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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

AVMBA Fall Festival

Returning for the second year the AVMBA fall festival will be held this season on the October 29/30 weekend, so mark your calendars! This is our largest fundraiser of the year so tell all your friends!!

Lots going on so just a heads up that this will be a long post.

Details below...

October 29th
Events on Saturday will be held at the Kentville Participark aka "The Gorge". Meet for both events at the main parking lot; behind the apartment buildings; at the end of Gladys Porter Drive in Kentville.

10:00 - 2:00 Trail building clinic: We will cover building bridges using natural materials. Topics include stripping bark, cutting slats for decking, cross hatching and bridge assembly.

Following (time permitting), we will do some dirt work and construct a series of banked turns. aka berms!

Long pants and gloves are recommended. We will have some extra tools on site but if you wish to bring along some (such as a shovel, bucket, hammer, draw knife, rake or mcleod) that would be great.

**We will be using chain saws during this clinic. If you wish to run a saw, proper safety gear will be required.

2:30 - 4:30 Guided ride: Fall is a fantastic time to head for a spin, so come on out! We'll be riding the loop from this years xc race along with a few other local trails.

This will be an intermediate level ride, on technical trail. Pace will be mellow. Helmets will be mandatory, some spares will be available if needed. We suggest bringing along some water and snacks too.

Some of us will be headed downtown after the ride to one of the local pubs for a post ride feast, join in! (location still to be confirmed)

October 30th
Sunday's events will take place in Woodville at the Woodville Community Hiking trails also known as "The Links". Meet at the upper parking lot off of Burgess Mountain Road in Woodville.

Everyone who registers for an event will receive a raffle ticket for a Yakima Holdup rack to be raffled off at the end of the days events. (Additional tickets $5 or 3 for $10)

We will also be having a small expo area, coffee/snacks and silent auction. Proceeds go directly towards maintaining local trails. Lots of great items up for grabs!! Cash only please.

10:00 Event opens: Register for races, silent auction and vender booth open. 2011 AVMBA memberships will be available all day.

11:00 - 3:00 Four Hour Enduro: We ran a similar event in the spring and riders loved it, so it's back again one more time for 2011! Will be running a longer course then the spring event to showcase more the great trails. $25 entry or $20 for AVMBA club members.

12:00 - 2:00 Youth 2 hour Enduro: Fun for the kids and kids at heart. $10 entry fee.

12:30 - 1:30 Free guided hiking tour: Enjoy a guided tour of the areas trails and cheer on the racers! We will be walking the adults race course in reverse.

4:00 Grand Finale: Drawing for the Yakima Hitch rack, stock up on tickets!! (1 for $5, or 3 for $10)Race awards / prizes, and distribution of silent auction merchandise. Also drawing for a piece of Angela Melanson's Bike Art, proceeds going towards the Trips for Kids Biking Program.

Map to the Links from Exit 15 (Above)

Map to the Links from Exit 14