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2014
DatesRideLocationRide LeadersTypeDifficulty
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May 11-17Little Sahara Sand Dunes and White Wash Ride
Ride Little Sahara Sand Dunes Sun, Mon. & Tues. (5/11 - 5/13); Travel Day Wed.5/14; Ride White Wash Area Thur.- Sat. (5/15 - 5/17). Camp at White Sands Campground in Little Sahara; Camp at Green River State Park for White Sands area ride.
Jericho and Green River, UTGene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946

Difficulty: 4

Pace: I

Trail: ST (30%), ATV (50%), 4x4 (20%)

Miles: 50-80

Obstacles: H, R, S, D


May 17-18Rainbow Trail Ride
Tentative dates
Westcliffe, COKEITH and KEVIN KOLB

h: (719) 579-0598

Difficulty: 4

Pace: I

Trail: ST (50%), ATV (50%)

Miles: 60

Obstacles: W, H, X, R


Jun 7-8Grizzly-Helena Work Ride
Trail Clearing and work on smoothing out the rock garden south of Red Canyon.
Walden, COGene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946

Difficulty: 4

Pace: I

Miles: 30

Obstacles: W, B, X, R


Jun 14Donner Pass Trail/Project Ride
Up Buckhorn Canyon
FORT COLLINS, CoJeff Deeney

h: (970) 218-6059

Difficulty: 4-5

Trail: ST (50%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (30%)

Miles: 40-50

Obstacles: B, H, X, R


Jun 14-15Snyder Creek (lower elevations) Trail/Project Ride
INTERMEDIATE RIDE - We will camp/stage 1 mile down FS Road 106 from HWY 125, left onto spur FS road 190.1. See "Directions to Rides" - "Snyder Creek", NCTR Camp on map. JD and JEREMY HALE WILL LEAD A BEGINNER RIDE.
Walden, COGene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946
J.D. Hale

Difficulty: 2-3

Pace: E-I

Trail: ST (80%), ATV (10%), 4x4 (10%)

Miles: 50-70

Obstacles: H, R


Jun 15Killpecker - Swamp Creek Cutoff Trail/Project RideFort Collins, COJeff Deeney

h: (970) 218-6059

Difficulty: 4-5

Pace: I-Q

Trail: ST (50%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (30%)

Miles: 40-50

Obstacles: H, R


Jun 28-29llinois Creek / Jack Park / Snyder Creek (upper elevations) Trail/Project Ride
We will camp/stage 1 mile down FS Road 106 from HWY 125, left onto spur FS road 190.1. See "Directions to Rides" - "Snyder Creek", NCTR Camp on map. JD and JEREMY HALE WILL LEAD A BEGINNER RIDE.
Walden, COGene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946
J.D. Hale

Difficulty: 3-4

Pace: I

Trail: ST (70%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (10%)

Miles: 40-50

Obstacles: B, H, X, R


Jul 12Grand Lake Ride
Date is tentative, Jim will firm up later. INTERMEDIATE ride
Grand Lake, COJim Geidel

h: (303) 442-4440

Difficulty: 3

Pace: E-I

Trail: ST (10%), ATV (50%), 4x4 (30%), GR (10%)

Miles: 50-60

Obstacles: W, R


Jul 18-20NCTR 500
3 day ride in Taylor Park Area.
Taylor Park Area, COJ.D. Hale

Difficulty: 4-5

Pace: I-Q

Trail: ST (40%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (20%), GR (10%), SL (10%)

Miles: 70-90

Obstacles: W, B, H, X, R


Jul 26-27Moose Run Pre-ride
Clear deadfall that has fallen since June trail work. Also do mileage checks.
Gene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946
Jeff Deeney

h: (970) 218-6059

Difficulty: 3-4

Pace: I-Q

Trail: ST (50%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (10%), GR (10%), SL (10%)

Miles: 60-80

Obstacles: B, H, R


Aug 1-3MOOSE RUN RALLY
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY. AMA Dual Sport Ride. DUALSPORT - A, B, and C Loops in Northpark Area Web link: http://frontrangeriders.com
Walden, COJeff Deeney

h: (970) 218-6059

Difficulty: 2-3

Pace: I

Trail: ST (30%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (30%), GR (10%), SL (10%)

