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|Outdoor Pursuits has a BLAST!!|
|Written by Mike Charron|
|Tuesday, 01 July 2008 13:52|
What a beautiful morning for your 1st Mountain Bike Ride on real Singletrack !!
This is what met 19 high school students and their teachers - Lee, Kyle and Jessie - this morning as HPT welcomed the Outdoor Pursuits Class up for 2 1/2 hours of sweet singletrack riding. The students did a great job and the trails were in perfect shape. The Class received an intro to Mtn Biking with some easy exercises to warm up and learn how to relax on the bike. Then it was off to the trails !!!
HPT volunteers included Josh and Kim Shively, Aimee Zabrowski, Judd Steinback, Kathy Frise and the Frenchman. Josh was able to perform some quick & easy bike repairs so all bikes were ready to go.
The Class started out on the easy grass trails where we stopped a couple of times and gave the group some pointers along the way. Our goal was to work our way over to the Quarry Trail and let the group fly all the way up to the Quarry. Once at the Quarry, the group split with some feeling they had enough and others ready to go for more !! One group of 6 students probably rode 6+ miles of singletrack !!
All in all, the group had a great time and some new singletrack converts will be appearing on the trails ! Thanks to all the HPT volunteers for making our 3rd annual Outdoor Pursuits Class a success !!