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Trail Conditions Affected by Weather

According to several recent reports, as of 11/10/15, RAT trail conditions have deteriorated with recent weather.  The north, northeast and northwest aspects of the higher terrain have a lot of snow, mud and ice.  A few riders have tried Ratical and found it virtually impassable.  Would suspect the same for Plagueground and upper Rat Trap.  [...]

By | 2015-11-11T01:08:03+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Trail Report, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trail Conditions Affected by Weather

Massive 2014 Construction Effort Now Underway

AmeriCorps crew members at work on the RAT System May 30, 2014. Biking around Ridgway gets more exciting all the time. The weekend of May 10-11, 2014, 70+ volunteers, led by VOC and BLM staff kicked off an intense, 10-week push to finish 20 miles of brand new single-track, multi-use trail just north of Ridgway. The [...]

By | 2014-11-14T22:10:07+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Trail Report|Comments Off on Massive 2014 Construction Effort Now Underway

SCC Trail Crew Shreds for Rat

On June 16 a crew of 8 Trail Blazers from Southwest Conservation Corps in Durango arrived in Ridgway to build trail for RAT/COPMOBA and BLM. These folks do not dither, fritter or thrash around. They shred dirt like a Sutter 300 Mini Dozer burning nitro-methane. Scott has put them to work cutting in a new [...]

By | 2014-11-14T20:25:28+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Trail Report|Comments Off on SCC Trail Crew Shreds for Rat

RAT Seeks Parks and Trails Grant

ONE CONSTRUCTION GRANT IN PROGRESS, ONE AWARDED - RAT SEEKS PARKS AND TRAILS GRANT - STATE PARK RECEIVES TRAIL CONSTRUCTION GRANT Please help RAT snag a $200,000.00 parks and trails grant by contacting Amy Sharp at Sparrow Consulting. She is writing a CO Parks and Wildlife construction grant for COPMOBA-Sneffels Chapter (RAT) this year. [...]

By | 2014-11-14T02:36:42+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Trail Report|Comments Off on RAT Seeks Parks and Trails Grant

Use of Ridgway State Park Construction Funding Delayed Until 2015; VOC to Return

Earlier this summer, Ridgway State Park received an award of $70,000.00 in construction grant money from the Colorado State Parks System for further development of the RAT system.  On August 7, 2014 Rodney and Gordon from RAT, along with Scott Vanderplaats and Amy Sharp, met with Kirstin Copeland of Ridgway State Park and Julie Jackson [...]

By | 2014-08-08T03:01:11+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Trail Report|0 Comments

SCC Will Work the RAT for Additional Week

Thanks to additional funding from BLM, the SCC trail crew we've had on site for the past 7 days will return for another 40 hour hitch starting on June 30th. During that same week we'll have a crew of trustees from the Delta Correctional Facility, plus the Americorps gang we've had since May 19th. By [...]

By | 2014-06-23T02:56:53+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|Trail Report|0 Comments

RAT/COPMOBA, VOC and BLM To Spearhead Trail Construction May 10-11, 2014

Representatives of RAT/COPMOBA met with BLM officials in the BLM's Uncompahgre Field Office on February 10, 2014.  BLM has arranged for a group of trail crew leaders from Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) to organize and spearhead a 2-day work project on Ridgway Area Trails.  The effort will take place on May 10 - 11, [...]

By | 2014-02-11T06:10:40+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Trail Report, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Switchback Completed in Ridgway’s Weaver Park

The switchback on the singletrack trail to the summit in Ridgway's Weaver Park was completed to day during the COPMOBA RAT trail work day. The trail to the summit was the first trail built in the Weaver park and was put in by the Conservation Corps. The final switchback near the summit was never built. [...]

By | 2012-06-16T20:24:15+00:00 June 16th, 2012|Trail Report|0 Comments