Miles: 60-120

Obstacles: H


Aug 9-10Albany Ride
Ride date either August 9-10 or 16-17. Ben will firm that up later. ADVANCED ride, with lots of logs, rock gardens and some weird lengthwise running log bridges. WYOMING STICKER REQUIRED.
Albany, WYBen Rush

Difficulty: 4-5

Pace: I

Trail: ST (70%), ATV (20%), 4x4 (10%)

Miles: 60-80

Obstacles: B, H, X, R


Aug 22-24Steamboat Springs Ride
Steamboat Springs trails north of Steamboat in Steamboat Lake, Hahn's Peak, and Little/Big Red Park areas
Steamboat Springs, COBrian Holt

h: (970) 631-4378

Difficulty: 3-4

Pace: I-Q

Trail: ST (40%), ATV (30%), 4x4 (30%)

Miles: 40-60

Obstacles: B, H, X, R


Sep 12-14Peach Valley Ride
Date may change - Chuck will provide details later.
Delta, COChuck Gehr

m: (303) 217-3759

Difficulty: 4

Pace: I

Trail: ST (60%), ATV (40%)

Miles: 40-60

Obstacles: B, H, X


Oct 10-12Moab Ride
Camp in Moab. Ride trails in area. Probably do 1/2 - full day work/ride with Ride-With-Respect and BLM. Probably do White Rim this year which requires street legal bikes.
Moab, UTGene Iley

h: (970) 204-9946

Difficulty: 3-4

Pace: I

Trail: ST (30%), ATV (30%), 4x4 (20%), GR (10%), SL (10%)

Miles: 60-80

Obstacles: B, H, R, S, D


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RIDE REQUIREMENTS

Membership in NCTR (Annual Fee = $25) is required for the rides.

State OHV sticker for the applicable State(s) (Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, etc.) even if you have a License Plate. This is to show we support the State OHV programs.

Spark Arrester and quiet muffler (less than 96 decibels). 96 DECIBELS becomes Colorado law on July 1, 2010.

All rides are via dirt bike.

Bike and rider must be in good working condition.

Protective gear (motorcycle helmet, eye protection -preferably goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt, long pants, and off-road motorcycle boots) must be worn. Also, chest protectors, elbow guards, and knee guards are highly recommended.

MEETING TIMES

Meeting times will be at 9:00 AM with rides staring at 9:30 AM unless otherwise agreed upon with the ride leader. If you intend to ride, please contact the ride leader. Ride leaders may change departure time or meeting place or cancel rides due to lack of participation, bad weather, or unforeseen reasons.

PROJECT RIDES

Trail Projects involve clearing trails of deadfall by riding dirtbikes and carrying small hand-saws and other tools to clear the trails. NCTR has 3 small chain saws with backpack carriers. Some projects are not rides (e.g., bridge building).

2008 AND LATER RIDE DIFFICULTY RATINGS

General - Although we are attempting to rate the rides as indicated below, if you have never ridden with NCTR, you should call the ride leader for more details about the terrain, ride difficulty, and general pace of the ride. Also, we will help one another through particularly difficult sections, but in order to maintain the pace as indicated for a particular ride and overall enjoyment of all the riders, we ask that each rider be able to handle the ride as described without excessive help or stops. Generally most rides are all day (40-80 miles), so bring plenty of fuel, water and lunch/snacks. Ask ride leader for details.

Difficulty (Conditions include a majority of the ride and some or all of the descriptions below):

  • 1-Novice: flat single track, ATV trails or dirt/gravel roads, no rocks or hills.
  • 2-Easy: smooth, few rocks, small hills on single track, ATV trails or dirt/gravel roads.
  • 3-Intermediate: more rocks, bigger hills, rougher trails, water crossings on single track, ATV & 4x4 trails.
  • 4-Difficult: Lots of rocks/tree roots, tough long hills, sidehill, mud/sand & switchbacks on single track.
  • 5-Advanced: Contact Ride Leader for trail description.

Pace (Ride Pace): E - Easy I - Intermediate Q Fairly Quick F - Enduro Fast

Trail (Width or Type): ST - Single Track ATV - ATV 4x4 - 4x4 road G - Gravel/Dirt road SL - Street Legal road (Street Legal bikes required or highly recommended)

Mileage: Number of miles planned per day

Obstacles: W - Deep Water (12 & deeper) B - Difficult Switchbacks H - Steep/Rocky Hills X - Extreme Sidehill R - Rock Garden S - Steep Slickrock D - Deep Sand