The Milltowns Trail bridge along Armstrong Road in Bridgewater Township was destroyed in the July 2013 flood. (See photos of the flood on the Locally Grown Northfield blog.) The wood was salvaged and ultimately donated to CROCT by the Minnesota DNR, thanks to Peter Hark. Back in May, a crew of CROCT volunteer trail workers fashioned timbers and planks from the bridge into two bridges along our Sechler Park trail.
Last week, CROCT members Todd Amunrud, Kevin Herman, Marty Larson, Michael Lehmkuhl, and Galen Murray fashioned some of those timbers and planks into a bridge along a new segment of our mtb trail in Caron Park.
A crew of trail workers (including Marty Larson, Galen Murray, and Todd Amunrud) installed a wooden bridge over the muddy ditch along our Sechler Park MTB trail last night.
The #mtb hashtag: #trailsdontbuildthemselves
The materials were donated by Steve Schmidt of Schmidt Homes, who also happens to be a mountain biker.
Last Saturday, before the cold snap hit, the Sechler Park trails were busy. Among the people I rode with/ran into:
1. David Berglund, who knows A) how to take a break in style; and B) how to safely cross the Cannon River when the ice is sketchy:
2. Robert and Nikki Stai, dog walkers and owners of The Gear ReSource Outfitters who were scouting the best route for a group snowshoe route, complete with luminaries:
3. Todd Amunrud, proud owner of a new Trek Farley fat bike:
A group of Rice County residents met last night in Northfield and started to form a club called Cannon River Offroad Cycling & Trails (CROCT). Back row, L to R: Bruce Anderson, Michael Lehmkuhl, Curtis Ness, Scott Koehler, Carl Arnold, Todd Amunrud. Front row, L to R: Tony Seidl, Sarah Jensen, Marty Larson, Kevin Herman, Griff Wigley. If you’d like to be involved in helping to organize the club, contact us.