• 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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April Trail Days

Below is the schedule for trail days in April.   Two Thursday evenings at 5:30 and two Sunday mornings at 9am to give you some variety.  Although the turnout through March was about a third of what we had last year during the spring build, we were still able to come up with roughly $4000 in volunteer hours towards our grant match on this project.  That puts us about a quarter of the way to what is needed.  Coming out for half a day not only gets us closer to having another trail on Peavine to hike, run or ride, but it’s also like making an $80 donation to the Poedunks.
Meet location for all days is the Kings Row Trailhead, which is down the dirt road to the west after you go through the Kings Row access portal between the houses at the top of Kings Row(next to 4085 Kings Row).  Low clearance vehicles are not recommended, your best bet is to park on the street and walk in.  Wear long sleeves and long pants, and sturdy shoes.  Bring water, snacks, and a bike helmet to wear or you can borrow one of our hardhats. Post work refreshments provided.  

april trail days flier

Spring Build 2015

Spring is upon us, the temperature is moderate, the soil is moist and workable, and everyone is itching for new trails.  So let’s go!  The spring build session will be at least 6 volunteer days in March, with the primary project being the construction of the yet to be named Kings Row-to-Las Brisas connector or Project 3 as we call it.  The schedule is below, all trail days start at 9am at the location listed.  Please wear long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes, and bring gloves, water and snacks.  We will have safety equipment to borrow if needed.  You may wear a bike helmet or borrow one of our hard hats.  All tools provided, no experience necessary.  Most trail days will go until 1pm-ish.

Schedule:
Saturday, March 7
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
Saturday, March 21
Friday, March 27
Saturday, March 28

spring build 2015

Note that the Kings Row Trailhead is down the dirt road to the left about 1/4 mile after you go between the houses at the Kings Row Portal.  Low clearance vehicles are not recommended.  You may park on the street and hike in if you are concerned.

As an extra incentive, two lucky trail volunteers during the spring build will receive complimentary entries in the sold out Battle Born Enduro on May 9th courtesy of event sponsor Sutter Equipment Co.  The more days you attend the higher the chance of winning!

 

IMBA Trail Care Crew comes to Reno

The Poedunks and Reno were selected as a location for the 2014 nationwide tour of the Subaru / IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association) Trail Care Crew.  These crews of trail experts have been traveling the country helping to teach volunteers and land managers about sustainable trail building, promoting access for mountain bikers and helping foster positive relationships between groups and land managers.  We will be hosting them the weekend of November 1-2.  Saturday evening we will hold a totally fun night ride and costume contest, meeting at the East Keystone Trailhead at 5:45, group ride leaves at 6pm.  Jet Lites will have some demo lights available on a first come first served basis.  The ride will tour some of the newer trails on Peavine including Halo, Crispy Bacon, and Poedunk trail with amazing views of the city lights. A longer option may be available. Snacks and libations will be served afterward.

On Sunday, November 2 we will host their Trail Building School teaching techniques for building fun and sustainable singletrack.  The classroom session will be at the Main Ranch House at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St, Reno, NV  89503.  Class starts at 9am.  Lunch will be provided.  After lunch, the group will relocate to the field session, building a new connector trail near Keystone Canyon. Attendance for the full day is required to participate.  The course is free, however reservations are needed.  Click here to register.
IMBA TCC flier 2014

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