MTB Atlanta Board Nominations-Due 12/15/18

Do you love mountain biking, off road cycling, outdoor recreation, trail building and trails in general? Do you have a passion for conservation, giving back and building opportunity and community? Know anyone else who does as well?

Every two tears we accept nominations and have elections for our volunteer board. We would love for you to get involved or nominate someone that you think would be a super advocate for mountain biking and recreational trails in Metro Atlanta.

MTB Atlanta is always looking for new members for our board to help build capacity in our work with trails, inclusivity, women’s cycling, youth cycling, membership, social events and bike parks and urban cycling.

We are looking for At Large members and a Membership Director, Women’s Cycling Advocate, and Social Director.

Deadline for nominations are Saturday 12/15 and elections will be open until the 31st.

Email your nominations with a brief bio and a paragraph on what you want to achieve with us to sorbabrett@gmail.com.  We will fill you in on the rest once you submit your nomination.

Thanks and spread the word!

Sweep the Hooch at Sope Creek- April 7th

Come “Sweep the Hooch” with us and give some love to the shared use trails at Sope Creek April 7th from 9AM to 1 PM. We will be working with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the National Park Service doing much needed trail maintenance on the trails at Sope Creek as well as picking up trash. Sign up here: https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/sweep-the-hooch-april-7-2018/ as a Walker at the Columns Drive/Cochran Shoals location and lend a hand to our river, our trails and our National Park!

Mega Build Week at Sykes Park- 3/26-4/1

The Sykes Park Mega Build Week is going down 3/26-4/1! We are building a rad little trail for your ITP week day sessions or mixed surface urban adventures, with rock drops, berm turns, challenging climbs and some downhill flow.

The Sykes Park build out will be Phase One of the Ride and Fly Trail System, a mixed surface urban MTB route connecting pocket parks and bike park facilities. Read about the Ride and Fly here: http://sorbaatlanta.org/ride-and-fly/

Come on out and lend a hand anytime you like during the week while we are building, after work or on the weekend. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants and bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We’ll have the tools ready for you!

More info on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/183022482315871 or over on our Events Calendar.

Bike VIP Class at CRNRA March 31st

The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and MTB Atlanta are partnering for a Bike VIP (Volunteers in Park) program to establish a volunteer presence in the Park and the shared use trails at Sope Creek. Do you enjoy helping others and riding your bike? The Park is looking for people who are CPR/First Aid certified to be “moving sign posts” for the Park and the trails. While you ride, you can record trail conditions, help others with way finding, help respond to emergency and first aid needs of other trail users and help promote good trail etiquette for all trail users.

The Park has a 4 hour orientation class which will run Saturday, March 31st from 12-4. If you want to participate in the program you will also have to be CPR/First Aid certified. If you do not have this certification, you can sign up with the Park for the certification for free.

When you accumulate 40 volunteer hours with the CRNRA, you qualify for a free yearly parking pass a $45 value. Over 200 hours, you get a Volunteer Pass to all National Parks in the US. The CRNRA also has a yearly volunteer appreciation lunch and great swag. You also get a free membership to the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, the Friends Group of the Park.

If you ride Sope Creek often and love the CRNRA we encourage you to join this program.

Register at this link to take the class and join in the program:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bike-vip-class-with-the-crnra-tickets-43503932433?aff=efbeventtix

All Out 2017 Work Party at Southside Park

We’re going All Out with REI and Red Brick Brewing on Saturday, January 28th 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. Park Pride’s Friends of Southside Park and SORBA Atlanta are hosting a Volunteer Work Party to clean up trash around the new Evergreen Trail to help beautify the Park and celebrate a commitment to get outside every day in 2017. After the Work Party, we will head on over to Red Brick Brewing on the Westside to celebrate with fellowship and some cold beer from Red Brick. Register here for the event at Red Brick: https://www.rei.com/events/all-out-2017-at-red-brick-brewing/atlanta/164040. Check out the info on the Work Party on our Calendar or on our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/279084129176099/.