May 2009 Newsletter May 11, 2009 7:28:45 GMT -5
Post by imnav8r on May 11, 2009 7:28:45 GMT -5
2009 SORBA-CSRA Officers
Paul Farrow – President firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Hale - Vice-President
Susan Collins – Secretary email@example.com
Barbara Drawdy – Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Found: Dale Parrot found a pair of prescription glasses in a soft case at the Keg Creek Trail on May 1st – if you have knowledge or are missing your glasses please let me know and I’ll get word to Dale.
Upcoming Community Biking Events
Monthly Chapter Meeting - Tuesday May 12th - at 7:00 for dinner – the meeting starts at 7:30pm, upstairs at Nacho Mama's on Broad Street
Sumter Metric Century – This event is scheduled for Saturday May 16th – pre-registration will be closed Monday, May 11th – but you can still register the day of the event! Go to www.sorbacsra.org and follow the links for more info.
Lock-to-Lock Ride - Begin at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion May 17th @ 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.
Ladies Ride – The next Ladies' Ride is Sunday, May 24th at 1:00 PM at the Bartram Lake Trail. Meet at the Petersburg trailhead. This is a great trail regardless of your ability or level of fitness! Feel free to bring friends – all ladies welcome! If you have any questions email Barbara Drawdy at email@example.com. For directions or trail description go to the sorbacsra.org website then click on the Trails link, then Bartram.
Explore The Trail Ride - Baker's Creek State Park on June 6th - This will be a National Trails Day picnic & ride. More details coming.
Ladies Beginner Skills Clinic - June 28th. The clinic will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the Lick Fork Recreation Area. We will work on balance, braking, cornering, and going over small obstacles. The clinic will be limited to 20 participants, so if you want to get on the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Checking the sorbacsra.org website and forum will keep you up-to-date on most trail conditions in the area!
FATS – Although trails are in good condition they are currently too wet to ride, please refer to the sorbacsra.org website for updates on trail conditions.
Turkey Creek – Trail in great shape at last report.
Wine Creek - Good condition after the May 2nd work party!
Horn Creek/Lick Fork - Trail in great shape – downed trees removed.
Hickory Knob – Trail in good condition – Lake Loop – couple of trees down and Turkey Ridge also has a couple of trees down.
Canal Off-Road - Trail has been cleared and is in good condition – there is a section of trail that is eroded and essentially unrideable – will need assessment to determine course of action.
Modoc – In good condition – some riders and non-riders down and an uprooted tree with a bypass.
Long Cane – Trail in great condition.
Baker Creek – Unknown
Keg Creek – Great all trees have been removed.
Bartram Trail (Lake) – Trail in good condition – Boy Scout Eagle Project underway to armor chronic wet spots.
ORA Trail - Good condition
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.
Wine Creek Work Party - May 2nd – main work party participants>>>>> Dale Parrot, Jon Taylor, John Weekly, Michael and Barbara Drawdy, John Liebe, John Pilcher and Julie Gambrill, Marco White, and Dustin Gaddis
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 greatly appreciated!