This June the Southern Off Road Bicycle Association received a $35,000 grant from REI to fund shovel ready trail projects in North Georgia. SORBA Atlanta was awarded $8,000 of this grant for the first purpose built Mountain Bike trail development in City of Atlanta Parks inside the Perimeter at Southside Park. This follows the $25,000 grant that SORBA Atlanta was awarded last year for the trails at Southside Park. REI, SORBA Atlanta and City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation are committed to the development of Mountain Bike trails and Outdoor Recreation inside the Perimeter. Construction of Phase One, a 1.25 mile beginner trail named Evergreen is wrapping at Southside Park this month. Stay tuned for the opening date and more details on future development at Southside Park.