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A nice write up from Simcoe County.November 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm #818083
The SCMBC Chain Gang concluded the 2017 Monday Night Trail Building by finishing another work of Dirt Art. This one gives our community something that is a little bit different then can be found in the rest of our 100 km network. Turns with Berms was the Theme for this years project. A huge amount of effort was exerted to dig, shape and pack the NASCAR banks that will pull your face into a huge smile.
Our club was formed to organize, insure and fund ideas that would not be possible without community $upport. We have grown into an efficient trail work machine through the efforts of many volunteers and over 960 people who care enough to donate $40 each year.
The new build in the Breedon Tract is approximately 7 km with 25 berms with more to be shaped next year, kilometers of ridge line bench cuts amazing flow and sight lines that are spectacular. The Chain Gang accomplished all this with approximately 1000 volunteer hours over 25 Monday night builds. Post build the crew enjoyed $1300 worth of Oro Country House Pizza, $1500 of Craft beer to wash it down while discussing how the club was making our community a better place to be.
We would like to thank Steam Whistle Brewery, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company and Side Launch Brewing Company for the refreshing post build beverages and your support. The Chain Gang would also like to recognize Cannondale and Devinci for some cool swag given to our weekly trail crew members.
Members of SCMBC can access this new loop via our private property connector which links to our 100 kms trail system without the need to ride on a road. Non SCMBC riders ( what are you waiting for ? ) can drive and park at the Breedon Tract, 1780 Line 9 north of Old Barrie Road.
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CanadmosParticipantDecember 6, 2017 at 7:26 am #818291
In 2013, our inaugural year, we met the great people of the Sarjeant Company due to a trail that was about to get closed. The trail which had been built 15 years earlier ran along what was believed to be their property line, when in fact it was actually fully on their property and they were about to build a fence closing the trail to any further use. A company employee realized how important this trail was to keep north and south Strachan trails connected and as a result the Sarjeant Company generously agreed to work with us and move the fence line providing access to approximately 40’ of their land. Our first private property trail link had been established.
This very generous community spirit forced us to look into the Sarjeant Company and some amazing history of Simcoe County was realized. As one of the oldest operating companies in Simcoe County, its roots date back to 1871 but officially incorporated in 1905 selling coal, wood, building supplies and ice, helping people with all aspects of day-to-day life. The company had expanded over the years selling grain, flour, feed, farming supplies, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, home heating fuel oil, gas, diesel and now propane fuel. The company now has ties well beyond Simcoe County and continues to be a leader in its industry of serving the needs of people within communities all over Ontario.
The Sarjeant Company has generously committed to giving back to communities and has pledged significant financial gifts to hospitals, recreations centres, charitable organizations, colleges as well as other community ventures. It could truly be said that this company defined the word philanthropic.
In 2017, Simcoe County Mountain Bikes Club’s 5th year in existence, the Sarjeant Company approached our club because of our overwhelming community spirit to offer us assistance. One of our greatest needs at the time was the ability to carry tools to build and maintain the over 100km single track trail network established in such a short period of time. It was then that they continued their philanthropic ways and generously donated a fully enclosed trailer to suit our needs. This trailer has been fitted out to be any trail builders dream. It has every possible tool needed to create and maintain the trails we all love to ride.
This could not be possible without the assistance of great community spirit by the Sarjeant Company and for that the Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club offers a great deal of gratitude. We will haul this trailer with pride showing off the colours and logos of both our organizations. Thank you!
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