Mountain Biking in Sycamore Canyon Park has always been a special treat. With vast changes in elevation and long stretches of trails, the largest wilderness park within City Limits West of the Mississippi continues to attract biking enthusiasts. But be warned, according to riders interviewed in Suzanne Hurt’s Press Enterprise story must be “willing to suffer.”
The 22-mile Mountains to Sea Trail travels from the edge of the Cleveland National Forest to the Pacific Ocean. Considered the backbone of The Irvine Ranch open spaces, the trail begins in Weir Canyon and doesn’t stop until it reaches Upper Newport Bay. Located within minutes of bustling urban communities, the trail makes exploring the outdoors easy, fun and accessible. Irvine Company Chairman Donald Bren announced completion of the trail in 2005; the following year it was designated a “National Recreation Trail” by the National Recreation Trails Program.
With budgets tight, conservation groups are stepping in to spruce up California’s facilities.
If the State is willing to accept some help, it’s no wonder it’s getting easier for residents to initiate and complete the upkeep for their neighborhood treasures. Read more from the Wall Street Journal.
Our second Green Team Median Make Over is underway. Thanks to the quick work made
of the demolition by City Public Works crew David Perkins, Alex Ayer and Mike Bolin (operating the back hoe). A cheerful bunch who thought we had a great idea in transforming a patch of asphalt in the midst of more asphalt, into a drought tolerant, community sourced, urban green space. Check it out.
Planting Party Up Next
The Planting Party is set for Saturday, August 22 at 4 p.m. Wear gloves. Bring a shovel.
The weather will be great. GTV will be there. See you there.