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Love Your Trail at Tsali Work Party Weekend

Come on out the weekend of October 15th, and show Tsali some love. IMBA-SORBA and the Nantahalla Area SORBA chapter are hosting a mega trail work party weekend at the famed Tsali trails.  Over the past year the U.S Forest Service, Nantahalla Area SORBA, and IMBA-SORBA have partnered to improve this IMBA Epic Ride location.  Some great work has been done, but we need a large group of volunteers to help one of our newest chapters in the area.

The Cheoah Ranger Distrct is providing free camping for trail work party volunteers on Friday and Saturday.  You can request free camping for one or both nights by completing the online registration camping questions.  The camping is in the Tsali Campground, and is best suited for tents and small trailers.  Space is limted to 10 campsites, each site can hold 6-8 people. We will ask singles and small groups to share a campsite.

Come join us for a two days, and enjoy volunteering and riding in one of our nation’s greatest treasures, the Nantahala National Forest.

Saturday, October 15

8:30 – 9:00   Welcome & Sign-In

9:00 – 1:00   Trail Work Party @ Tsali Bike Parking Area

1:00 – 2:00   Lunch

2:00             Free Prize Raffle for Volunteers

3:00             Ride Mouse and/or Thompson Loops (group or on your own)

7:00             Dinner at the NOC - Slow Joe's (special volunteer pricing)

Sunday, October 16

10:00           Epic Ride on Right and Left Loops (group or on your own)

Meet at the Tsali bike parking lot.  Located off NC Hwy 28, 5 miles from US 19/74 intersection for  Almond/Bryson City.

This work party will focus on drainage solutions.  These steps can be found in the IMBA Trails Solutions book, pages 201-207.

No experience required to volunteer.  Please bring a hard hat or helmet (bike or riding), gloves, water, and a snack.  Dress for working outdoors safely under the prevailing weather conditions.

Eat a good breakfast on Saturday before you get to the work party.  IMBA-SORBA will provide lunch, if you register here in advance.  Only those who register are guaranteed a lunch.

The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is offering special dinner pricing for anyone volunteering Saturday.  We will be having a pizza buffet for only $5 per person.  Beer, wine and drinks will be available to purchase.  We will be on the porch at Slow Joe's Riverside Cafe, located across the river at the NOC.

Online registration closes on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:59 PM.