Watch New Teton Gravity Bike Film – Esperanto, Support DUST2 Teams and Trails!
Wednesday, November 16th
Fun for all!!
Bring family and friends along for a community showing of Esperanto, the newest mountain bike film from Teton Gravity Research. In addition to the film, we’ll have beer, concessions, and a silent auction!
Tickets are $12 and all proceeds support DUST2 trails and teams.
It’s Election Time for the DUST2 Board
Guide Youth Cycling and Trails Advocacy Efforts: Serve on the DUST2 Board
- Has your child benefited from being on the DUST2 youth cycling team?
- Do you enjoy riding Treasure Mountain, Reservoir Hill, Turkey Springs and Dakota Springs?
- Do you want to grow the single track experience in Pagosa Springs?
Join the DUST2 Board of Directors for the 2023-2025 term and help us to continue to fulfill our vision of youth cycling opportunities and trail advocacy in Pagosa Springs.
I’m In, or I know Someone Perfect for this Role!
Who can run and/or be nominated?
- Anyone can run for office regardless of DUST2 membership status
- You CAN self nominate, or nominate others
- Email us at [email protected] with your nomination. All nominations must be submitted electronically.
Who can vote?
- DUST2 members 18 and older with a valid email address in the DUST2 membership database
What are the important dates and deadlines?
- Please submit all nominations for board seats prior to 5pm on Friday, October 28th, 2022
- DUST2 board ballot will arrive in your email inbox on Monday, October 31st, 2022
- Board election results will be announced Monday, November 7th via email and newsletter
More about Serving on the DUST2 Board
- 2-Year Board Term
- Monthly Board Meetings
- Planning and executing fundraising events
- Planning and executing membership drives
- Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and community partners
- Engagement in public meetings to promote DUST2’s mission, youth programming, and trail advocacy efforts
- Grant Writing
Access board bylaws, DUST2 guiding documents, and board member specific role descriptions here.
Provide Public Comment About the Jackson Mountain Project!
The Forest Service’s public comment section on the Jackson Mountain trail system proposal is still open and we need your input! Please let the Forest Service know that you support the Jackson Mountain trail system proposal! Positive community feedback is critical to the success of this project.
Illegal Trails on Jackson
DUST2 was recently informed by the Forest Service that illegal, user-created trails were built on Jackson Mountain this past summer. It is DUST2’s official stance that user-created trials are challenging to maintain, destructive, and can be hazardous. We are opposed to illegal trail building, which puts DUST2’s relationship and projects with the Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and other partners at risk.
DUST2 is doing all that it can to provide and maintain an array of cycling trails in the Pagosa area that will satisfy trail users of every ability. Trail planning and building is not a quick process, and we have made tremendous gains with local partners in the last three years planning a high quality, sustainable, and extensive trail system that can be enjoyed by all.
Building illegal trails jeopardizes our years-long trail planning and building project at Jackson Mountain and any future projects.
Please help us by refraining from building any trails without proper authorization and discourage any such activity you hear about in the community.
Neither DUST2 nor the Forest Service knows what groups or individuals have built these recent illegal trails. This is not an accusation of DUST2 or the mountain bike community at large, but rather a reminder to keep the important partnerships DUST2 has built in mind when using public lands. Please do what you can to keep DUST2’s larger goals and projects in mind while you’re out enjoying Pagosa country.
JOIN THE CREW, LEARN TRAIL WORK SKILLS
The Pagosa Ranger District Trails Crew will be working on the upper section of Treasure Mountain Trail Monday August 15- Thursday August 18. You are welcome to join, lend a hand, and learn alongside the crew any of these days.
What to Bring:
- Tools (need to bring your own or get tools from DUST2)
- Food and Water
- Sturdy, closed-toe footwear
- Other personal items you need for being outside in the high country
You are welcome to camp with the crew at the top of FS Road 725 (Wolf Creek Road), but you must be fully self sufficient.
Contact DUST2 for more information.
Meet at Pagosa Mountain Sports: 162 Pagosa Street
Rides leave at 6:15pm
All levels welcome – No drops
Men’s and women’s ride groups
This week long program gives students the opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence on their bike, and be challenged to try new things. They will learn how to make good decisions on the trail and how to be a responsible trail user. They will also be doing trail work at Turkey Springs to give back to the trails that we use!
- Grades 5-8 (grade in fall 2022)
- Mon. June 27 – Fri. July 1
- 9am to 1pm