Pedals vs. Pistons vs. Horseshoes vs. Hiking Boots Trail Work Challenge


Saturday Sept 5th 8:00am to 1:00pm Drive up Snowbowl Road to Freidlein Prairie Road and follow the signs to the work site meeting location.
If you do not have a high clearance vehicle, please come a little early and park a Freidlein Prairie and Snowbowl and catch a ride with another participant. See here for a Google Map.
JOIN THE CHALLENGE!
Let’s see which trail user group can show up in the greatest numbers for this great trail!
A lovely trophy is on the line for thewinning group… they will hold that trophy until next year’s challenge.
Project: New West Secret Trail construction with Coconino Trail Riders, Coconino Horsemen’s Alliance and The Sierra Club (Fliers showed FS164B as the meting location, which has changed to Freidlein Prairie. We will have someone redirecting folks to the correct location from FS164B. Sorry for the confusion.)
Join this fun event… we ALL WIN when we work together to build good trail and strong trail-user relationships.
That said, we really need to get that trophy back from the Coconino Trail Riders! All Trail events start at 8:00 am and conclude with lunch at 1:00 pm. Coffee will be served between 8:00 am and 8:30 am, and snacks, beverages, tasty lunch and FUN are all provided.
Please bring long pants, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and water, and if you have them, work gloves and a bike helmet.
Tools and trail crew instructions are provided, as well as some gloves and hard-hats.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
You provide the enthusiasm.
We need concerned cyclists to enroll as members
Contact Anthony at:
trails@flagstaffbiking.org or (928) 526-7704 with any questions.

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Now Get Out There & Build Some Trails!!..

Lake Mary Construction

Flagstaff, AZ —Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 26 on the Lake Mary Boating Access Improvement Project.

Construction will occur on the Upper Lake Mary Day Use Site, The Narrows Day Use Site, and the Lower Lake Mary Day Use Site through mid-September 2009.

Project activities will include the following.

UPPER LAKE MARY DAY USE SITE- installing a courtesy boat dock- demolishing old toilet facility- installing sidewalk compliant with the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) to the new toilet facility and picnic ramadas- reinforcing ADA-compliant sidewalks by installing curbs

THE NARROWS DAY USE SITE- removing old composting toilet compartment - removing sidewalk leading from parking lot to old toilet facility/concrete pad- constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk to the new toilet facility


LOWER LAKE MARY DAY USE SITE- constructing ADA-compliant sidewalk to the new toilet facility- demolishing old toilet facility and existing sidewalk
These activities may cause temporary closures of facilities at various times between August 26 and September 11, however, no closures or construction will occur Friday, September 4 through Monday, September 7 for Labor Day Weekend.
For additional information regarding this project, please contact the Coconino National Forest, Peaks and Mormon Lake Ranger Districts at (928) 526-0866.

The Taylor Fire & The Crew’s That Kicked It’s Butt!!..


Most fire crews are heading home just days after delivering a knock-out blow to a wildfire that had sent smoke and ash into the Flagstaff area Sunday and Monday, but by Tuesday night was left smoldering.
The Taylor fire, reported at 6 a.m. Sunday, burned 3,545 acres in the Sycamore Canyon area, 22 miles southwest of Flagstaff. Fanned by gusting winds and a parched forest, the wildfire was likely crowning out Sunday before firefighters arrived, said Jeannie Gilbertson, spokeswoman for the Coconino National Forest.
But a relatively modest fire season so far allowed the Forest Service to throw plenty of resources at the Taylor fire Sunday and Monday.

The sheer number of available firefighters and resources, such as air attack, engines and water tenders, allowed firefighters to deliver a one-two punch.
"The turning point was we were able to order a lot of crews and they were able to get right in there and get that line punched in," Gilbertson said.
Aided by calmer winds Tuesday, firefighters had roughed out a containment line around 65 percent of the fire by nightfall.
At the height of efforts, 595 personnel were on the scene, but since Thursday, some crews have been sent home.
At fire camp located off Woody Mountain Road, the food caterer, showers and the fire information office will stay on through the weekend, as will a number of firefighters who will finish and reinforce the containment line, at 90 percent as of Friday, and begin mop-up duties.
Gilbertson said the Type II management team will handoff support duties to a Type III organization still on the scene managing crews and equipment.
The Peaks and Mormon Lake ranger districts of the Coconino N.F. will oversee the remainder of the incident.
Forest Service personnel will also be on hand to direct hunters in the area.
Hunting season began Friday, and while the East Pocket area was reopended, parts of area 6B were closed because of the fire.
Additionally, the Kelsey Springs, Taylor Cabin and Winter Cabin trails are closed.
Forest roads 231A, 231 and 538D will remain open for thru traffic only.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Taylor Fire information from the Northern Arizona Incident Management Team
We Should All Thank The Men & Woman That Fought The Taylor Fire & Kicked It’s Butt!!..

