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Ready for Snow!


Trail lights are installed on Eastwood golf course in preparation for the coming ski season. Thanks to Dave Greymont, Peter Wollan and Henry, Bjorn and Ari Walker for completing the installation on Sunday.


North Broadway Reconstruction Project Open House - Thursday December 7th

A major reconstruction is planned for Broadway that could significantly impact the cycling infrastructure in Rochester and establish a precedent for other projects.  If you are a recreational cyclist or bike commuter, you need to show up for the 

Broadway Avenue Reconstruction Open House 

5-7 pm, December 7th, 2017 

at the 

Northrop Community Education Center (201 8th Street NW).  

That’s the former elementary school at Goose Egg Park.  The open house runs from 5 pm to 7 pm with a formal presentation planned for 5:30 pm. 

 

The reconstruction of Broadway from Civic Center Drive to 13th Street North is slated for 2019.  The recently formed Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee reviewed plans earlier this month.  It seems like preliminary plans emphasize innovative infrastructure to protect cyclists.  This is an opportunity to show support for the development of safe cycling infrastructure in a crowd that may question the need to spend money on that type of upgrade.

 

For more information about the project, please review the official release from the 

Rochester Public Works Department.

 

11.27.2017 N Broadway Reconstruction Project Open House.pdf



Quarry Hill Trail Clean-Up Day

November 11, 2017

Many thanks to the adults and ski team members for spending a morning removing cut brush off the trails and getting them ready for the ski season.


 


Trail Work - November

Reopening of Douglas Trail near Pine Island

 


The last section of the Douglas Trail (about 1 mile south of Pine Island, is now open again (not paved yet). The trail on either side of the new tunnel is packed gravel and suitable for bikes (not rollerskis!)

Essex Work Day

October 26, 2017


A hardy group of volunteers cleared trails and removed brush in preparation for the ski season.  

Many thanks for your help.  Ski team members earned community service hours.





Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run Results

 October 21, 2017


Lightning and downpouring rain greeted trail runners as they arrived at Essex Park on Saturday morning, October 21 for the Tour de Essex trail run. The rain ended a few minutes before the race start providing runners with an enjoyable run under cloudy skies and 58 degree temps. The course, soft and slippery in spots due to the rain, covered 7.45 K of the Essex Park trail system.


The top three runners all finished under a 7 minutes per mile pace on the challenging hills at Essex Park. Joey Keillor was the first across the line at 6:11 per mile with Danny Whipple finishing second in 6:17/mile and Ali Khalili rounding out the top three in 6:42/mile.


Jennifer Clark, finishing fifth overall, led the women across the line in a 7:36/mile pace followed by Kris Stevens in 9:36/mile and Lana Lappi in 11:03/mile.



Tour de Essex 2017 results












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