Small disclaimer – I have not been on all our trails, so there will be some variation, but I think the majority of our trails are looking good now. We got the high side of what was forecast for snow – maybe a little more! Got out at 4am to groom and groomed a number of our trails in the National forest (see pics). Having ridden those trails yesterday and groomed this morning, they are all in very good shape now. Enjoy the riding while you can, it is supposed to warm up this week 🙁
With the snow we’ve had in the past week or so, trails are looking much better now. We’ve been out and have groomed the majority of our trails at least once. We still need to do more and things aren’t perfect, but they might be the best we’ve seen this year (either that or I’ve got a short memory!).
So enjoy riding and as always, please use caution. Forecast this weekend looks questionable. If we do get any rain, please refrain from riding during any rain and wait until things get cold before riding following it. This will help keep the trails in the best shape possible! Happy Riding!
We’ve had some snow the past few days and more expected Wednesday. Groomer will be out this week. Expect variable conditions, but for things to improve as we groom. As always, ride with caution.
Groomer was also out to RD59 last night. Similar conditions.
The storm we had wasn’t good for the trails at all. On the plus side we didn’t get much ice at all. We also didn’t get much of any snow at the end of the storm. Trails are mostly hard packed, with variable coverage – mostly decent except for some water bars and any other spots where water was an issue due to the rain and melting snow. We need more snow to get things back to where they were! If you ride, please ride with caution.
A section of trail on 112 North heading towards Rochester/Bethel was washed out with the river. You should be able to get by staying close to the edge of the road, but its recommended to go around. Bethel grooms this section and more snow will be needed before they will be able to groom and get it back to normal. Large chunks of ice and water/ice cover the trail.
More snow fell today (about 6-8″). Groomer was out last Friday and Saturday and most of our trails we’re groomed. With the new snow and riding since then, we’ll get back out there as soon as we can. Things are looking pretty good for this time of year, but as always, ride with caution. We are still early in the season and with the wind today, I expect trees could also be down. Hope to see you out there!
If you enjoy riding the trails over the winter, please take some time to volunteer over the next few weeks to help get trail markers and posts out on the trails. It is never to early to get your kids out there as well! Conner at 2.5 helped re-deck a bridge yesterday! He may not have done the best job nailing in the nails, but he did great giving out nails to anyone who needed them.
If you are able to help, just reach out to us at info@tweedvalleytravelers, send us a message on facebook or email Dot directly (email@example.com). Work is done every weekend and even days during the week. We’ll post as we can, but you can always reach out if you have time and can help. Without volunteers, we’d have no trails. Thanks!
You can get your TMA in the Swiss Farm Market (aka Pittstop) and directly from Dot. Dot can also take care of mailing them to you if you are not going to be in town prior to the start of the season to get your early bird TMA. In addition, you can get them online, just be sure to choose Tweed Valley Travelers as your club!
Warm weather and rain have put an end to the season. It wasn’t the greatest season we’ve had, but it was a good season in comparison to last year. Let’s hope next year is even better!
We can always use help in taking down trail markers so if you are able to help, please reach out to us. firstname.lastname@example.org.