Our March work party is going to be a week earlier than usual, we will be meeting at Rope Mill park at 9am on Saturday 3/8/14. This is primarily for maintenance on Avalanche, although we do have another project to complete if we have enough help. Please bring gloves and water for several hours, we will provide the tools and lunch around 1pm.
With winter hopefully behind us, SORBA Woodstock is actively gearing up for its Spring race events. The first is the Blankets Creek Dirty Duathlon and Dwelling Dash Trail Run, scheduled for March 22nd. Now in its 6th year, this was the event that started it all and remains a staple In the SORBA Woodstock and Mountain Goat Adventures lineup. The Dirty Duathlon features a 5 mile trail run followed by an 11 mile mountain bike course. Solo and Team divisions are available, with teams splitting up and sending one teammate on the run and one on bike. Newly added is a Trail Run only division for friends and family members who would like to participate, but do not mountain bike.
May 10th will bring the second running of the Blankets Creek Cross Country Mountain Bike Race. The only true XC race at Blankets Creek, the Pro/Expert course features two 11 mile laps. Sport riders race two 8.6 mile laps and Beginners and First-Timers race one 8.6 mile lap. This is a great beginner or first-timer event to get your feet wet in mountain bike racing. Cash awards for the Top 5 overall male Experts and Top 3 overall Female Experts.
Both events are being Title Sponsored by Free-Flite Bicycles, a local bike shop with locations in Marietta, East Cobb, and Sandy Springs. Free-Flite has been a long-time supporter SORBA Woodstock and has been instrumental in the development of trails at Blankets Creek and Rope Mill Park. These events also have tremendous community support from several other businesses including Van Michael Salon, Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way, Traxxion Dynamics, Creative Solar, Colby Family Chiropractic and many others. Volunteer support is second to none as SORBA Woodstock knows how to get it done and ensure you have a great experience.
SORBA Woodstock and Mountain Goat Adventures event partnerships raised $18,000 for the Woodstock Chapter in 2013. Please consider joining us and showing your support. Your participation not only helps us raise funds, but it also allows us to retain and attract sponsors who provide more great products for our participants.
Event details can be found at the following links:
March 22 - Blankets Creek Dirty Duathlon
Join us at 7pm on Monday, February 10th for our monthly SORBA Woodstock chapter meeting. You will find us back at Freight Kitchen & Tap in historic downtown Woodstock. When you enter the restaurant, go to your left and we will be in the upstairs loft.
Jay and friends will fill you in about what is going on with our trails and upcoming races.
See you there.