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[2 Feb 2013 | Comments Off | ]

Please join SORBA-Chattanooga as we work to address some regular maintenance needs at Enterprise South Nature Park on Saturday Februray 9, 2013 @ 9:30 am.
Volunteer Information:
No experience is necessary to participate, all tools and instruction will be provided by the trail care crew leaders with SORBA-Chattanooga. Volunteers are requested to bring gloves, water, and to dress appropriately for the weather and working outdoors.
Lunch will be provided by SORBA-Chattanooga after the workday concludes at 12:30 pm.
After …

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[9 Jan 2011 | 4 Comments | ]
SORBA Wide Trail Weekend Celebration Planned for January 21-23, 2011!

Please join SORBA-Chattanooga the weekend of January 21-23 for a fun filled weekend of mountain biking and trail construction. The weekend will include two rides, a trail work day, a volunteer thank you party on Saturday, and free lodging at Cloudland Canyon State Park. Here are the details:

Five Points Trail Weekend Celebration
January 21 – 23, 2011
Rising Fawn, GA
Friday, January 21
2:00 – 4:00 Ride @ Enterprise South Nature Park
Lodging Available FREE at …

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[29 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Booker T. Washington State Park Trail Report For June 26

The Booker T. Washington State Park Trail Work Day held on June 26, 2010 was a huge success.
The crew of eleven volunteers appeared for the trail day.  While most trail volunteers cut back patches of overgrowth, one volunteer debremed sections of trail and nicked-out mud puddles, and two other walked the trail spraying the poison ivy to keep it in check and away from the trail.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who attended …

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[4 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
ESNP Volunteer Trail Day Report for May 1

Thirteen brave souls volunteered at Enterprise South Nature Park on May 1st despite the forecast for rain.  In fact the only water to hit the trail was a little sweat.  Temps were perfect and the crew did another outstanding job continuing the finish work on grade dips and flowing curves through the pines.  Another 500-600’ of trail was completed.  Several people volunteered to work over until nearly 5:00 that day.  The bridges …

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[17 Apr 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Raccoon Mountain Trail Maintenance Report for April 17

Volunteers install rubber water bars on the Mega Watt trail

The Raccoon Mountain Volunteer Trail Work Day held on April 17, 2010 was a huge success.
Our trail volunteers were able to tackle a large number of trail issues including, nearly completing a reroute on the

The rubber water bars are flexible enough to fold down when cyclists ride over them, but stiff enough to divert water from the trail.

East Rim Trail, adding rubber water bars to …

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[11 Apr 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Volunteers Tackle Berms at Booker T.

The Booker T. Washington State Park Trail Work Day held on April 11, 2010 was a huge success.
The small crew of seven volunteers repaired low spots, re-established drainages and built up a berm that was collecting water.
We would like to thank all the volunteers who attended the trail work day. Without your hard work and dedication we wouldn’t have been able to accomplish so much. Trail volunteers completing three hours of volunteer …

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[11 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]

On Saturday March 6,2010,  26 members of the community met in near perfect weather conditions to continue construction of the Enterprise South Nature Park multi-use trail system.  Volunteers worked to complete nearly 3/4 of a mile of trail that had previously been rough cut, this work included cutting the proper backslope, knicking berms off the downhill trailside and raking the trail surface to ensure proper grade.  In addition to this work a group of  volunteers broke off and accomplished the amazing …

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[18 Feb 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Help Prevent Trail Erosion, Avoid Trails During Freeze Thaw

This photo demonstrates how even foot traffic during the freeze-thaw cycle can impact the trail long after it drys out.

The natural freeze-thaw process is starting to make a noticeable impact with trail surface distortion on our local trails.  In particular the Raccoon Mountain trail network is experiencing the freeze-thaw process.
Between abundant precipitation and very cold temperatures, off road enthusiasts have been largely kept off their bikes for weeks.  After a long cold and wet month …

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[4 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Enterprise South Nature Park Trails Move Forward

While Enterprise South Nature Park still sits behind locked gates, SORBA-Chattanooga continues to push their trail project forward with the goal of completing at least 10 miles of biking and hiking trails before the park opens.
To help move the project forward, the SORBA-Chattanooga’s board of directors recently approved funding to pay master trial designer Barry Smith to start the machine work.  Mr. Smith is running the machine five days a week.  The goal is to …

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[14 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Raccoon Mountain Volunteer Day Report

The November 14, 2009 trail day allowed the trail volunteers to address several trail issue before the winter rainy seasons.
The volunteers’ main focus was a section of the Laurel Point trail which, due to a minor seasonal spring, suffers from freeze-thaw issues.  This section of trail suffered from some minor rutting during the last two years.  The volunteers were able to reestablish a small ditch used to divert the seasons spring.  The volunteers eliminated a few …