Valentine's weekend is coming up and Trail Creek needs some love. The new Widespread downhill trail has been rough cut in with the machine and now needs a lot of finish work including shaping huge berms, jumps and tabletops as well as removing rocks, roots, and debris. We are sprinting to the finish line and need your help. We have decided to double down and have back to back workdays Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 14th and Sunday Feb. 15th. We'll also have a group ride Sunday after the workday. We'll provide lunch for all volunteers at the end of both workdays.  Please bring long pants, a water bottle, and a shovel, hard rake, mcleod and/or rogue hoe if you have one.  We will also have lots of extra tools on hand.  Meet at the Upper Parking Lot at noon.

 
 
Workdays 12 to 2:45 p.m. at the Upper Parking Lot.
Group Rides 3 to 5 p.m. at the Gravel Triangle.


We decided to change up the group rides. We will now have a combination workday/group ride on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The workday will be short and easy (Noon to about 2:45 p.m.) with a group ride at 3 p.m. You can join us for either or both. If you come for the workday portion, please wear long pants and bring a water bottle. The first one will be Sunday February 15th.


Trail Creek Trail Map


If a workday or ride is cancelled, we will announce it on our Event Calendar and Facebook Page.
 
 
Athens-Clarke County Department of Leisure Services is excited to host a master trail building certification course March 16-19, 2015.  The course, taught by Trail Design Specialists Inc., will cover the latest advances in trail design, construction, and maintenance for trails used by walkers, runners, hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. 
Click here for details and registration information.
 
 
SORBA-Athens has been named Volunteer Group of the Year for the recreation division of the Georgia Parks and Recreation Association. We are receiving the award in person at the ACC Mayor and Commissioner meeting at City Hall room 205 February 3rd at 7 p.m. Please join us and show your support for more mountain biking opportunities in the Athens area.
 
 
Join us at Terrapin Brewery on Tuesday, December 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. for our last Chapter Meeting of 2014.  Anyone who is interested in mountain biking is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Check our Facebook Event Page for the latest updates.
 
 
Let's build some berms on Panic!  We'll have a truckload of dirt, a four wheeler and dump trailer.  We need folks to help load and unload dirt and build and shape berms.  We will have some extra tools, gloves, and a water cooler, but if you have your own please bring gloves, hard rakes and/or shovels.  Meet in the upper parking lot at noon.
 
 
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Bring the whole family and let's ride!  Join us at Trail Creek (East Athens Community Park) this Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon. We will have guided rides on the short beginner friendly Green loop, a raffle with prizes from local bike shops, and free pizza for lunch courtesy of SORBA-Athens. Bring your bike and a helmet. If you don't have a bike, no worries. We'll have several loaner bikes and helmets available in various sizes. Please park in the parking spaces along Trail Creek Street inside the park (or in the parking lot above it) and ride up the hill to the Green Loop trailhead at the gravel triangle.


 
 
Meet at the Trailhead (33°39'43.6"N 83°37'42.9"W). We are also looking for one or two extra crew leaders. 

Contact Bill Pflueger if you can help or to get more info. trigeekbil@aol.com
 
 
Let's rally ladies! Registration starts at 8:40 and we'll roll out at 9. This is the perfect setting to step out of your comfort zone and do something different. We will break up the groups by skill level. We have the most amazing coaches on hand to get you to the next level. Please plan on sticking around for lunch and fellowship. It's going to be a great time. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more info and to reserve a bike if you need one.




 
 
When: June 13th - 15th
Where:  Nancytown Group Camp, Lake Russell WMA


We have reserved the Nancytown Group Camp at Lake Russell WMA. Free camping for everyone courtesy of SORBA-Athens. There are plenty of pads for tents and lots of parking so come one come all! We'll be camping Friday and Saturday night and probably riding a little each day (& night, depending on your tastes).
There is no electricity at the group camp, but there is clean water available and private facilities. Three trails literally begin at the campsite, so we'll be riding out from our camp. We'll be riding Sourwood, Ladyslipper, Chenocetah/Rhododendron, Lake Russell, as well as some longer excursions to other parts of the WMA.
Join our Facebook Event to RSVP and get the latest updates.