A mega trail work party and some riding in the Chattahoochee National Forest of North Georgia.
IMBA-SORBA and the Ellijay Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) are hosting a trail work party at the Bear Creek, Pinhoti 1 & 2 trails in North Georgia, near Ellijay.
The Bear Creek, Pinhoti 1 & 2 trails need YOU! Come out on March 10, 2012, from 9a – 2p to do some much needed maintenance on Bear Creek Trail, Pinhoti 1 (Pinhoti connector from Bear Creek to FS 90) and Pinhoti 2 (Pinhoti section from FS 90B parking lot to Conasauga Road). You will join fellow trail users, local residents, EMBA (Ellijay Mountain Bike Association, SORBA, Mulberry Gap, CoTrails, and the U.S Forest Service to make a difference on one of the most popular trails in North Georgia.
Come join us for a day, or for the weekend – enjoy volunteering and fun times in one of our nation’s greatest treasures, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2012
Meet at Mulberry Gap Located 9.3 miles from Ellijay Square (historic downtown Ellijay) on 52W, turn right on Conasauga Road, proceed 3 miles and Mulberry Gap is on the left. Go in second gate and park in designated areas (there will be someone there to direct). Please don’t block camp sites or park up at the Barn.
These trails need drainage repair, trees cut out, trash picked up, and brush cut back. We will be breaking up into groups and traveling to the areas needing work. See the Trail Maintenance section in the IMBA Trails Solutions book, starting page 191.
No experience required to volunteer. Please bring a hard hat or helmet (bike or riding), gloves, appropriate footwear, water, and a snack. Dress for working outdoors safely under the prevailing weather conditions. We will work rain or shine. Stinging insects are active at this time of year, so if you have a severe allergic reaction to stings please bring your Epi-Pen or other device.
Eat a good breakfast on Saturday before you get to the work party. SORBA-EMBA and Mulberry Gap will provide lite breakfast fare (fruit and pastries) with coffee and lunch, if you register here in advance. Only those who register are guaranteed a lunch. Online registration closes on Wednesday, March 6th at 11:59 PM.