• The Poedunks

    are anIMBA affiliated trail club.

    Our focus is building, maintaining and riding sustainable singletrack on Peavine in partnership with Washoe County Parks, The US Forest service, the City of Reno and other Peavine user groups. Read More

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Poedunk Name Change

We have been discussing some changes to our bylaws in conjunction with becoming an IMBA Chapter in the near future.  With these changes, now would be a good time to change our name as well.  We get asked a lot – “What is a Poedunk?” and while all of us agree that it is  a neat name related to the history of Peavine,  outside our group, it is relatively unknown.  With the potential for several local projects coming up that are not on Peavine, we felt it was important to have a name that better reflected the broader geographic area as well as specifically described our activities.  We have been discussing options and narrowed it down to the following suggestions:

Reno-Tahoe Trail Stewards
Reno Area Mountain Bike Association
Northern Nevada Mountain Bike Association 
Reno Trails Alliance
Biggest Little Trail Stewardship

Spring 2014 USFS / Poedunk Trail Projects Underway

Over the next two weeks, work will be occurring here at Middle Keystone, the Kings Row Trailhead area, and on Bacon Strip. Because the machine roughs in trail much faster than the volunteers doing the finish work, there will be sections of new trail that may remain roughed in for a period of a couple weeks. Please stay off of those sections until they are finished. People packing in those sections before the finish work will create more work for the finish crews and slow down the overall completion. Those people will have bad trail karma and will flat twice on every ride.

Tentative schedule of Volunteer Trail Days:
-Sunday, Feb 23- Middle Keystone
-Sunday, March 2- Kings Row
-Sunday, March 9- Meet at West Keystone for Bacon Strip
-Sunday, March 16-TBA
-Sunday, March 23- Meet at West Keystone for Bacon Strip

 

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PANTHER VALLEY PUMP TRACK  – Sunday November 10, 9:00 am to noon

We’ll be shaping and riding in the bumps and turns at the PV Pump Track. We usually work for a couple of hours then have fun and ride!

Tools and drinks provided.

Bring gloves, your bike and some friends!

Directions: From North McCarran & North Virginia intersection, go North past Bonanza Casino, right on Panther Valley Drive (traffic light, Mavericks on NE corner), right on Western Road, east to park.

NEXT MONTHLY POEDUNK MEETING
Wednesday November 13, 6:00 pm @ Archies (2195 North Virginia Street, Downstairs)

-Food/Drink Specials 5:30-6:00 pm

-Business 6:00-7:00 pm

-Social 7:00-?

PEAVINE TRAIL WORK FOLLOW UPWe did some nice finish work on the new Bacon Strip to Halo connection last weekend. Thank you to Kevin Joell who spearheaded the effort and to:

Paul Miers, Eric Gerken, Dick Benoit, Steve Cleek, Montie Milner, Aubrey Milner, Curtis Opperman, Dennis Chapman, Rick Parkin, Gary Badgett, Ian Meinges, Preston White, Jackson Miers

Check out some of the pictures on our web page and if the weather holds will announce the next Peavine trail work session. Thanks everyone for your help, -db

 

Approved Peavine Trail Projects

Shape & Ride Pump Track Nights

 
SHAPE AND RIDE NIGHTS – Wednesday August 7, 6:00 pm at Panther Valley Pump Track

We’ll be shaping and riding in the bumps and turns at the PV Pump Track. Tools and drinks provided. Bring gloves, bike and a square nose shovel if you have one.

Directions: From North McCarran & North Virginia intersection, go North past Bonanza Casino, right on Panther Valley Drive (traffic light, Mavericks on NE corner), right on Western Road, east to park.

 
Race #2 of the 2013 Sierra Cup Series went off without a hitch as do all of the races promoted by Kevin Joel. A last minute entry, a racer from Switzerland scorched the course in record time. Neat to hear him remark after the race in his heavy euro accent – “nice trails”.

PEAVINE CHALLENGE VOLUNTEERS

The next race in the series is the Sawtooth Ridge Challenge in Truckee on June 23. Registration HERE

Follow the Sierra Cup on Facebook – ‘Sierra Cup Mountain Bike Series’. For the full series schedule and rules visit www.renowheelmen.org or click HERE. For series information email: mtb@renowheelmen.org.

