Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Hammond Hill State Forest.

Meet at the gravel parking lot for on Hammond Hill Rd. for both the trail work session and the skills clinic.

9am-12pm:  Trail Work Session.

We’ve had to change our plans on the section of trail we’ll be repairing, so please meet at the gravel parking lot on Hammond Hill Road for the trail work session. We will be putting down gravel and doing general repair on the section of the Y1 trail that leads from the parking lot eastward into the forest. Please rsvp to Brenda Smith if you will be attending, as it will be helpful to have a rough head count to plan out the activities.

We will be partnering with the Friends of Hammond Hill for trail work in honor of National Trails Day.  Eastern Mountain Sports of Ithaca is sponsoring trail work sessions for both Cycle-CNY and the Cayuga Hiking Club for National Trails Day by holding a raffle for a kayak at their store through the end of May; the proceeds will be donated to Cycle-CNY and Cayuga Hiking Club.  So if you’re in the market for a kayak, you may want to stop by and buy a raffle ticket or two!

Equipment needed: wheelbarrows shovels, rock rakes. Workers should plan to bring water and gloves.

1pm-4pm: Beginner Mountain bike Skills Clinic

After trail work is completed, Rob Cook, of Cornell Outdoor Education, will be teaching a beginner mountain bike skills clinic from 1pm to 4pm.  Please meet him in the gravel parking lot on Hammond Hill Rd.  If you are interested in trying mountain biking, but unsure of where to start, this is the clinic for you.  The clinic will be geared towards people who are already comfortable on a bicycle, but have little or no experience mountain biking on trails. Skills covered will be bike fit, shifting, braking and riding skills to help you take on the local trails. We’ll spend time working on specific skills and also practice those skills on short rides.  There is no fee for this clinic, but there will be a limit on participants, so reserve a space asap.

RSVP to Rob Cook at by May 30th.

Mountain bikes and helmets will be available if you don’t have your own.