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RAMBO Breaks ground on new trail in Forsyth County, GA

Brad Wender tackles Charleston Park with a leaf blower and a chainsaw.

The Roswell/Alpharetta Mountain Bike Organization (RAMBO) chapter teams up with the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation department once again to build a trail in a Forsyth County Park. RAMBO already has four miles of trail at the county’s Central Park, also home of the SORBA Freeride Alliance (SoFA) chapter’s freeride park. That venture has proven so successful that the county has signed off on six miles of trail to be built at Charleston Park, on the shores of Lake Lanier.

“The trail terrain at Charleston Park will be fairly varied. There will be trail similar to Left and Right Loop at Tsali, Huff'n Puff at Dauset, and a little Fats thrown in as well. Although there will be ride-arounds for any technical features, just because of the nature of the climbs, it'll be tough on beginners.” says Stephen Mullins, RAMBO President.

RAMBO’s Neil Wagner designed the trail, and RAMBO volunteers will clear the trail and do the finishing work. Forsyth County Parks and Recreation employees are cutting the trail using a Ditch Witch.

20 RAMBO volunteers, Matthew Pate of the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department, and 15 Community Service workers broke ground for the new trail on November 10th. The crews created the trail corridor with leaf blowers, chain saws, and loppers. The trail bed was cut in by machine. The first half-mile of trail is in, and work parties will be held each month until the trail is completed.

The estimated grand opening for this trail is January 1st, 2009.

If you’re interested in working on RAMBO’s latest trail, contact SORBA RAMBO, or go to