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New Tool Trailer Put to Work!
The Trailblazers were busy at Renaissance Park on Friday, Jan 7th and at Col. Francis J. Beatty Park on Sunday, Jan 9th. The shiny new black tool trailer got a little dirt on it, and it definitely made the chore of getting all the tools to where they were needed much easier!

Improvements were made to the berms on the Short Track at Renaissance and to the muddy trail entrance to the tennis court side from the softball parking lot. We mainly moved dirt and gravel that were provided by the Parks to places that needed them. Four volunteers came out on short notice Friday afternoon and worked for about 3 hours.

At Beatty Park, about 17 volunteers split up and worked on 4 different projects for about 3 hours. The gravel path through the new field trail was beefed up and packed down. The tricky approach to the first bridge on the new Valley Trail entrance was filled in with clay and rocks were laid to help fortify the transitions on the new bridges. On the other side of the park below the dam, gravel was laid in the low-lying areas to help with drainage during wet periods. Lastly, the approach to the bridge below the dam was stabilized and straightened out and the old fall-line drop-in from the dam to the "root ball" was closed off in favor of the new single track entrance.

Many thanks to Laura Smith of the Dirt Divas for organizing this work day and to the many volunteers who gave of their spare time to help make the great Charlotte area mountain biking even better!

Both Renaisance and Beatty Parks are in fine shape now, so get out a give them a couple of laps while the weather is still great!

Frank Pietras
Lead Trail Coordinator



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