Sweep the Hooch at Sope Creek- April 7th

Come “Sweep the Hooch” with us and give some love to the shared use trails at Sope Creek April 7th from 9AM to 1 PM. We will be working with the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and the National Park Service doing much needed trail maintenance on the trails at Sope Creek as well as picking up trash. Sign up here: https://chattahoochee.wufoo.com/forms/sweep-the-hooch-april-7-2018/ as a Walker at the Columns Drive/Cochran Shoals location and lend a hand to our river, our trails and our National Park!

Mega Build Week at Sykes Park- 3/26-4/1

The Sykes Park Mega Build Week is going down 3/26-4/1! We are building a rad little trail for your ITP week day sessions or mixed surface urban adventures, with rock drops, berm turns, challenging climbs and some downhill flow.

The Sykes Park build out will be Phase One of the Ride and Fly Trail System, a mixed surface urban MTB route connecting pocket parks and bike park facilities. Read about the Ride and Fly here: http://mtbatlanta.com/ride-and-fly/

Come on out and lend a hand anytime you like during the week while we are building, after work or on the weekend. Wear closed toed shoes, long pants and bring gloves, water, snacks and your epi pen if you are allergic to bees. We’ll have the tools ready for you!

More info on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/183022482315871 or over on our Events Calendar.

All Out 2017 Work Party at Southside Park

We’re going All Out with REI and Red Brick Brewing on Saturday, January 28th 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. Park Pride’s Friends of Southside Park and SORBA Atlanta are hosting a Volunteer Work Party to clean up trash around the new Evergreen Trail to help beautify the Park and celebrate a commitment to get outside every day in 2017. After the Work Party, we will head on over to Red Brick Brewing on the Westside to celebrate with fellowship and some cold beer from Red Brick. Register here for the event at Red Brick: https://www.rei.com/events/all-out-2017-at-red-brick-brewing/atlanta/164040. Check out the info on the Work Party on our Calendar or on our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/279084129176099/.

Sope Creek Machine Work

Phase Two of the Sope Creek Machine Maintenance Project begins Monday,  January 25th. This project will last for 2 weeks and the work will be concentrated on the Upper Loop (Sope Creek Side) and the bi-directional trail at Fox Creek in the middle of the figure 8 loop. We will also be moving 10 tons of rock to various armoring projects on the trail system.

Please be mindful of the machine workers, Park staff and volunteers who are out working on the trails when you ride. There will be signs to indicate where we are working. If you pass, make sure the workers see you, especially the machine operator. Safety is our number one priority.

This project will end on Friday, February 5th, with a 100 volunteers doing armoring and finishing work by a group called Tourism Cares in partnership with the CNRA and IMBA Sorba Atlanta.