April 2009 Newsletter Apr 13, 2009 7:50:49 GMT -5
Post by imnav8r on Apr 13, 2009 7:50:49 GMT -5
2009 SORBA-CSRA Officers
Paul Farrow – President email@example.com
Alice Hale - Vice-President
Susan Collins – Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Drawdy – Treasurer email@example.com
Don’t forget to register for the upcoming Sumter Metric Century on May 16th details on the sorbacsra.org website!
April 14th - Monthly Chapter Meeting - Tuesday April 14, 2009 at 7:00 for dinner – the meeting starts at 7:30pm, upstairs at Nacho Mama's on Broad Street
April 26th – Ladies Ride: Our next Ladies Ride is scheduled for Sunday, April 26, 2009. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Bartram Trail, aka Lake Trail, at the Petersburg campground trailhead. The Lake Trail is 7 miles each way, and is a really good beginner's trail. It is a fun trail for anyone, regardless of ability level! The views of the lake are beautiful, and the trail has some real nice flow!
May 3rd – Explore the Trail Series – Long Cane Horse Trail – this is a great trail near Greenwood, South Carolina more details coming later!
DATE CHANGE>> MAY 16th - Sumter Metric Century – This event is scheduled for May 16, 2009 – registration is now open! Go to www.sorbacsra.org and follow the links for more info.
Upcoming Community Biking Events
April 19th – Best Dam Ride - will be April 19, 2009 at J. Strom Thurmond Dam at Clarks Hill. Beautiful 58 mile ride around Lake Thurmond with 25, 58, 80, and 100 mile options. Don't have a road bike? Bring your mountain bike for a 15 mile off road course on the Historic Bartram Trail. SORBA-CSRA will be leading the mountain bike ride. Lunch served and t-shirts to all pre registered riders. Contact Chain Reaction Bicycles at 706-855-2024 for more information.
April 26th Aiken to Ride Century – full and metric century routes and a 25 mile challenge route for more information contact Jay Noonkester (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 17th - Lock to Lock This year's Lock-to-Lock ride will begin at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion @ 3:00pm. You'll then ride to the New Lock and Dam, with plenty of rest stops along the way. Once at the New Lock and Dam, there will be a delicious meal for all riders and a raffle with lots of great prizes. Then it's back up to the Savannah Rapids Pavilion as you watch the sun begin to set (it was absolutely beautiful last year). And yes, the ever popular Sno-Cone stop will be on the way back! All pre-registrants receive a commemorative T-Shirt. Sign up now and join the fun! Contact Andy Jordan Bicycle Warehouse at 706-724-6777.
Some areas on the trails are remaining wet up to a week after a rain. Please be conscious of trail conditions and ride responsibly so we can preserve our excellent trails.
FATS – This trail gets heavy traffic so please always check with the sorbacsra.org website for trail conditions particularly after a rain. Work will be ongoing on various areas as needed if we continue to have rain
Turkey Creek – Trail in good shape the Drawdys removed the four trees that were down and other than some water still in the big dips past the 5 mile mark the trail is good to ride!
Wine Creek- Work was done over the weekend but could not be completed due to water still on the trail. Check the forum for updates as available.
Horn Creek/Lick Fork - Trail in great shape!
Hickory Knob – Two trees down, but other than that minor issues, the trail rocks. Very good condition.
Canal Off-Road - Decent condition, work has been being done to remove debris, drain wet spots, remove trees by some folks who ride there regularly.
Modoc – Unknown but a hiker reported water was up over the trail during the last big rain.
Long Cane – Great condition
Baker Creek – Unknown
Keg Creek – Great condition, after heavy rains there will be some surface water on some parts of the trail.
Bartram Trail (Lake) – All the downed trees have been removed from the trail as of April 11th and some of the wet spots have been debermed to improve drainage. There might need to be some armoring in a few spots. Otherwise trail in good condition!
ORA Trail - Good condition, no trees down, a little washout on the nature trail section.
If you do work on the trails please let me know, all work is greatly appreciated and we want to recognize your efforts! Please print your name whenever possible on the volunteer forms – cursive writing is hard to decipher at times.
April 11th – Wine/Turkey Creek - the new bridge was built and a lot of work was done on the trail, thanks to Paul Farrow, Steve Morrone, John Liebe, Marco White, Dale Parrott, John Weekley, Dustin Gaddis, David Chapman, Barbara Drawdy, Michael Drawdy, Bill Victor, and WL Ticion (sp).
April 10th – Horn Creek Trail – Barbara and Michael Drawdy removed 7 downed trees from the trail!
April 10th – Bartram Lake Trail – Daniel and Angela Allen removed all the downed and overhanging trees that needed to be removed and did some work on some of the dips to improve drainage. Marco White removed the one remaining downed tree on that trail.
Thanks to all the folks who routinely do work on the trails we ride. Whether it is stopping for a moment to remove obstacles on the trail or an unscheduled work party with chainsaws, etc and everything in between, your work is appreciated!