Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stay off the Trails, until they are dry. Please spread the Wisdom.

Wise words from Spinner Vivian.

"When it comes to Single Track in the Midwest, mud is the blood of winter and the trails need time to heal. Riding before they're ready pushes back recovery time for everyone.
Please consider the conditions before shredding in the Spring."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Hawk

Here is our new Snow Hawk all ready for it's first night of grooming.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

PWC Course

The couse for PWC. Start at the garages, up the paved road to the top of Palisades, across the top and down the road to dead pet then out to the gravel.  Up the road to Pb tv, that to North 40, to Julia, lower half of Julia then cut out to the ski tail. Take that up to the Pines ,take a right out of the pines to Rocky Road , left and back up to the other pines, right out of those pines and off to Little big horn. Top half of that the out and down Rocky road. Into Death Valley, up old Randy's, stay stay right all the way to Dunnings exit (on right) then to top of Wolds. Down Wolds to Upper Mother's Day, that all the way to Capt. Capt to Randy's. Randy to Rattlesnake, rattlesnake to bridge to River trail.finish at the river trail parking lot. But not ending right at the end of the trail. We'll go right to the parking gravel. That gives them a 30 yard double wide to sprint to the finish if needed.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Here is a video of our new Fat Bike Trail Groomer

The Vehicle is a Snow Hawk, single ski snow machine.  We are unsure of what we will pull behind it, but it will be grand.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Decorah's Park and Recreation Director Thank You to DHPT Volunteers!

Hi Kirk,

Could you please pass on the following thank you to DHPT members and volunteers that DHPT helped coordinate (like Luther CC?)?  I would be happy to provide hard copies of the newsletter for your next meeting if you want or prefer.  As I prepared an annual report for the council last week I was surprised to find out that 71% of the hours logged for the Decorah Parks System was by volunteers and part time workers.  Obviously we would not be able to offer what we do without everyone’s efforts, to that we are very grateful.   

DHPT volunteers,

On behalf of the Decorah Parks and Recreation Department, thank you for the trail work you have completed, the help and expertise you have provided the bike races and youth Mountain Biking program, the sponsors you have garnered to help finance the trail work as well as the planning and guidance to make a good trail system great.  We do not thank volunteers near enough and DHPT is no exception.   

Attached is the first ever Decorah Parks and Recreation Newsletter, which we have dedicated  to our volunteers, sponsors and supporters.  We would like to share the newsletter with everyone that has volunteered on a project that benefits the Decorah Parks System and in turn improves the high quality of life we enjoy in Decorah.  Thank you again for your efforts!

Andy Nimrod
Decorah Parks and Recreation Director

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Thursday Night ride 1/15/15

Thursday is supposed to be a beautiful day and the trails should be really firm by evening.

Lets take advantage of the weather and have a group night ride.  The trails will be perfect for any bike, fat or not.

Lets meet at T-Bocks on Thursday evening.  Come early for a drink or 2, the train will roll out at 7:30 p.m.

Send me an email or text, if you plan to join in.



Monday, January 5, 2015

January 2015 Meeting Agenda

January 2015 Meeting Agenda   ----  Decorah Human Powered Trails
Monday, January 6, 2014

7:00 p.m. Call to Order
Roll Call

Treasurer’s Report
$4,058.86 in Judy’s Park and Rec DHPT Account
$1,071.50 in the checkbook 

Reports of Officers, and Committees

Unfinished Business

1.     2015 Pugsley Worlds Dates?
Frostbike is Feb. 21-22
Levis Trow Race is Feb 28
Chequamegon Nationals is March 8th
Spring Break trip to N.C. is March 15th

2.     Iowa Bike Coalition Meeting Jan. 23-24, 2015

New Business


*1st Monday of each month is DHPT Meeting Night.
*2nd Tuesday of each month is TT or Enduro. (as long as the weather permits!)
*4th Wednesday of each month is TT or Enduro. (as long as the weather permits!)

Upcoming races/events:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 --- Decorah Time Trials

Message from IMBA’s Michelle Barker:
Happy New Year fellow advocates and mountain bikers!

We are nearing the date of the 2015 Iowa Bicycle Summit, January 23-24 in Des Moines, IA. We will again have a 90 minute "Dirt" strand on Saturday afternoon. It is free and a great opportunity to hear the stories from advocates across the state, ask questions, build relationships, and generally spend time discussing Iowa mountain biking

I wanted to elicit some input from all of you prior to finalizing the schedule. Please take a few minutes to fill out the short and simple survey to help me to better plan our time. Also, please feel free to send this on to your other board members, advocates, riders, post on Facebook, and send to your membership lists. The more people we have in the room, the more interesting the conversations!

More information, including lodging, here: