Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge 2018 Results

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Conner McRae schooling Jeff Potter at the Muscle Powered Bike to work Week party tricycle race.

Total Challenge Miles – 1,841

Total Trips – 349

C02 offset by cycling vs. driving (pounds) – 974.16

Calories burned – 73,645

Winners Public Category

Nevada Public Works Spoke Patrol.

Total mileage, trips and avg team miles was a sweep this year.

Winners Private Category

Total Milage – Carson City Orthodontics

Total Trips and Avg Team Miles – Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers

Total Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
  667.05
DCNR EcoCyclists
231
NDOT 170.22
Carson City Orthodontics
  156.36
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
130
OTR 121
Lumos & Associates
106.1
RCI Rollers 83
NV Secretary of State
66.48
Allison MacKenzie
56.92
Capitol Automotive
83

Total Trips

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
  48
DCNR EcoCyclists
46
NV Secretary of State
46
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
  46
NDOT 44
Allison MacKenzie
35
Carson City Orthodontics
32
OTR 23
RCI Rollers 19
Lumos & Associates
10

Avg Team Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
5.34
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
  5.2
OTR 2.42
Capitol Automotive
1.33
Carson City Orthodontics
1.2
Lumos & Associates
0.88
RCI Rollers 0.55
NV Secretary of State
0.53
Allison MacKenzie
0.44
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.12
NDOT 0.02
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Bike to Work Day 2018

 

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I hope you’re not texting too!  Carson Orthodontics commuting to work.

Friday, May 18th 5pm

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike & Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including two brand new bikes courtesy of Bike Habitat. Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew. Whatever you choose, it’s going to be a good time.

 

Do we get a bonus because one of our riders is pregnant? Should be double right? – Molar Cyclers. Nope. Congratulations Doc!

I’m getting comments from coworker teammates that they really get a kick out of this Challenge! It is a vehicle for change in commuting behavior. Awesome! – EcoCyclists

Miles

NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
345.55
DCNR EcoCyclists
185.8
Carson City Orthodontics
156.36
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
130
NDOT 80.98
Lumos & Associates
74.6
OTR 72
RCI Rollers 68
Capitol Automotive
53
Allison MacKenzie
52.12
NV Secretary of State
42.96

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Muscle Powered President Randy Gaa walking his helmet to the bike shop.

Trips

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
46
DCNR EcoCyclists
34
NV Secretary of State
33
Carson City Orthodontics
32
Allison MacKenzie
29
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
29
NDOT 20
RCI Rollers 15
OTR 12
Lumos & Associates
8
Capitol Automotive
0

Avg

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
5.2
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
2.76
OTR 1.44
Capitol Automotive
1.33
Carson City Orthodontics
1.2
Lumos & Associates
0.62
RCI Rollers 0.45
Allison MacKenzie
0.4
NV Secretary of State
0.34
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.09
NDOT 0.01

Carson City Bike to Work Week Corporate Challenge 2018

Well we’ve had a another interesting week for this year’s Challenge.  At least it hasn’t snowed … yet!

Friday, May 18th 5pm

Ride your bikes over to McFadden Plaza for Muscle Powered’s 2018 Bike & Music Festival. Join Muscle Powered as we celebrate our 20th anniversary in Carson City. Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win some great bicycle swag, including two brand new bikes courtesy of Bike Habitat. Participate in one of the events: Paperboy Challenge, Slow-Race, Tricycle Time Trials. Or just hang out and enjoy the live music and a cold brew. Whatever you choose, it’s going to be a good time.

Here are a few photos and comments from our CC 2018 commuters.  Results so far too!:

Allison MacKenzie parking

Sweet rides at the Allison MacKenzie parking garage. Rain or shine…. We ride😜

 

Miles

DCNR EcoCyclists
138.4
Carson City Orthodontics
105
Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
85.5
OTR 72
RCI Rollers 54
Allison MacKenzie
46.52
NDOT 31.74
NV Secretary of State
28.36
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

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Team spirit- Carson City Orthodontics – It’s been a wet and wild week! I rode at lunch yesterday and got hammered by rain- came to work soaked to the bone but smiling! Today we woke to hail and rode through rain then treated ourselves to hot tea and coffee. One war wound so far, and we are all feeling great from getting out and moving! Enjoying new bike paths and street crossings along 395 helping us get safely to our office this year.

