We’re going riding! We will meet at 3:00 PM at the far end of the parking lot by the Pavilion. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. There will be lots of opportunties to check out all the cool work that’s been happening at the park. If you have a BMX/Pump track come with it and hang at arguably the best view from a pump track! We’ll likely meetup post ride for a little hang time too. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.
Join the Alliance for a Community Trail Workday at Fonta Flora State Trail! This event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required, and attendance is limited.
We are planning another workday on the Fonta Flora State Trail (FFST) for Saturday, July 15th. This will be a community effort with our partners: Friends of the Mountains to Sea Trail (FMST) and Friends of Fonta Flora State Trail (F3ST) volunteers serving as partners and leaders. We hope to have a great turnout!
Please bring a daypack with water and snacks. We will provide TOOLS and experienced CREW LEADERS. No experience required. Work will include trimming and beginner trailwork to help control water on the trail.
IF YOU HAVE SAFETY GLASSES AND HARD HATS, PLEASE BRING FOR YOUR OWN USE.
PLEASE RSVP to Doug Veazey at 828-433-9289 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**RSVP NEEDED for tools, crew assignment, and contact if cancellation due to weather. WEATHER CANCELLATION WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL BY 8PM THE DAY PRIOR. We’ll post on Alliance social as well
9:00 am – Meet at Burke County Park trailhead
9:00 – 9:15 am – Safety talk, crew assignment, and explanation of tasks (Tim Johnson)
9:15 am – 12:15 pm – Work
12:15 – 12:30 pm – Return to trailhead and collect tools
We’re going riding! We will meet at 6:00 PM at the far (NE most, 35.943163, -81.521936) Parking lot. This will be a no drop ride and we’ll split up the group based on abilities. The Flow/Jump trails will be available for sessioning as well as full Loops. We’ll likely meetup post ride for a little hang time too. Looking forward to seeing y’all there.
Join the Alliance for a Monthly Dirty Thursday work day at Warrior Creek. We will be meeting at the Warrior Creek Pump track from the back entrance at 5:30pm. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items at Warrior creek. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. We’ll be done by 7:30pm
Tsuga is inviting local businesses and individuals out to swap, sell, or donate their gently used outdoor gear and enjoy a day of good vibes with food trucks, cold beverages, a Tsuga sample sale, and a raffle featuring prizes from businesses throughout the region.
Details on how to sign-up for a table to sling your gear is on the ticket details. Looking forward to seeing you there.
We’re super stoked to help sponsor this screening of “The River Runs On” for our partner the Carolina Climbers’ Coalition. We hope you can join us and learn how our maintained trail systems in the National Forest are just one part of the overallplan
This thought-provoking documentary follows dedicated conservationists as they navigate the challenges of managing these vital forests. Dive into the heart of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan, a crucial blueprint that will shape the future of these national treasures for the next two decades.
Prepare to be inspired and moved as “The River Runs On” invites us to reflect on our connection with nature and our responsibility in preserving these lands. It’s a powerful meditation on the delicate balance between human intervention and the preservation of our natural heritage.
After the film, we’re thrilled to host a panel discussion featuring local experts who will shed light on the intricacies of the Pisgah-Nantahala Forest Plan. Engage in a meaningful conversation and gain valuable insights into the future of these forests.
Josh Kelly, Public Lands Biologist, Mountain True
Kevin Massey, Executive Director, Wild South
Manley Fuller, VP of Conservation Policy, NC Wildlife Federation
Megan Sutton, Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Kristian Jackson, Sr. Lecturer, Appalachian State University
Tickets for this event are $6/ students and $15/ general, and all proceeds will go towards supporting the CCC. By attending, you not only get to enjoy an incredible film and stimulating discussion but also contribute to the preservation of our beloved natural resources.
Thank you to our event sponsors Mast General Store, Northwest NC Mountain Bike Alliance, Boone Area Cyclists and Tsuga USA.
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Join the Alliance for National Public Lands Day at Kerr Scott. We will be meeting at the Visitors Assistance Center near the main OVT trailhead at 9am. From there we will divide into groups and cover several maintenance items along the OVT and adjacent trails. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. Please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. A group ride is scheduled shortly after lunch, at 12pm.
Join us September 30th for a workday on two trails in Pisgah. We will be meeting near the Upper Wilson Ridge Trailhead on Schoolhouse Rd. (FSR 4068) at the Forest Service gate on NC 90 near Maple Grove (36.010585, -81.734860). If you are unfamiliar with this part of the forest, it is a remote area so plan accordingly to be on time or early. There is no reliable cell service. Parking is also limited, so carpool with others that you know are attending. At 9am, we will divide into groups and drive in the gate to get closer to the work sites. Bring sturdy footwear, work gloves, and water. Tools will be provided. Also, please fill out the Trail Volunteer RSVP form so we can plan ahead. Rain date is Sunday 10/1. If this gets postponed, the call will be made by 7am the day of and an email will be sent to the RSVP list.
The SORBA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be hosted by NEABA in Anniston, AL Oct 21st, 2023 in conjunction with the yearly Coldwater Mountain Fat Tire Festival. The schedule of events, registration link, lodging and camping details, and other info will be posted soon. Our Chapter will be represented and give us a shout if you’re heading down.