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Bike MS Donors and Riders Needed!



 

Friends of Fitzgerald’s Bicycles, Tim Bradshaw and Mary Lynn Wilmore are participating in 5 national Bike MSFundraising Rides in 2011 to raise $10,000 towards finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  You can help by donating directly or joining them in the fundraising efforts. In the first 3 rides they’ve raised $8,355 towards the goal of $10,000.


  • Make a Donation, Win a Vacation!  Every donation of $25 qualifies the donor to win a week of lodging in Jackson Hole.  Locals could use this for visiting friends and family.
  • Join 9 Cloud Cycling for the McCall ID Ride!  Join our team, come ride with us in McCall ID on July 23rd and raise money for finding a cure for MS.  If you or your family/friends are affected by M.S., this is a great fun way to help find a cure.  For information on joining 9 Cloud Cycling, please email Tim Bradshaw - tim@alltrips.com

87% of all donations go directly to funding research on a cure for MS.  Find out more about 9 Cloud Cycling’s efforts here!

Commuter Choice Challenge Leaderboard



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Commuter Choice Challenge



 

The sun is out and hopefully summer is here to stay!
Time to start taking advantage of the nice weather and logging all non-motorized forms of transportation.

Updated!! Summer 2011 Mini Competitions
July 11th – 17th: Most money saved on gas
July 25th – 31st: Most trips logged
August 8th – 14th: Most CO2 reduction
August 22nd – 28th: Most miles logged
September 5th – 11th: Most trips logged
September 19th – 25th: Most calories burned

Leaderboard
Leaderboard as of 6/22
Most miles logged
Large Team:
1. JHMR
2. Teton Science Schools
3. Four Seasons Resort
Small Team:
1. Wildernest Sports
2. Teton Literacy Center
3. BTNF
Individuals:
1. Tram Slave
2. Rolling Bones
3. Shawn R.
Most trips logged
Large Team:
1. Teton Science Schools
2. JHMR
3. Four Seasons Resort
Small Team:
1. Jackson Trail Crew
2. BTNF
3. Teton Literacy Center
Individuals:
1. Shawn R.
2. April
3. Nina Luxmoore

Silver Star Communications:  2011 Commuter Choice Challenge Sponsor

Friends of Pathways is pleased to announce Silver Star Communications as the 2011 CCC Sponsor. Silver Star Communications connects the Jackson Hole community through its communications and broadband services, so while you’re out playing on the trails or pathways you can stay plugged-in.

About the Commuter Choice Challenge:

The CCC is a 4-month long competitive program run by Friends of Pathways. For the past several years, participants have had the opportunity to form teams or compete on their own, logging their non-motorized, non-recreational trips. At the end of the competition we throw a party and give out prizes for most miles logged, most trips, and more! To date, 378 people have signed up. 

Join today!  http://challenge.friendsofpathways.org/


Journey of Hope rolls through Driggs on Saturday!



On Saturday, June 25th the Journey of Hope will by making a stop in Driggs starting at 2pm at City Center Building.

Since 1988, over 1,500 men have participated in Journey of Hope, Gear Up Florida and Build America. Each year, those events combined raise over $600,000.

To date, Push America has raised over $15 million to benefit people with disabilities and organizations dedicated to their service.

Friday Mornings on Trails


from the fine folks at the Friends of Pathways:
Join the FOP and USFS Trail Crews as as they work on trails this summer!

Each Friday morning this summer you are invited to join the Friends of Pathways and US Forest Service Trail Crews as they work on various projects throughout the trails system. Projects will vary over the summer and volunteers will generally be finished by noon. Please bring water, snacks, sunscreen, bug spray and gloves, and wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

Fridays, June 17th to July 15th
8am, meet at the Cache Creek Trailhead in East Jackson

Fridays, July 22nd to September 16th
8am, meet at the Stagecoach Bar parking lot in Wilson

Don’t worry about RSVPing unless you are part of a large group (in which case we’d love to know you are joining us so that we can make sure we have enough tools for everyone to use). In 2010 we had over 4000 volunteer hours on trails and we’re looking for more of the same this summer! Thanks to all for your help!

Contact Mike Welch, FOP’s stewardship director for more information: stewardship@friendsofpathways.org or 733-4534.

TVTAP Volunteer Trail Day this Saturday



June 8, 2011
1st Trail Day this Saturday

Dear Members and Friends of Teton Valley Trails and Pathways,

Our First Volunteer Trail Day of 2011 is here!

Please join us this Saturday, June 11th, for our first volunteer trail day of the summer. We will be working hard to complete a new trail just east of Victor.  We think this will be a great addition to the south end of the valley and a trail that can be used by all levels of bikers, hikers, runners, etc.  This is a designated non-motorized trail, approved by the USDA Forest Service in 2002.

When: Meet at the Driggs Forest Service Office at 9am.*

*If you live in Victor, or are coming from IF or Jackson you can join us at the trail head at 9:20.

**We will hold our raffle at the Trail Head so everyone has a chance to win some Tram Bars, Mountain Khaki Pants, and Free Coffee from the Sundog Cafe**

The trail head is located directly across the street from Mike Harris east of Victor on highway 33.

