Category Archives: Limbaugh Canyon

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!



February 2015 BOD Meeting Reminder

Tuesday February 10, 2015 at 7:00PM
BOD Meetings are held in the Fire Center Classroom. For those of you unfamiliar with the classroom building make your first left into the Fire Center after Mt. Herman Rd. turns to dirt, follow the road 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!

  • Summer season 2015
  • Mt. Herman Rd re-opened – 715 Trail Damage
  • Nevins Canyon 40 land deal to finally happen!
  • Shooting restrictions on MHR
  • Newsletter
  • Finance update
  • March BOD Elections
  • Open forum for any discussion
Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Mt. Herman Rd is Now Open!

Good news! Mt. Herman Rd is Now Open!

Mt. Herman Road and some of the surrounding areas are now re-opened! Please see the zoomed in map below fo rthe Northern area of the closure and then visit for the full map. We will also post an updated list of know open/closed as soon as we have a chance.Please note that fines for crossing into the closed area begin at $125 and go up from there.Enjoy!
full map – waldo canyon fire order 12-15 (full size requires Adobe PDF reader)
Mt Herman Rd Re-open Map Click to Zoom

Mt Herman Rd Re-open Map Click to Zoom


Shooting Range Cleanup and Reclamation work session!

Update: Cafevelo Bikes is so excited to hear about the progress FOMP has made getting the shooting areas on Mt. Herman cleaned up that they would like to buy a coffee for any volunteer who shows up and helps tomorrow!  FOMP will be collecting names and giving it to the owner on Wed. If you can not make it please be sure to show your support and drop by Cafevelo Bikes and show them some love in return for encouraging everyone to get out and participate and ride!

FOMP urgently needs you for this special work session!

Tuesday June 12 at 5:00PM or 6:00 PM – Trail work to clean up and reclaim shooting ranges in conjunction with USFS.

FOMP is pleased to be holding a volunteer work session with USFS!

informal shooting ranges that have resulted in massive resource destruction, trash, and very dangerous conditions on Mt. Herman Road will be cleaned up and closed down.
Two groups will go up Mt. Herman Road to the shooting sites to perform clean up in advance of USFS work later this week. Meet at the main trailhead and form carpool groups to go up to the cleanup sites. If you miss a group at 5PM or 6PM then please proceed up the road to catch up with the group.Meet at the main trailhead parking lot at 5:00PM or 6:00PM! (map:

Please bring heavy duty black trash baghs if you have them, work gloves, bug spray and a personal water supply.

Primary work location will be up Mt. Herman Rd. about 4.5 miles, at the upper Limbaugh entrance. About 1 mile past where 715 crosses Mt Herman Road. Look for the vehicles, hard to miss.
Thanks and we hope to see you out there soon!


March 2011 BOD Meeting Minutes

Get all the juicy details in the attached pdf document.

2011-03-08 FOMP BOD Minutes (pdf requires Adobe Reader)

I.  Call to Order and Attendance: The quarterly Board meeting of the FOMP began at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire Center Classroom.  Members present were Jon Nordby, president; Chris Tirpak, vice president, Diane Strohm, treasurer; Marianne LaRivee, secretary; Bill Bunson and Brian Mullin, members at large.  Joe Ennis, Nancy Spielkamp, Gayle Humm, and Jay Huey were also in attendance.

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Board Meeting 08-23-2006 – Minutes

In attendance:

Chris Tirpak, Jon Nordby, Kim Nordby, Janna Preheim, Amy Smith, Bill Benson, Herman Spielkamp

  • Discussed cleaning up the pond. Amy will investigatge various treatment options.
  • Limbaugh Canyon update – the Canyon 40 purchase/swap is still moving through the USFS system. The Nevins family is still interested in making it happen and all parties are waiting for assessments to be completed. Forecast is late 2007 with a trail re-opening in early 2008.
  • Amy Smith has completed the newsletter. We reviewed and approved the newsletter to go out, our first in 2+ years. Thanks Amy!
  • All board members are going to try and get 2 corporate sponsors signed up and participating in a member benefits program.
  • Trails – Jon reports (and everyone agrees) the Preserve trails have taken a pounding from the heavy rains this summer. Suggested and agreed to hold two additional trail work days this fall. Remaining trail schedule is as follows:
    • September 12 – Tuesday – 6pm – this will probably be the last weekenight for the year
    • September 30 – Saturday – 9am – 12pm
    • October 1 – Sunday – 1pm – 4pm
  • Meeting Adjourned