September 2009 Newsletter Sept 17, 2009 6:48:56 GMT -5
Post by imnav8r on Sept 17, 2009 6:48:56 GMT -5
2009 SORBA-CSRA Officers:
Paul Farrow – President firstname.lastname@example.org
Alice Hale - Vice-President
Susan Messick – Secretary email@example.com
Barbara Drawdy – Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
SORBA-CSRA Fall 2009 Activities
Family Day FATS - September 19. We will lead rides, have a beginner and advance skills clinic and cook hotdogs & hamburgers. This event is free. The event starts at 10:00am. Please watch the website..... this event will be canceled if it rains or if the trails are too wet!
National Public Lands Day - September 26. We will cut the grass on the large field, lop and install a few bricks. The ACOE will be providing pizza for lunch. Meet at Petersburg Trail Head at 9:30am . Let Paul Farrow at email@example.com know that you are going to help.
Ironman Volunteers - September 27. Please support our community events by either participating or volunteering. More details at www.ironmanaugusta.com/
Take A Kid Mountain Biking - Saturday, October 3rd, 2009. Bartram Lake Trail, Petersburg Campground Trailhead. Registration starts at 10:00am . Morning ride 11:00am. Lunch 12:00pm . Afternoon ride 1:00pm . Closing ceremony 2:00pm . Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Savannah River/Augusta Canal Adventure Race (SRACAR) – October 3. Please support our community events by either participating or volunteering. Contact Steve Morrone at (803) 292-1900 or email@example.com
FATS 40/50 Trail Run Event - October 4. Please support our community events by either participating or volunteering. Contact Teresa Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
Fat Tire Festival in Helen GA - October 9, 10, 11 - Please support SORBA events by either participating or volunteering. More details at www.helenfattirefestival.com/
National Mountain Bike Patrol training class - October 10. Lake Thurmond visitors center. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Augusta Cross Race – October 25. - Please support our community events by either participating or volunteering. Contact Ross Douglas at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMBA Trail Care Crew - November 5-8. They will be in Augusta . We hope to repair some trail on Friday afternoon, Saturday morning and Sunday.
Bike Fest - November 7 at Lake Springs. The IMBA Trail Care Crew will be there.
The growing season is slowing down and trails might remain wet a little longer in the fall. Checking the sorbacsra.org website and forum will keep you up-to-date on most trail conditions in the area!
FATS – Trails are in great condition
Turkey Creek – (no recent report) Trail in good shape but there are some trees down and there is overgrowth.
Wine Creek- (no recent report) Good condition but there are trees down.
Horn Creek/Lick Fork - (no recent report)Trail in great shape, tree down at the 5 mile mark.
Hickory Knob – (no recent report) Trail in great condition – Michael and Barbara Drawdy have been keeping this trail clear with their camp, saw, and ride weekends! Thank you!
Canal Off-Road - (no recent report) Trail is in good condition – there is also a section of trail that is eroded and essentially unrideable but alternate route has kept the loop viable.
Modoc – (no recent report) In good condition at last report – several trees removed off the trail.
Long Cane – (no recent report) Great condition at last report – new signs being put in place..
Baker Creek – (no recent report) Getting minimal traffic
Keg Creek – Great condition
Bartram Trail (Lake) – Trail in great condition – one overhead tree down that can be ridden/ducked under if you aren't too tall!
ORA Trail - Good condition – some erosion in Clown Corner
Issaqueena – (no recent report)
If you do work on the trails please let Angela 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.
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!