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Klamath Trails Alliance


October 2017

Monthly Trail Meeting

Date:   Friday, Oct. 13th
Time:   Noon to 1:30 p.m.
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

Date:   Saturday, Oct. 14th
Meet at Moore Park Tool Shed and carpool to Spence Mountain
Time:   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Trail News & Information


Moore Park Master Trails Plan

We at KTA are looking forward to the final report of the Moore Park Master Trails Plan. By now most of you have heard of this high-profile project. It’s a big deal because it’s the first trail inventory in Klamath Falls City Parks history.

The current trail system grew up over a long period of time and was built mainly by mountain bikers. Over the past several years, City Parks and KTA have been discussing what to do with various trails – how to fix the bad ones and where to build new ones. From these discussions came the Moore Park Master Trails Plan.

Parks hired Chris Bernhardt, a well-respected trail consultant. Chris rode the trails and held several public meetings for input. He produced a draft plan with 18 proposed trail improvements that are available for public comment. Here are a few:
  • Reconstruct portions of Klamath Ridgeview Trail to make it beginner-level.
  • Fix Blueberry and adjacent trails to remove it from private property and to make it less susceptible to water damage; improvements to result in beginner-level trail.
  • Develop mountain bike skills area.
We will use Chris’ plan as a blueprint for trail projects. His suggestions are not set in concrete, so they might change over time. But they will give us a good path to follow to improve the Moore Park trail system. We all look forward to the challenge and to digging in the dirt.
Upcoming Trail Events

Oregon Trails Summit: Friday, Oct 27th, Bend, Oregon 
Join us for this full-day event bringing together the Oregon trails community to learn, build relationships, and find solutions to the challenges we face in developing and maintaining a trails network to best serve Oregon communities and celebrate and protect our natural, cultural, and historic wonders.

Your Summit registration includes a full day full day of trails workshops and networking opportunities, light breakfast, coffee and tea, full lunch, and offsite networking reception hosted by Travel Oregon. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship hall is a beautiful building located right on the West Bend Trail.
Oregon Mountain Bike Summit: Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 28th & 29th, Bend, Oregon

Come join us October 28th and 29th in Bend as NWTA, COTA and TransCascadia present the renewed Oregon Mountain Bike Community Summit.  The Summit is focused on bringing the off-road cycling community together to learn, build relationships and find solutions to the challenges in developing and maintaining our sport and trail networks around the state.  Recreation, conservation and planning leaders are invited to attend, along with policy makers and trail advocates. 
Other News:
Kingsley Field Duathlon

KTA was pleased to help with this past weekend’s duathlon organized and crewed by Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base.

There were six events: two long and short run/bike races plus a 10k and 5k run and a smaller costume run. The long events started at the Klamath Ridgeview Trail, where participants then went to the Running Y, hopped on their bikes and peddled like mad then switched to running for the finish.

Thanks to Dan Gailis for setting up the course for the 10k run. We’d also like to thank Ed Beverly for setting up our booth and JoAnn Clifton and Dennis Taugher for manning the booth. And a big thanks to Jared Boyer and his crew from Kingsley for all their hard work in planning and crewing this community event.

The weather was perfect for this event: sunny and no cold winds. KTA will be a beneficiary of any left over funds.
Klamath and Spence Mountain made the Travel Oregon website!
Check out the full article by clicking here.
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 to join the mailing list for updates.
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