Here's a roundup of stories from SORBA's January IMBA eNews. Find out even more about what SORBA and its IMBA chapters are up to, visit its website.
Show Love for the Chattahoochee-Oconee Natl. Forest
The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests and the CoTrails volunteer group will host a weekend of meetings and workshops Jan. 20-22, aimed at identifying problem areas and solutions in the national forest trail system, helping determine maintenance needs and providing volunteer training. The public is invited to attend at no cost.
Georgia State Parks and Rec. Proposes Fees for Mountain Biking
The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, State Parks Division, has proposed $2-per-user fees for mountain biking at Unicoi, Fort Yargo and Hard Labor Creek State Parks, while maintaining the $3 fee at Fort Mountain State Park (in place since 1997). The proposed new fees would go into effect in March, 2012.
Appalachian Mountain Bike Club Knocks Out "Mega Workday"
AMBC had an incredible community response to the "Mega Workday" on Dec 17th with Bikes 'N Beers. 146 people put in 700.5 hours of volunteer work! The project centered on Knoxville’s newest trail network and included building new trail, planting native greenery and building a bridge.
Blog Feature: Never Too Young or Old to Ride a Bike
"The beauty of mountain biking is that it crosses so many borders to connect generations and people from different walks of life ... We may be getting older, but riding keeps us young in heart and attitude. Riding makes you feel like a kid again!" Continue reading...
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew Begins 2012 in SORBA Territory
Join the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew to learn about sustainable singletrack design, maintenance and construction, as well as hear other presentations on club growth and how to work with land managers and community leaders.
Spring 2012 visits in the southeast: