patching pavement cracks, weed whacking, trash pickup on A Canal Trail

Moore Park - brushing and lopping on Buzzard Trail et al.


A C
anal Repair Effort 
 
Klamath Trails Alliance volunteers set into motion a half day repair effort on the A Canal multi-use path today. Jennifer Little (also representing Sky Lakes), David Scott and Michael Schaaf provided inspiration and hard work in support of Bureau of Reclamation, State Parks and City of Klamath Falls staff by filling and compacting pavement mix into wide cracks that form each season. Weed cutting and cleanup of litter by KTA members also added to the success of the pavement job.Despite smoke and heat, the group rallied and finished strong, covering the long section between Esplanade and Homedale. Passersby expressed their gratitude for “making things better”. The crew debriefed at Rodeo’s Pizza over a hard-earned lunch, thanks to the benevolence of David Scott. Undoubtedly, KTA and like-minded community partners will continue to summon future urban trail projects, building on recent successes such as the Separated Bike Lane, emboldened to propel the our town onward into the 21st century of multi-modal transportation.  Did I hear you ask, what’s next? Hmmm…?


Moore Mountain Run Results 

 
The Linkville Lopers held another successful event with approximately sixty participants in the 30K, half marathon, and 5K. 
 
Notable runner was Olympian runner Ian Dobson who edged out Dan Gailis in the 5K. 
 
Kyle Carson from Ashland won the 30K in 2 hours 19 minutes (a few minutes off of the men’s course record). 
 
Here is a link to the results:  https://ultrasignup.com/m_results_event.aspx?did=58204
 
KTA is one of the beneficiaries of the MMR run. Thank you Linkville Lopers!  
How to Become Involved with the KTA

Visit KTA's website or our Facebook page for more information on projects and events. Consider joining or renewing your membershship today!  Individual memberships start at only $20 per year.  These funds support trail maintenance, promotion, new trail development and the resources needed to keep us up and running as a non-profit organization!  Email info@klamathtrails.org to join the mailing list for updates.
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