Henderson Pond Trail Work an “Uphill” Battle

Supervision is Key
Supervision is Key

Our beloved Hendo has been taking a serious beating with the wonky weather and environmental changes.  Heavy rains, snow freeze/thaw, and back flowing of water systems has covered quite a bit.  The whole back side of PMU loop (Between Old Sawmill Rd fence line, Holcomb Blvd, and the PMU building) has been unrecoverable.

The beautiful thing about Hendo, is that the trail is always open to riders, runners, and hikers. The bad thing about Hendo is also that it’s always open. With bad weather comes poor trail conditions, and I know more than anyone that when the sun finally comes out I get the “jones” to ride.

Our trail volunteers have worked tirelessly to maintain the trails to keep them in good shape and have added some awesome bypasses to avoid the sloppy trail sections. They’re a little soft and sluggish now, but with a little traffic, they’ll be fast and flow well.  We’ve even added some elevation in the process… Hendo has hills?!

With that in mind, please use your best judgment when riding at Hendo during or directly after inclement weather. Avoid going around mud puddles if you can so we can avoid “trail creep” and “braiding”. If it’s unavoidable, try to walk the bike to the left.  I’ll be adding a widget to this site to inform all of our trail riders of the conditions at Henderson Pond Trail so you can make an informed riding plan.

Lastly, check our events page and our meetup site to stay informed on Hendo trail work days if you want to lend a hand! We could always use more volunteers! The CCORS race is next Sunday, March 8, so we’re in maintenance crunch time. I’ve always been proud of what a few hard workers with some old hand tools could accomplish in a short amount of time.

Thanks and happy trail riding!

Henderson Pond Playground is now Complete

Henderson Pond trail has had quite a bit of work done to it over the last few years.  The latest addition is the installation of a skills testing area known as the Hendo Playground.  The playground is located next to the pond parking area off of Old Saw Mill Rd.

Thanks to Alex Borroto, Jeff LeBlanc, Bruce Lockhart, and all the DEC volunteers who made this happen!


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