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The City of Fredericksburg will be holding an opening ceremony for the VCR trail on Saturday, September 20th. The crossing signals will be activated and ready for use at that time. For safe crossing at the trail's intersection with Blue Gray Parkway, please use the signals but be aware the wait may be long during the busiest times of the day.

 

Quarry trails are OPEN.

 

Trails are dry and in good condition.  One skinny downed tree at the upstream end of Ridge needs to come out.  If you have a folding saw in your pack then please take a minute to get the tree out of the way.

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 17 September 2014 11:28)

 

Storm water run-off from the Old Quarry Road has been flowing onto Scout trail with enough volume and velocity to undo the hard work of so many volunteers. Exposed geotextile fabric and large ruts where Scout trail meets the gravel road are clear evidence of the problem. Recognizing the need for a fix but also recognizing FATMUG lacks the resources to fix the problem, we've been talking to the Fredericksburg Public Works Department about a solution. On September 4th  we received the following notification:

"The Public Works Department is tentatively scheduling repairs to the quarry access road on September 22 and 23, weather permitting. This is the gravel access road off the end of Wicklow Drive. Road grading will be performed in various locations and some repair work will be done at a creek crossing, assuming permit issues are cleared. 

During the roadwork activity, there may be times during the work day when the access road will be temporarily closed to traffic to facilitate equipment working on the roadway. The road is anticipated to be reopened at the end of each work day."


This is great news not only because it offers a solution to the problem but because it also demonstrates that the City recognizes both the hard work of volunteers and the value of a great off-road trail network.

Please try to plan your trail use around the dates so as not to interrupt the City's work.

 

 

We were contacted in early September by an engineering firm who is working with VDOT to conduct an environmental assessment of potential impacts to social and environmental factors that may occur as a result of proposed improvements to the Interstate 95 corridor in the Fredericksburg area.  See the following map and letter for background.  Hopefully by letting VDOT know where our trails are and how much we value them, the trails will be spared during future construction/expansion of roadways. Thanks to Rob Maple for helping send these folks trail location data.

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FATMUG's annual Board of Directors meeting was held on September 15th.  We welcome back to the Board Jay Dunn, Jason Syverson and Shaun Melendy.  Congratulations (and thank you for volunteering) to newly installed officers Jason - Secretary and Shaun - Treasurer.

 

 

Please take a look at the calendar below and consider coming out to help build/improve/maintain the trails we all love so much.  No experience is necessary and you can stay for however long you want, leave when you've had your fill.  Any and all help is appreciated.  You never know when showing up for 10 minutes to help lift a heavy bridge into place at the end of the day will be the make-it-or-break-it effort!


FATMUG Trail Work Calendar
--- Summer 2014 ---
Month Date Leader Details Contact
July 3 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
7 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
10 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
14 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
17 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
19 Bill 7am - downed treet removal. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
21 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
24 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
28 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
31 Andy Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  8am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
August 2
10 Andy Stream crossing near tunnel. 9am at the Sunshine Ballfield gate.

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23 Steve 8am-noon.  Sunshine ballfield gates. Downed tree removal on Pool Pass and Naysayer dirtwork. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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September 6
13 Steve

To be determined.  Check back for details later.

Moved to 9/21

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21 Steve

Naysayer, bench cut and sculpt tread.  Noon at the Sunshine Ballfield gate.

 

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We are extremely pleased to announce the City of Fredericksburg has approved our proposal to build an approximate twelve mile, stacked-loop, mountain bike specific, trail system on the land around the Motts Run Reservoir!  This opportunity to double the amount of high quality single track in the immediate Fredericksburg area has us super stoked and we hope you share that feeling.  We are planning to break ground on this project in November.  Specific dates and times will be posted soon.

 

 

Andrew Thorpe created this detailed "Courtland Trails" Booklet. So if you run, bike walk the trails near Courtland or just a little curious about it please check it out.  Courtland Booklet