Trips

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
31
Carson City Orthodontics
26
DCNR EcoCyclists
22
Allison MacKenzie
21
NV Secretary of State
19
OTR 12
RCI Rollers 12
NDOT 6
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

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Redrock Dental Molar Cyclers – 

Avg

Redrock Dental Molarcyclers
3.42
OTR 1.44
Carson City Orthodontics
0.81
Allison MacKenzie
0.36
RCI Rollers 0.36
NV Secretary of State
0.23
DCNR EcoCyclists
0.07
Capitol Automotive
0
Lumos & Associates
0
NDOT 0
NV Public Works Spoke Patrol
0

Pedaled the speed limit through the school zone this morning. Heads up in those congested zones. Not everyone has had a strong cup or pot of coffee yet. – DCNR Ecocyclists

One bailed due to hail….ouch!! – RCI Rollers

Jeff, you are a genius! Free bike washes, every trip, at any location in town! Pure genius! 🙂 – OTR

Trash Mob focuses on multi-use trail

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Trash Mob volunteers remove littler along East Hwy 50

Trash Mobs are a grassroots community effort coordinated by Muscle Powered volunteers to keep the walkways and bike paths around Carson City free of litter.

The monthly, one-hour events take place at various locations around town that are in need of cleaning. Volunteers, who are supplied with work gloves and trash bags by Muscle Powered staff, remove litter from areas often used by citizens for recreational purposes such as walking, jogging or cycling.

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A mother helps her son remove trash near Stewart St during a Trash Mob

According to Muscle Powered’s Randy Gaa, “The idea is to keep our trails free of litter, whether they’re paved or dirt. For example, we’ve removed tons of garbage from the paths along the Carson River. We’ve even had volunteers pull appliances and car parts out of the water.”

The idea of the Trash Mob was conceived by former president of Muscle Powered, Donna Inversin. Inversin had been planning the Trash Mob project for some time, but had difficulty fitting the event into her schedule. During a Muscle Powered conditioning hike in 2015, Randy Gaa complained to Inversin about litter he had seen, and Inversin recruited Gaa to be the new Trash Mob project coordinator.

Since that time, Trash Mobs have been involved in removing thousands of pounds of trash from the trails all over Carson City. The project has grown both in scope and participation. In 2016, in partnership with Carson City’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space division, Trash Mobs were involved in removing invasive species of noxious weeds from Horse Creek Ranch. In another Trash Mob project, the father and son team of Todd and Ari Erickson coordinated the removal of old tree protectors that had been put in by the Forrest Service after the Waterfall Fire in 2004 and had long since outlived their usefulness.

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Litter that was found along the Carson River and removed by a Trash Mob

This Saturday, August 26th the Trash Mob will be removing littler from the area along the Multi-Use Path that follows the freeway near College Parkway. The event has been held at this spot multiple times in the past. According to Gaa, “It’s a bad spot due to a couple of reasons. First the wind blows trash in from two nearby big box stores and the fence along the path acts like a net, catching the litter. Secondly, the area is just out of view enough to allow people to illegally dump garbage without being easily seen.”

All interested individuals are encouraged to join the effort by participating in this month’s Trash Mob. With the idea of increasing participation by minimizing the impact to volunteer’s schedule, the Trash Mob event is only one hour long and held early enough in the morning so that it does not conflict with other weekend activities.

For more details or to join Muscle Powered, go to the organization’s website at: www.musclepowered.org

August Trash Mob details:
Date: Saturday, August 26th
Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: Meet up at parking lot between Dotty’s Casino and US Bank just north of the Walmart Parking lot off College Parkway. For a Google map of the meet up location, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y7xdb2dy
Work gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Clear Creek Extension Trail Project

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Click here to read the original Forrest Service document.

