Friday, October 2, 2009

SidieFest Success

Hey all, The 4th annual Sidiefest was a great success. The clouds parted on Friday night and Saturday was perfect for building trail. We had 70 people signed in and doing trailwork (an enormous thank you to all that rolled up their sleeves and got dirty). We got a whole lot of the connector from the top down to the dam benchcut, we cleared some new corridor up top, we installed some beautiful benches (made for us by the Mapledale Motivators 4H club), and we got some signage up (hurray for signs). After working hard we tapped a keg from Capital Brewery and fired up a grill. The crowd of workers was joined by lots of locals coming for the party, and we were entertained by 4 bands. The next morning Darrell put on a killer pancake breakfast and then we suited up and headed out to stomp the trails. The hail and rain held off till early afternoon and good times were had by all. In the next few weeks we'll have some new maps up in the kiosks and available on the VT webpage. If you missed the party, I'm sorry but you'll have to wait till next year when we celebrate 5 years of 'Festing' at Sidie. In the meantime, if you're looking to get your trailwork on, call the shop to learn about when we will be out there making beautiful trails. This is trail building season and we'll go till the ground is covered with snow. Later Pete