A major toast to all the dedicated volunteers who helped Royalview become a reality for 2012! What an amazing trail, and an ultra-dry season of primo riding to boot…..right? But surprisingly, we’re not done out there yet…..and we’re starting off the fall trailbuilding season a little earlier this year, with plans to focus on specific projects at Royalview only (for now).
Working alongside our partners with Cleveland Metroparks (CMP), we plan to finish building the out-and-back loop, fixing/realigning some drifting lines and benches, and also help decommission some old unsustainable hiking trails that are getting long in the tooth! Wrapping up these open projects is a priority for us and CMP, with the goal to finish everything by the end of the year. This will free up CMP resources to focus on evaluating other reservations for possible trail access for next year!!!
So what’s the key for us??……that we’ll need everyone to show up and represent this fall! That means anyone who has used this trail has no excuse this time around….hikers, bikers, runners, etc. If you can show up for 1 hour or 5 hours, doesn’t matter….just show up and learn, appreciate/respect what goes into proper trail construction, and contribute back! We’ll work the weekend dates (see this LINK), and CMP will have some staff working on bridging and trail during the weekdays. But the big effort to wrap things up will need to come from us, the volunteers! So spread the word….that we need all hands on deck this time……keeping in mind that Royalview is just the beginning — and not the end of new trails in our area!