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COPMOBA-Grand Valley Canyons Chapter Update:

May 16, 2013
March-April Events:
SPRING TIME IS TRAILWORK TIME IN THE VALLEY!!  Hopefully you were able to get out and participate in a trail work event this Spring, since we had plenty of opportunities.
COPMOBA has tried to stay a step ahead of Mother Nature with our trail building.  At this time, I think we won.  We were able to complete the MOJOE trail at 18 Rd with a great workday on Saturday, March 16, (after not being able to get out to work on the two previous weekends due to weather), with a Grand Opening Ceremony on Sunday, March 17th in which we had over 50 people attend with the majority getting an opening day ride.  This event was a 1st for a lot of COMOBA members to put a tool in the ground and see a fun and awesome trail develop in a short period of time, but Quick read more or view full article it could not have been possible without lots of teamwork.  SHOUT OUT to all for great work done on MOJOE!!
April 6th we completed trail maintenance on Gunny Loop to correct some drainage issues and build a big berm to keep rider flow on the trail corridor and not having to brake hard after a drop off to get back in middle of trail.  Project leader was Marc Kenney and we had about 20 volunteers for this project.   
COPMOBA had a huge trailbuilding project on April 13th-14th at the Three Sisters Property where we had over 50 volunteers for the 2 day project.  We were able to complete the upper loop trail, Yes-N-DeeDee.  Chris Muhr was project lead on this project.   This trail was completed with the help of VOC/BLM Crew Leader Training Program.  6 new crew leaders completed the training for GVC Chapter; Adam Wadas, Denis Grisak, Bill Cooper, John Howe, Robb Parsons, and Jen Sliney.   Rod Fitzhugh completed the program for the Ridgeway Chapter.
Monday Night Maintenance Projects started slow with the 1st two at Kokopelli’s cancelled due to weather 4/8 and 4/15, but we were able to get out on 4/22 to Koko to erase lines on Mary/Wranglers and Rustlers with David ‘Barney’ Barnett being Project Leader for the Koko Projects. Thank you to Board and Buckle for sponsoring these Monday night projects
Lunch Loop Moto Trail got some love on 4/29 from Adam Wadas and a GrassRoots Cycles crew. 
On 4/30 COPMOBA held a Crew Leader meeting at Lunch Loop where we discussed issues pertaining to crew leading and making sure that we are on the same page with trailer hauling, volunteer customer service, and trail construction.  We had 11 crew leaders show up and was able to get out on Three Sisters to clean up some lines and start a connector to Curt’s Lane.
With the MOG Fest and Fat Tire Fest, COPMOBA was very busy during the March and April.  Thank you to all who volunteered their time for these events. 
Remember it takes a group of people to create and maintain our awesome trails, not just one or two people.
Kris Cox
COPMOBA-Grand Valley Canyons Chapter
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