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Bike Obstacle Build Day at the Clubhouse

POSTPONED! NEW DATE SOON.

Do you like building stuff? Do you have a free morning this weekend? This Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Norte is going to build as many wooden bike stunts and obstacles as we can without stapling our fingers together.

We’re thinking: skinnies, bridges, reasonable jumps for the big kids, rollers for the little kids, little rollers for our Estrellas. Obstacles that would make our mountain bike team practices in the Civic Center more fun.

Here is a brainstormed, dream list of tools and materials desired for the job:

SCRAP 2x DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

any 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, 2×12 makes a great skinny on the ground or slightly elevated
scrap 2×4 can be used for framing decking or bracing.

SCRAP 4x DIMENSIONAL LUMBER

Any 4×4 or 4×6 can make a base for a skinny, or be a support leg these are expensive, so anything we can get for free would be awesome.

SCRAP PLYWOOD

scrap ply can be used as an “apron” or gentle entrance onto a skinny line, and as gussets and reinforcement

PURCHASED 2x4s

8’ 2x4s are excellent framing material for boxes.
12’ 2x4s are excellent framing material for pallet skinny lines

PURCHASED PLYWOOD

If we had 4 sheets of 1/2” plywood (CDX) we could build a bunch of stuff. Not necessarily exterior grade.

TOOLS

hammers
cordless drills/impact drivers
circular saw
cut-off/chop saws
extension cords and multiple outlet connectors
pneumatic nailers
air compressor and airline for nailers
saw horses
ratchet style caulk gun (for construction adhesive)
T squares

SUPPLIES

3” or 3 1/2″ deck screws (work really well and are strong for making box frames)
3” nails (for hammer or pneumatic nailer)
2” nails for pneumatic nailer for nailing pallet decking material to 2xs
construction adhesive for wood
strap hinges for making pallet A frames (2 per A frame, 6” or longer)

Many hands make the load light!