March 2010 Newsletter Mar 2, 2010 16:14:52 GMT -5
Post by imnav8r on Mar 2, 2010 16:14:52 GMT -5
SORBA-CSRA News March 2010
2010 SORBA-CSRA Officers:
Paul Farrow – President email@example.com
Barbara Drawdy - Vice-President firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Collins – Secretary email@example.com
Jon Taylor – Treasurer
There is a problem with the main SORBA-CSRA webpage so while it is being resolved, please utilize the SORBA-CSRA forum for up-to-date information.
March Explore the Trail Ride – Augusta Canal Singletrack – Sunday, March 7th 1:30 Meet at the railroad tracks at the Augusta Canal Pumping Station. Please check the forum prior to heading out for the ride to ensure the ride is not canceled due to weather or trail conditions!
SORBA-CSRA Meeting - Tuesday, March 9th at 7:30 (7:00 if you want to socialize and eat first), upper level Nacho Mamas on Broad Street. Discussion and on-going plans in preparation for the 2010 IMBA Mountain Bike Summit. Please join us!
Ladies Ride – Sunday, March 14th at 1:00pm at the Petersburg Trailhead – Bartram Lake Trail. Please check the forum prior to heading out for the ride to ensure the ride is not canceled due to weather or trail conditions. Contact Barbara Drawdy at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details.
Work Party – Augusta Canal Singletrack – Sunday, March 14th time TBD - SORBA will be constructing a 90 foot boardwalk with materials and funds donated by Mulherin Lumber and Fred Russell, Augusta City Administrator. Date is tentatively set for Sunday, March 14. We have secured a boat that will transport materials to the Canal Trail - the work site is located right next to the river. We will need about 10 sets of hands as construction will proceed concurrently on different sections. The Fred Russell Memorial Boardwalk will create an all-weather surface to combat a seasonally very messy section of trail and will be a very welcomed upgrade to the trail in time for the Summit in May.
We will need a few tools in addition to what I will bring. Those and a time are TBD - stay tuned.
March Festival and BOD Meeting at Tsali – March 19 – 21 - Please follow this link for information on how to register for the upcoming March Festival and BOD Meeting at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (Tsali Recreation Area) near Bryson City, NC.
More Bicycle Fun for North Augusta!
SORBA-CSRA in conjunction with the City of North Augusta and Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse have contracted B4 Consulting and Construction Inc. to build a bicycle pump track just in time for the IMBA World Mountain Bike Summit in May.
A pump track is a dirt course full of small hills and turns that form a circuit. Riders traverse the track, not by pedaling their bikes, but by “pumping” their bikes. A rider uses their entire body to create speed and momentum carrying them throughout the pump track. On a properly designed pump track, riders can do as many consecutive laps as their fitness and skill level allow with only a few initial pedal strokes. A pump track is an absolute blast for riders of all ages and all skill levels.
Construction is scheduled to begin April 4 with a projected completion date of April 18. The pump track will be located behind the North Augusta Activities Center at the old campgrounds in Riverview Park. It’s a perfect recipe for family fun complete with a covered picnic area, a grill, and restrooms nearby. And since it’s just off the Greeneway, it’s only a bike ride away! This will be yet another great recreational offering for the CSRA.
The Riverview Pump Track is being made possible by the following contributors: Specialized Bicycles, the City of North Augusta, SORBA-CSRA, Andy Jordan’s Bicycle Warehouse, Fox Racing Shox, and WH Reeves Construction Co.
Future plans for the area include a “bicycle skills area” consisting of small bridges, rock gardens, and other natural obstacles, as well as 3 miles of singletrack, mountain bike trails. When complete North Augusta will be a total “ride center”.
This has been a very wet winter and many of the trails are staying wet for days after rain. Please check the sorbacsra.org website and forum to keep up-to-date on trail conditions in the area! Staying off the trails when they are wet and muddy is critical to keeping our trails in good singletrack condition!