This past Saturday we had a small-but-strong group turn out to finish buffing out the rock-armored sections in the first phase of the Georgia/Ross Marble singletrack trails. Thanks to some pointers during the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew classes, we’ve added reinforcement to sections of trail that would be otherwise unrideable for a few days after any rain. Come on out after it dries out and check out the new work!
Thanks to Shawn McCann for the photos.
Thanks to on-going sponsorship from Subaru of America, the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program is crankin’ again in 2010. Two teams of trail experts will travel year-round throughout North America and beyond, leading trailwork sessions, meeting with land managers, and working with IMBA-affiliated clubs and members to improve mountain biking opportunities.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is coming to Tennessee. Chris and Leslie Kehmeier of the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew will be in Knoxville for a Trailbuilding School. The Crews teach â€œsustainableâ€ trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
For more information, please contact Brian Hann.
Evening Club Care workshop. Location TBA
9:00 – Noon: Trailbuilding School classroom session at Ijams Nature Center in the Miller Building
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Trailbuilding School field session at Georgia Marble Trail Network. Participants should park in the Meads Quarry Lot
10:00 AM: Group ride
The Trail Care Crew is proud to be supported by:
Thanks to Mark “Cog” Rodriguez for drawing up a brilliant design for a new kiosk at Concord Park. Ground will be broken soon as part of ongoing trial system maintenance and improvements by AMBC.
A spirited group of seven showed up to continue the rock armoring at Georgia Marble. We loaded and placed a partial dump load of rock and gravel, 3 or 4 wheelbarrow loads we harvested, two pickup loads, Built a small bridge and made some progress on our “technical trail Feature”. Not a bad day’s work for 7 people.
AMBC will have a weekend-long camping/riding/trail work trip at Big South Fork on June 4-6. Come up Friday for an evening Grand Gap group ride and camp out. Saturday morning we’ll get up and spend a couple of hours doing trail maintenance; after lunch we’ll spend the rest of the day RIDING! More group rides will happen Sunday.
There will be groups for all levels of riders â€” nobody will miss out on a chance to ride some of East TN’s best trails.
We’ll post more information and updates here as the weekend draws nearer.