So, you might be asking, "Where is the money we raised going?"
The BOD has identified several projects we want to work on and help fund. Members' input on these and other potential projects is welcome. Contact Us via email or buttonholing any Board member.
- Lights in Vail Pass Tunnel: Summit Biking funded and led the effort to place lighting in the tunnel near the top of Vail Pass. The project was initially completed in June 2011. We currently are exploring options to improve the lighting brightness.
- Bike rack at "Jeff Ferber's bench" in Frisco. Hopefully we can get approval and get it installed sometime in 2011.
- Recpath Shelters: Summit Biking has been working with the County and an architect to design and construct weather shelters on the recpath. The first is planned for the path between Breckenridge and Frisco.
- Improved signage throughout the Recpath System: Summit County Open Space and Trails has asked for our input as to where the signage can be improved throughout the system. This will be an on-going project.
- Summit County Youth Cycling Programs: click the tab above or here for more info.
- Hwy 91 Road widening: Summit Biking is in communication with CDOT on its 2012 project to widen Hwy 91 from Copper Mtn to where the road widens to three lanes farther up the hill towards Fremont Pass. CDOT intends to widen this portion of the Highway to include 2 feet of shoulder space on both sides. While there will not be formal bike lanes, it will be a huge safety improvement.
- Vail Pass Path: Summit Biking has been supporting the County Open Space group to repair the bridges and resurface portions of the recpath between Copper Mountain and the Vail Pass rest area.
- Swan Mountain Recpath: WOW! This project has been completed! The dedication for the final section (a climbing lane from Highway 9 up to Sapphire Point) was dedicated on July 15th, 2011!
In August 2012, the Summit County Board of Commissioners named the Swan Mountain Recpath project in honor of Bob Guthrie to recognize his leadership role in getting it completed. Click on the Swan Mountain Video menu item above to see Channel 4's story on the path.