Bike Shop Hub of Flagstaff Az.

Josh Lipton is running a successful mail order business www.BikeShopHub.com and has an international customer base. Josh is running his business out of a shipping container in his Flagstaff back yard.

A hand-carved sign hangs on a tree in his driveway advertising the Web site that sells bike trailers, bags and racks. But despite the very bike-friendly nature of Flagstaff, Lipton concedes that BikeShopHub.com and its companion sites are more widely known on the Internet than in his own home town. "Only 3 or 4 percent of our sales are local," he said.

Israel, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan and China are just some of the countries to which Lipton has shipped his wares.

The business started about five years ago out of his garage in Railroad Springs when Lipton started selling a plastic bike case and trailer to be pulled behind bikes. Although the case was the inspiration for the business, he quickly found out what his customers were really interested in."The trailer was selling better than the product," he said.

So Lipton established BikeTrailerShop.com and started selling various trailers, bike bags and racks from well-known brands like Extrawheel USA, Burly Cargo Trailers and Xtracycles.

Recently, Lipton has rolled out his own trailer -- called the Wandertec Bongo trailer. The flatbed, two-wheeler trailer is built here in Flagstaff out of a small granny flat behind his house.

The frame is made by a local metalsmith, with members of his six- person staff cutting the wood platform on a specialized router.

The company has the other parts shipped in from various suppliers around the globe.

Lipton smiles as he tilts the trailer back, exposing a one-of-a- kind hitch they designed."We could have patented it," he says proudly.

Prices starts at $319 for the hand-built trailer.

Prices at BikeShopHub.com range from 99 cents for replacement pins to more than $1,000 for high-end baby "chariots" designed to be pulled behind bikes.

Surprisingly, the expensive carriers are selling, despite the recession."We find we do very well with the high-end product," he said.

Lipton guesses that many local bike shops are unwilling to stock the costly merchandise -- which come in various colors, sizes and configurations -- out of fear that they might sell quickly.

Lipton estimates that BikeShopHub.com did roughly $1.2 million in sales last year.

But despite running a successful business, Lipton said he is currently financing his entire inventory with an American Express credit card that caters to small businesses like his.

Lipton had been using a $32,000 revolving line of credit with a national bank for years until the bank decided to cut his credit limit in half after he had paid off all outstanding debt. He said the new credit line was insufficient to keep his business running.

With his shelves nearly overflowing, Lipton said he hopes to move into another Flagstaff location -- his third since starting the business five years ago -- this fall.

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Josh Lipton, president of BikeShopHub.com, sits on a work bench in the firm's head office. The company is doing more than $1 million in annual sales mostly through the Web
The Wandertec Bongo is a multi-purpose bike trailer manufactured in Flagstaff by BikeShopHub.com.
The Caddie is part of the Classic line of trailers, made to be functional and cost efficient. The Caddie includes the CTS cycling kit, and is ready to roll as a bike trailer right out of the box. This trailer is compatible with the Baby Supporter so you can ride with younger kids, but has a large cock pit to accommodate larger children as well. At home storage is a breeze with the patented enfold system and easy to remove quick release wheels. Weather protection, a sunscreen panel, and ample room for 2 tots, the Caddie is great fun for full family excursions $337.50 The Cheetah 1, for one child, presents the best value to feature ratio of the X-Country carriers while still featuring Chariot's uncompromising construction quality. The Cheetah's lightweight, aluminum frame makes it a breeze to push or pull, whether behind a bike, on skis, following you down the trail on a hike, or in front of you while in jogger or stroller mode. Just add the accessories you need to complete your daily adventures.
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Now Get Out There & Do Some Peddling!!....

Flagstaff, Old-Fashioned Mountain Bike Race

So it’s that time of the year 8th Annual Absolute Bikes, St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Flagstaff, Old-fashioned Mountain Bike Race August 22, 2009.

Decided that I mist last years race that I would come out this year and take photo’s of the race and the riders that I knew. I hear that there was all together 300 rides that turned out for the race.

That is a great thing since the proceeds of the race go to the Flagstaff Food Bank. They have had this race for the 8 years now and it is one fun race to be apart of.

This year I had few friends riding in the race Joe Beer, Simon, Paul, Carlo and their kids.

I also seen Jeff a Sales Rep from Electra Bikes: and Chris a Sales Rep from Shimano: both really great guy’s that I have known for a few years. There was also other Rep’s there from Specialized:, & Giant:.

Absolute Bikes of Flagstaff they did a great job in putting this ride together and getting all the riders to come out and ride. This years after ride ceremony was at Absolute Bikes Shop. I was going to go but there isn’t that much places to park.

