24 Sep 2022 We had a great turnout to our volunteer work project at Slate Canyon in Provo, where we were able to widen a short recently designated stretch of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail from a 1ft wide social trail to a 2-3ft wide multi-use trail. Thanks especially to Mary Ann and Mike Nielsen for making it happen, and to the many members of the Provo/Timpview mountain bike teams who helped us.
17 June 2022 Three of our board members represented UVTA at the Utah Trails Forum Conference in Cedar City. This was a great opportunity to learn how other areas are successfully building and improving trails, brainstorm on how to solve common challenges, and we got some great field training on trail design and construction.
5 May 2022 UVTA was awarded a Utah Outdoor Recreation Grant for $51,000 (matched by Utah DWR, Lindon, Pleasant Grove, OYCA, and several donors) to rehabilitate several of our recently designated trails in the Timp Foothills Area. These funds will help us hire professional trail builders to work on trail segments with major erosion issues. Part of our matching was a commitment to do as much volunteer work as possible, so watch for future work days. Also, congratulations to Santaquin, Springville, and Alpine who also received trail-building grants!