by Annabeth Rice
SORBA Atlanta had a great response to the Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew visit to Allatoona Creek in the Northwest Atlanta metro area on February 23 – 26, 2012. Over 60 people from all parts of the city and metro area participated in this four day event, 30 of whom put their new trail building techniques to work and built 700 feet of new trail! The visiting trail crew, Steve and Morgan Lommele, made a lasting impression, teaching volunteers how to grow and care for a club and build sustainable trail through the Club Care Program and the Trail Building School. They also provided the Better Living Through Trails Program, which helped educate local land managers and public officials on all the ways a trail system can benefit the health and economy of a community. Staff from Cobb County Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the City of Smyrna, and the National Park Service attended. The weekend came to a close with a Bike Demo Day by Free-Flite Bicycles, a Kid’s Ride, and an Adult Group Ride at Allatoona Creek in Acworth, GA where 10 miles of trail and local support continue to grow!
SORBA Atlanta received local business support from Subaru of Kennesaw, Saporito’s Pizza, Dickey’s BBQ Pit, and Free-Flite Bicycles. You can view pictures from this event on the SORBA Atlanta website www.sorbaatlanta.org and Facebook page.