Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club Adopts Popular Trail

Tuff Riders Dylan Boyle and Scott Rolfe with Chris Collord (not pictured) installed a new trail sign in June to recognize the club’s adoption of a section of Perimeter Trail. Courtesy/Tuff Riders


A new trail sign was planted June 1 at the intersection of Mitchell and Perimeter trails. The Los Alamos Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club coordinated the Perimeter Trail adoption with the Santa Fe National Forest.
As trail adopters, the Tuff Riders will maintain the trail by trimming bushes and clearing downed trees, building water bars, and otherwise committing to trail work on this section in coordination with the Forest Service. Currently, the Tuff Riders lead monthly trail work crews, and will continue working on other trails beyond their adopted section of Perimeter Trail.

“Other trails that still need TLC include Guaje Ridge, Pajarito Trail, and Los Alamos Canyon Trail,” USFS District Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Sublett said, encouraging others to adopt a trail. “Basically, many trails are in need of maintenance so whatever you choose to adopt will be a huge benefit for the trail and people will certainly appreciate your efforts.”

The USFS trains and leads volunteer trail work sessions. A volunteer agreement is required for adopting trails or for any trail work on the Santa Fe National Forest. Contact jasublett@fs.fed.us for more information.