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This should be cool to check out, mark your calendars! February 16-18 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. #nahbs #nahbs2018 #handmadebicycles .
Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack"
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Another great start to the day! Trails are looking good!
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To those who sent us an email requesting to be added to the trail work email blasts, stay tuned! You should be receiving some info on upcoming trail work shortly! (And thank you!)
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack"
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#cowlesparksingletrack #cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbct #mtbne #mtb #respectthetrails #mountainbiking #mcga #respectothertrailusers #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
PSA: All, the town has asked us to spread the following message: When the Cowles main parking lot exceeds its capacity, please do not park along RT187 / South Main Street. Being a busy road this is seen as a safety issue. Alternatively, you can park on Tunxis Avenue just past Wynding Hills Road. Please park on the south side of the road where it is not posted, and not blocking driveways nor access roads. Cowles Park actually extends to this point as part of the Orange Trail. Also please respect the property owner’s wishes and stay off the main part of their lawn as you follow the fence line into Cowles. This trail will bring you past the end of Toboggan Run.
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack" #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
#stopthetrailbraids #justsaynototrailbraiding
It was a beautiful day, the sun beat down...
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Go get some! Time for a ride! Dawn patrol was spectacular! Trails are a bit dusty and loose. Could certainly use some rain, but the temps were perfect!
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Stay tuned for an email to those who subscribed...on some projects including trail work. We will also be seeking some donations to help complete those projects. More to come! Ps...a little foreshadowing with this pic.
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack"
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#cowlesparksingletrack #cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbct #mtbne #mtb #respectthetrails #mountainbiking #mcga #respectothertrailusers #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
Another great day for a demo day! @giantbicycles @ridgelinebike @livcyclingusa #livcyclingusa
#giantbicycles #ridgelinebikesofavon
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack"
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#cowlesparksingletrack #cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #mtb #respectthetrails #mountainbiking #mcga #respectothertrailusers #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
Trail braid is back! With our blockage neatly stacked. I see why the braid was done. But why not take the original approach, get on the rock, make the turn, then do the drop? Like it's original intention? Get up on the rock, then decide...easy roll off left or harder drop to the right.
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Cowles is riding nice! There is a Giant demo tomorrow at COWLES PARK from 10 until 3, hosted by Ridgeline Bikes.
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack"
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#cowlesparksingletrack #cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #mtb #respectthetrails #mountainbiking #mcga #respectothertrailusers #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
Since I can't ride VT right now, might as well do some bike maintenance and drink VT beer while thinking of everyone who is riding VT this weekend! Good luck at the VT50! And everyone else I know heading to KT, Stowe, etc, enjoy! I'll get some here this weekend!
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack" #cowlesparksingletrack
It's back and better than ever! Thanks to Eric H. for letting us know! We have a great community of riders and people who want to help out! These kinds of things will not dissuade us! The approach ramp has been reconstructed after just being destroyed and the trail braid has been blocked off as well!
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @"Cowles Park Singletrack" #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
#stopthetrailbraids #justsaynototrailbraiding
BREAKING NEWS! Apparently there is now a disgruntled person (presumably a rider) who is now working on his own. This is hurting the efforts of NEMBA, the town, and the work we have done to make Cowles park a SAFE and multi-user friendly location. If anyone knows them, please ask them to stop this reckless behavior immediately. The authorities have been notified. Remember, no trail work is permitted in Cowles without permission of the town and NEMBA. This destruction of sanctioned trails was not seen last night, and was discovered this morning. The original trail was blocked and the ramp up the rock destroyed.
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @Cowles Park Singletrack #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
#stopthetrailbraids #justsaynototrailbraiding
Trails are a touch damp this morning, but not soaking wet, and not soft, still very firm, and surprisingly...tacky. No real mud, but some slime will get on your bike. Very few puddles. But...BEWARE...the roots and rocks are slippery as all get up! Hold on tight going over them! Weather appears to be continued possible showers through out the day (weekend too) and humid. So please use common sense when deciding when and where to ride, especially immediately following rainfall.
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Send an email to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com if you'd like to stay up to date on upcoming trail work!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @Cowles Park Singletrack #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
#stopthetrailbraids #justsaynototrailbraiding
Everyone, please, please, please, stop the trail braiding and new lines! This needs to stop, or entire features will get shut down. This pic is just one example. There is already an easy line, a moderate line and a fun 3rd line....now another braid while we are getting trails approved is counterproductive! This could cause issues with our relationship with the town and may be detrimental to our continued riding in Cowles. Please stop!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @Cowles Park Singletrack #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
#stopthetrailbraids #justsaynototrailbraiding
BIG NEWS to share! The Northwest CT Chapter of NEMBA and the Town of East Granby have partnered to help protect and maintain the trail system we all enjoy so much here at Cowles!!!
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In the very near future a couple of cool projects are expected to begin and your help will be needed if you are interested in contributing! We will provide updates on future trail work sessions via email blasts to anyone interested, and potentially on social media. So if interested please send us your email address to cowlesparksingletrack@gmail.com to be included.
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In the meantime it is important that we respect the town's wishes to not create any new trails or alter any of the existing trails, without approval of the town parks manager and NEMBA. Your continued efforts to help maintain the trails, such as closing down braids when they develop, removing debris, and picking up trash are greatly appreciated!
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For more information on NEMBA please visit their website at http://www.nemba.org. The work done by various NEMBA chapters at places like Nassahegan State Forest, Rockland Preserve and other locations are examples of the great work they have accomplished with help from the local mountain bike communities.
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PS...trails are riding great so #gogetsome!
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Get the latest trail reports and other info on Cowles Park on IG @cowlesparksingletrack and on FB @Cowles Park Singletrack #cowlesparksingletrack
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids #nemba #nwctnemba
Little slimy and slippery this morning, especially the roots and a few corners. Also a few puddles of standing water in inopportune places. Highly recommend giving the trails a chance to dry out some more, say until mid-afternoon. Following that riding should be great and get better as the weekends progresses!
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#cowles #cowlespark #ctmtb #mtbne #respectthetrails #respectthetrailbuilders #respectthetrailbuildersefforts #eastgranby #eastgranbymtnbiking #mtnbike #mtnbiking #mountainbiking #getoutside #gorideabike #rideabike #mcga #multiusetrails #respectothertrailusers #getsome #newengland #newenglandmtbtrails #justsaynototrailbraids