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Trail Maintenance - 2009


Tompson Reservation / Bruce & Tom's Trail Maintenance Day # 2

Project # TRS20090607

Date: 06.07.2009


On Sunday June 07 the second 2009 Tompson Reservation trail project was completed. It was a perfect day for trail work and we had a good turn-out of volunteers to help complete this project. Our goal was to refurbish a section of trail locater near the old barn drop and move it to more sustainable ground making it fun for all. We are happy to say that 100% of this trail project was completed.


A section of the yellow trail that passes through the ramp-o-rama playground area works its way down a hillside toward the old (now gone) barn drop. As the original trail passes near the barn drop running through a low-lying area that became flooded with sections staying wet most of the season.


We focused on closing the low-lying section of trail and cut a new more sustainable line that runs on higher ground. This new trail connector begins at the base of the old barn drop and connects to the end of the new trail cut last October 2008 (trail day link). The new trail contains a small skinny bridge to cross a stream, multiple rock rollers and plenty of other technical features that any level of riders will enjoy.


This was is a good size trail project and a combined effort between Essex County Greenbelt, Dieselbikes, Sinister Bikes and North Shore NEMBA. I want to extend my personal thanks to each individual (listed below) that helped complete this project. The amount of work completed by the volunteers was backbreaking. I look forward to see everyone again in future trail builds and or maintenance projects.


Bruce Linehan, Dan Streeter, Frank Lane, Frank DiBenedetto, Ron Corporon, Kirk Goldsworthy,

Joe DiZazzo, Kate Walton, Hank Kells, Lee Hollenbeck, James Vogh, Albert Lew, Pete Slabysz,

Eric Borucki, Carol Powers, Steve Charrette



Trail Work Crew



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