Sorba Mid TN http://sorbamidtn.org Sorba Mid TN Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:21:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 More trail added at Cane Ridge Park http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/08/more-trail-added-at-cane-ridge-park/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=more-trail-added-at-cane-ridge-park http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/08/more-trail-added-at-cane-ridge-park/#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 05:21:23 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=2102 CR revised 4 mile mapCane Ridge Trail phase 2.1 (additional 2.4 miles) is now ready to ride!  More rolling and skill features will continue to be developed as we burn in the ride line.  Please thanks all our trail building volunteers that continue to enhance MTB in Middle Tennessee!

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Mountain Bike Trail Celebration with Mayor Karl Dean & Metro Parks http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/07/mountain-bike-trail-celebration-with-mayor-karl-dean-metro-parks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mountain-bike-trail-celebration-with-mayor-karl-dean-metro-parks http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/07/mountain-bike-trail-celebration-with-mayor-karl-dean-metro-parks/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:59:32 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=2093 When: Saturday, Aug. 2 (Rain date: Aug. 9) | 9:30 a.m.—Noon

Where: Percy Warner Park | 1221 Forrest Park Drive, 37205

 

Program at 9:45 a.m. | Bike ride with the Mayor at 10 a.m. |

Helmets required | Booths, demonstrations and other activities by

SORBA-MidTN  Gran Fondo  Trek  East Side Cycles 

Team Green  Cumberland Transit  Bikers Choice  Trace Bikes

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Bells Bend “Trail Love” Workday June 8th http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/06/bells-bend/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bells-bend http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/06/bells-bend/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 04:01:24 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=2064 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 Bend Outdoor Center.

Sign up: Be sure and register HERE for the workday and lunch.

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Tools provided, but you are encouraged to bring stiff rake as expect a large crew of volunteers.
Must have: long pants, sturdy boots, water, work gloves.

Follow this event on Facebook – HERE!

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“Ale for the Trail” – Craft Beer Fest, Saturday May 3rd, 2014 – 6pm http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/04/ale-for-the-trail/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ale-for-the-trail http://sorbamidtn.org/2014/04/ale-for-the-trail/#comments Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=927       

“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 by April 12th (noon) and tickets are only $35 donation.  Ticket prices then go to $40 through April 24th.  After 4/24, you can donate at the door the day of event at Land Rover Nashville for $45.  So, register and DONATE now so we can plan on seeing you and your Trail Love Friends!

Get your ticket(s) to win a Lynskey Titanium 29 or 27.5/650 Frame valued at $2600.  Drawing for this bike frame will be during a June social event TBD.

Ale for the Trail is for ages 21 and up.  Visit eventbrite.com for additional info and share with your trail friends.  

Wow…Lynskey Performance Titanium Bicycles has donated a Titanium 29 or 27.5/650 Frame just for you…For only a $10 Donation – Get your TICKET TO WIN!


All Sponsors and Breweries to be posted soon!

All proceeds go directly to IMBA-SORBA’s public land trail projects in Middle TN. We are a 501c3 non-profit volunteer organization.  All donations are non-refundable.

We are currently building trails at Cane Ridge Park near I-24 in Southeast Davidson county and Bells Bend Park on Old Hickory Blvd, south of Ashland City Hwy.

Visit our “Ale for the Trail” Facebook Event Page Here!   Ale for the Trail is a 21 years and up event.

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Gravel Love-Potion #40 – Get loved up in some Gravel! http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/12/gravel-love-potion-40/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gravel-love-potion-40 http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/12/gravel-love-potion-40/#comments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 22:44:20 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=2012 gravel ride hickman cnty  gravel love potion #40

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 climbs and scenic Hickman County will offer one epic social ride. Perhaps a few games along the way?

IMPORTANT! Start Time and Starting Point Have Changed!  

Sunday February 16th Check-in 11:00 am, Ride Starts at 12:00 pm. Register by 1/22/14 and be eligible extra chance to Win the Salsa El Mariachi frame…..Now that’s TRAIL LOVE!

Where: (Updated) Johnny Crow Rd. Lyles, TN 37098 – New Map (from Nashville)

Donation: $30 individual $50 Couple Sign up and register at our event page on IamAthlete.com

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Sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery, Swiftwick Socks, Bikers Choice Bicycle Shop, Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness, Eastside Cycles and Ride615 Bicycles is providing a post ride Hot Meal!

What you get!
-Chance to WIN a Salsa El Mariachi Frame via The Bikers Choice
-Beautiful ride with friends
-Killer Brew from Oskar Blues Brewery
-Souvenir T-Shirt (sign up by 2/4 to guarantee)
-Post Ride Hot Meal, thanks to RIDE615 Bikes
-Satisfaction of creating more MTB trail in Middle TN.

This event is mostly self-supported, but we will have riders on sag support. Many riders may go off the front and plenty will ride as a group as a “no drop” social crew. Q-sheets will be posted on event site soon.

40 Mile Course map link:  Map My Ride - 40 Mile Gravel

26 Mile Course map link: Map My Ride – 26 Mile Gravel

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IMBA-SORBA Mid TN is a 501c3 non-profit organization supporting public mountain bike trails and advocacy. sorbamidtn.org All event fees are offered and received as donations and none refundable.

