WEST FEST 2020 is happening this year, but with a twist. Covid-19 has had a large impact on the mountain bike community and our ability to congregate, so in response, we have slimmed down West Fest this year and brought it back to our roots. This year is the TAILGATE EDITION: a one-day event on August 29, 2020 with a group ride, beer, food, and fun. We will have some refreshments available for purchase but feel free to bring with you anything you need to properly tailgate. The Mini Enduro is on hold until next year, but there will still be plenty of riding this year so bring your bike and sign up for a group ride.
Now that the parks are opening up soon, Evergreen has provided advice on how to recreate in a safe manner that won't lead to additional trail closures. Please take a look at the 10 New Rules of the Trail and do your best to implement them while riding.
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is committed to sustainable recreation, trail maintenance, advocacy, education, volunteerism and trail building. The West Sound Chapter works tirelessly to develop and maintain sustainable mountain bike trails in our region, including the upcoming bike park at Port Gamble. Donations made to the 2020 Evergreen Give Big Campaign support mountain biking statewide. Evergreen's statewide goal is to raise $70,000 by May 6th and our West Sound Chapter hopes to contribute $11,200 to meet that goal.
We realize that COVID-19 has had dramatic effects on all individuals and businesses. We hope that you and your families are healthy and well. In response to the COVID-19 impact on our communities 10% all funds donated will be pledged to local community foundations statewide. Here in the West Sound, your donation will benefit Kitsap Community Foundation.
Evergreen has also felt the impact of COVID-19 and we need your help to get through it. If you can please consider giving now, the trails will soon reopen. Your support will allow Evergreen to jump right back into building & maintaining trails, education, events, and group rides.What's this item about? What makes it interesting?
We may not be able to gather as a group, but that is no reason to stop you from getting outside and helping EMBA West Sound maintain the trail system. Several races are coming up in March and April, and as far we know they are still scheduled, and those races require safe, maintained trails.
We are setting up a temporary TOOL LIBRARY, so that our members can check out a tool, use it to keep the trails in order whenever you can make it out to do some work, and return it at the end of April.
CHECKOUT: Come to the Poulsbo Pump Track on Saturday March 21, 2020 between 8:30 am and 11:00 am to check out a tool - we recommend using an alcohol wipe to sanitize the tool.
TAKE IT TO THE TRAILS AND USE IT!
RETURN: Return your tool on April 25, 2020 to the Poulsbo Pump Track between 9:00:am -11:00 am.
CHECK OUT A TOOL
March 14, 2020
As the novel Covid-19 virus spreads through our fine state, Evergreen West Sound has made the difficult decision to suspend all events through April 24, 2020. We want nothing more than to enjoy the wonderful trail systems in our area with our members, but more importantly, we must do our part to keep you safe through this time so that you may continue to enjoy the mountains of the west sound region for years to come. We encourage you to get out on your bikes and get exercise, and to continue to help us maintain our trails independently. To facilitate this, we are opening up a Tool Library, allowing you to check out an EMBA tool and use it on your own to help us keep the trails in shape through the end of April. EWS will be at the Pump Track on March 21, 2020 from 8:30am -11:00 am for tool check out. We encourage you to use sanitizing wipes to clean the tool before use. We will again be at the Pump Track on April 25, 2020 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am to return the tool you checked out. We ask that you wipe down the tool upon return. We will get through this time by supporting eachother and continuing to maintain our trails in preparation for the many events we have scheduled for later this spring and summer. Stay Safe, Be Outdoors and Go Dig!
Did you know that the third Saturday of every month EMBA West Sound hosts a Port Gamble Trail Work Day? Was there a downed tree on your last ride, or is that berm starting to wash out? PUDDLES - riding with a wet booty is just no fun. These work parties are your opportunity to build and maintain fun and safe trails that you can enjoy whenever you are out for a ride. Join us this SATURDAY MARCH 21ST at 9:00 am to move some dirt. More details on the facebook page (click the button below for more information and to RSVP).
Hucktoberfest is such a blast each year - and that is due to volunteers who put in the time and effort to plan a killer weekend of beers and bikes. This year is no different; except of course that the event has a new name and date: WESTFEST will happen on August 29-31 this year, and we need volunteers like you to help us make this year the best yet.
April Trail Work Party - Green Mountain - CANCELLED
April 04, 2020
Come out and join EMBA West Sound on March 7th to continue work on the Tin Mine Trail. Meet at the Gold Creek Parking Lot near the entrance to the Tin Mine Trail. Plan for rain and cold conditions and be sure to wear footwear with good traction. A short but steep hike to the location is required. Kids are welcome and encouraged to attend.
** Remember your DISCOVER PASS **
Please RSVP so the event hosts can have a pretty good head-count for food to bring.