IMBA-SORBA's newest trail near Annistion, AL opens the weekend of June 1st. We've put together the following information to help you plan your trip for the celebration.
Friday, June 1st
Ceremony begins at 12 noon at the trailhead.
Group and individual rides commence after the ceremony.
Lunch is NOT provided on Friday, so bring something, or eat before you get there.
The gate to the mountain is locked from sunset to sunrise each day.
Saturday, June 2nd
Group and individual rides begin at 8 a.m.
Lunch is served at 11 a.m. I’m told this will be pizza from Mellow Mushroom. First come, first served. We’ll have some schwag to give out during lunch, as well.
The local chapter is NEABA, Northeast Alabama Mountain Bicycle Association. They’re a great bunch. Make sure you meet and mingle with them while enjoying their new baby.
This new trail is a bit unlike our usual Southeastern trails. Wanna know more about flow trail?
Other trails in the area
Cheaha State Park: approximately 10 miles of singletrack located 20 miles from Coldwater Mountain.
Oak Mountain State Park: BUMP & Grind Race weekend. Not suggested for riding the weekend of June 2nd.
Local bike shop
Wig’s Wheels: In case you forgot something, or something breaks.
Camping is available at Cheaha State Park and Talladega National Forest. Coleman Lake Campground is the suggested place to camp in Talladega, as ou can ride to the trails from the campground
Cheaha and Talladega also have hotels and cabins available.
The Parker House Bed and Breakfast (SORBA HQ for the weekend. They love mtbers!)
The Victoria Inn (I’ve stayed here before, pretty cool place. GREAT breakfast.)
Take I-20 to Exit 179. Head north on AL 202/109 Donald G. Holmes Bypass for approximately 2.1 miles. Turn right on Coldwater Road, and the new public access road to the trailhead will be on your right (approximately .2 miles). Follow that road til it ends at the trailhead. GPS coordinates: 33 36 30.79N, 85 55 31.12W