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    Moved to Port Charlotte, FL

    Hello, I moved to Port Charlotte 2 months ago and have yet to make any mtb contracts. Apparently all of the good mechanic go on vacation in the summer, so no one in the area knows where the trails are. One mechanic that I talked to on the phone before I moved down told me about trails in town. But now he no longer works there. Of 5 bike shops in the area only 1 knew the name it the local-ish club. But no one has replied to my posts on their Facebook page. Can anyone throw me a bone and let me in on the local scene? Thank you.
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    Caloosahatchee is probably your closest trail system, though definitely check out Alafia State park and Balm Boyette next door.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsujcd43-70

    Closest Local club is SWAMP I would think:
    https://www.swampmtbclub.com/trails
    -DC, just some XC Bum from FL in NW Arkansas

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazclrint View Post
    Hello, I moved to Port Charlotte 2 months ago and have yet to make any mtb contracts. Apparently all of the good mechanic go on vacation in the summer, so no one in the area knows where the trails are. One mechanic that I talked to on the phone before I moved down told me about trails in town. But now he no longer works there. Of 5 bike shops in the area only 1 knew the name it the local-ish club. But no one has replied to my posts on their Facebook page. Can anyone throw me a bone and let me in on the local scene? Thank you.
    Just move back to TN man.

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    Alafia and Balm-Boyette are surprisingly good. If you are looking for something local check out, https://www.trailforks.com/region/my...reenway-17554/

    Beware, lots of trails can be too wet or even underwater in the rainy, summer season. Alva/Caloosahatchee is another option. Not much of a challenge though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    Just move back to TN man.
    Don't tempt me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkpowa View Post
    Caloosahatchee is probably your closest trail system, though definitely check out Alafia State park and Balm Boyette next door.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsujcd43-70

    Closest Local club is SWAMP I would think:
    https://www.swampmtbclub.com/trails
    SCORR is the nearest group, and they are just north of me. Alafina is just short of a 2hr drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taildragger View Post
    Alafia and Balm-Boyette are surprisingly good. If you are looking for something local check out, https://www.trailforks.com/region/my...reenway-17554/

    Beware, lots of trails can be too wet or even underwater in the rainy, summer season. Alva/Caloosahatchee is another option. Not much of a challenge though.
    That trail is just 10 minutes from the school I am subbing at! Nice. Are there any sites that will report trail conditions for that trail?

    Also, I heard that someone has been building trail here in Port Charlotte. I heard it from a mechanic that no longer works at the bike shop. Any idea who might know about those trails? Thank you.

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