|The Gwinnett Area Trail Riders (GATRs) held the 1st annual Yellow River Festival on October 22nd at Yellow River Park. GATR hosted the festival to promote mountain biking in Gwinnett County Parks, attract new people to the sport and provide opportunities for kids to experience mountain biking.|
Under blue skies and moderate temps, GATRs lead organized rides for all skill levels. Pro rider Krista Park, Drew Hoffman of Apalachee Cycle, Lloyd Barnett of Cycleworks, and Sherri Stephens of SORBA Atlanta held clinics to help riders of all abilities hone their skills. Champion trials rider Dave Campbell treated the crowd by performing two trials demonstrations.
Approximately 200 people turned out for the event, including 40 Little Brothers and Sisters who rode with Sherri Stephens after she lead them in a skills clinic. This was the first mountain bike ride for many of the kids, and they had a great time.
Festival sponsors included Apalachee Cycles, TypeMatters Inc, Link2, Tour de Subaru, SORBA, CycleWorks, Performance Bikes, Dicks Sporting Goods, and Sorella Cycling.