Entries by FOPMaster

Ride Dirt, Not Mud

This weekend, the trails were looking quite muddy. Below is a friendly reminder from the FOP/USFS trail crew: Riding in mud can wreck the tread on the trail by leaving ruts that dry into hard bumps. This in turn contributes to erosion and further damage, while creating unridable and hard to fix trail surfaces. If […]

Commuter Choice Challenge 2013 Results

Commuter Choice Challenge Awards Winners! On Friday, September 27, Friends of Pathways concluded another record breaking year for the Commuter Choice Challenge. This past Monday, we met with many of the winning teams and individuals at Pica’s to award prizes and share commuting stories. Many reflected on the beautiful morning rides into work, the excitement over the […]

Path 22 Update

Path22 West Segment – Snake River Bridge Crews have completed all underground work on the central in-river pier, the first of the three in-river piers to be completed, and have now started work on the east pier. The exposed end of the 3’x5’ concrete base and embedded rebar of the central pier are now visible […]

Game Creek Bridge Project

During the month of September, the trail crew has been hard at work replacing bridges and restoring trail in the Game Creek Drainage.  Many of the bridges in this area were showing signs of their age by rotting and flexing. Additionally, some of the portions of Middle Game Creek Trail were aligned too close to […]

Share the Road

Developing and building bike infrastructure has been a goal of Friends of Pathways and recently new infrastructure has been installed across town! However, bike infrastructure is only effective if motorists and cyclists understand the purpose and how to use each element. Last week, we touched briefly on the newly painted sharrows or SLMs (shared lane […]

Use Lights at Night

Biking at night in Jackson is incredible; the streets are peaceful, the stars are out, and the air is crisp.  Using lights is not only the law, it’s essential for your safety and the safety of others out on the road. In the state of Wyoming, a white light and rear red reflector are required. […]

Stop Completely

Respect & Responsibility – Safety at Intersections Judging by the number of sources we found while writing this article, cyclist’s behavior at intersections is a pertinent topic of conversation around the world. We’ve linked to a number short articles that are way more interesting than you might initially guess and have important and enjoyable information. […]

Sharrow!

Around town this week you have probably noticed some new paint! But what do these symbols mean, what are they called.. and why should we care?  A description of the symbols and their function follows and as cyclists, motorists and community members in Jackson- understanding bike infrastructure is paramount to changing the transportation paradigm. New […]

Share the Trail

Recently, Friends of Pathways received a few questions about how to share the trail with horses.  We thought it was a great opportunity to get a little perspective from the Back Country Horsemen on horse behavior and sharing the trails.  Thanks to the BCH for giving us a glimpse into the horse’s mind. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS […]

Ride Dirt, Not Mud

Help keep the trails riding well for you and others by not riding through mud or muddy spots. Riding on mud wrecks the tread on the trail by leaving ruts that dry into hard bumps.  This in turn, contributes to erosion and creates unridable, hard to fix trail surfaces.  If you are leaving a visible […]