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Trail Machine Fund – Donate Today! http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/trail-machine-fund-donate-today/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=trail-machine-fund-donate-today http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/trail-machine-fund-donate-today/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:04:45 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=1976 build composite

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 is too small! Supporting Retailer, Corporate or “Singletrack Society” Level Benefactors, please contact us at trails@sorbamidtn.org.




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The Big Question…? http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/the-big-question/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-big-question http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/the-big-question/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 04:42:12 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=1964 “Why is the trail closed today?”…”It didn’t rain that much did it?”…”Isn’t mud part of mountain biking?”….

rutted and not draining well  repaired

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… and just not in good shape to handle even a few riders, but scary when we have a normal high traffic day.

“Riding and racing in the mud isn’t just bad for the trail, it’s bad for your bike, too. The grit works its way into bearings, pivots, anything that moves, and wears it out much faster”…Singletracks.com

Rutting, blowing out burmed corners, taking away drainage notches/dips and ripping up the nice “burn in” cap we have created establishing a killer line, can all be trashed in a hurry.  This means the trail WILL NOT drain well the next rain either, and then the problem grows.  Some issues are not repairable as we have seen at sections of some Middle TN trails with so much soil lost or a trouble area was not re-routed.

“The best way for us to teach what works, what damages and what is too wet?  Come to a volunteer workday! “

Look for trailhead postings and information soon (Warner is Beta Test). SORBA Mid TN is working with each land manager to make sure we are posting accurate and educated conditions in a timely fashion, as they don’t all react to rain and weather the same. IMBA is working on regional guides and policies to support area land managers and chapters offer accurate and consistent trail info. Area volunteers are being educated and embraced to offer on site info as part of this process.

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Also, we have worked hard to roll out and manage a trail conditions resource trails.sorbamidtn.org. There will never be a perfect system for rating what is good/poor/bad to ride as there are so many variables. We ask that all riders refer to Rules of The Trail, use good judgment and avoid harming a ONE of the three vital parts of our experience, the one YOU can ALWAYS control.

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Upcoming Trail Building Days – Join “Mountain Bikers at Work” http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/upcoming-trail-building-days-join-mountain-bikers-at-work/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=upcoming-trail-building-days-join-mountain-bikers-at-work http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/11/upcoming-trail-building-days-join-mountain-bikers-at-work/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:36:35 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=1954 MTBRS 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 this project!
We are meeting at MAIN TRAILHEAD parking lot for a shorter hike in to work area. Please RSVP on the “Get Tickets” link.

Here is your Trail Workday Checklist: (dress for changing temps)

PLENTY OF WATER & TRAIL SNACKS
Dress in Layers for cold morn, warming noon.
WORK GLOVES
STURDY BOOTS
EYE PROTECTION
LONG PANTS
….Bring FRIEND & A SMILE!

 

 

 

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Opening Warner Mountain Bike Trails http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/10/opening-warner-mountain-bike-trails/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=opening-warner-mountain-bike-trails http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/10/opening-warner-mountain-bike-trails/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:33:15 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=1871 trail birth avitarWe have come so far and now overwhelmed with the REALITY that mountain bike trails are now part of the daily thrill at Warner Parks.

Thanks to our Parks staff and management for all their hard work and bringing Mayor Carl Dean’s commitment of spectacular mountain bike trails to fruition.

SOFT OPENING AND RIDE SOCIAL    Follow this event on:  FB4

As this is the moment you have all been waiting for. Metro Parks (Awesome!) is going to have the temporary parking and trailhead finished for us to go out and enjoy what could be the best thing to happen to the Mountain bike community here in Nashville in a very long time.

When: Oct 27th 2:00pm (or all day)

Where: Temp Trailhead – follow gravel drive from Warner Golf Trailer off of Forest Drive on the north end of Warner Park.  Avoid parking or riding in from Deepwell entrance.  Please consider riding into park from north or even parking at Gran Fondo so you can return to the post ride social (see map links below).

We will have a tent with membership info for those that need to renew your memberships or for your buddies that need to join for the first time.

Look for the signs just past Cheekwood. There will be a NEW gravel driveway leading to temporary trailhead – MAP LINK: 

After riding we will roll down to the Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness parking lot off of Hwy 70 for a 4:00pm social gathering with swag, souvenir T-shirts, etc… There will be drinks and a food truck if enough of you sign up….SO MAKE SURE YOU CLICK HERE TO RSVP FOR POST RIDE SOCIAL!  See map below if you plan to ride from trailhead to Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness.

Thanks to Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness, Yazoo Brewing Company, Swiftwick Socks Singletrack Trails & ProGold Bikes for supporting this Event!

Please share and invite everyone you know to this event.

Map from Trail to Post Ride Social/After Party @ Gran Fondo Trail & Fitness

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! October 5th 2013 http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/08/tkmbd-oct5th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tkmbd-oct5th http://sorbamidtn.org/2013/08/tkmbd-oct5th/#comments Sat, 03 Aug 2013 03:32:27 +0000 http://sorbamidtn.org/?p=1829

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Join us at Cane Ridge Mountain Bike Trail Saturday October 5th for our family mountain bike festival to promote sustainable trails and family fun!

More details to come and volunteers needed for this 10th Annual nationwide event for IMBA.

EMAIL us at Trails@sorbamidtn.org

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