Pisgah Area SORBA hosted a stakeholder meeting deep within the Pisgah National Forest to not only talk about their latest project, the Black Mountain Re-Route, but the importance of mountain biking to the area. In attendance were Pisgah Area SORBA, representatives, SORBA Staff, representatives from the National Forest Service, local businesses, volunteer organizations, chamber members, trail builders, and bike shop owners.
The event was very well represented and it was exciting to see the community come together in support of trails and to learn why they are important for the local economy of Brevard. Pisgah Area SORBA president Craig Ruhland led the conversation with the attentive crowd and many great questions were answered.
After the Discussion, QnA session and lunch was served the group was taken on a guided tour of the current trail construction progress by lead of the project Shrimper. Those unfamiliar with how sustainable trails are constructed were given a brief overview on the basis of trail design and construction. They were also shown the old trail and why there was a need for a reroute. And of course, in true Shrimper fashion, a few entertaining tangents were crossed along the way.
Great job to the Pisgah Area SORBA crew and we are excited for what will continue to happen in their region!