You can park on the North side of the Hwy 33 or in the Mike Harris parking area and walk over to the trail head.

We will be working on the trail until around 4pm.  Please remember to bring gloves, water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, and clothes for rainy weather.  We recommend long pants and long sleeve shirts and sandals or open toed shoes are not allowed while working on the trail.  The forest service will supply all the tools and safety instructions prior to going out on the trail.

Our end of day thank you party will be held at Grand Teton Brewing in Victor starting right after the trail work ends.  TVTAP is sponsoring the food and Grand Teton Brewing is supplying free beer to all volunteers!

Don’t forget that if you want the Upgrade from Grand Targhee you have to attend all three days and there are no make ups.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call: 208.201.1622


Tim Adams

Executive Director

TVTAP

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I Volunteer Trail Work Day

Saturday, June 11, 2011 – Trail Creek Trail, Victor
Help us finish off this great addition to the South end of Teton Valley.  Volunteers meet at 9am at the Forest Service office in Driggs. This is an all day event for all ages. Come on out and help us jump start the project! The day will culminate with a Thank You party at Grand Teton Brewing with dinner, drinks, beer from Grand Teton Brewing, and raffle prizes. No cost. Please bring water, gloves, sunscreen, lunch, rain jacket and a desire to get down in the dirt!

Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 23, 2011 6:00pm Alpine Wines, Main Street Driggs
Come by and talk to Board Members and the TVTAP Staff about our current and future projects. This is also an opportunity to share with us your desires for trails and pathways in the community and ask questions regarding the organization. We hope you join us for a casual evening of wine, snacks and engaging conversations.

II Volunteer Trail Work Day

Saturday, July 9, 2011Mahogany
Help maintain and restore the great trail resources in Teton Valley by participating in a trail work day. Volunteers meet at 9am at the Forest Service office in Driggs. This is an all day event for all ages. The day will culminate with a Thank You party at Habitat in Driggs with dinner, drinks, beer, and raffle prizes. No cost. Please bring water, gloves, sunscreen, lunch, rain jacket and a desire to get down in the dirt!

Grand Teton Brewing Non-Profit Pint Night with TVTAP, VARD, FTR, and TRLT

Wednesday July 13, 5pm

Come out to Grand Teton Brewing to have a fun night of beer, games, great conversations, and support four valley non-profits at the same time.  GTB will match a portion of all beer sales for the day and evening and all four non-profits will equally share in the funds raised.  The funds will be given to the Tin Cup and will go towards those matching funds.

Tin Cup Challenge

Saturday, July 16, 2011 – Driggs City Park

This is the culmination of the Tin Cup Challenge fundraising drive.

WYDAHO Rendezvous, TVTAP Mountain Bike Festival

Friday July 22 – Sunday July 24, 2011 – Teton Valley

Teton Valley’s official dedicated Mountain Bike Festival.   The weekend will play host to a variety of rides throughout the valley, demonstrations at the bike parks, bike demos, Down Hill and XC races at Grand Targhee, manufacturer booths, bike shop representation, evening gatherings, youth events, and much, much, more.  Visit www.tetonmountainbikefest.tvtap.org/ or www.tvtap.org for more details.

Targhee Hill Climb

Saturday, July 23, 9:00amPeaked Sports www.peakedsports.com

The 16th Annual Grand Targhee Hill Climb!  Registration and information available at Peaked Sports in Driggs.  Race day registration 8:30am to 9:30am at Peaked Sports.  The race starts at Peaked Sports and climbs the hill to Grand Targhee Resort for a total of 12 miles and 2200 vertical feet.  There will be an awards party, raffle, picnic, and beer from Grand Teton Brewing at Peaked at 1pm following the race.  Proceeds from this event support TVTAP

Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race

Saturday, August 6, 2011 - Grand Targhee Resort www.ph100.org

Staging for the race is from Grand Targhee Resort, where there is ample lodging and necessary amenities available for racers.  The Pierre’s Hole 100 consists of a 25-mile loop, each lap features over 4600 feet of climbing on mostly single and double-track trails.  Racers may register for the 50 miler (2 laps) or the 100 miler (4 laps).  The village at GTR will be full of pre and post party events, including a band after the awards.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support TVTAP.

III Volunteer Trail Work Day

Saturday, August 20, 2011Mill Creek
Help maintain and restore the great trail resources in Teton Valley by participating in a trail work day. Volunteers meet at 9am at the Forest Service office in Driggs. This is an all day event for all ages. The day will culminate with a Thank You party at Peaked Sports with dinner, drinks, beer from Snake River Brewing and raffle prizes. No cost. Please bring water, gloves, sunscreen, lunch, rain jacket and a desire to get down in the dirt!

Annual TVTAP Horseshoe Challenge Running Race

Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Horseshoe Canyon

This is truly a spectacular running race on some of the most beautiful trails in Teton Valley.  The race takes place at South Horseshoe trailhead in the Big Hole Mountains.  There are both 10k and 20k lengths.  All ages welcome. Please visit the Horseshoe Challenge website for more information at:http://horseshoe.tvtap.org.

 


Tel: (208) 201-1622
Email: info@tvtap.org


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