We’re excited to be hosting the NOVA Spring Fling on May 4th at Lake Fairfax Park and even more excited about the opportunity to dedicate a new trail to Marc Genberg, fellow mountain biker and tireless volunteer who contributed many hours to both the trails and the community. This is going to be a fun event and great opportunity to gather as a community and enjoy some fun riding.
So, as we continue to make progress on our trail renovation project at Lake Fairfax, what better time to crank up the fun-factor by jazzing up some existing trail and adding a whole new section to the trail that will be dedicated to Marc.
Starting on March 2nd, we’re going to kick off our Spring trail work series by adding rollers, berms and other cool features to the trail near the pumptrack. These vertical features will not only help to manage the flow of water across and away from the trails, but will also bring a fun, fast, and flowy character to a trail that is often muddy and just not particularly enjoyable to ride.
Next up, we have a few other fun additions and adjustments to make before moving on to the brand-new trail section between what is now Trail 8 and Trail 12. This trail will bring us through an area that hasn’t seen bikes since the old leaf trail was closed and will finally allow us to create a contiguous “blue” singletrack loop through the park. We’re sure it will soon be incorporated into your favorite rides at Lake Fairfax.
All these improvements and additions are going to require a lot of work, so we’re planning to hold work days every Saturday in March and April. We know that the weather isn’t always cooperative this time of year, so we’ll be keeping Sundays as our rain dates, so we are sure to have things ready for the Spring Fling. This is an aggressive schedule, but we think it will be well worth the effort.
When: Every Saturday, from March 2 to April 27. 9am to 3pm. In case of rain, we’ll try to reschedule for the Sunday of the same weekend.
Where: Meet at the lower campground entrance to trail 12 next to the bridge. To get there follow signs to athletic fields as you come into the park, then towards and past the skatepark, onto the dirt road. Follow to the bottom of the hill on the left.
What to bring/wear: Sturdy boots and pants, gloves, water and a snack.
Tools: If you have a favorite shovel, wheelbarrow, or buckets, bring them along. We’ll have plenty to go around, but as we’ll be moving a lot of dirt, it can’t hurt to have extras.