|Steve and Duane take a moment to show that Cyclova XC trail work days aren’t all business – rather, a lot of fun!|
You read the title right, this Saturday, November 10 you are encouraged to join us for an afternoon on getting the XC Ski trail in St. Croix Falls ready for winter & to be groomed.
“Wait”, you say – there aren’t xc ski trails in St. Croix Falls… Well, now there are. We’re thrilled to announce that there will indeed be groomed xc ski trails in St. Croix Falls, located on the north side of town within the 450 acre Wert Nature Preserve. To ski the entire system will be just under a 6k ski, with a few sections of out and back. This will be a trail for all levels of xc skiers, with flat meandering loops, as well as very challenging climbs/descents. Trail marking signage & and trailhead will be installed in the coming month. Much more of the details will be released in following posts here, as well as on the city of St. Croix Falls website. Thanks to the City of St. Croix Falls (the “City of Trails”) for making this happen!
To be among the first to learn a whole lot more about these trails – and to be a part of getting them ready to ski in their inaugural season, bring a shovel, branch “nippers”, and a strong back this Saturday. We will meet up at the Cyclova XC in downtown St. Croix Falls at 2PM, review the game plan, and then caravan to the trail head site by 2:30PM (at the north end of Day Road). Some folks will walk the trails picking up sticks, others will trim back a few overhanging branches, and others will walk the meadow packing down pocket gopher dirt mounds. The goal will be to prep the ground so that we have an ideal surface to start grooming when the snow flies – and to ensure good skiing conditions with minimal snow.
We’ll likely work out on the trail for 3 hours. Then, at about 5:30PM folks are likely to grab dinner at one of the great restaurants in town. Following dinner, at 7PM, we will be screening Salsa Cycles new adventure cycling film “Reveal The Path” on the 17 foot Cyclova XC big screen. This film was made by the same folks who filmed “Ride the Divide” and has won much acclaim. Don’t miss this chance to see a great new adventure cycling film amongst like minded folks!
In summary, following is the day’s schedule:
2:00PM: Trail workers converge at Cyclova XC, to look at trail maps and review the game game plan.
2:30PM: Caravan to the trailhead site, at the end of Day Road
5:30PM: The group likely will decide on a place to eat, and enjoy dinner/drinks together
7:00PM: Reveal The Path will be screened (all welcome, free to attend) at Cyclova XC.
BE A PART OF IT! Also, RSVP for this fun day on the Facebook Event Page – where this will likely be lively discussion leading up to the event!