Earlier this year, you helped us raise $105,215.56 in our GiveBig campaign. See how we're putting those dollars to work by building new trail across Washington:
Chickadee/Thompson Ridge - $60,000 (20 miles)Evergreen began construction in April and we’ve already tied into Thomspon Ridge! Plan a fall ride trip to the Methow and see the impact you had in just one summer! Join the Methow Chapter today and visit the project page.
Crews and volunteers started construction on this multi-use trail in early summer. Look for this new route to open late this year offering a new connection option in this popular riding area close to Portland. (You’re welcome Oregon!)
Join the Southwest Chapter today.
Despite forest fires drawing Evergreen East’s volunteer crew to Beacon Hill for restoration work, construction on Camp Sekani is on track for completion in fall 2018.
Fortunately, the skills park avoided fire damage and Spokane area riders will soon have a new pump track and multiple skill-building features to explore.
Freund Canyon, Ribbed Trail - $5,000 (3 miles)
Evergreen Central has quickly put your donations to work on the lower section of Ribbed! We expect this 100% donor - funded double black diamond trail to greet new riders in spring 2019. Your ongoing memberships also help ensure we can complete construction of Upper Ribbed next summer. Check out this video from Ribbed!
No. 2 Canyon - $5,000 (8 miles)
Evergreen Central staff and volunteers have logged over 1,307 hours to date and are pushing hard to finish all 8 miles before the snow flies. Does XC riding float your boat? This is your place. Member support provides a huge match to a USFS grant to build and restore trails in this 20-mile network right above Wenatchee. Be sure to check out the No. 2 Canyon project page.
Join the Central Chapter today!
Evergreen Cascades to Sound
Alpine Baldy Phase II - $15,000 (3 miles)
Immediately after Phase 1 wraps up, crews roll straight into Phase II, turning that newly-completed out-and-back trail into a loop.
We expect work to start this fall and – if winter snow behaves—hope to complete all work during the 2019 build season!
This challenging sub-alpine trail requires a lot of sweat to ride—but the weight penalty of packing up a cold one is worth it. You’ll have to decide to celebrate the trail you funded or joy of resting your legs. And then open that beverage and take in the view since your mouth will be hanging open anyway. Check out the Alpine Baldy project page.
Tokul Trail Connections - $4,000
Aiming to connect existing trails and improve flow, this is the first time Evergreen’s professional crews will be working at Tokul! Designed to improve rider experience, this project establishes crucial missing links and eliminates sections of mandatory fire road travel.
We’re funded (thanks to members like you), ready to start work in late 2018, and aim to be rider-ready in mid-2019.
Evergreen West Sound
The Port Gamble Ride Park - $1,215.56
Kitsap County gave Evergreen the green light for design and construction! Plans are quickly coming together for a new skills park.
We’ve set aside funds for design, and West Sound is kicking in member funds to get those designs approved and begin construction. Watch for a construction fundraiser this winter: we should be building trail this spring – maybe sooner. Ongoing membership support is the only way to afford construction of the complete ride park in 2019.
Your membership also enabled building on the following grant and public agency -supported projects this year:
- Raging River Phase II, WA DNR: Staggered openings as early as Fall 2019
- North Mountain, Darrington, WA DNR: Opening Fall 2019
- Tiger Mountain, EBAD and NOTG, WA DNR: opened August 2018 – go ride them!
- Seabrook Perimeter Trail, Seabrook, WA: Opened spring 2018 – go visit the coast!
- Vashon Island, Dockton Skills Park Phase II, King County: Opened spring 2018 - Go play!
- Torguson Park Pump Track and Jump Lines, City of North Bend: Opened July 2018
We asked. You gave. We’re delivering.
Your membership makes all we do possible and is at the root of all success we get to celebrate. And please help us out! Forward this email to two friends and tell them why you’re a member! Or send it to a local business and invite them to join the community!
Thank you. Now go ride your new trails and tell us what you think!