Dust2 into Winterfest, How About You?
There may be some changes, but still plenty of fun to be had at the
2018 Pagosa Springs Winterfest!
11:00am: Come out to Yamaguchi Park for a super rad bike demo hosted by Pagosa Mountain Sports. For a $10.00 donation, you can demo a sweet bike and enjoy a fresh-made crepe and hot coffee served up by the good crew of DUST2.1:00pm: Stop by the Pagosa Chamber of Commerce and enjoy the show as Andrew Guinn of Pagosa Pirates fame, plunges into the icy waters of the San Juan River for DUST2 at the 9th Annual Penguin Plunge!
To make a pledge to the good Cap’n’s icy plunge, message us, or be ye clicking here.
See Dust2’s good work for our children below.
PURPOSE / BACKGROUND
Developing Urban Single-track Trails and Teams (DUST2), is Pagosa’s first non-profit dedicated to the promotion of active lifestyles in Archuleta County youth through the development of a student mountain bike team and championing the construction of an urban trail system connecting community schools and parks.
Urban Single-track is a dirt trail system in a town or city setting. The vision of DUST2 initially for Pagosa Springs is build an engineered trail system so that students and teachers can safely walk, ride, or run between the Elementary
School and the High School (Original Phase I). However, DUST2 also believes this trail system will be an asset to the community of Pagosa Springs connecting multiple points of interest and beckoning a variety of users, particularly children, to get outside and be active.
The Long View
DUST2 seeks to establish a collaborative partnership with Town of Pagosa Springs in order to build a greater downtown cycling district. The idea would be to use Town-owned properties to build additional trails connecting down-town neighborhoods with schools and the library, then extending to Yamaguchi and Town Park, around to the San Juan River Trail, and onto the Reservoir Hill trail system. There are several phases to this project, but at this time DUST2 is only proposing revised Phase I for the Town’s 2017 budget cycle. DUST2 plans to utilize these trails for Safe Routes to School programming, junior cycling team training and races and cross country team training and races and cross country skiing in the winter months.
For Phase I of the proposed single track trail network, the DUST2 organization proposes to partner with the Town and the School District to plan, construct, and maintain a roughly 1.75-2 mile multi-loop “spaghetti bowl” trail on the Dakota Springs land west of the High School with a connector route across school land extending to 5th street with the intention of connecting to the Yamaguchi Pump Track and multi use trails.
DUST2 would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support:
Pagosa Medical Center, Pagosa Mountain Sports, Ski & Bow Rack, Tony Boone Trails, Pagosa Source, Kips Grill & Cantina, Galles Properties, Incredible Pagosa Vacation Rentals, Elk & Pine Photography, Pagosa Chiropractic, Raymond Rent a Nerd and Mountain Eye Care. Twenty two additional donations have been made to date by local residents of Pagosa Springs. DUST2 thanks you for your ongoing support and looks forward to the construction of Phase I in 2017 and the future planning of additional single track trails in downtown Pagosa Springs.
To learn more about DUST2, project plans, or to make a donation please visit www.Dustx2.com or DUST2 on GoFundMe.com