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Extension of Tree Beard and VHT - Dryer Rd Park - Trail Crew - May 17th, 2014

GROC Trail Crew has been busy at Dryer Rd Park! A big crew worked early morning May 17th 2014 to build new extensions on Tree Beard and Victor Hiking Trail up at the top of the hill.

 

Trail Work Area Map

The new trails extend Victor Hiking Trail and Tree Beard to meet near the trailhead at the field. The new trail features a log crossing and some nice sweeping turns.

 

 

Extension of Treebeard looking towards field.

Extension of Victor Hiking Trail

The Crew at work - Photo Credit: Scott Makai

Photo Credit: Scott Makai

 

 

Small changes to trails like this are how the Trail Crew continuously improves the trails in our region. Keep an eye out for new trail work events focusing on fixing up the Pump Track, CMP, Humpty Dumpty, and other trails!


Volunteers:

Hours:

Total:

17 8:30a-10:30a 51 Person-Hours

Thanks to all the volunteers that came out and helped!

 


Posted by EBB 2014-06-16

 

Dryer Road Park Update

We are well into a new and great season for the shared use trails at Dryer Road Park in Victor. The trails are riding very well in general and we have been out with multiple work parties, building new trails and fixing others.

Breaking it down:

  • KIOSK- Brian Emelson and the crew at Parks and Rec have built a beautiful new kiosk with multiple windowed sections backed with cork board and hung wipe boards, allowing us to keep visitors informed about Random Postings, Upcoming Events and Work Parties, Trail Conditions, etc.
  • SIGNAGE- Mary Lee keeps creating hand made trail signs
  • WINTER DAMAGE REPAIR- some folks couldn't avoid riding when the trails were still wet and soft. Most of the damage has been repaired. We had to bring in a front loader with dirt and acres of volunteers to fill in the low spots on the path in the lower field near the parking lot, and we made some new grade reversals, too.
  • NEW TRAILS- with 37 volunteers on one work party, including an Eagle Scout candidate and his troop, as well as many GROC members, we made 2 new, short trails, one extending Tree Beard to Victor Hiking Trail (VHT) and the other bringing VHT itself into the woods and merging with the newTree Beard extension.
  • VHT REFURB- we are well into a multistage, multi-day project fixing a badly eroded trail. We have used various construction techniques to create grade reversals to improve drainage. This is the Rte 490 of Dryer Road which gets the most wear and its substance has been that of a large sandbox
  • TRAIL CLOSURES- for the time being, and until these trails can be made safer and sustainable, both Humpty Dumpty and CMP were taken off line.

FUTURE PLANS- Soon, we will have our annual Prune in June work party, to keep the trails passable. We have flagged one possible new trail and at least one reroute. We will try to get something worked out in the Humpty/CMP area that will be fun, safe and sustainable. Not sure how soon.

Please, join GROC Trail Crew and watch for future work parties that you can join.

Mark Rosenzweig

 

Thanks for hanging out

Thanks to all who showed up at our member get-together. Was good to see people and talk about trails and bikes. GROC's new relationship with IMBA gives members both GROC and IMBA membership and to date we have total of 134 members in our chapter region and about 78 members who have joined directly through GROC.

We continue to need the support of memberships to help us with insurance and trail maintenance and the basic running of our chapter, so I wanted to say thank you very much for all of you who joined GROC and those who volunteer on trail works days.

Make sure to check out trail work opportunities listed on our Trail Crew Meetup and enjoy the local trails.

 Jonathan Brown
President GROC

 

GROC Supporting Local Parks Day

Pick Up The Parks Event

Monroe County Department of Parks, along with many local recreation and environmental groups for “Pick Up the Parks.” This event is designed to foster stewardship of our 21 parks and 12,000 acres within. We are all stewards of the great outdoors, so we encourage you to do your part to keep our parks, our waterways, and watersheds clean and green.

Pick up the parks has been running for 5 years and GROC has been part of the planning and participation every year.

This year we were charged with Tryon Park. Although GROC volunteers keep the park in great shape all year round there is always more that can get cleaned up. This year we also had some of there Trail Crew doing some trails work and many of the volunteers worked on cleaning debris and leafs off the trails.

Thanks to the more than 25 individuals who joined in the Tryon clean up and the 100's of other volunteers who cleaned up the other 21 other wonderful Monroe County Parks.

3.25 tons of waste collected (6,500 pounds) of which 1.3 tons (36%) of it was salvageable for recycling (tires, metal, glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc.)

Sincerely:

Jonathan Brown
President

 

GROC 2014

Some Things Have Changed

The GROC Board has recently changed. Jonathan Brown will remain as President supported by a dedicated group who have been involved with GROC since its inception in 2004. GROC has made a significant impact on the expansion of shared-use trails in our area and with your support we will continue that effort.


Great News - GROC's Efforts Pay Off

Monroe County Parks Pilot Program for shared-use trails has come to a successful end.
The pilot program that was run for over 18 months in Tryon and West Bay Park has been deemed a success by the County's consultant, EDR (Environmental Design & Research).  EDR evaluated the parks both prior to and after the pilot and submitted their report to the County.  GROC's members, volunteers and supporters are the reason for the program's success.

  • Volunteers: The amount of effort put into area parks by GROC volunteers has been stunning.  Several miles of new trail were created and existing trails were enhanced in both Tryon and West Bay Park.  
  • Business Support: Local bike shops and businesses like Stan's NOTUBES have also played a very major role in the efforts by supporting GROC.
  • Parks Departments: We must also recognize the Monroe County Parks Department leaders who supported the efforts in every way they could. They have been a pleasure to work with and have really done a great job in making the parks experience very positive for everyone. Please thank Larry Staub ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Dave Rinaldo ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Mark Quinn ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) for the support and effort they have put into this program.
  • Other Local Land Managers: This program was also made possible through the continued support of the Town of Victor and Ontario County. Brian Emelson ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Parks Director for the Town Of Victor has played a major role in GROC's success. Brian was the first land manager to support GROC by allowing us to work with him at Dryer Road Park. 

GROC & IMBA

GROC has officially become an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) chapter club. This is a significant change in our relationship with IMBA. GROC is now one of only three chapters in our region. We are proud to be recognized by IMBA for our volunteers' advocacy efforts.

 A tough year for Mountain Bike Clubs  - Why Support GROC and IMBA
IMBA lost its ability to provide affordable insurance for clubs this year. This is a significant issue for mountain bike clubs. GROC and many other clubs almost went away.   In order to work on trails we need to carry insurance to protect our volunteers and board members. This may seem like an easy thing but very few insurance companies are able to provide such policies for mountain bike clubs.  Fortunately GROC was recently able to find a solution with one of the few insurance companies that can provide the coverage we need.

GROC memberships will be a joint membership with IMBA. When you join GROC you will also become an IMBA member. With your financial support GROC will be able to continue to provide insurance, tools and materials that are required to build and maintain the trails in our area. Please continue to support GROC and IMBA .

We need your memberships now more than ever! We will not be able to continue to build and maintain local trails without your support.

JOIN TODAY !

 


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