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The 9th Annual Snake Creek Gap Time Trial is in the History Books

On March 2, 237 racers went home sporting their badge of courage, the 3x34 belt buckle awarded to those who complete each of the 34-mile events at the Snake Creek Gap Time Trial. Over 500 riders raced at least one of the time trials, held the first Saturday of January, February, and March on the IMBA Epic Pinhoti Trail. January's race had a record 437 participants in the mildest conditions of the three months. Snow and sub-freezing temperatures led to frozen chains, derailleurs, and toes in February.

Support Anniston, AL Sunday Beer Sales Referendum

The City of Anniston has a Bill in the Alabama House of Representatives Rules Committee to allow the Anniston City Council to consider and act upon the authorization of Sunday alcohol sales, on and off premises. If the Alabama legislature passes this bill, the City of Anniston can hold a referendum for Sunday alcohol sales. The City sees Coldwater Mountain as a vital economic engine, and they want you to be able to drink a cold one when you come to ride your bike. The City needs YOUR help to get the bill through the legislature.

Jake and Bull Mountain Reroutes are Under Construction

by Debbie Crowe

The USFS has hired a professional trail builder to implement the Jake and Bull Trail Improvement Project which will construct new trail to replace existing poorly located, and impossible to maintain, trails on the Jake and Bull trail system. No mileage will be lost, and the trails will be much safer and easier to ride and MUCH more sustainable.

Cape Fear SORBA Finishes 2012 with Big Wins, Sets Goals High for 2013

 

Cape Fear’s Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association had a banner year in 2012.  As we prepare to dream big and plan for 2013, let us first look at last year’s victories and accomplishments.

REI Awards Grant to SORBA Jax

SORBA Jax was recently awarded a $10,000 Seeding Grant from REI in January.  In March REI is opening it's first Florida location in Jacksonville at the Town Center.  Before moving into the community REI  offered local outdoor based organizations the opportunity to apply for this grant.

The Coldwater Mountain Trail Project Keeps Rolling Along

Sunday, February 3, 2013
The Trail Solutions IMBA trail building team is back on the mountain laying more trail on the ground. In November and December, the crew completed approximately 4 miles of green (easy) trail to attach to the existing 1.5 mile of green trail off the parking lot. This new trail also connects to the existing blue trail, creating an approximate 15 mile loop if you join them all together.

Subaru Tour de SORBA 2012 Grand Prize Winner

Jack Peugh won the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBAWe congratulate Jack Peugh of Power Springs, GA as the winner of the 2012 Subaru Tour de SORBA contest. Jack is the new owner of a Trek Sawyer mountain bike. He was thrilled to win the bike, and can't wait to see how it handles the trails at Allatoona Creek near his home.

Southern Mountain Bike Summit Returns March 22nd-24th

Join your mountain biking friends and fellow advocates at the second Southern Mountain Bike Summit, March 22nd-24th, 2013 in Woodstock, GA. Woodstock’s City Center, including the Elm Street Theater, will house Summit meetings, and the Taylor Randahl Memorial Trails at Rope Mill Park and the Blankets Creek Trails at Lake Allatoona will be the trails of choice for riding on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, March 22
Starting at 8:30 am, Friday’s program is centered on our land manager partners.

Presentations include speakers from the following agencies:

Be Active in the Forest, Participate in CoTrails!

Want to make a difference in the Chattahoochee National Forest? Become active in CoTrails and attend the 2013 kick-off meeting on Saturday, January 26 at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's Island Ford Visitors Center. You'll hear updates on the work they've done to date, participate in workshops, and help set the 2013 agenda to continue to achieve the objectives set out in the CoTrails Strategic Plan.

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