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Gate Closure at Rope Mill

Due to unauthorized vehicle traffic on the road near Explorer (Rope Mill), Woodstock is closing the gate across the gravel road. Explorer is OPEN. For now, you can go around the gate to get to the trail.

April Trail Work Party

We will be having a work party at Blanket's Creek on Saturday, April 19th. Many things to do: install the new flag pole on Dwelling, work on the Mos. Bite creek crossing, finish up the bottom of the flow line on VMT, etc. You can't beat these opportunities to make our trails even better. Bring gloves and water, we'll supply the tools and the lunch.

IBEX Bikes Demo

We are very excited to announce that IBEX Bikes will be at Blanket's Creek on Saturday, April 12th from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (weather permitting) with demo bikes available, so bring your ID, a credit card, and your favorite pedals so you can take a bike for a spin (flat pedals will also be available if you don't have your own or prefer to use the demo pedals).

Also, be sure to check out their website here.

"At IBEX our goal is simple: to deliver top quality bikes at prices well below typical retail on similar bicycle models found in the local bike shops by streamlining distribution and eliminating inflated profit margins. With IBEX Bicycles you buy directly from the bicycle manufacturer.

We are committed to producing fine bicycles and establishing a reputation for excellence. To all reports, we're on the right track with many happy customers out there already enjoying their new IBEX bikes. At this writing we are in our fifth model-year with a broad selection of mountain bikes and road bikes and a few specialty items like our Cyclocross, Freeride and "street performance" models."

Greenprints Alliance announces Trailfest 2014 date and the grand opening of Towne to Creek and Noonday Creek trail segment.

Greenprints Alliance announces the fifth annual Trailfest event will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Downtown Woodstock on Market Street and the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village Event Green.  This date will be the official ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Towne to Creek and Noonday Creek Trail Segments, which total approximately 1.5 miles of multi-­‐use concrete trail. The day’s events will start with a 5K race sponsored by Natural Strides, 1 mile Fun Run, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, live music, food, beer and community.

The 5K ($25) will start right behind Natural Strides and is an out and back race on the newly  finished  portion of the Greenprints Towne to Creek and Noonday Creek Trail Segment. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers and overall age group finishers. The 1 mile fun run ($10) is for children under 12 years of age. Every entrant will receive a t-­‐shirt and swag bag.

Register for the 5K and/or Fun Run here:

http://natural-strides.myshopify.com/products/greenprints-grand-opening-5k-1

or by email at info@naturalstrides.com

Live music will start at Noon and run through 8 PM on the Event Green.  This year’s musical guests will include The Kurt Thomas Band, The Shetlands and more bands to be announced soon.

Several food vendors, beer vendors, and outdoor recreational activities will also be available for participants.

While TrailFest always makes for a Saturday of exciting music, socializing and camaraderie, there is a greater purpose. TrailFest is the single largest fund ‐ raiser for Greenprints Alliance, a non-­‐profit organization based in Woodstock, GA, which has an annual public and private contribution goal of $100,000 to advocate for and fund green infrastructure projects as part of the Award-­‐ winning Greenprints Master Plan of trails, pathways and inter-­‐connectivity around Woodstock, GA. TrailFest draws more than 1,000 people each year.

Festivities run from 8 AM 8 PM, rain or shine. Ample parking is available all around Downtown Woodstock.

TrailFest 2014 is proud to be associated with this year’s sponsors to date: Natural Strides, New Belgium Brewing, Reformation Brewery with more sponsors to be announced.  Sponsor opportunities are still available for TrailFest 2014 and the print materials deadline is April 15, 2014. Contact Colin Ake for more information at colin@greenprintsalliance.org.

General admission to TrailFest is free and Donations are encouraged.

Volunteer  Information:

Please email your contact information and if you are interested in working with us on the 5K,Trailfest 2014 or other annual projects at  volunteer@greenprintsalliance.org.

For more information on TrailFest 2014 and Greenprints Alliance:

Jennifer Stockton, Executive Director Jennifer@greenprintsalliance.org Website:    www.woodstocktrails.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/gpalliance FB: www.facebook.com/gpalliance

About Greenprints Alliance:

In 2007, through the vision of the Mayor Donnie Henriques and the City Council, a park master plan was commissioned by the City of Woodstock. Through a citizen-­‐based planning process, Ecos Environmental Design produced the award winning Greenprints Project Master Plan. The focus on this plan was to use the miles of riparian and natural corridors in our area to lay out a 60+ mile network of multi-­‐use trails connecting present and future greenspaces and providing a different mode of travel within our city.

The mission of Greenprints Alliance is to advocate for a sustainable greenspace and trail network which enhances the City of Woodstock’s community, natural and economic resources for all generations by promoting the benefits of a green infrastructure system to the general public. We also work to implement the City of Woodstock’s vision adopted through The Greenprints Project plan document and any similar green infrastructure systems adopted by the City of Woodstock or adjacent jurisdictions.