Two New Trail Build Days left at Southside Park
We’ve got two new trail build days left on our new trail at Southside Park and we need your help to get this trail dialed!
Meet up the next two Saturdays, 1/25 and 2/1 from 10-1 at the main parking lot at Southside Park at 3460 Jonesboro Rd. Wear long pants, closed toed shoes, bring water, snacks, and gloves and be prepared to hike to the work site.
Fall Membership Drive Contest continues in November
We had over 50 new memberships and 138 total sign ups for our Fall Membership Drive in October, our most successful month to date!
Thanks to all who joined or renewed for our Fall Membership Drive In October!
Didn’t get in on the contest? Never fear, you could still be entered into a great contest all while helping build and maintain your local bike parks and trails.
Hit this link today https://mtbatlanta.com/join/ and you could be riding a new Trek in December! Thanks for your support!
MTB Atlanta partners with Trail Care and Strava to help fund trails in Metro Atlanta
As you know, we are always hunting for $$$ to build, maintain and protect the trails you love to ride in Metro Atlanta. We are stoked to be working with Trail Care to help fund the trails we steward. We are also working with You can now link your Strava account and donate on every ride. Sign up today at: https://www.trail.care/orgs/MTBATLANTA/.
Ribbon Cutting in Newnan this Saturday at 11 AM
Join the City of Newnan, Bike Coweta, Friends of the Linc and MTB Atlanta as we celebrate the opening of the new mountain biking and hiking trails on the LINC. Bring your bike! Senoia Bicycle and Atlanta Trek Newnan will be providing bike demos as well.
Our latest project is wrapped and we will cut the ribbon with the City at 11 AM this Saturday, November 16th.
Bring your bike and meet at the Newnan Centre at 1515 Lower Fayetteville Rd, Newnan, Georgia 30265 and we will head over to the trails to cut the ribbon and celebrate with a bike ride!
MTB Atlanta Fall Membership Drive Oct. 1-31
Our Fall Membership Drive is on and now is the time to join or renew your membership to build and maintain the trails and Bike Parks you love to ride in Metro Atlanta.
When you join or renew in the month of October, you will get a chance to win these great prize packages built around a new Yeti when you join here today https://www.imba.com/renew/chapter/210548 :
As many in the trail community know, land managers across the board lack the funding necessary to build and maintain the trails to meet the demands of people who seek outdoor recreation and mountain biking in Metro Atlanta. That’s where we come in. We are the volunteers on a mission to increase access for cycling and outdoor recreation in Metro Atlanta.
With close to 40 miles of trail built and maintained by MTB Atlanta, and with over 100 miles of new trail in development, we are one of the most active trail organizations in the Country. Not to mention we are working on new Bike Park and public pump track projects in the city and across the Metro as well. When you join or renew your membership to MTB Atlanta, you contribute to this effort.
Our “Ride 20 Initiative, ” an endeavor to build a bike trail or bike park within a 20 minute drive of every Metro Atlanta resident, has born fruit, bringing new trails to Sykes Park in East Point, Brown’s Mill Park in Coweta County, the Double Bridges Bike Trail in Newnan, Southside Park in Atlanta and South Rockdale park in Rockdale County. We couldn’t have achieved any of this momentum without our members. It’s a simple equation: more members = more new trail and bike park facilities.
Trail and bike park access, construction, and maintenance are our core mission but we also have fun. Our weekly group rides, races, social events, clinics and educational opportunities help build a more inclusive bike community here in Atlanta and the Metro. When you join or renew you support this programming.
So hop on this opportunity to win big today. Contribute to the sport you love and help your cycling community by joining or renewing with MTB Atlanta today and we’ll see you out on the trails!
Third Annual Dirty Sheets Gravel Grinder registration is live!
It’s on folks! Join us for Metro Atlanta’s favorite Gravel event, the Third Annual Dirty Sheets Gravel Grinder benefiting MTB Atlanta and the Southern Animal Alliance Group in beautiful Chattahoochee Hills. Come on out to race or ride and hang out after for great food and beer all while supporting your local trails. Register at the link here today: https://www.racerpal.com/register/dirtysheets/.
LINC Trail MEGA BUILD this Weekend Saturday/Sunday 9-5
Love trails and construction? Join us in Newnan Saturday and/or Sunday 9-5 to help us wrap up our Linc trail build!
Come anytime you can make it during the scheduled work times.
Park at the LINC Trail Head on the left just before 453 Summerlin Blvd.
We need all hands on deck bringing wood and supplies to two bridge sites and building two 24 foot bridges!
If you have power tools or a hammer, bring them. Also, bring gloves, insect repellent, and water/snacks.
Mountain Bike Trails approved for Newnan’s LINC Greenway
On Tuesday July 16th, the Mayor and City Council of Newnan approved a proposal for 2 miles of mountain bike trails along Newnan’s model mile of their new 25 mile PATH Foundation designed greenway project named the LINC.
These new trails will be constructed by MTB Atlanta on City land adjacent to the LINC by the Newnan Centre. These trails will be bike optimized, shared use trails for mountain biking, trail running and hiking. This will be Phase One of the LINC project as more city land will be made available for future trail development.
MTB Atlanta worked with Bike Coweta and the City of Newnan to develop the plan. The Board of MTB Atlanta believes this project fits squarely in our “Ride 20” mission, an effort to create trail and bike park projects within a 20 minute drive of every citizen living in Metro Atlanta. The LINC also creates a model of soft surfaced and greenway trails working together to create a linear park in Newnan that will accommodate all forms of cycling and recreation. We will use this project as a model for future opportunities in Metro Atlanta.
The Board of MTB Atlanta would like to thank the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager Cleatus Phillips for their support and vote of approval for this project. We are excited to bring new recreational opportunities along Newnan’s LINC Greenway project. Dirt and pavement play so well together.
Check out the Newnan Times Herald article on the project: http://times-herald.com/news/2019/07/mountain-bike-trail-approved-for-linc-section?fbclid=IwAR1vunkm-0Zip52Dzx2FZwAmGdu3xxDy4dBKXCOCgdbKPayOB8kVcluehQg.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this Saturday at South Rockdale Park
Join us as we cut the ribbon on our newest trail project with Rockdale County Parks and Recreation at South Rockdale Community Park. We will have Rockdale County Commissioners on hand and C Town Bikes will be there to support. After we cut the ribbon, we will take group rides out on the trails. All skill levels are welcome. Come and join the celebration!
Ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 9 AM. and the park address is 3909 E Fairview Rd, Stockbridge, GA 30281. We would love to get a ton of folks out in show of support for this project.
The new trails at South Rockdale include beginner and intermediate loops and an expert terrain park with two downhill only runs.
Hope to see you there!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony- Brown’s Mill Battlefield Site
Join MTB Atlanta, Bike Coweta, Friends of Brown’s Mill, and Coweta County this Saturday, May 25 at 10 A.M. as we celebrate the opening of the Beginner mountain bike trail at Brown’s Mill Battlefield with a ribbon cutting ceremony with Coweta County. Atlanta Trek Newnan will be on hand as well and we will have a bike raffle to fund the next phase of the plan, a 2-3 mile Intermediate Trail.