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Field Day Ride on 4/28???
I was thinking of putting together a more hard core ride on Friday 4/28 which is Field Day. We've missing a couple of Fridays due to snow and we are going to miss this coming Friday since there isn't school that day. If anyone is interested in doing a tough ride through Palmer Park on Field Day afternoon, please email me so I can get a head count. Thanks!!
Let's Ride!!
Finally, the weather is looking great! We can get back on the trail tomorrow!

Don't forget your helmets, water and inflated tires! See ya tomorrow!
Canceled by snow.... Again!!
Hey everyone,

I just scoped out our trails again today and it looks like there will be too snow and wet trail to ride ethically and safely tomorrow. Club is cancelled, again. It's been an interesting Spring so far.
Canceled due to SNOW!!
Well, it's Spring in the Rockies!! I thought we might dodge this storm, but it looks like it's going to hit us after all. No MTB Club this week. We'll start back up after Spring Break.
LET'S RIDE!!!
Alright! It's that time of year again! It's nice and warm, the clocks have changed and we're ready to ride again! First ride is on March 24th, which is next Friday. It's the same set up as before. We must all have our forms filed out, signed and on file in order to ride. If you've done this before, then you're already all set. The forms are at the bottom of this page and are quick and easy. Everyone must have a helmet and a good working bike to be allowed to ride. A good working bike has properly inflated tires, working brakes and decent shifting. If you have trouble with this (don't worry, many people do) a bike shop is able to get your bike straight for very little cost. My personal endorsement is Criterium Bikes.

We will be riding the University Park/Pulpit Rock area near UCCS like we usually do and we will break in the new trail that was built. Fun! Fun! We meet every Friday (except for Field Day or a Holiday Weekend) at the school entrance at 2:40ish and ride from 3:00 to 5:00. The riders will have time to change into comfortable clothes between 2:40 and 3:00. We will be back to the main parking lot by 5:00. Please note, that I cannot leave until every student is picked up, so please do your best to be there. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me through the Fusion Page or you can reach me at 640-0003. See you next Friday!! Ride On!!
Saturday Ride for Advanced
Hey Everyone!

Some of us would like to do a more advanced ride this Saturday 11/12/16 at Red Rocks Open Space. This is for the Advanced riders only due to the rough terrain. We plan to meet at noon at the Section 16 Trailhead off Gold Camp Road, then ride through Red Rocks and have the pick up point at the Red Rocks Parking Lot. This will make the ride mostly downhill, which the kids really like! The pick up time will be 1pm. Parents are welcome to join us, of course!

Send me a message to verify if you'll be able to make it.
Reminder!
There is no MTB Club for the next three Friday's, October 7th, 14th, and 21st. We will resume on October 28th. Feel free to message me if you have any questions.
Welcome Back!! Fall 2016!!
Hi Everyone!

We are going to do something a little different this year by starting off the MTB Club in the Fall. This Friday (Spet. 23rd) we will have our first ride from 3pm to 5pm starting and ending at the MacLaren parking lot. We'll continue to have rides on most Fridays (same place, same time) until Daylight Savings kicks in at which time we will suspend MTB Club activities until Spring 2017. Sound good, so far? Awesome!

In order to ride, each student must have all of the MTB Club forms completed (scroll to the bottom of this page for those), a good working bike suitable for dirt, a proper helmet, one spare innertube, water, eye protection and a positive attitude. I highly recommend comfortable clothing, good outdoor shoes, gloves, a snack and a bit of sunscreen. The snack and sunscreen are best to have before the ride. Please note that a physical is Not Required for MTB Club nor are there any fees or dues.

Volunteers are always needed if we want to have two separate groups (beginner and advanced) so please complete a volunteer packet (under the "Parents" tab at the top of the page) and get into some rides with us. There will be some Fridays in which we will not have a ride this Fall. Those include: Oct. 7th, 14th and 21st due to holiday weeknd, fall break and vacation. It looks like our riding days will be Sept. 23rd and 30th, as well as, Oct. 28th and Nov. 4th. Just enough for everyone to want a new bike for Christmas!

If anyone has any questions, contact me anytime at:
tommydorr@hotmail.com or at (719)640-0003
After Field Day Ride
Hi Everyone,

As you know, Friday (May 13th) is Field Day! Since we will be at Danville Park for Field Day we will be within striking distance to Palmer Park! Palmer Park is one of the best mountain biking areas in the Pikes Peak Region. It has everything from beginner to very advanced trails available. This is where we will have our Friday Ride on Field Day.

We we will start from Danville Park at about 12:30 and finish our ride at an area called "The Meadows" (a.k.a. Palmer Park Ute Crest Dog Run Area) on the Southeast end of Palmer Park. It's very easy to find. It is on the Northwest corner of N. Academy Blvd and Maizeland Rd. There are a couple of baseball diamonds and a play ground. Park at the playground parking area and you'll see us riding around or hanging out in the shade at one of gazebos. The pickup time will be at 3pm and I'll hang around until 3:30 if anyone is running late.

Parents: please make sure that your child has extra snacks (or lunch), extra water and an inter tube. I will have plenty of sunscreen, unless you'd like to provide your own. Be prepared to get your rider a burrito, or pizza, or ice cream after the long day of activity! They will have earned it!

