Our biggest event of the year was another huge success! On January 15, 2017 we gathered at the Carpenter Bypass (Whypass) parking lot to share in social time, group rides, food, fun, and more!
A Review from a First-Time ACM Attendee
As a novice mountain biking human and for it also being my first time to the whypass trail system, ACM 2017 was a wonderful time!
I carpooled with a good friend group out to the site, got bikes ready to roll and headed down to find an inviting scene at the trail head. Groups of same skilled riders were departing in groups from the “party lot.” Folks were friendly and the signs with the trail names was very useful to orient myself to the area at large.
Most importantly, we rode bikes. Other folks encountered on the trails were helpful and friendly with their trail etiquette. I was astounded that even though the ice and snow storms had clearly decimated the area recently, all the trails I rode were open and in terrific shape, albeit frozen.
I returned to find a pizza feast, warming fire, warmer smiles and cold local brew! By looking and commenting on others’ bikes I was introduced to some members of DOD and thanked them for having us to “their” impressive MTB party. I procured tickets for the raffle and then rode a sweet trek MTB what really made me want to ride more of this amazing location. The trek remedy is GREAT!
The day was winding down and my legs were tired. The beautiful day and new friends had gotten me very excited to go again and help in the future with trail building and riding more in the area.
Thanks for the great experience and sweet party!
Wow! It’s so great to see new people joining in the mountain biking fun! It reminds us why we do what we do. Digging trails, organizing events, and supporting a great community is what it’s all about.
We hope to see you next time!