I wish they would put the after ride ceremony back at Wheeler Park. There is more parking spaces and a big place for every one to come out. When it was at the park there were more venders and a Beer garden. They use to have a ride if you weren’t racing they had a tour ride that went on the trails north of town.

Well may be next years event it will be back to the same. I can’t wait till next years ride & I hope to see you all at the 9th Annual Absolute Bikes Race.

8th Annual Absolute Bikes Mountain Bike Race Results:
Beginner Female - Age Division Results
Beginner Male - Age Division Results
Sport Female - Age Division Results
Sport Male - Age Division Results
Expert/Pro Female - Age Division Results
Expert/Pro Male - Age Division Results
Single Speed Male - Overall Division Results
Teen Combined Male & Female - Age Division Results

MALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION



FEMALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION

MALE SPORT DIVISION

FEMALE SPORT DIVISION
474 VICTORIA NELSON
485 CYDNEY RUMPF

MALE BEGINNER DIVISION
482 CARL POSTON







528 JO WRIGHT


FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
414 NICOLE BURDETTE
418 MANDIE CUPP
433 LAURA GLOSCHAT
566 GINGER LOGAN
544 KIM WARD
527 ELLEN WRIGHT
566 GINGER LOGAN

544 KIM WARD
418 MANDIE CUPP
COMBINED MALE & FEMALE TEEN DIVISION
566 GINGER LOGAN
414 NICOLE BURDETTE
481 EMILIO PIETROCARLO
COMBINED MALE & FEMALE TEEN DIVISION
551 RYAN CAIN
The Peaks
MALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION
573 BRAD JOHNSON 3rd Over All




MALE SPORT DIVISION
32 Over all 545 STEVE WARD



20th Over All 434 CRAIG GREGORY


MALE SPORT DIVISION
45th Over All #435 JD HAILER
MALE SPORT DIVISION
39th Over All #423 MICHAEL DOWER

MALE BEGINNER DIVISION
4Th Over All #556 NICK THORPE

MALE SPORT DIVISION
43rd over all #497 JIM STABLER
MALE BEGINNER DIVISION
13th over all #473 BUTCH NELSON
11th over all #575 BRET HOOD
MALE SPORT DIVISION
49th over all 529 SIMON WRIGHT
18th in his class 529 SIMON WRIGHT

55th 588 CHARLIE SMITH


MALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION
3rd over all #573 BRAD JOHNSON
2nd in his class #573 BRAD JOHNSON


FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
3rd over all #603 JOSIE ALLEN
1st in her class #603 JOSIE ALLEN








FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
4th over all #418 MANDIE CUPP
1st in her class #418 MANDIE CUPP
FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
6th over all #566 GINGER LOGAN
1st in her class #566 GINGER LOGAN

FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
5th over all #414 NICOLE BURDETTE
3rd in her class #414 NICOLE BURDETTE
Joe Beer
MALE SPORT DIVISION
50th over all #559 JOE CLEMENTS lap
19th in his class #559 JOE CLEMENTS
MALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION
17th over all #452 KEN KOCH
6th in his class #452 KEN KOCH
# 480 PAUL PIETROCARLO
MALE SINGLE SPEED DIVISION
4th over all #534 GIORGIO FILIPPINETTI
MALE SPORT DIVISION
#480 PAUL PIETROCARLO
MALE SINGLE SPEED DIVISION
6th over all #407 GUY BELL




MALE BEGINNER DIVISION
44th over all #528 JO WRIGHT
9th in his class #528 JO WRIGHT




FEMALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION
4th over all #462 WINDY MARKS
3rd in her class #462 WINDY MARKS
MALE SPORT DIVISION
24th over all 537 JAMES BRIA
7th in his class 537 JAMES BRIA









MALE EXPERT/PRO DIVISION
9th over all 461 DAVID MARKS
2nd in his class 461 DAVID MARKS

FEMALE SPORT DIVISION
5th over all 542 HAYLEY WIHONGI
1st in her class 542 HAYLEY WIHONGI





FEMALE SPORT DIVISION
6th over all 424 LIANE EHRICH
2nd in her class 424 LIANE EHRICH
Simon
MALE SPORT DIVISION
49th over all 529 SIMON WRIGHT
18th in his class 529 SIMON WRIGHT
FEMALE BEGINNER DIVISION
11th over all #527 ELLEN WRIGHT
2nd #527 ELLEN WRIGHT

462 WINDY MARKS
Once more the Peaks
559 JOE CLEMENTS
480 PAUL PIETROCARLO

559 JOE CLEMENTS
480 PAUL PIETROCARLO
559 JOE CLEMENTS
480 PAUL PIETROCARLO
After the race is over Joe and Paul were hopeing there was beer in those coolers
559 JOE CLEMENTS
480 PAUL PIETROCARLO

See You All At Next Years 9th Annual Old-fashioned Mountain Bike Race!!