Want to learn how to build sustainable multi-use trails and get a Crew Leader Certification? Attend the three day Georgia Trail School Course taught by Georgia Trails Education Specialist Walt Bready at Gainesville State College. The January session starts this weekend (21st, 22nd, and 28th). There will be another session in March (17th, 18th and 24th). The cost is $75 for all three sessions (Trail Design and Layout, Trail Construction and Maintenance, and Crew Leader Training) or $25 for a single session. Enroll at the GSC Website.
The EACP workday on the MLK Jr. Day of Service went really well. We had around 15 volunteers who helped clear the corridor of a new section of what will eventually be the lower loop. We also picked up trash and pulled some privet. Thanks to all of the volunteers who made it out, to Sunshine Cycles for donating some great prizes that were given away to a few lucky volunteers at the end of the day, and to Jamie Wiedeman for donating several tools for trail work. We now have the corridor cleared on more than a mile of trail and hope to open some of it in the coming months. A lot of progress has been made, but there is still much work to do. Check our Event Calendar for the workday schedule. The next workday is Sunday January 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday 1/16/12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We'll be clearing the trail corridor, removing trash, and pulling privet. This workday is part of Hands on North East Georgia's MLK Jr. Day of Service. Sign up here:
MLK Jr. Day of Service
This is the inaugural year of this event. The goal is to educate the consumer about new and upcoming products. There will be at least 30 exhibitors and attendees will have a chance to demo a variety of new products. The event will take place at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, which is the site of the 1996 Olympic Mountain Bike cross-country course. This gives you the opportunity to use onsite world-class MTB trails. There will also be an area for road bike demos. Best of all, all profits will be donated to IMBA/SORBA. Sign up online for just $20:
February 25th 10:00am – 4:30pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm (night light testing)
February 26th 10:00am – 4:00pm