July 4th Events

Jake/Bull Mountain 4th of July Ride and Grill-Out! Meet at Bull Mountain Parking Lot at 10am – travel East on Hwy 52, Left on Nimbellwill Church Rd (7 miles past entrance to Amicalola State Park). Nimbellwill Church Rd deadends take a right then first left (FS Rd 28). Take the next left (FS Rd 83)and travel to Bull Mountain Parking Lot. Rides – Beginner, intermediate and advanced with ride leaders! These are no-drop rides! Cartecay Bicycle Shop will provide the main dish – Brazilian chicken and veggie burgers Please bring a side dish to accompany, your favorite beverage and a chair. Side Dishes: Pasta salad,Potato salad, Corn on the cob (we can grill it), Mixed Green salad, Pickles & Relish Tray, Hamburger buns, Watermelon and deserts Please RSVP and let me know what dish you want to bring! But wait that’s not all! Travel back to Beautiful Historic Downtown Ellijay, check out the new Martyn House Coffee Shop next door to the Cartecay Bicycle Shop. The owners Rick & Joann have been painstakingly renovating the building for 2 years and it is amazing. The food and coffees are the best! Minstrels 3 will be the music for the evening from 7p – 9p. Admission $10 (all proceeds goes to the band, reservations recommended 706.635.5565). This is a BYOB establishment. Bring your favorite alcoholic beverage or non-alcholic to complement their Small Plates menu. Corking Fee is $5 per bottle or 6 pack. There’s more! Downtown Ellijay has a 4th of July parade at 6p and Cartecay Bicycle Shopis participating. Decorate you bike in patriotic colors and ride with us in the parade – kids are welcome! Enjoy the fireworks display at 10p.

National Trails Day at Aska Trail System – June 7th, 2014

Hi All, Please help Todd Lyons our fearless EMBA Trail Director at Aska Trail System. Donate just 2 hours of your time to help out with fixing and painting the kiosk at Deep Gap Parking Lot and cleaning drains on Lower Green Mountain Trail. Where: Deep Gap Parking Lot Directions: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5109524.pdf When: Tomorrow at 9:00am What to bring: Wear long pants and long sleeve shirt, sturdy boots, bring work gloves and helmet. Sunscreen and bug spray is recommended. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Allergy meds if needed. Tools will be provided. Thanks, Terry Palmeri

EMBA Workday – National Trails Day June 7, 2014

Plan to join us Saturday June 7, 2014 weather permitting. We will be combining our work day with National Trails Day at The Aska Adventure area trails. We will be finishing the carpentry work on the kiosk, trash pick up and some trail tread work if there are enough volunteers at the Flat Creek/Stanley Gap trail head on Aska Road in Blue Ridge at 9am. Remember to bring water, any food or snacks for yourself. You will need to dress appropriately, long pants, boots or full coverage shoes, long sleeve shirt, work gloves. The poison ivy is starting to bloom. Also bring insect repellent, sun screen and if your allergic to stings bring your Epipen. We will have Hard hats and tools on hand. EMBA will be resuming our monthly work days on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting in July. See you soon.