Over a dozen members of the Washington Area Trail Riders contributed to make the 2016 Green Marble Enduro the best ever. There was a record turnout of 246 riders. The club has worked on this enduro with the R&T Club since it was re-established four years ago. As always, proceeds from the event benefit the community.
Several WATR members have been out scouting areas to ride for the upcoming Shenandoah 500. The forest is looking great! Found some water and some rocks. The crew put in a long day. On the bikes at 0730 and didnt get home until 1900. GPS says we did 365 miles and a guest of ours did 435 miles. Had 1 flat, a torrential down pour and a day of fun on the bikes.
The S500 is just around the corner! Join us for a 2 day National dual sport through the scenic mountains of VA and WV. Great routes, food and friends. See the menu bar to register.
WATR was recognized by the GWNF and Lee District as an Outstanding Trail Partner! Andy was named due to his continued efforts in the GWNF at Taskers Gap and received the award and a very nice special edition GWNF belt buckle. Great job WATR and lets keep it up!
Bob and Troy cool off in the water crossing, after doing some Three Springs Enduro course work/prep. The water crossing is a spectator favorite during the enduro, for obvious reasons. Unfortunately Chris was shooting stills and missed catching a YouTube classic when Troy grabbed a bit too much throttle on one of the passes through the creek. 🙂
Dan, Vince, Andy and Thom headed out to Taskers Gap last week to clear a pretty good size tree. Dan made short work of it and we were able to hump the gear up the hill and to the vehicle just in time to miss the lightning and hail. Fun was had by all.
Half a dozen WATR members traveled to Bayse VA to clear and mark trails for the OD100. WATR has been doing this for over 15 years and plays a crucial role in the safety of the horses and riders of the event. Many of the 100 mile riders travel in the dark on single track trail and our efforts in clearing the trail of tress and debris and properly marking it contributes to the success of the event.