Found this on www.sorba.org Go there and chime in if you are interested.

<TABLE class=forumline cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=3 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=row1 vAlign=top align=left width=150>trail guy
SORBA


Joined: 08 Jan 2004
Posts: 10
Location: Conyers
</TD><TD class=row1 vAlign=top width="100%" height=28><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%">Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:15 am Post subject: Free Ride Chapter of SORBA and opportunities</TD><TD vAlign=top noWrap align=right> </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2><HR></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2>I would like to start a discussion about a organizing the free ride community around Atlanta.

I was impressed (and intrigued) with what I saw at the Full Throttle event we put on at Conyers and think that there are several opportunities around Atlanta to create some pretty cool free ride parks/trails. However this is going to take a fair amount of cooperation and organization. The only way I see that as happening is through an organized club. Creating a free ride chapter of SORBA makes sense because it is an off road (off the ground for that matter) cycling sport and SORBA has a lot to offer as far as support goes (big voice, established reputation, 501c3 non profit status, etc.)

I do not have time to lead this charge, but Lloyd Barnett, Chris Wyatt, and Lucas Titmas have offered to step up and lend a hand. I have looked at a few parks around different parts of the country and know how to make this work with local land agencies.

Please note that all construction will have to be subject to the guidelines IMBA has set. I helped them put it together so I know a little bit about it. I know there may be some concern about trail grades vs challenge levels and you will have to trust me when I say that we can replicate some pretty intense terrain without excessively steep trail grades. For example the steepest trail (excluding jumps and stunts) grade at Full Throttle was only 8%!

OK I've run my mouth long enough. You've shown me you can be responsible, now show me you can get organized and I'll work to help you gain access to places for trails.

Mike Riter
GA Trails Education Specialist</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>