Summit County, Colorado Off-Road Riders (SCORR)
We improve the sport of off-road motorcycle riding through conservation, legislation and education.
There is strength in numbers. Please join SCORR for free by e-mailing your name and address to: JOIN@SCORR.ORG
Thanks to all of our Trail Building Volunteers!
Building new motorized multi-use single track trail is very satisfying. We get to spend the day outside on a mountain, meet new folks and play in the dirt. We had four dedicated SCORR trail days this past summer. Two in Breckenridge and two in Keystone. Then many of us rode the finished ones. It is an incredible experience riding on trail that was designed, paid for and built side by side with volunteers who are passionate about single track trail. Please plan on volunteering next summer for SCORR or any of the volunteer days planned through the “Friends of the Dillon Ranger District.” www.fdrd.org
PRESS RELEASE: Frisco, CO 8/3/2016
Summit County Off-Road Riders and has recently donated $2,000 to the USDA/FS Dillon Ranger District for repair of their off-road motorcycles. This money comes directly from SCORR members and local corporate sponsors.
“The Dillon Rager District asked for a donation to get two Kawasaki 450’s fixed and a Suzuki 450 street legal. Done. -Tim Nixon/ SCORR Prez
Service will be done by MotoBreck in Breckenridge, CO
PRESS RELEASE: Dillon, CO 6/3/2016
SCORR donated $1,000 to the The Friends of the Dillon Ranger District. This local non-profit helps SCORR with trail crew logistics and volunteers. 4 trail building days on multi-use motorized single track has been scheduled for this year in Breckenridge, CO in the historical Golden Horseshoe area and Dillon, CO on Tenderfoot Mountain.
“It is super satisfying to ride trail you have helped to lay out and build.” Sharon Stackhouse/ SCORR volunteer.
SCORR in the Summit Daily News 7/14/2016:
“In the past three or four years, he (Tim Nixon) and the board members with SCORR have worked nonstop to build and, in some cases, repair relationships across Summit County. Today, the grant-funded nonprofit works closely with Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Ken Waugh, recreation officer for the Dillon Ranger District, on trail projects and trail planning.
“He has been our greatest advocate,” Nixon says of Waugh, noting that the two have often worked together on trail projects in the past few years. “We’ve become part of the community. We originally felt like the bad guys, but we want to be good stewards. We want to be good neighbors — it’s how it works.”
And it begins with getting down and dirty for the cause. Over the past two summers, volunteers with FDRD and SCORR have met up several times to complete trail work on multi-use trails in two areas: the Golden Horseshoe area between Breckenridge and Keystone as well as Tenderfoot Mountain between Dillon and Keystone. Both projects are funded in part with grant money secured by SCORR, and the group regularly brings a small crew to the trail-work days — not to mention free Red Bull and a visit from the Wings Girls.
“It’s quite a rush to build trail that you’re going to ride later,” Nixon said. “It’s a day on the mountain, in the shade, working with friends, and Red Bull really is an amazing product. They say it gives you wings, but it also builds trail.”
The next volunteer day in Golden Horseshoe is this Saturday and open to anyone who wants to know exactly how singletrack is built. The area was littered with unmarked social trails in the past, and so the U.S. Forest Service’s goal is to close assess and then standardize a confusing trail system. Nixon and SCORR agree.
“It was a cluster of trails back there, and, boy, was it a blast,” Nixon said, although he hasn’t been on the unmarked trails in years. “It’s like a history lesson — there is so much mining history. You’ll be going past structures that are totally different than everything else you’ve seen.”
These mining relics are common sights for hikers and mountain bikers in the French Gulch and Sallie Barber areas — two areas closed almost completely to motorized travel. At the moment, Nixon and SCORR aren’t fighting for access on trails where they’ve never been allowed, but rather fighting to build new trails and keep the ones they love.
“This needs to be local riders and their friends,” he said of the trail work in Golden Horseshoe and elsewhere. “It doesn’t need to be in a national magazine or publicized for everyone. These are for us, and the thing is we have some incredible riding that we want to keep.” –Phil Lindeman/ Summit Daily News