When: February 17 – 20
Where: Fort Yargo State Park, Winder, Georgia
Who: Yargo Area Biking Association (YABA), Georgia State Parks
What: Designed and built a reroute of a 700-foot fall-line section of trail that was becoming significantly rutted, through a pine forest with typical Georgia red clay. The new section maintains the climb but along a longer, 1000-foot section.
Color Commentary: Our IMBA blog post for that weekend tells the story of the Gordon brothers, without whom the trails there would not exist. I loved riding there, since my favorite kind of riding is a 10-15 mile loop in different kinds of ecosystems, that takes advantages of views, access to water, and topography. For the building, we were joined by a group of 20 people sentenced to community service, which was interesting, to say the very least.