Thank you to everyone who helped at the Peavine Challenge this last weekend.
-Steve Cleek
-Eric Gerken
-Kurstin Graham
-Kristi Andresen
-John Lindgren
-Jim Crompton
-Curtis Opperman
-John Hurley
-Niki Martin
-Jack Wayman
-Sandy Deleon
-Chet Burton
-Gary Anghinetti
-Sean Sullivan
-Gary Nagle

Keystone Student Housing Project

There is a public meeting for the proposed KEYSTONE STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT. 

Old Northwest Neighborhood Advisory Board
Thursday MAY 9 , 6:00 p.m.
Northeast Community Center, 1201 Valley Rd., Upstairs!

There will be a presentation on the Keystone Student Housing project at this meeting. The developer and City planning department will be there. PLEASE TRY TO ATTEND.

Halo Trail Maintenance

Halo De-Rutting April 10 2013
Thanks for all your help:
-Dick Benoit
-Anthony Zukowski
-Michael Caldwell
-Jared Vigil
-Justin Enos
-Steve Cleek
-Mike Audusa
-Casey Coffman
-Megan Ludwig
-Curtis Oppenhiemer
-TomDriggers

Halo De-Rutting March 27, 2013 
-Dick Benoit
-Jim Crompton
-Sandy DeLen
-Steve Shane
-Scott Shane
-Kurstin Graham

Lake Tahoes Corral Trail Needs Your Vote!

 

Please cast your vote for Corral Trail to be a recipient of the Bell Built Grant. Bell Helmets is awarding $100,000 to 3 different bike projects. Corral is the only project in California to make the finals. Winning will allow us to build all the proposed features on this favorite Nor Cal trail. Once built, Corral Trail will be a model for how trails with mountain bike features can legally be built in public forests around the country and show a positive partnership with the US Forest Service. Vote on Facebook by selecting Flow Trail Projects, and choosing Corral Trail. Read our grant application to find out more about the project and see the approved plans for 30+ features! Check out some recent press the grant vote has received in Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture and Tahoe Daily Tribune!

13th Annual Nevada Land Conservancy Beer Hike


Saturday, October 13th, 2012

13th Annual Beer Hike for Land Conservation
Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s Spooner-Marlette Lake Hike to Benefit Nevada Land Conservancy
Hike 8:30 am Marlette Lake Trailhead

Come and join the quintessential Sierra fall hike – glorious aspens, good friends, and a high mountain lake – capped off with a cold, refreshing beer. You are invited to join Silver Peak Restaurant & Brewery’s 13th Annual Beer Hike on behalf of Nevada Land Conservancy, Saturday, October 13th. The event will enjoy its third year using the Nevada State Park Spooner-Marlette Lake trail. Participants can enjoy a cold, award-winning Silver Peak beer at Marlette Lake for a suggested donation of $5. The hike begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Spooner Lake parking facilities at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50.

The hike from Spooner to Marlette Lake is roughly 9.5 miles round trip with a 1200 foot elevation gain and no more than 5% grade, so participants are encouraged to drink lots of water when hiking (restrooms are available at Marlette Lake!). Participants can bike or ride horses up the trail, and hike-in camping is available near the lake. Bikes are available for rent at Spooner Lake: 775-749-5349 and www.flumetrail.com.

The Marlette Lake trailhead marker is located at the eastern most end of Spooner Lake parking lot past the toilets. Spooner Lake Park parking facilities are located at the intersection of State Route 28 and U.S. 50. Remember, our state parks need help too — parking is $12 per vehicle with a $2 discount for Nevada residents (please consider carpooling).This year’s participants will have a chance to purchase a commemorative hike pint cup made of flexible, BPA-free silicone, or win a Half Dome 2 Plus tent donated by REI. Please remember to drink lots of water when hiking. Details: Nevada Land Conservancy at 75-851-5180 or Silver Peak Restaurant and Brewery 775-324-1864. For information about the trail or camping opportunities, visit http://parks.nv.gov/ltbc.htm.

Galenafest & Bloody Rose Hillclimb