It is with tremendous sadness and heavy hearts that FOMP will bid farewell to Tim Watkins, a friend, as well as founding, beloved, and instrumental member of our organization and community.
Tim selflessly gave us all countless backbreaking hours building and maintaining area trails and smile after smile. As a result, we all enjoy many miles of the best biking, hiking, and equestrian trails anywhere in the world. We all owe Tim and his family our eternal thanks.
Details for Tim’s memorial service are outlined below. In the event that you can not see the image, it’s this Saturday, 9/23/2017 from 12:00-2:00 PM at the Palmer Lake Town Hall. The family has requested that you ‘dress like Tim’ #beliketim. Cyclists will be gathering (all skills and styles welcome) at 11:00 AM at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd. and Red Rocks Ranch Dr. and taking a casually paced ride over to the service.
FOMP will hold a trail building/maintenance day in Tim’s honor on October 7, 2017 (a Saturday). We will be renaming the section of trail we work on for Tim. We will announce the necessary details through our mailing list, website, and FaceBook page early next week. Please plan on joining us!
Timmay! From all of us, Rest and Ride in Peace. May all of the rides be long, downhill, and buff singletrack!
Last Chance for 2017!
FOMP needs you for this trail work session!
Wednesday, Sept 13th at 6:00 PM
FOMP is pleased to be holding our last monthly volunteer trail work session for 2017!
Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at the corner of Mt. Herman Rd and Nursery Rd at 6:00PM! (map: http://bit.ly/FOMPMeetingSpot)
The rest of the info you need: FOMP and USFS provide all necessary tools. Volunteers should wear appropriate clothing for performing outdoor landscaping type of work. Volunteers should bring leather gloves, a personal water supply, eye protection, sunscreen, and bug repellent. We meet rain or shine unless there is lightning active in the area.
We make every effort to accommodate volunteer preferences and abilities at each event. Generally, we perform activities such as water bar building or renovation, trail renovation, maintenance, and trimming, etc. So, pretty much everything from trimming back scrub oak or digging lots of dirt to moving boulders. We assign duties based on interest and capabilities. Kids are welcome to join their parents; however, we do ask that you evaluate whether this is an appropriate activity for your child or not.
Thanks, and we hope to see you out there!
FOMP is pleased to announce our May 2017 Board meeting!
BOD Meeting Time:
Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00PM
This meeting, as with most meetings in the past BOD Meetings will be held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make the first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road (slowly please!) all the way into the administrative area and the classroom building is the first building on your right.Remember meetings are open to all members and the public, we want to hear from you!
- Update on the Forest Service fence
- Discussion about Dog waste
- Trail etiquette
- Trail maintenance and capping wells and other maintenance items (graffiti)
- Membership: Recruiting and retaining volunteers
- Communications: Newsletters and advance notifications
- Use of parking lot board
- Naming trails
As a reminder, you can always see a schedule of FOMP’s planned activities on our website calendar page and you can also add our iOS or Google calendar feeds to your mobile calendar, never miss an event again!
Thanks and we hope to see you there!
At the April 2017 FOMP annual meeting a very special presentation by Author/Artist/Consultant John Anderson will be given. John will be giving a presentation on trees along the Front Range that were culturally modified (bent, tied, peeled, etc.) by members of the Ute tribe. These special trees provide a glimpse into the Ute culture.
Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Info: CMT Talk by John Anderson (requires Adobe PDF reader)