Get outside! And build some trail in Ukiah and Willits (plus videos)

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MENDOCINO CO., 2/28/17 — Want an excuse to get outside in the sunshine, now that it’s reappeared? There are two upcoming events in Ukiah and Willits to help build trails, hosted by the Ukiah Valley Trail Group and Willits Area Cyclists. Not only will you have fun doing it — you’ll be helping create a community resource.

UKIAH: This coming Saturday, March 4, the Ukiah Valley Trail Group and the Peregrine Chapter of the Audobon Society are hosting a day of trail-building and birding in Ukiah. Join up with the group at 9am on Saturday, March 4, at the Upper Mill Creek Reservoir (the bottom of Valley View Trail) for some “brushing, berm-ing, back-sloping and birding.” Lunch is provided, but you need to bring a way to carry it and a water bottle; you should also wear layers, and sturdy shoes. Please RVSP ASAP by emailing [email protected] or calling 467.3217. More information is available at the Ukiah Valley Trail Group website or by emailing Executive Director Neil Davis at [email protected]

To get inspired, check out the stop-action video below of the group’s last work day on February 25 at Low Gap Park on the Orr Creek Reroute, thanks the UVTG:

WILLITS: The Willits Area Cyclists are holding a “Wente Wokr-n-ride” trail building day on Sunday, March 19. The WAC will be helping clear the 20 miles of trails in the Wente Scout Reservation after this winter’s storms for an upcoming event in June. On the agenda is clearing debris and making repairs, followed by a bike ride or hike around the area. Most trails are moderate and suitable for beginners. Meet up at 8:45AM on Sunday “at the spillway parking lot on the west side of the lake at Wente. 5401 Canyon Rd. Bring work clothes, boots, gloves, water, and your bike! WAC will provide lunch. Bike Wente will provide tools.” Please RVSP to [email protected] if you are interested to get a head count for lunch. More information about the Willits Area Cyclists can be found at Check out the video of the Bear Mountain trail at Wente below to see some of the area, thanks to WAC:

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