Volunteers: Please contact me if you are able to ride with us on Friday. I want to make sure we are not short. We will need to shuttle your vehicles to The Meadows parking lot before the ride (unless you want to pedal all the way back to Danville Park). We should meet at Danville Park at 11:45 drop off the bikes and drive our vehicles over to The Meadows, park the vehicles there and then I will drive us back to Danville Park in my car. That way at the end of the ride you will be at your vehicle. My son and I will just ride our bikes back to Danville Park on our own. Clear as mud?

If there are any questions, feel free to ask. Let the adventure begin!
Fine Arts Night
No ride this week due to Fine Arts Night. Next ride will be through Palmer Park May 13th (Field Day) from 12:30 to 3:30.
4/29/16 Ride Cancelled
Due to inclement weather predictions for Friday, we are canceling our ride to Palmer Park this Friday.

Tommy Dorr
After Field Day Ride
Hi Everyone,



As you know, Friday (April 29th) is Field Day! Since we will be at Danville Park for Field Day we will be within striking distance to Palmer Park! Palmer Park is one of the best mountain biking areas in the Pikes Peak Region. It has everything from beginner to very advanced trails available. This is where we will have our Friday Ride on Field Day.



We we will start from Danville Park at about 12:30 and finish our ride at an area called "The Meadows" (a.k.a. Palmer Park Ute Crest Dog Run Area) on the Southeast end of Palmer Park. It's very easy to find. It is on the Northwest corner of N. Academy Blvd and Maizeland Rd. There are a couple of baseball diamonds and a play ground. Park at the playground parking area and you'll see us riding around or hanging out in the shade at one of gazebos. The pickup time will be at 3pm and I'll hang around until 3:30 if anyone is running late.



Parents: please make sure that your child has extra snacks, extra water and an inter tube. I will have plenty of sunscreen, unless you'd like to provide your own. Be prepared to get your rider a burrito, or pizza, or ice cream after the long day of activity! They will have earned it!



Volunteers: we will need to shuttle your vehicles to The Meadows parking lot before the ride (unless you want to pedal all the way back to Danville Park). We should meet at Danville Park at 11:45 drop off the bikes and drive our vehicles over to The Meadows, park the vehicles there and then I will drive us back to Danville Park in my car. That way at the end of the ride you will be at your vehicle. My son and I will just ride our bikes back to Danville Park on our own. Clear as mud?



If there are any questions, feel free to ask. Let the adventure begin!

P.S. The weather for Friday is not looking like it will be conducive for a ride. If there is inclement weather, we will not ride and an announcement will be placed on our web page.
4/15/16 MTB Club indoor meeting
Hello All,

Since there is a high chance of rain for Friday, we will move this week's MTB Club indoors. We will go over technique, mountain bike history, bike anatomy and Google Earth mapping of our rides. We will be finished 4:45 per school regs. If the weather prediction miraculously improves in the next 24hrs, then we will ride Pulpit Rock under the usual schedule.
Spring 2016 Kickoff on April 1st !!!

Hi Everyone!
My name is Tommy Dorr and I will be heading up our Mountain Bike Club this year at Thomas MacLaren. Our rides are open to any student at Thomas MacLaren, regardless of skill level. We will ride every Friday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:30, pending a good weather forecast. Most of the rides will take place at Pulpit Rock biking area. We will leave from the school and return to the school on bike for each ride. I would eventually like to ride other areas, such as Palmer Park or Ute Valley/HP, but for now we will stick to Pulpit Rock.
Any time that we have enough volunteers to do so, we will split our rides into two groups. One for beginners and one for advanced. No one will ever be required to ride in the advanced group as it is completely voluntary. However, we do require students to be encouraging and patient with one another.
In order to ride each student must have the following: a completed MTB Club packet, a working bike suitable for riding on dirt trails, a properly fitted helmet, one spare inner tube that matches the tire size (valve type doesn't matter) and about a liter of water. I highly recommend the following: suitable shoes (sneakers), safety glasses, riding gloves, a snack and a bit of sunscreen. They can have a small backpack if they would like. I was planning on carrying their stuff along with the other volunteers. Water bottles should be labeled so they don't get mixed up. I can provide sunscreen as long as no one has a problem with that.
We also considered having t-shirts and a pizza party at the end of the year. In years past we had a $20 fee for the club for insurance reasons, but now we apparently do not need a separate rider. That $20 can be for whatever the club wants. We could also not collect the $20 in the first place. We could try our minds to a vote on the matter.
I hope this covers most of the initial questions and concerns. If there is anything else, feel free to contact me:
Tommy Dorr
2015/2016 Mountain Bike Club
Mountain Bike Club will kick off again in 2016 during the spring session. Look for an announcement in the Friday Folder and in morning assembly sometime in March.
Mountain Bike Club Information Meeting
The club will meet immediately after school Wednesday, March 18th.

Mr. von Boeck will be on hand to provide information on the club and answer student and parent questions. Expect the meeting to last 20 minutes. Club rides will begin after spring break.

Mountain Bike Club is open to all students and all skill levels - Any rider, any speed. Our goals are to build our trail riding skills and have fun riding bikes on the dirt.

If you are unable to attend, information and sign up material will be available at the front desk. You can also contact Mr. von Boeck directly - 719.233.5936 / loudpawlz@gmail.com
Contacts
+ Dorr, Tommy
+ von Boeck, Paul
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