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Hiltz Road Work and Ride August 12th. This is your chance to come out to help tidy up the trails then ride them for the last time before Round 4 the following weekend. We will be starting at 9:00 sharp. Please let us know if you plan to be there, thanks. ... MoreLess
Work and Ride (W&R)
As previously announced, our next work and ride is going to be held at Hiltz Road Park Sunday July 23. Hopefully the weather cooperates but check Facebook, our website and e-mail for updates as this date is weather dependent. Rough camping is available all weekend onsite.
The schedule for Sunday will be:
9:00 safety meeting, appreciation gifts may be provided to those who attend the meeting
9:15 head into the woods
12:00 hot dogs and drinks will be provided
1:00 bring your bike so you can ride the trails that you worked on in the morning
The work needing to be done will be limbing with loppers or hand-saws, throwing brush off the trail, cutting roots, removing rocks, etc. We also need to flag any stumps or tree branches that are potential obstructions or should be removed. Exposed rocks can be sprayed with fluorescent paint.
Feel free to bring your favorite hand tools so that we don’t run out. Please don’t bring your chainsaw as they won’t be needed. ATVs can be brought for transportation but are of limited use because of the tight trails.
Chainsaw, clearing saw and excavator use will be limited and are to only be used by those members who have received the appropriate safety courses and are wearing complete safety gear according to department of labor standards.
All operators of ATVs and dirtbikes need to have completed the safety training unless they are grandfathered in by the OHV legislation. Helmets and other safety gear must be worn.
Points to cover include:
General Equipment Safety
Stay back a minimum of 20 feet from all equipment unless a greater distance is required in the owners manual, labor laws, etc. Make your presence known to the operator, from a distance, prior to approaching.
Chainsaw safety (appropriate safety equipment is required)
-if operator is felling a tree, all others need to stay back a minimum of twice the height of the tree.
-if operator is limbing/clearing brush, all others need to stay back 20 feet minimum
Helpers need to wear hardhats, ear and eye protection.
Clearing saw safety, (appropriate safety equipment is required)
-if operator is clearing brush, all others need to stay back 20 feet minimum
Helpers need to wear eye and ear protection.
Remember to hydrate and wear sunscreen and bug spray.
No riding during designated working hours except as low speed transport to the next work site using appropriate safety gear at all times.
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