Action Alert !! Chattahoochee River NRA Survey and Social Pinpoint

Metro Atlanta Mountain Bikers, we need your input!

We’d like to announce an online Social Pinpoint interface designed to gather your input on the Trails at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area on several topics, as well as obtain your general comments and concerns.

We want to understand what you, as a park visitor, believe is important in your area, and what about the trail systems should be retained, added to, changed, or improved.

This outreach tool will help us:

• Gain an understanding of key issues from the local community that are important to consider for the long term sustainability of Trails administered by NPS
• Find out what community members like and don’t like about the CHAT Trail system
• Help us identify key locations for supporting features and any additional infrastructure needs
• Understand key community priorities that are important for this project

Click here to access the Social Pinpoint interface: https://appliedtrailsresearch.mysocialpinpoint.com/chat#/

We’ve also launched an online survey to capture information about you, your use of the park and your desires for recreational activities within the Chattahoochee National Recreational Area.

Follow this link to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CRNRA

Action Alert !! Pisgah Ranger District Survey

Metro Atlanta Mountain Bikers-

Many of our members and the ridership in Metro Atlanta ride in the Pisgah Ranger District frequently and some of you have second homes in the Brevard area.  The Pisgah Ranger District is one of the premiere mountain bike destinations in the US, just over 3 hours from Atlanta.

The Pisgah Ranger District of the Forest Service has released a scoping letter identifying suggested changes to the trail system in the Pisgah National Forest.

The suggestions range from creating connector trails to removing access to mountain bikers on some trails.

Comments are due to the Forest Service by April 27th and we want your input.

The Pisgah Area Chapter of SORBA has published a survey to gather input for the Forest Service.

Please take our survey by April 10th if possible!  Please SHARE!  We need as many responses as possible.  Thank you!

What else can you do?

The Forest Service is holding an open house on Tuesday, April 10th from 5-7 pm at Pisgah Station Visitor’s Center. We encourage all to attend, but please note that this is an open house, not a public comment event, this is an opportunity to learn what the FS is trying to achieve. You are free to let them know what you think, but please be respectful.

Pisgah Area SORBA will be hosting a meeting on WednesdayApril 11th at Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina at 6 pm. We will review the proposed changes along with the maps and we will share the results of the survey at that point in time.

Action Alert !! Public Input Meeting CRNRA Trail Assessment

Action Alert! Metro Atlanta Mountain Bikers and trail users of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area,  join us on Thursday, April 12, or Saturday, April 14, to learn about the Trail Master Plan that is being developed for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Our trails have been loved to death over the decades and this plan will help serve as a blueprint for maintenance, restoration and connectivity.  This is an introduction of the Trails Assessment for public input. This assessment was produced by Applied Trails Research for every trail in every unit of the Park. The project was funded by the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, the Friends Group of the Park. We wish to thank the Friends, one non profit to another, for funding this vital project. If you love the CRNRA, you should join the Friends group here: https://www.chattahoocheeparks.org/join-us.

As always to support access, advocacy, new trail construction and trail maintenance,  join MTB Atlanta at our join tab above.

Join the public presentations at these locations:

April 12 (7-9pm): CREEC, 8515 Barnwell Rd. Johns Creek, GA
April 14 (10-12:30): REI Atlanta. Email atr2017survey@gmail.com to RSVP.