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SMBS

Southern Mountain Bike Summit

Woodstock, Georgia

March 22-24, 2013


The second Southern Mountain Bike Summit in Woodstock, Georgia was a success. The venue in Woodstock’s City Center, including the Elm Street Theater, was great for the meetings and sessions. There were 150 mountain bike advocates, enthusiasts, industry insiders, politicians and land managers that took part in this regional summit.


 

Friday, March 22, 2013

 8:00

Check-in and Coffee Reception

 8:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 8:45

IMBA-SORBA: A Value-Added Partner [view presentation]

 9:45

Break

10:00

Bountiful Lakeside Riding with the US Army Corps of Engineers

11:00

Get in Gear and Get Engaged: Partnering with State Parks [view presentation 1] [view presentation 2]

12:00

Lunch and Creating a Ride Destination at Coldwater Mountain [view presentation]

 1:00

Bike Parks, Skill Centers, and the Liability Issue

 1:50

Break

 2:00

Getting to Know the Recreational Trails Program [view presentation]

 2:50

This Land is Your Land: Riding in Our National Parks [view presentation 1] [view presentation 2]

 4:00

Adjourn

 4:30

Site Visit, Group Rides and Bike Demos at Olde Rope Mill Park

 7:00

Metro Atlanta Leaders Meeting

Saturday, March 23, 2013

 7:30

Check-in and Coffee Reception

 8:00

SORBA Board of Directors meeting

 9:40

Break

 9:50

Welcome for Summit Attendees

10:00

Leadership - Kaizen Up! [view presentation]

10:50

Break

11:00

Concurrent Sessions I

Kids on Bikes Rule!
[view presentation]

Excellent Trail in the US Forest Service Southern Region
[view presentation]

Partnering to Win: A Model for Event Fundraising

11:50

Break

12:00

Lunch and SORBIE Award

 1:15

Concurrent Sessions II

 

Working with IMBA Trail Solutions

Everyone Can Mountain Bike So Why Am I the Only _____ on the Trail?

 2:05

Break

 2:15

Concurrent Sessions III

 

Risk Management for Trails and Bike Parks

Your Local Bike Shop Could Be a Great Advocate
[view presentation 1] [view presentation 2]

 3:05

Adjourn

 3:30p

Group Rides and Bike Demos at Blankets Creek (cancelled)

 6:00 – 10:00

Greenprints Alliance Trailfest / Downtown Woodstock (website)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

 9:00

Check-in and Coffee Reception (cancelled)

10:00 – 2:00

Epic Group Rides at Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-Away / Ellijay, Georgia (cancelled)

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS



City of Woodstock REI
Classic Subaru Scott Sports
CST SRAM
Maxxis The North Face
New Belgium Thomson
Niner Bikes Trek Bicycles

 

SUMMIT LOCATION

Woodstock City Center
Elm Street Cultural Arts Village
8534 Main Street
Woodstock, GA 30188

LODGING

Hampton Inn Atlanta/Woodstock (website)

Microtel Inn and Suites Woodstock (website)

Sweetwater Creek Campground (website)

Additional Information and Area Attractions

Local chapter: SORBA Woodstock

Woodstock Visitors Center - What's Up Woodstock

A Visit to Woodstock (story: MyFoxAtlanta.com)