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Klamath Trails Alliance

 

February 2016



 
Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, Feb. 12th
Time:  Noon - 1:30 pm
Place:  205 Riverside Dr. (So. Portal Bldg) 

The purpose of our meeting is 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

No maintenance days in winter.
Get out and enjoy the snow or save your energy for spring!

Trail News & Information

 

First Mile of 2016 Spence Campaign:

Spring is right around the corner and we hope to start building trails soon!
Please consider supporting the "First Mile of 2016 Spence Campaign." Funds will be used to continue the awesome work Dirt Mechanics has done in building sustainable trails we all enjoy.
We've raised $4,955, or 25 percent of our goal, so far. You can donate online or send a check to: KTA c/o the Spence Fund, PO Box 347, Klamath Falls, OR, 97601.

Thank you for your support!

KTA partners: Let's support some of our partner organizations

Klamath Basin Ski Club

The local ski club hung in there until it finally snowed in the Klamath Basin again!
Snow covered the ground in Klamath Falls in December, allowing skiers to explore local parks, green ways and golf courses. 
Bill Kennedy fired up his snow machine and set tracks around the soccer fields and driving loops in Moore Park. It was great fun!
The ski club is hoping for more snow, so stay tuned. 
For more information on the ski club, check out its website
 
Back Country Horseman Packing Clinic

Ed and Sheryl Beverly, members of both the KTA and the Klamath chapter of the Back Country Horsemen, will be giving a presentation at the upcoming Packing Skills Clinic the weekend of May 6th.
Their presentation is titled, "The legacy and responsibility of our local non-motorized trials." The local chapter requested the presentation to increase awareness of local groups in maintaining trails, updating maps, establishing trail heads and signage, decommissioning unsustainable trails and building new trail systems in our area.
Ed and Sheryl will stress the importance of collaboration between government and non-government groups to improve our local trails and quality of living in Klamath County. 
Other News

Klamath Mammoth Gravel Grinder bike ride 
Date:
Saturday May 21        
The ride:
Short loop: 30-45 miles; Long loop: 50-70 miles; Mix of dirt, gravel & asphalt

Come enjoy some of the backroads of Klamath! The gravel cycling experience is all about riding the less traveled path, enjoying the scenery and having fun.
The ride is free to all, but ride organizers appreciate membership with Klamath Trails Alliance or Lost Cascade Bike Club.

What to know: 
  • A cyclecross bike, gravel grinder bike or adventure bike is optimal for the course - and a mountain bike would also work well. We don't recommend road bikes - they won't be suitable for some parts of the course. 
  • This is an unsupported ride, so you will need to bring suppies to change a flat, food, water, clothing and anything else to keep your bike and yourself running.
  • Cell service is sporadic on the course. You'll be traveling through some sparcly populated and hilly areas. 
  • Ride organizers will provide maps and cue sheets, and online files available for download for bike computers.
If you want to join, please RSVP by clicking on the Lost Cascades' meetup page.  


Photo by Linda Guerette
How to Become Invovled 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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