Advocacy

Weekend Recap (12-18-16):

This weekend we had two great work parties.

Karlo and his Memorial crew installed a new wooden berm, bet ya can’t wait to rail this one:

At the same time, up north at the Cypresswood (Collins Park) Trail, Jon Roberts and his merry band of trail gnomes armored a washed out section of trail and installed a new piece of boardwalk on the Black Diamond section of trail.

Last but not least, Blue Line Bike Lab brought Pivot Cycles down for a demo to Oyster Creek.  Those bikes look FAST!

Oh yea, and Marcus moved a really big twig at Double Lake today. Great job, Marcus!!!

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Another great weekend for GHORBA members!

What a great holiday weekend.  Here’s a recap:

Friday:
Cypress Creek had a group ride with a great turnout.  Inspired by REI’s #optoutside campaign, we spent most of the day riding.  Here’s a video (link is external)of the crew riding one of their new berms.

Saturday:
Cypresswood Trails: The crew over at Cypresswood built a new berm and got a little riding in.

Cypress Creek: Just up the road, the folks over at Cypress Creek built a new berm as well.  Here (link is external)is a time-lapse of the whole 8 hour work party in just under a minute and a half!  The team also took on the mannequin challenge(link is external), showing the world what the chaos of a work party looks like in one split second.

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Blue Line Bike Lab presents Pivot demo day at CCMTB

Blue Line Bike Lab and Pivot Cycles are teaming up to bring us a demo out to Cypress Creek MTB.

Sat Dec 10 9am-3pm
14234 W Cypress Forest Dr, Houston, TX 77070

The trails are in the best shape they’ve been in since the floods, so come on out, join or renew your GHORBA membership and shred the trails on a demo bike!

GHORBA Social, Dinner, and Membership Meeting

Please join us for dinner:

Monday, November 14th
from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
at REI Baybrook
18750 Gulf Freeway
Friendswood, TX 77546

Meet your GHORBA Board of Directors and Jack Brooks Trail Steward, Darrell Hingle. President, Bill Collier, will speak about upcoming GHORBA events, and items specific to Jack Brooks & League City trails.

Enjoy a complimentary B.B.Q. Buffet provided by Red River B.B.Q.

This event is open to both members
and non-members.

Thank you and we hope to see you on the 14th!

Major Announcement Regarding Jack Brooks Park!

It is with great excitement that we announce our newest agreement between GHORBA and the Galveston County Parks Department for the Jack Brooks Trail System. GCP is a great example of what a mutually benefiting and understanding partnership can be with a landowner.
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Commissioner Joe Giusti, Julie Diaz -GCP Director, Jennifer Krupa-Programs Manager, and Bob Simoneau-Parks Operation Manger. They were incredible to work with and extremely supportive of mountain biking and our organization. Thanks to all of you for your caring, willingness, and efforts to make this agreement happen.

I can assure you this entire team is dedicated to their local residents. For example in order to learn more about the trail, Commissioner Giusti actually walked Jack Brooks with us during the heat of the summer with those huge Southeast Texas mosquitoes!!! How many of our Commissioners are that dedicated to their constituents??? Incredible!!

What can also not be stressed enough is our thanks and gratitude towards Darrell Hingle for making this agreement possible. He is a shining example of how local leaders can step up and make change happen!!! You working with GHORBA CAN make a difference. If you want to protect or grow mountain biking in your area…follow Darrel’s example and get involved!!! Darrell has also accepted the trail steward role at Jack Brooks. He is truly the kind of man who says what he is going to do…and then gets it done. Thank you Darrell. We would also like to thank Steve Booker, Rafael Fontela, and Mike Moran for their help and support. Not only is the Jack Brooks trail a special place to ride…but the community spirit you guys have built is remarkable.
Thank You,
Bill Collier
GHORBA President