The 2016/2017 trailwork season is over and the numbers are in. DOD volunteers reported over 2,800 hours clearing and maintaining our local trails. Last winter saw an emphasis on clearing trails as our workers logged overtime … literally logging out dozens of trees and hundreds of branches that fell during the December 2016 ice storm. DOD also began working with Willamalane in Springfield to develop mountain bike and multi-use trails in the Thurston Hills. We finally broke ground and expect to make a big push on building more new trails out there in the upcoming year.
We’d like to thank our hard working volunteers for giving back to the trails we all love to ride. A huge shout-out goes to Peter O’Toole, DOD’s Trailwork Coordinator for organizing and leading the work crews. Although most would agree that building and improving trails is its own reward, DOD’s Trailwork Rewards Program recognizes volunteers who contribute at least 25 hours a year. So come on out and join us! Digging in the dirt and meeting new people to ride bikes with is a great way to spend the day. Check the DOD calendar for upcoming work parties.