Fall 2015 Mountain Biking Trip

We returned from our trip, Fall 2015 Mountain Biking Trip, on Sunday, September 27 2015.

Wyoming- We enjoyed perfect fall weather, a bright moonlit night and large burritos on our overnight mountain biking trip in Curt Gowdy State Park, Wyoming.  16 youth kept the 6 adults (including ICO volunteers Carmen, Dave and Erik) on their toes.  After a warmup ride on the mostly level Shoreline trail, the kids (perhaps unwisely) followed Dave up and down the challenging Granite Ridge trail.  There were no complaints, but several requests to do a less technical trail the next day, when we swaped technical for a big climb up the smooth Stone Temple Circuit.  Erik led a campfire discussion of the concepts of preservation and conservation, and the many of the kids revealed that they would like to preserve places like this for future generations.

Trip departure and return dates and time: 
Saturday, September 26 2015 7:30 AM to Sunday, September 27 2015 6:00 PM
Required Pre-trip Meeting date and time: 
Thu, Sep 24 2015 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Pre-trip Meeting Info: 
at Manhattan Middle School/ ICO gear room
Trip Description: 

Boulder ICO will team up with Casey Bike Club and Trips for Kids for our annual fall weekend weekend mountain biking trip at Curt Gowdy State Park (Wyoming).  We will ride the trails on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.  We will car camp on Saturday night.  Volunteers need not be experienced in mountain biking to volunteer for this trip. Volunteers and participants should plan to attend the pre-trip meeting on the Thursday afternoon prior to the trip.

Main Activities: 
Difficulty Rating: 
Max Number of Youth Participants: 
12
Min Number of Youth Participants: 
2
Youth Permission Slip (to be filled out by parent/guardians and returned to the agency representative): 
Destination & Safety Info: 

Curt Gowdy

Hospital Name, Address and Phone: 
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 E 23rd St, Cheyenne, WY 82001, 307-634-2273
Sierra Club Outings Phone: 
1-888-688-4647
Land Use Agency Name, Address and Phone: 

Curt Gowdy State Park, 1319 Happy Jack Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009: 307-632-7946

State Patrol District and Phone : 
1-800-442-9090 (emergency)
1-307-777-4321 (non-emergency)
511 (road conditions)
Emergency Services Number(s): 
911