uman Powered Trails, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is: “To develop and maintain first class sustainable and environmentally correct, human-powered, shared use trails for the La Crosse, WI region."
|CORE at Camp Bluedog|
|Written by Gene Roberts|
|Friday, 30 July 2010 16:36|
On the weekend of July 10th Mark Shuttenhelm and Gene Roberts, members of Human Powered Trails and the Coulee Region Patrol, participated in the activities of Camp Bluedog. Camp Bluedog is an annual mountain bike camp for kids organized and sponsored by Pete Taylor of Bluedog Cycles of Viroqua, WI.
This two day camp provides children of the Driftless Region with the opportunity to mentor with skilled cyclists to learn bike handling skills, cycling safety, and to foster the camaraderie of the cycling community. Each camper participated in stations that included skills of climbing, descending, obstacle navigation, balance, stretching and trail building.
Fortunately no serious injuries occurred but CORE patrollers did render minor first-aid and mechanical assistance to campers on the trails. It is events like Camp Bluedog where HPT and CORE can make a difference. Overall the experience was good and anticipates assisting at Camp Bluedog next year.