The Lakeview Loop at Hickory Knob State Park
(in SC) was recently trashed during an XTERRA event held in the pouring down rain. The trail was so badly damaged that the park closed the trail
until it can be repaired. Original estimates put the repair effort at approximately 400 man hours, however, a professional trail builder recently checked out the trail and estimated closer to 800-1,000 hours. Virtually every foot of the seven mile loop needs work.
SORBA-CSRA is working with the park to create new trail use policies to prevent this from happening again, and is hosting a series of work parties to repair the trail. The first one will be on June 1st, National Trails Day. There will be a cookout afterwards, and lots of really great prizes will be awarded to the volunteers.
One of those prizes: Southern Wheelworks
is partnering with Industry Nine
to give one lucky volunteer a pair of custom MTB wheels built around I9's new Torch Classic hubs, valued at approx. $900. These will be fully custom, with the best rims, spokes, etc choosen to fit whoever wins. The winner is limited to alloy rims, but can upgrade to carbon if they can pay the price difference. To be eligible for the wheels, and some of the other top prizes, you must attend more than one work party.
Get the full details on the SORBA-CSRA forum RIGHT HERE
, and be sure and sign up via SurveyMonkey
to make sure there is enough food and tools.