MCBC Trail Stewards 150 turn out for MCBC/NorCal Big Dig Day!

On February 1, the first annual MCBC/NorCal ‘Big Dig’ Day brought out 150 high school and middle school students to make improvements to trails in Northern and Southern Marin!

Down south, 75 students from Tam, Redwood, and Drake high schools hit Coast View Trail to show it some much-needed love. The crew installed rock riprap through a notoriously muddy segment of the trail, cut back vegetation from the trail tread, and re-established drainage features on the upper and middle sections of the popular three-mile singletrack trail.

Up north, 75 students from San Rafael, Terra Linda, Marin Catholic, San Domenico, Novato, and San Marin high schools and Miller Creek Middle School broke into teams to buff out 1.5 miles of new, flowy singletrack on Ponti Ridge near Marinwood.

In just one day, these incredible student-athletes turned in over 500 hours of service to the trails we love!

The first annual Big Dig Day was conceived by MCBC Board Director and Tam High MTB coach Rich Petersen to raise awareness about  MCBC’s Trail Stewards Program and knock out big projects in a single day. 

We continue to recruit and train volunteers to build the new Ponti Ridge Trail (register here for our next trail day on March 7) and to prepare Bill’s Trail for its springtime opening (stay tuned for date).

Thanks to our partners OneTam, State Parks, and Marin County Parks for hosting and supplying tools and staff, and to the Novato Sunrise Rotary Club for making us lunch! MCBC’s Trail Stewards Program is supported by Bank of Marin and Mike’s Bikes.

Check out photos from the Big Dig Day!

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