BRMBA’s Summer Shuttle Day Event
June 8th & 9th at Black Rock!!!
Times: June 8th @ 9:00 am – 4:00pm
June 9th @ 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Cost per rider:
1 day: $35 per rider
Both days: $50 per rider
(Payment received at Basic Training area, Registration Table)
Registration: (Registration will open May 9th and will close at midnight June 7th)
Send an email to Mary DeConcini @ email@example.com with your First and Last Name and what days you are registering for; Saturday, Sunday, or both. If you are registering for anyone else: please include the First and Last Name of all riders.
Limit per day: 100 riders!!!
Want to volunteer for the event? Email Mary DeConcini @ firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Event Coordinator, Mary DeConcini at email@example.com
Click here for a great article showing that you can wear lycra and enjoy all the hardwork that BRMBA has built for varying user groups. Remember that you don’t always have to “Go Big or Go Home”, you can “Go Big or Go Around” and have a great time.
Blackrock can be ridden by riders on hardtail 26/29ers, full suspension mtn bikes of varying wheel sizes and travel. We have even seen BMX bikes and unicycles out on the trails. At a minimum riders are asked to wear a helmet when on the Mt. Brown trails. Elbow/knee pads, gloves and full face helmets are strongly encouraged but not required. Chest/back body armor are also a good idea but are bulky and hot when climbing. Many riders like to think of Blackrock as armor assisted cross country(aka Freeriding). Many riders push their 40+lb bikes up and have a great time descending on the longer travel bikes that excel in railing the bikes into the corners and jumps. But 20-30lb XC or all-mountain bikes can have a great time.
We now have BRMBA stickers back for sale. We have multiple colors for sale for $6 each and limited quantities of gold and sliver for $8 per sticker. Cash is preffered at both retailers. All the proceeds go directly to BRMBA.
You can purchase these sticker from
Bike N’ Hike
401 SW 3rd Street
Corvallis, OR 97333
388 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
These are separate from BRMBA membership stickers which come with a BRMBA member card and discounts at local bike shops such as Bike N’ Hike and Santiam Bicycles. The memberships are from the date of purchase and do not start at the beginning of each year. Memberships help cover day to day expenses such as tools, facilities cleaning, insurance coverages, nails/spikes, chainsaws, gravel for sustainable road travel on shuttle days, etc.
Please click here form more information on membership
We hope to have merchandise such as t-shirts in the next month or so.
Great progress for November’s Maintenance Day
We had approximately 25 people come today who worked from 9am to 3pm to help maintain trails and complete features today at Blackrock. People arrived in the morning to sign in and be allocated to a trail. Work was done on Bonzai, Sickter Gnar and Grannie’s Kitchen.
Work was completed on a Grannie’s Kitchen 2 rebuild and has now been named the E-Rock Village. I truly took a village of bikers to allocate all the materials. A 6 foot drop off an impressive structure that bends around the outside of a tree.
Some heavy digging went down on Grannie’s Kitchen 2, there were four people moving dirt and shaping the landing zone while Eric and Peter worked to get the last few things completed on the structure.
Enough progress was made for Andrew VandenBrink and Shane Taylor to give the feature it’s first test.
Bonzai 1: Louis Brumbaugh and his crew removed one of the A-frame ladders and replaced it with a table.
Sickter Gnar 5: Chris Eggen with his crew moved some dirt and added new shaping. It is looking nice, very fast and flowy.
Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time and effort to continue to make Blackrock what it is.
BRMBA Maintenance Days
We will have build days every month during alternating Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Riders who plan to ride afterwards can ride their bikes into basic training and get a lift up to the work site. Others who aren’t bringing their bikes can drive to basic training. We really need a strong showing this year to repair this years impact to the trail system and to ensure future shuttle days. We have some tools to provide people with, but bringing your own shovel, hammer, rake, mattock, etc will always help. Make sure to bring sturdy shoes and weather appropriate clothing. We work rain or shine and will cancel the event in certain weather conditions that are unsafe to the build crews.
No Scheduled Maintenance Days at this time. We will be scheduling them starting September 2013 in July’s BRMBA Meeting.