news Safety and Stewardship: Horse Hill Trail Work + Tails & Tires


Saturday, November 11 – Day of Thanks on Horse Hill
Join us on Saturday, November 11 for our annual Mt. Tam Day of Thanks, as we work to maintain the health of the meadows and grasslands at the Horse Hill Open Space Preserve. Spend the day removing French Broom in the company of like minded volunteers and land managers as we work together to steward the places we love. One Tam is proud to work with sponsors Marin County Bicycle Coalition, the Trail Partners and the Alto Bowl Horseowners Association to put on this day of service.

“Why remove French broom?” Good question. French broom is an invasive plant species that overwhelms diverse grassland ecosystems. Horse Hill has been a restoration site for over 20 years and though its transformation has been remarkable, there is still work to be done.

This rain or shine work day will culminate with a pizza party and raffle prizes. Families and all ages are welcome! Please bring sturdy shoes, layers, and a water bottle. Check-in opens at 8:45 am, service work runs 9:00 am – noon, followed by lunch. This is part of our collaborative efforts for a safe and successful opening of the new Bob Middagh Trail to bicyclists and equestrians next spring.

RSVP REQUIRED, CLICK HERE!

 


Sunday, November 19 – Tails and Tires in the Marin Headlands
MCBC and the Presidio Riding Club are pleased to announce a fall Tails and Tires workshop in the Marin Headlands.

Participants will learn:

  • Horse psychology – how they see and react to approaching objects
  • How to safely pass a horse
  • Interactive bike/horse exercises on the trail
  • Lessons on basic trail etiquette
  • History of land conservation and resource protection

Equestrians are welcome to bring their horses to desensitize them to bikes and hikers are also encouraged to particpate.
STUDENTS: The workshop is good for 3 hours of community service too!

Eventbrite - Tails and Tires - Trail user safety workshop

Free

Tails and Tires Workshop in Marin Headlands

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Presidio Riding Club, Bunker Road
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States

MCBC and the Presidio Riding Club are pleased to announce the 2017 Tails and Tires workshop. Sharing trails means understanding […]

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Free

MCBC Member Holiday Social at the Marin Museum of Bicycling

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Marin Museum of Bicycling / Mountain Bike Hall of Fame, 1966 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States

Please join the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Marin Museum of Bicycling members at the 2017 Holiday Social, which will […]

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