You're Invited: IMBA Coming to Clarks Hill, SC, March 25
Dear IMBA Friend,
The International Mountain Bicycling Association is coming to Clarks Hill,
SC, and you're invited to join in the special events (schedule below).
Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew leaders Nat and Rachael Lopes, will partner with
the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association (http://www.sorba.org) and the US
Forest Service (http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms/) for the grand opening of the
Forks Area Trail System (FATS). Volunteers and guests will arrive at the
trail at 9 a.m. for a work party where volunteers will finish the final
portions of the trail. The ceremony will be followed by a bicycle tour of
IMBA has received funding from the National Forest Foundation
(http://www.natlforests.org/) to work in 10 National Forests in 2006 to
promote volunteerism and foster a stronger trails community. Sumter National
Forest has been chosen for this distinction due to the model trail system
the FATS represents. Approximately 100 SORBA members from 8 states are
expected to attend.
The joint effort between Long Cane Trails, LLC, the South Carolina
Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, the USFS and the Southern Off
Road Bicycle Association of the Central Savannah River Area (SORBA-CSRA) has
resulted in the construction of the longest singletrack trail in South
Carolina located in Sumter National Forest.
You are receiving this email as an IMBA member or contact. Please help us
get the word out and forward this invitation to other area mountain bikers,
land managers, and trail users!
If these events are too far away for you to attend, we understand. We sent
you this email not only to invite you but also to let you know about the
important work IMBA is doing in your area.
Clarks Hill, SC
March 25, 2006
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Volunteer Trailwork
Fieldwork will be hands-on trailbuilding, so come prepared. You'll probably
be most comfortable in long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Wear sturdy
shoes and bring water, snacks, work gloves, sunscreen, and a hat. If you
have any trailbuilding tools--pulaskis, McLeods, rakes, picks, hoes,
shovels--please bring them.
All volunteers will receive a copy of IMBA Trail Solutions
normally a $35 retail item!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers on site.
4:00 p.m. Grand Opening Ceremony
4:30 p.m. Bicycle Tour of the Trail
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. BBQ Dinner
Join the celebration!
Merriweather Community Center (MCC)
To register, for directions to the trail, or more information on the
weekend's events, please contact:
Long Cane Trails, LLC
(803) 645-4243 Cell
Not a member? Join IMBA today.
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