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By Stephanie Thompson
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Trails Days set

 

September 5, 2019



This year’s ninth annual Trail Day celebration will be like none ever hosted in Sweetwater County before.

Brenda Skorcz of the Sweetwater Mountain Bike Association, said the group is honoring Wyoming Women since it is the 150th Anniversary of Woman’s suffrage. With this in mind, the association is offering some “ladies only” events during its trail day event, which will take place Sept. 6-7.

“This is the year of the women,” Skorcz said.

Some of the “ladies only” events include sunset yoga at 6:15 p.m. at Edgewater Park Friday night, damsel in the desert women’s clinic for beginners and intermediate riders and a guided ride at various times Saturday at Scotts Bottom. The classes will be taught by certified instructor Stacy Wells, who has been mountain biking throughout the state for more than 20 years.

Normally, the event takes place in June, Skorcz said, but this year there was another event taking place during the time they wanted to host the event so they scheduled it in September. Most of the events will take place at the Scott’s Bottom area.

“There are a lot of bike trails out there in the Scott’s Bottom area,” Skorcz said. “A lot of people aren’t aware of it.”

Skorcz wanted to highlight Friday night’s kickoff event, which is a night-time ride starting at 7:30 p.m. She said those who participate in this will want to bring a helmet and lights for the ride. As the group rides in the dark it will look like fireflies flying around the trail, but it’s bikers.

The Green River Recreation Center and the Green River Police Department are hosting children’s events, including a bike rodeo, guided ride and they can decorate their bikes.

Those who participate will also have the chance to purchase raffle tickets for prizes or buy a raffle ticket for the chance to win a mountain bike.

A pancake breakfast, which one can purchase for $10, will kick off Saturday’s events at 8 a.m.

Those who registered for the event will receive lunch with their registration fee. Those who want to purchase a lunch can pay $5. Most of the other events, including the children’s activities will cost $10.

“All of the proceeds go to help build and maintain the trail system out there,” Skorcz said.

She said SMBA has worked with the Bureau of Land Management and the Rock Springs Grazing Association to create about 25 miles worth of mountain bike trails and they are currently working with these agencies again to create an additional 30 miles of trails.

For a complete detailed list of the scheduled events or to register visit the website http://www.bikesmba.weebly.com.

 

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