Latest News and Events
The Summer Festival and Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day on June 1st at Mt Tabor park was a Success!!!
I will get pictures posted of all the activities later this evening.
Special thanks to those that sponsored the event. Without you we couldn't have pulled it off:
- Hammer Nutrition
- Road ID
- Mudgroove Pottery
- Flourchild Cakery
- Five Below
- Dairy Queen
Come out and try your hand at trail running at the 4th annual Dirty Spokes 4.0/8.0 mile trail run at Mt Tabor Park on May 11th .
See more information at the Dirty Spokes website. Hope to see ya there!
Sorba is up to 35 chapters and 5200 members for 2012/ In 2008 there were 13 chapters and 1800 members. Sorba makes up 12% of imba members! That is why they like us sooo much! Imba and Sorba will merge as one, this will create an easier transition for money,trail access, help. All things will remain the same in sorba world just really streamling a bit. This is a march vote. Sorba has been working with state parks about trail access and has a big thumbs up as they like the way sorba works and big things are on the horizon, I know you have heard this before but the park service has lost 1/2 it's employees and is looking for ways to generate revenue and help with the trail systems it has. I think it was 600 employees in ga!!! Very hard times for those people and I sure hate it for them.
In 6 months there should be more trail open at sope creek to mtb!!! Great news as this has been a wait and see but it looks like it will happen!!!! Patience like Robin said! Oak mnt in alabama has been designated Epic trail status!!! Alabama is on fire with trail building and land access, they have just renewed their forever wild and have received funding to go along with it, coldwater looking at 11 more miles alone, but check their sorba/websites for some new trails! Sorba now has a chapter in Mississippi!!! She was there, what a drive! from Miami to Mississippi!!! Great work. The Mayor in Knoxville has promised 1 million dollars to mtb development in the area!!!! Yes 1 million!!!!
Imba likes the chapter model and is looking to incoporate it globally!! Sorba is wanting fulltime staffers for all territories, this may be a job for some but it is in the future. Blankets creek is on track to have 87,000 bodies on the trail this year!!, Their counters count bodies on the trail so they may be riders walkers runners etc! But either way, WOW! With the opening of rope mill which they thought would cut down on traffic at blankets it has done the opposite, it has increased numbers! Nice work woodstock. Speaking of woodstock mark your calanders for March 21,22 and 23 as they are hosting the regional summit! There will be trail building instruction and machine training on thur by the pro trail guys, 22nd will be the meeting and rides at blankets and rope mill, then saturday is where he was excited there will be a meeting plus at night there will be a music festival in downtown woodstock! this should be awesome and only 45 min from here! They will have shuttles to the local hotels so you can enjoy and be safe. Then sun was a trip up north for more mtb! Check their site to get the days right but sounds like a must go!!