Robert McBride has been working diligently on the Amadahy Trail the past couple of weeks, marking areas that needs work. He is also creating some interesting reroutes and fixing the wide trail on the East side of the Amadahy as we wait patiently for approval for the extension. Don’t worry – there will be plenty of work – so we need you!
So to make this more fun – we are doing something different in offering a chance to camp-over on Saturday. Paul Molla – Lead Ranger of Carters Lake has graciously comped us a few tent sites.
Check out the schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 21
8:30am Meet at Amadahy Trail Parking Lot. We will have a meeting to go over safety concerns and what we are working on. Since most of the work being performed is going to be on the backside of the Amadahy – we can ride our bikes to and from the site – tools will be waiting for us! So please, dress appropriately for the work – appropriate shoes, long pants, long sleeve shirt (optional) and work gloves. Also bring plenty to drink, snacks, bug repellent, sunblock and a epi-pen if you are super allergic to stings.
11:30am Stop work, make our way over to the Dam for an Army Corps sponsored lunch.
1:30pm – 3:00pm Set up camp at Woodring Branch Campsites (you can also camp Friday night if you want, Carters Lake is giving us tent camp sites for free Friday and Saturday nights). Woodring Branch Campground also offers amenities such as swimming, bathrooms, and showers!
3:00pm – 5:00pm Ride the Amadahy! As many times as you want – sounds like a TT to me!
6:00pm – 9:00pm EMBA will provide dinner, schwag, and a Bonfire! Sorry no dancing bears.
Sunday, Sept. 22
8:00am – 10:00pm Breakfast (provide your own) and then after ride or work on the Amadahy Trail.
PLEASE – RSVP – firstname.lastname@example.org gotta know how many marshmallows to buy!
EMBA Trail Work Day: The plan is for this Saturday 8/24 @ 9:00am weather permitting. We will be working on Pinhote 3 cleaning the trail tread drains and possibly a special project depending on the turn out. We will meet on the corner of Conasauga Rd & 52 due to limited parking @ both ends of the trail and split up from there. Bring your bike for accessing the trail due to how long of a hike it may be to the work locations. Remember to bring water, any food or snacks for your self. You will need to dress appropriately, long pants, boots or full coverage shoes, long sleeve shirt, work gloves. The poison ivy is in full bloom. Also bring insect repellent, sun screen and if your allergic to stings bring your counter med’s. We will have Hard hats on hand if they are needed. See you soon.
DRAMA QUEEN RIDE Time to Ride: Pinhoti 3-4-5-6 is the first loop of 24 miles. Second loop is Windy Gap, Milma, Up Terrible Tibbs, back around and down Windy Gap. Back to Mulberry Gap 31.5 miles. About 55 miles altogether. The ride starts at Mulberry Gap 9:15 AM. This ride is Extreme and NOT! beginner friendly. Advanced riders only. We will provide Sag Stops and maps. There will be an easier route for the beginner/intermediate riders. This an organized ride put on by Ellijay Mountain Bike Association, Cartecay River Bicycle Shop and Mulberry Gap intended to be difficult – save the whining for after. The Drama King and Queen will be chosen not by how fast you complete the course, but by the best complaint. Festivities will include the crowning of the Drama King and Queen, drawing for prizes and of course the fabulous food of Mulberry Gap. Please RSVP Mulberry Gap if you would like breakfast ($10) or lunch($10) or both ($20) Check out their webpage if you want to stay overnight www.mulberrygap.com Date: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 TIME: 9:15 AM START LOCATION: Mulberry Gap in Ellijay GA. Call for additional Details. This is a no charge event. This will be a Ellijay Mountain Bike Membership drive and donations of course will be accepted, but not required.
To be held at Mulberry Gap, Sept 26th through 29th, 2013
Hands on training for conducting beginner to intermediate level coaching, and preparation for leading group rides or MTB guiding in the back country. Hosted by SORBA.
Course Length= 3.25 days (28 Hrs)
Course Price = $697 USD (Current IMBA member rate)
Completion of the course with passing the two practical exams and the written test will qualify an individual to:
- Lead individual or group mountain bike rides
- Provide mountain bike instruction on basic bike handling skills
- Provide private instruction for beginner and intermediate level riders through clinics, camps, events
- Provide appropriate basic bike set-up recommendations
- Support IMBA-ICP Instructor Trainers at clinics/camps/events
- To sign up or for more info IMBA Instructor Certification Program