Bucky, thanks for the post reminding riders about the modified finish and the construction. Within the next week, I'll aim to put together a new sign for the end of the trail and post an updated map at the trail head.
Glad to see so many riders out this early in the year. In Ypsi Township, looks like we'll be restricted to RHP trails for then next few weeks since Hewens remains it's normal spring mess.
As I posted earlier, there will be A LOT of improvements at RHP this year. Norm Roller is planning trail expansion and the Skills Park in the northwest around the old gravel pit (maybe 1.5+ miles of new trail). Given other RHP construction, however, trail work in that area probably won't happen until late summer or the fall. While waiting for that, we'll also extend the current trail a few hundred yards along the west fence line to the NW corner of the current paved trail. If the weather holds, I may get started on this area over this coming weekend. Look for my car and the MMBA sign at the trail head parking lot and call me (734-528-1496) if you want to come out and help.
In the SE meadow, though, I'm aiming to start the trail expansion as soon as feasible to put 1-1.5 miles of trail around the perimeter. If you've ridden the Bemis Connector, you probably noticed the flags I already staked out. In contrast to the trail building at RHP to date, there will be NO hacking through the jungle, but simply rototilling and raking the surface to smooth out the furrows and make it rideable. I'm looking for a good tiller that's up for the job at local rental shops. If anyone has a big tiller to volunteer, that would be awesome. I'll post day and time when there will be a work day to start this work.
RHP Trail Coordinator