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SORBA January News

New Section Added to Pinhoti Trail (GA)

Deep in the woods of the Santa Claus Mountain between Cave Spring and Cedartown, GA, volunteers have been busy creating a new, natural-surface section of the Pinhoti Trail. The new, half-mile trail eliminates the need to travel four miles on a road.

+ Read a news article about the Pinhoti Trail in Georgia

Bear Creek-Pinhoti Mega Work Party (GA)

Join the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) March 9 as it hosts a “mega” trail work party in the Chattahoochee National Forest on the Bear Creek and Pinhoti 1 and 2 sections of trails in North Georgia, near Ellijay. Do maintenance in the morning and ride in the afternoon.

+ More info about the volunteer day

Join the Honor Ride Tampa (FL)

Start your 2013 with Ride 2 Recovery's Honor Ride Tampa Saturday, Feb. 2. Ride 2 Recovery supports physical and mental rehabilitation programs for wounded veterans that feature cycling as the core activity. Choose from one of three, non-competitive routes (20, 38 and 60 miles) or the 200 meter Honor Race for kids (ages 5-10).

+ More information and how to register

tampa [at] ride2recovery [dot] com (+ Questions? Email the Tampa ride)

Jack Puegh Wins the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBA

Congratulations to Jack Peugh of Power Springs, GA, winner of the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBA contest. Jack is the new owner of a Trek Sawyer mountain bike. He was thrilled to win the bike, and can't wait to see how it handles the trails at Allatoona Creek near his home. Thanks to our sponsors Subaru of America, Trek Bicycles, Atlanta Cycling and Free-Flite Bicycles!

Southern Mountain Bike Summit Returns in March

Join your mountain biking friends and fellow advocates at the second Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 22-24 in Woodstock, GA. Woodstock’s City Center and the Elm Street Theater will host the meetings. Ride the Taylor Randahl Memorial Trails at Rope Mill Park and the Blankets Creek Trails at Lake Allatoona on Friday and Saturday.

+ Learn more and register to attend

Be Active in Your Forests: Participate in CoTrails (GA)

Want to make a difference in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest? Become active in CoTrails and attend the 2013 kick-off meeting on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's Island Ford Visitors Center. CoTrails is the Forest Service’s process to engage the public in better managing the trails in the Chattahoochee and Oconee National Forests. You'll hear a progress report, participate in workshops and help set the 2013 agenda to continue to achieve the objectives set out in the CoTrails Strategic Plan.

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