Sunday, March 18, 2012

dec 29, 2009

That day I had added it all up and done 48 hours total of trail work...

I've done more than that the past month...

WELL over 1000 hours now of volunteer time for ERTA, KC area trails, and the Ozark Trail...

This doesn't count the hundreds of hours I've spent on United Federation of Dirt (UFD) the past few months...

Wonder what our MTB/cycling in-general scene would be like if EVERYONE gave back just a little bit...

peace and riding!!!

colavita croc rock--postponed!

Hello all:

It is with great regret that I must postpone the Colavita Crocodile Rock originally scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2012. My father is quite near to losing his 9 year battle with cancer, and the next few days/couple weeks are going to be dedicated fully to him, my mom, and the rest of my family. I've already missed one week of work and school and will likely miss all this week as well. I just do not have the time, and frankly will not make the time over my family, to tie up the last loose ends, and do the finishing & preparation work that needs to be done the next 2 weeks so that I can promote a successful event.

It kills me that I have to postpone, especially since it is my first "real" promotion attempt, and since we have had perfect weather so far this season. My head is just not in the right spot right now to promote a race within the next 2 weeks. There is also a possibility that we will be in Arkansas for his burial depending on when he finally does pass. I guess this is more of a precaution than anything; I'd rather do it now than have to do it the day before the race.

We will reschedule for July 21 (the original date of the "Endurance Race"). The endurance event will be replaced with the typical XC/3 hour events (basically the endurance day will now be our series race). I would like to make this weekend into more of a festival type atmosphere, perhaps even doing the races at night for a change of pace/something cool to do in the summer.

Thank you all for your guidance and support,
Brett Shoffner

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Some Roanoke Trail Day photos...

Find them all here:

peace and riding!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Devil's Dip now open!

Roanoke Park Trails. Phase A. Devil's Dip. Go ride/run/hike it!

I gotta say, it's pretty exciting and rewarding to have some trail opened up that I designed and coordinated all the work for...

peace and riding!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

see below ...

roanoke workday saturday morning!!!!

Roanoke Park Hiking and Biking Trail
Saturday, March 10.
Stay for the complimentary lunch.

The Earth Riders Trails Association has been at work through the winter adding this section to the over 70 miles of trails they have built in parks throughout Kansas City. This is the first section in Roanoke Park and is representative of the trails that will eventually meander throughout the park.

Prior to the brief noon ceremony and inaugural walk down the trail on the way to the "trail dog" lunch spot there will be the opportunity to observe and ask questions about some pretty amazing trail engineering feats designed by ERTA in building the first section.
Try to arrange to come early to help pick up around this area of the park and watch the amazing ERTA trail builders finishing up this first section.

• Coffee / pastries from 8:45 to 9:30am in front of the Community Center.
• General pick up/ clean up 9am -noon.
• Ceremony and lunch at 12: 30p

Hope to see you there!

Peace and riding!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

hell yes!

Thanks to Andy Clarke and Dr. Jacob Wagner :) I'm just the one who submitted it...

maybe I'll get to ride one of these days...