Rob wrote:[url=http://www.lambaonline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44&start=15]There aren't any rules for how much time a person puts into projects for LAMBA. We just want people to join and help anyway they can.
Some things require more teamwork than others. Good sustainable trails take careful planning and lots of hard work to get them laid down. Then the maintenance has to happen as the brush tries to reclaim your work.
People volunteering to be quadrant chairs will be one way to get more trails. Right now, Lamba doesn't have enough members to start projects on other city and county lands. But if we can get people from different parts of the city to build local membership (a committee) that could keep an eye on the maintenance (say around Seminole Valley or Squaw Creek), they could coordinate with the board to set up trail design, building and maintenance projects to get the additional trails we all want.
LAMBA has the tools and skills, but again, right now we don't have enough committed volunteers to maintain more local projects than Beverly. So if Beverly and Sugar Bottom are all people want - so be it. On the other hand, if people want more trails, they need to commit to doing more than just riding and help LAMBA build a club that can maintain a city wide system.[/url]
Rob wrote:I'll be at the Marion Parks meeting with a simple statement requesting Marion consider having MTB Trails as part of their plan for good growth. We want this to be on their radar as worthy recreation. It's important to note that the "crazy" image of riding sticks in people's minds, yet even the most extreme stuff all starts with basic, safe singletrack that makes people remember how fun it is to cruise through the woods under your own power. We all start with baby steps, whether riding or walking. Then, it makes us crave more as our skills build! For now, let's show our responsibility as stewards of the land, recruit others to help us do the hard ground work, and help people know how fun it is to get around beautiful places under their own power.
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