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Postby BikeHewensCreek » September 20th, 2015, 2:17 pm

Tree cleared, thanks Yung![img]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/20/c00b6768c8e864ce7767298f99f85f50.jpg[/img]


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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » November 3rd, 2015, 7:20 pm

DeWalt sunglasses found along Hitchingham road. Left on the concrete. [img]http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/11/03/9af9ac3b1740a9d18c844ec5d25cb22a.jpg[/img]


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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby michael48197 » November 11th, 2015, 7:42 am

7th Annual Black Friday MTB Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Park,Friday, 11/27 at 10 AM

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Come out to the 7th Annual Black Friday MTB Ride at Rolling Hills and Hewens Creek Parks in Ypsilanti Township on Friday 11/27 at 10 AM. This will be a no-drop group ride and is a great chance for novice MTBer's to get exposure to single track riding and be a fun way to burn off that Thanksgiving feast and tryptophan overdose. The ride will be about 15 miles long covering about 5 miles at Hewens Creek and ~7.5 miles at Rolling Hills along with a few miles of dirt road connecting the two parks. For those who haven't ridden or rarely ride at either trail, Hewens Creek is a flat, winding ride through meadows and new growth forest which is great for beginning riders. The RHP trail on the other hand twists and turns through 4+ miles of forest and rolling hills that provide a great opportunity to improve your bike handling skills and 3+ miles of open meadows. The 1.2-mile West Meadows loop on the west side of RHP includes beautiful open meadows and some fun pump-track like riding on the Munger Mounds. And, if you haven't riden RHP in the past few months, the North Meadow loop of ~1.5 miles was extended this spring and the 1.2 mile SE Meadow loop was added.

Meet at the Rolling Hills Lodge at 9:45 AM and then we will head out by 10-10:15 AM. After the ride, we will have some pizza and refreshments at the lodge at about 12:30 PM. Please register in advance at Event Brite to attend so a good estimate of riders can be made for the pizza and beverages. Rain date will be Saturday 11/28 at 10 AM. Look for changes in schedule on the Rolling Hills or Hewens Creek forums on the MMBA website, the Poto Yahoo! Group Email list, the Poto MBA Facebook page or Poto MBA Twitter account.

Please park in the MTB trail head parking lot: enter the park, go straight through the traffic circle and park in the first lot on your right next to a big pavilion ~1/4 mile west of the circle. The Lodge will be about 200 yards away on your left.

There will be a gate charge to enter RHP. It is a Washtenaw County Park so if you already have WCP sticker you are good to go. Otherwise, park entry will cost $5 for everyone as a discount for non-Washtenaw residents was arranged.

Last but definitely not least, we have to thank DeWight and crew at Wheels in Motion for supporting the MTB community by sponsoring this event and paying for the food and refreshments since its inaugural event in 2009.


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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » November 15th, 2015, 3:13 pm

@BikeHewensCreek: Cleaned/opened up the orange loop for the Black Friday ride. Thanks to John for the help to clean it this weekend.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby mpaquette70 » November 17th, 2015, 8:17 am

Does this mean the orange loop will remain open going forward or is this a one-time thing?
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Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » November 17th, 2015, 7:37 pm

We can continue to ride it but we wont officially open it on the maps to avoid problems with the park’s neighbors.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby golfbum » December 30th, 2015, 6:43 am

Tree down blocking UKHiker path at intersection with red loop. I'll try hand saw on it today. May need my chainsaw if old wood is too tough to cut by hand.
Cleared lots of debris, branches and trees from red loop after ice storm. Water across the trail in many areas of loop. I expect similar problems on the rest of the trail.
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Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » December 31st, 2015, 10:45 am

Cleaning after the ice storm this past week.

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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » January 2nd, 2016, 12:16 pm

The entire trail has been cleaned up after the ice storm this week and there are no current problems.



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Re: Poto: Hewens Creek

Postby BikeHewensCreek » January 16th, 2016, 2:55 pm

Trail is mostly snow covered and icy in places, but there are still tracks from hikers, walkers, coyotes, and deer. Image



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