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[12 Jan 2016 | Comments Off on Bells Bend Work Party (NEW DATE) | ]
Bells Bend Work Party (NEW DATE)

Come out and meet fellow mountain bikers and cyclocrossers(we made this word up) for a volunteer trail work day at Bells Bend January 31st at Noon (originally the 23rd). We will be working on the newest section of trail to tie it to the Land Bridge. We are in the final stretches of this trail system, so bring everyone out so we can get it finished up! This trail must be completed by the end of February, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We will be supplying lunch. Workdays are open to anyone …

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[29 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on 2016 SORBA Mid-TN Member Meeting is Jan. 7th | ]
2016 SORBA Mid-TN Member Meeting is Jan. 7th

      We are excited to announce that Thursday January 7th (originally Jan 5th) will be our 2016 Annual Member Meeting at TailGate Brewery (7200 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209). We welcome current, former and potential members to join us for this meeting. Tailgate has a full menu of good food, and they have great beer specials as well(21 and older to drink).
Our objectives for this meeting:
– Board Member and Committee Nominations
– Overview of 2016 Trail Plan
– Unveiling of the new Logo
– Overview of 2016 Goals
– Committee Sign Ups
– …

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[29 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on Kid’s Bike Build 2015 – December 7, 2015 | ]
Kid’s Bike Build 2015 – December 7, 2015

This year we have the opportunity to help Crosspoint Community Church build 200+ bicycles to be distributed to under-privileged children for Christmas. What better gift could be given than the joy of riding a bicycle? Will you please sign up for a time slot with us for Monday Dec 7th?

A few notes:
1. No need to stay all day, please come and participate for as long as you can attend.
2. Please bring any simple tools that you have available. These are kid’s bikes, so no real specialty tools will be required …

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[10 Nov 2015 | Comments Off on FREE Donuts, Coffee, and Socks – This Saturday (11/14) | ]
FREE Donuts, Coffee, and Socks – This Saturday (11/14)

This Saturday, Nov 14th we want you to come spend some time at Bells Bend with SORBA Mid-TN
We need your help to get this portion of trail finished up, and we are very close!
This trail system is a great destination for all riders, but is perfect for Cyclocross, families, and newer riders. Bring your family and your bikes before 9am. Thanks to Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness we will have plenty of Coffee and Donuts to fuel us; and thanks to Swiftwick socks we will have FREE socks to keep our …

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[2 Oct 2014 | Comments Off on Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 4th via “Mrs Cheap” | ]
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Oct 4th via “Mrs Cheap”

Great story, video and quotes regarding our new Gateway Trail at Bells Bend Park and upcoming Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.
 

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Post by Bells Bend Park.

What’s up with all of the local mountain biking news these days?
As of this week, Nashville’s parks have 24.5 miles of mountain bike trails, including 12.5 miles added since 2012.
In the past two years, we’ve heard about a large expansion of the mountain bike trails at Cane Ridge Park, two new trails at Warner Parks and now a new 1.5-mile beginner trail at Bells …

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[1 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Bells Bend “Trail Love” Workday June 8th | ]
Bells Bend “Trail Love” Workday June 8th

Update Friday 3/28: Weather may cause an adjustment in work schedule. Please stay tuned and visit our facebook link below for more info.  THANKS!
Volunteers Needed! Again, time to RALLY and help bring this GATEWAY inspired trail to life. YOUR help is need to shape the open field sections and help us connect phase #1 to a full loop. We have prepped and ready for dirt buffing and shaping (digging, plenty of raking and de-stobbing).  Bring your bike for a TEST RIDE.
When: Sunday June 8th, 8:00 am-12:00 pm.  
Where: Meet at Bells …

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[3 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on “Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Fest, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm | ]
“Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Fest, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm

      
“Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Festival, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm
Join mountain biking and craft beer enthusiasts in Middle Tennessee for another Ale for the Trail craft beer tasting at 6:00pm on Saturday, May 3rd at Land Rover Nashville. Proceeds benefit local public land trail projects and youth programs. The event features award-winning brews from 14 local and national breweries and prizes donated by cycling industry and local businesses. The donation also includes a souvenir tasting glass, amazing hors d’oeuvres and more.
Early Bird Special!  Get your tickets …

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[29 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Gravel Love-Potion #40 – Get loved up in some Gravel! | ]
Gravel Love-Potion #40 – Get loved up in some Gravel!

  
This just in (2/15/14)!  Last minute ride information to help enjoy the ride!  Click here for event email.
40 or 26 mile Gravel Social Ride to Support IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Trail Advocacy and Trail Machine Fund. Great Brew (Oskar Blues), Grub and GRAVEL. Bonfires and Social for post ride festivities. This being the post-Valentines weekend, be sure and bring your sweetie, but STAG still gets SWAG! This ride is great for almost ANY bicycle. With gravel and some moderate creek crossings, a cross or fat tire is recommended. Some great gravel …

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[11 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Trail Machine Fund – Donate Today! | ]
Trail Machine Fund – Donate Today!

Membership and Volunteer Support is the life blood of our organization. You can also HELP us ENHANCE Trail Features and More Trails with YOUR contribution and support. 100% of this fund goes directly to the purchase and operation of a Trail Building Machine. Give to the IMBA-SORBA Middle TN Trail Fund and help bring these trials to life!
Two ways to Donate…… Mail a check to: IMBA-SORBA Mid TN P.O. Box 434 Hermitage, TN 37076
Or use your PAYPAL account for your $25, $50, $100, $200 or $500 tax deductible donation.
No donation …

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[11 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on The Big Question…? | ]
The Big Question…?

“Why is the trail closed today?”…”It didn’t rain that much did it?”…”Isn’t mud part of mountain biking?”….
  
All good and sincere questions we hear going into a much less dry part of the year.  All of us, including hard working trail repair volunteers, hate when we have an opportunity to get on trail, but realize upon unloading the bike that your front wheel or critical part of your gear is….STILL AT THE HOUSE!  Well that same disappointment (if not more frustrating) is felt when you arrive and the trail is CLOSED… …