TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 1 – AARON ROGERS – OWNER OF ROCK-SOLID TRAIL CONTRACTORS”

ABOUT THE EPISODE

Welcome to “Episode 1” of the new show, Trail Eaffect. Josh headed up to Copper Harbor, Michigan to check out the unique scene in the tiny town at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula. In this episode he gets to chat with Aaron Rogers, the owner of Rock-Solid Trail Contractors. 

Topics Covered in this show:

  • The Aaron Rogers Back Story
  • Aaron’s Move to Copper Harbor
  • How Trails have saved the community
  • Keweenaw Point Trail Phases 1, 1.5, 2 and beyond
  • Transition to Professional Trail Builder / Business Owner
  • Rock Solid Trail Contractors
  • Trails End Campground
  • East Bluff Gravity Project / Bike Park
  • Reinvestment into the community
  • KORC – Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Copper Harbor Trails Club: https://copperharbortrails.org/
Pure Michigan Feature on Aaron Rogers: https://youtu.be/eGNCaVh1yz0
Rock Solid Trail Contractors LLC: https://www.rocksolidtrails.com/
Trails End Campground: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Campground/Trails-End-Campground-Copper-Harbor-296743534114995/
East Bluff Bike Park: https://www.trailforks.com/region/east-bluff-bike-park-31521/
Keweenaw Outdoor Recreation Coalition: https://www.keweenawoutdoorrecreation.org/
Evolution Trail Services: www.evotrails.com
Contact Josh at evolutiontrails@gmail.com
Contact Ben at Ben@Mountainbikeradio.com

ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father, husband, and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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