July 2020 is Trail Karma Month

Trail Karma Month is a campaign by @trailforks to raise awareness and increase funding for trail associations like STORM to keep people enjoying the outdoors. We encourage everyone to support your favorite trails by donating via Trail Karma in the @trailforks app during July 2020. Donate during the month of July and you can win some amazing prizes from Santa Cruz, Garmin, RockShox, Kona and more by giving Trail Karma! Download Trailforks in the App store today or click the links below to find out more to go directly to the STORM Trailforks page!

https://www.trailforks.com/karma/drive/

https://www.trailforks.com/region/san-antonio/karma/

REI Monthly Wednesday Trail Workdays

REI is taking the reins on some much needed trail maintenance and STORM truly appreciates the help.  REI has committed to natural surface trail maintenance work days at O.P. Schnabel Park the last Wednesday of every month. With the O.P. Schnabel Park Expansion (former Alamo Golf Club) property purchase and development in the next few years, this will be a tremendous help for trail maintenance activities for this park system in the future. Maintaining trails at all the city parks and linear creekway parks is very challenging due to unpredictable weather and multiple factors affecting volunteer availability.  With all of the mountain bike and trail advocacy activities with which STORM is involved, we try to perform a trail maintenance work day at each park or linear creekway park at least once a year.  Obviously, some areas receive more attention than others based on ongoing grant-funded projects or feedback from trail users.  With REI stepping up to perform trail maintenance at O.P. Schnabel Park, this means that STORM can focus trail maintenance efforts on other areas.  The REI trail work days are open to the public as well.  All volunteers are welcome. The September trail work day had to be pushed back to October 2nd, so October will have 2 trail work days.  Anyone wanting to volunteer can sign up at https://x.gldn.io/QtfntDGyg4

“REI Co‑op invested in the future of the outdoors by giving back more than 70% of our profits in 2018. As our community grows, we’re able to get more people outdoors.

We’ve impacted more than 5,000 outdoor places across the U.S. through grants, advocacy, and stewardship projects with the help of nearly 150,000 volunteers, including right here in San Antonio. Our team is excited to volunteer and get #sweaty #dirty #happy with 3x Community Grantee STORM and we proudly support the advocacy of sustainable trails for our San Antonio community.

REI San Antonio appreciates the literal heavy lifting that STORM does for trail maintenance throughout the city. We’re committed to working right alongside with our partners to preserve and protect our trails for community and invite others to join us on the last Wednesday of every month at O.P. Schnabel!”

-Luis Cabeza, Store Manager, REI – San Antonio

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STORM Installs Trail Signs at McAllister Park with REI Grant

Please take time to read the Rivard Report article about the trail signs being installed by South Texas Off Road Mountain-Bikers (STORM) made possible by a generous $10,000 grant from REI through the San Antonio Parks Foundation.  Friends of McAllister Park had the vision for trail signs.  STORM is celebrating it’s 25th year of mountain bike and trail advocacy and this project epitomizes the work STORM does for the community.

Signs Going in At McAllister Park Trails, Thanks To REI Grant