United States Department of Agriculture
Forrest Service
Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District
Douglas County, Nevada

July 31, 2017

 

Scoping Document
Clear Creek Extension Trail Project

 

Comments Welcome

The Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest welcomes your comments on this proposal to construct an extension of the Clear Creek Trail that would add approximately 6.5 miles to the existing trail. The proposed extension would connect the trail at its high point (6,200 ft.) to the Tahoe Rim Trail at the Spooner Summit South Trailhead (7,150 ft.). Approximately 6.5 miles of the proposed trail extension is located on National Forest System (NFS) lands on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest primarily in Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 of Township 15N and Range 19E, Mt. Diablo Meridian. (see Figure 1: Clear Creek Extension Trail Project Map).

The Carson Ranger District has tentatively determined that this proposed project may be categorically excluded from documentation in an environmental assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS) pursuant to Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 1909.15, Section 32.2(1), “Construction and reconstruction of trails,” (36 CFR 220.6(e) (1)). A Decision Memo is anticipated to document the decision regarding this proposed action, unless extraordinary circumstances related to the proposed action warrant further analysis and documentation in an EA or EIS as outlined in FSH 1909.15, 31.2.

 

Background

The Carson Ranger District has been working with a variety of partners over many years to provide a sustainable system of trails that meets the needs of forest visitors and local communities while protecting resources. Generally, the District focuses on multiple use trail proposals that meet the shared goals of the Forest Service and trail partners. These goals include:

  • Connectivity between existing trails;
  • Creating long loop opportunities; and
  • Improving access to existing trailheads and communities.

 

Purpose and Need for Action

The proposed trail extension would provide a much-needed connector between the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Clear Creek Trail, creating opportunities for longer trips and increased connectivity to surrounding trails. In addition, the new trail segment would help address ongoing trespass issues on adjacent private lands (Old Clear Creek Road) by offering legal access to the Clear Creek watershed from the existing Jacks Valley Trailhead.

 

Proposed Action

The project includes full bench construction of a new trail that would be open to all non-motorized uses including hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian. The estimated trail length represents approximately 6.5 miles on NFS lands. The new trail segment would provide a connection from the existing Clear Creek Trail to the Tahoe Rim Trail at the Spooner Summit South trailhead located on U.S. Highway 50.

The trail would be constructed to Forest Service specifications as follows:

  • 18”-30” full bench construction.
  • Average trail grade would be 7% or less depending on soil type.
  • Maximum trail grade (12%) for very short sections (100’ or less).
  • Short pitch sections up to 20% with runouts and armoring.
  • Trail grade would not exceed one-half of side slope grade.
  • Minimum 2%-6% out slope on bench cut / trail tread.
  • Back slope from bench cut to be minimum 1:1 slope.
  • Bench cut material on down slope to be thoroughly dispersed.
  • Trail corridor to be clear of vegetation for a width of 6’ and height of 10’ to allow for pack stock.
  • Grade reversals or grade breaks every 100-200′ maximum spacing.
  • Switchbacks and turns would be located on side slopes less than:
    • 40% for switchbacks
    • 25% for berm turns
    • 15% for climbing turns
  • The trail layout avoids cutting of trees greater than 8 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH). No five-needle pines would be cut and the District Forester would review any trees identified for removal prior to cutting.
  • The trail alignment has been carefully placed and surveyed to avoid cultural resources, rare plants, and sensitive habitat for wildlife species.

 

How to Comment

Comments would be most helpful if received by August 30, 2017. Written comments must be submitted to: Irene Davidson, District Ranger; 1536 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada, 89701 or to the facsimile number (775) 884-8199. The office hours for those submitting hand delivered comments are: 8:00-4:30 Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.

To provide electronic comments please email your comments to the project contact at
danielmorris@fs.fed.us. Please use the term “Clear Creek Extension Trail Project” in the subject line of your email.

Comments received in response to this scoping notice, including names and address of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record for this project and will be available for public review and will be released if requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

For further information, please contact Daniel Morris at 775-884-8140. danielmorris@fs.fed.us