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Schaeffer Farm MTB Area Cleanup

Come help remove trash from around the three entrances to Schaeffer Farm MTB Park.

An informal service day to pick up trash. Because all of the plant growth has died back for the winter, it is the perfect time to remove trash from around the three parking areas. Depending on number of people, the plan is to clean the main parking lot & road leading to itt, then the parking area at Black Rock Mill, then time permitting the new Red Trail parking area.

Did this cleanup last spring; we got 11 contractor bags of trash, and 14 yard bags of recyclables.

This is very informal. No prizes, fanfair, or sponsors. Just riders out to do a good deed to help the Park out. I have 15 trash grabbers, safety vests, trash bags, and a big pickup to haul the trash away.

Since Schaeffer is closed for the season, afterwards we’ll do a very chill & casual ride of one of the other local trails, such as Seneca Ridge or the Hoyes Mill Trail. And if anyone wants to grab a beer at a local pub, I’ll buy the 1st round…

We will meet at the Baseball Fields Parking Lot at South Germantown Recreation Park. That is the Parking lot right by the Circle on Schaeffer Rd and Germantown Park Rd.

This is a "Shine Only" event

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  • Dave

    This is the coming MTB event in 2015 for Law Enforcement and Firefighters that I mentioned yesterday - http://fairfax2015.com/911social/groups/viewgroup/59-cycling

    March 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to everyone who came out today. We started with three mountain bikers out picking up trash along Schaeaffer Farm Road from South Germantown Rec Park to The Schaeffer Farm Trails Area parking lot. We collected six 55-gallon bags of trash from this area.

    Then when I was loading the bags of trash into my pickup, two riders were leaving Schaeffer. I convinced them to help clean a bit more... We picked up another two completely full bags of trash, and five old tired from the next 1/4 mile of road. I'd say not too bad for 5 people working three hours...

    Take a look at the photos attached to the MeetUp...

    March 16, 2014

    • Bob C.

      Thanks for your efforts Robert and crew! And thanks Rob for convincing the "poachers" to earn back a little of the karma they gave up riding closed trails! ;-)

      March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I'm here at the parking lot. Where can I find you?

    March 16, 2014

  • Bob C.

    Hi Guys, Please save some energy this Sunday and come back out on Saturday the 22nd when we will be doing some spring clean up trail maintenance to get the "Farm" open for the season. Please see here: http://more-mtb.org/events/schaeffer-farm-spring-trail-clean for details and to RSVP!

    March 13, 2014

  • Bob C.

    Hi Guys, I'm the MORE Trail Liaison for Schaeffer and just heard about this planned event. While I certainly don't object to help keeping things cleaned up I could really use your help doing trail work the following weekend. I will be posting a trail work day for Sunday the 23 at 9:00am. We will be taking care of a couple of chronic erosion spots and large water puddles and generally cleaning things up on the trail so things are good to go when they are dried out enough for SCSP to give the green light to re-open the trails. Please check the MORE calendar for details and I'll try to remember to post here as well!

    March 10, 2014

    • Bob C.

      Hi Robert, Stay tuned! It will be up in a day or so - I need to confirm my schedule so I know if it will be Saturday or Sunday.

      March 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Bob, can you contact at [masked]. I'd like to offer 20% off the reg fee for the Schaeffer Speedster Race to anyone who volunteers at a MORE Schaeffer Day... https://www.bikereg.co...­

      March 11, 2014

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