My name is Michael. My family and I just moved to Aiken and I hope to soon start riding the trails around Aiken and Augusta. I just wanted to introduce myself to this forum and maybe along the way meet new friends and people to ride with. I ride a Jamis Dakar Mountain bike with custom pedals.
Michael somehow your post was missed! We have a thriving mountain bike community in the CSRA and just beyond so you've come to the right part of the country for so awesome, year round riding.
Our chapter, SORBAcsra, works to maintain about 150 miles of singletrack in the surrounding area (never enough volunteers to do all the needed work . We have work parties and events during the year, most are posted on the forum but we also have an active Facebook page.
At the start of each month fall through early summer, we have an Explore the Trail series that is a group ride on various trails in our area. All riders are encouraged to come, we generally have someone riding sweep so that no one gets left behind.
Our local bike shops host a variety of weekly rides so check them out as well!
Our monthly chapter meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at Pizza Central in Evans, GA. Come to socialize at 7pm and the meeting itself starts at 7:30 and runs about an hour. Come join us and we will bring you up to speed quickly.