Benham Trail maintenance day open to all

Organization to work on trail Saturday

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Benham Trail begins at the base of  Bill Williams Mountain.

<br>Photo/WGCN<br> Benham Trail begins at the base of Bill Williams Mountain.

The Flagstaff Biking Organization in conjunction with the Kaibab National Forest will be conducting a trail maintenance event on the Benham Trail south of Williams on Saturday. Work will include the improvement of the trail bed and repair of damaged drainage structures to help control erosion.

The trail work starts at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with lunch at 1 p.m. (coffee and lunch will be provided.) The event will be followed by a trail ride or hike, weather and energy levels permitting.

No experience is necessary and all are welcome, however, all participants should come prepared with sturdy closed-toe shoes, long pants, sunscreen, water and a hat or head protection. Hardhats, gloves, tools and trail work instructions will be provided. If you have a bicycle helmet, please bring it along. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

A camp and cookout begins at 6:30 p.m. near the trailhead on Friday night and plans to provide breakfast in the morning for those camping. Contact John Tingerthal at jtingerthal@gmail.com or call (928) 699-0196 if you are interested in camping.

For updated information, visit the Flagstaff Biking Web site at flagstaffbiking.org/trail-days or contact Anthony Quintile at (928) 779-5969.

To get there from Williams, turn south on Fourth Street (County Road 73) and travel approximately 3.5 miles to Forest Road 140 and turn right (west); proceed about 0.3 mile to the trailhead.

Organizers than the sponsors for this event , including Absolute Bikes, Aspen Sports, Biff's Bagels, Late for the Train Coffee, Fratelli Pizza, Kahtoola, Mountain Sports, NATRA, Williams Clean and Beautiful, Flagstaff Biking Organization and the Kaibab National Forest.

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