UPDATE: Challenge Match for Hatchery Creek Rehab Funding Drive through Dec. 31st!
Donors to the Hatchery Creek Trail Rehab project will get more bang for their buck with the announcement of a matching donation challenge. Through December 31, Marks Group Wealth Management will match all donations to the project up to a total of $3,000. Anyone interested in taking advantage of the challenge match may make a contribution via our GoFundMe Campaign or by mailing a donation to CAMBA, P.O. Box 141, Cable, WI 54821.
We’ve made good progress toward reaching our GoFundMe goal,” states CAMBA Executive Director Ron Bergin. “Marks Group Wealth Management has been a good friend and solid supporter of the CAMBA trail initiatives for many years, and we are extremely grateful for this support. When met, this challenge will enable us to reach our goal for Phase Two of the Hatchery Creek Rehabilitation Project. The total cost of the Phase Two Hatchery Creek Rehab is projected at $22,000. CAMBA’s goal during this campaign is to raise 50% of the total project budget, $11,000, with the balance to come from other funding sources.
The total cost of the Phase Two Hatchery Creek Rehab is projected at $22,000. CAMBA’s goal during this campaign is to raise 50% of the total project budget, $11,000, with the balance to come from other funding sources.
Riders who completed our trail intercept surveys last year told us they love the Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association trails, but would like to see more progressive designs that allow accomplished and less experienced mountain bikers to ride together and both enjoy fun, flowing trails that also include advanced options. This was especially important to families.
To address this need, CAMBA has already rehabilitated the first two miles of the Hatchery Creek Trail. One of the oldest CAMBA trails and also the closest to Hayward, it gets lots of use and needed some extra TLC (Trail Loving Care). The rehabbed Hatchery Creek Trail will be 36 to 48 inches wide with a smooth natural surface, gentle grades and turns, good sightlines, and no mandatory technical obstacles. The improved trail will get an “easy” rating, but will also feature bermed turns, rollers, and low profile jump options to increase the “fun factor” for more experienced riders.
Part of the rehab project is to also convert the Hatchery Trail to a “stacked loop” system. Stacked loops are interconnecting looped trails of progressively increasing difficulty that provide a graduated riding experience, allowing riders of varying skills to ride ability-appropriate trails.
Phase One of the Hatchery Creek initiative was launched during the summer of 2020, and we have completed just under two miles of trail. Plans for 2021 include the continuation of this first loop for another two miles with additional loops of varying difficulty as we progress toward the Mosquito Brook Trailhead over the next couple of years.
The total cost of the Phase 2 Hatchery Creek Rehab is projected at $22,000. Our goal during this campaign is to raise 50% of the total project budget, $11,000, with the balance to come from other funding sources.
The beauty of this trail initiative is that it will not create a dumbed-down experience, but will instead let advanced riders “shred” next to their less experienced friends and family. Perhaps most importantly, the project will improve access for younger riders and new riders who might be uncomfortable with CAMBA’s narrower more technical trails.
We would greatly appreciate your generous support of this important project.
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