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Gravity Pirates "official" dig day in SoCal

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1/16/2012 12:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/16/2012 12:13 PM

A little over a year ago, my buddy Steve decided it was time to rally up downhillers in order to improve our image and promote our sport. He formed a private group where like-minded riders and diggers could get together to meet and support his cause. In the last year he and his wife have worked non-stop to set up group rides, offer us alternatives to the very limited racing scene here, secured us our own private land for a DH trail system, and even coordinated with officials to open up another lift park.

We have since grown to over 200 members, and while change takes time, good things are starting to happen. We coordinated with a local builder (private land) and 35 guys put in some real work reopening an old trail and finishing a new one for an upcoming race. Thanks to ISO for sponsoring it, many other GP members for donating cash for tools and lunch.

Not here to promote our group, but instead suggest that if your love your sport (whatever it is), get out and get involved. Good people to meet and great times to be had by all.

This is a little video my friend Eric put together of our first 'official' dig day:

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1/16/2012 12:52 PM

great stuff sasquatch! thanks for sharing. keep us all posted on future plans/dig days/events!

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1/17/2012 8:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/17/2012 8:12 PM

were do you work on trails normally and were is this trail looks super fun

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1/17/2012 8:58 PM

I work on trails built on private land, which is where this one is. We had permission of the land owner under the condition that it's location not be revealed outside of my group. Sorry Spence.

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1/22/2012 8:53 PM

how do you become a part of the group and what part of socal is your group located

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1/22/2012 9:23 PM

We stretch from LA to SD. You have to come out and put a shovel into the ground at a trail work day.

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1/23/2012 10:56 AM

ok, cool tell me when the next one is and ill try to come Thanks

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12/5/2013 5:51 PM

Hey I just moved to Huntington Beach. I'm looking for free ride/dh riding and people to ride with. Ive been wanting to build out here and find locals to ride with .

Anyone riding this weekend or can I join to start to get to the know the locals ?

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