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[1 Jun 2014 | Comments Off | ]
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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[5 Nov 2013 | Comments Off | ]
Upcoming Trail Building Days – Join “Mountain Bikers at Work”

POSTPONED due to unfavorable trail and weather conditions!
Cane Ridge Phase 2 Construction Continues
We are pushing to open the next 2 Mile section of Cane Ridge in the “Phase 2″ Section of trail (soon to be named).  You can be a key part of building this trail, so please share and RSVP!
December 8th, Sunday – Meet at Main Trailhead 8:00am
RSVP at: Click Here
Follow event on Facebook: Click Here
DETAILS:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Learn how to build and maintain sustainable trails! 
New trail corridor for PHASE 2 Continues and we want you to be part of …

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[20 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Bells Bend Park: Trail Project Update

Moving toward corridor phase at Bells Bend upon Metro Parks approval of this phase. If you are interested in being part of this project’s volunteer force, please contact us at Trails@sorbamidtn.org or CLICK HERE for our volunteer sign up form.
Bells Bend update 01-19-2012 – Bob Slayden
Yesterday, Darryl and I met in the afternoon and worked about 4 hours laying out trail and checking alignment on trail that I laid out 3-4 months ago or so. We first surveyed the best location for the bridge that Parks plans to …

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[2 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Enhancing the Mountain Bike Experience in Middle TN

Want more healthy family oriented outdoor facilities in the Nashville area?  The Middle TN chapter of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association has developed a strong relationship with Nashville Davidson Country Metro Parks to create mountain bike trails in multiple parks throughout the county, particularly in areas that have no beginner or intermediate level trails.  With Tennessee being one of the 5 worst states in childhood obesity, these new trails can get the active outdoor experience a bit closer to your neighborhood.
Since 2004 SORBA Middle TN has been dedicated to enhancing our sport …

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[19 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Sustainable Trails Workshop – April 14&15

As Promised….It has become a very busy year of TRAIL BUILDING!  We are eager to not only train volunteers to better understand how to build sustainable trails, but to set a great example and pay it forward to our mountain bike community.
If you have this passion as we do….join us for two days at Bell’s Bend Outdoor Center April 14 & 15.
Click here for all the details and to register…NOW!
CLICK HERE!

Special Thanks to all the GREAT VOLUNTEERS bring more trail to Tennessee!

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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Cane Ridge – Birth of a Trail

What great day to build a trail. Sunday January 22nd IMBA-SORBA Middle TN hosted a party of 25 trail volunteers and gave birth to phase 1 of the Cane Ridge Park Mountain Bike Trail. This 2.2 mile section is the beginning leg of a proposed 9 mile trail system in Davidson County’s southeastern border to Rutherford county line, just off Battle Road. Cane Ridge is an established ball park and radio control airplane venue, which is one of the current volunteer projects under construction by IMBA-SORBA Middle …

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[19 Aug 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Ya’ll Come… Montgomery Bell SP – Trail Work Day

An Invite from Ranger Eric Runkel…..
“Everyone,
For all who are interested Montgomery Bell State park will be hosting a trail work day on 8-28-10 from 9am-11a.
Please come out and help us prepare for the September Race. In addition to help prepare the course for the fall season.
Some projects include clearing brush from trail, tread work, etc.
All help is appreciated. We will meet at the bike trail parking lot at 9am.
Any questions please let me know.
Thanks
Ranger Eric”

Park office phone: 615-797-9052

Also…Trail Bob’s “things to do”.
1. All the …

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[15 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Signs of change

A much needed communication tool coming to local trails that will compliment trailhead info centers. IMBA/SORBA members have donated to or sign and trail funds to underwrite these projects.
Look for these features at Lock 4, Hamilton Creek and Long Hunter trails this summer and fall.

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[6 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Trail Love – Lock 4 West Side Work Day – This is a BIG ONE!

This SUNDAY June 13th you can be part of Lock 4’s Future. We need your help to build bridges and rework the trail tread on one of Tennessee’s most popular mountain bike trails.
You can join us at 9:00 am or 1:00 pm for a day of construction and dirt work followed by a dinner time cookout. We will even get to ride on what we work on before the day ends.
Please RSVP NOW or by June 10th so we can plan on work party details and food. email trails@sorbamidtn.org
…or…
Visit us …

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[30 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Ah the woes if a very wet spring. As we hit the season of green growth we prepare for lots of trail repair. Repair from rain, poor drainage and of course damage from riding wet trails.
A recent night ride offer a great perspective to how we pick and choose our windows of opportunity. With so much rain please use good judge when decided to ride. How wet is too wet…..