Clinch Valley Trail Alliance FEBRUARY 2023 UPDATE
In case you missed the January meeting...
We're looking for name suggestions for the perimeter loop at Haw Ridge (around the shorelines, Mike's to Soccer, etc.) that's catchy and explains what it is. It also has to be easy to put on the trail signs that we've begun installing around this perimeter. Send your ideas here by February 12th.
The new Volunteer Trail Work Log is up on our website and ready for you to use to log any trail work you do that is not on a work day. This information is very helpful when we apply for grants and funding. Also, any current member (IMBA) who attends at least 6 work days and/or logs ~18 hours of trail work in 2023 will be eligible for exclusive Trail Crew swag!
Several events are in the works including the Hawduro enduro event May 5-6, 2023 which will take racers on a tour of all that Haw Ridge has to offer and only time them on their descents. Hawduro will be a fun, family-friendly event! Stay tuned for a spring edition of Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day which will take place in conjunction with the grand opening of the Little Skittle trail designed for the littlest off-road riders.
Several trails are currently under construction and we ask you stay off them until they are complete as there could be equipment and workers present.
Tennessee National is the premier southeast mountain bike festival hosted by Windrock Bike Park in Oliver Springs from March 16-26, 2023. The festival offers downhill, enduro, XC (cross country), XC short track, freestyle and youth DH competitions. Volunteers are needed to cover a variety of roles including course marshaling, assisting with merchandise sales, parking, managing the shuttle lift line, trash collection and more. Please consider signing up for one or more shifts. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
February 14th @ 7 p.m.
We're meeting at CVTA HQ at Haw Ridge Park on Tuesday, February 14th at 7 p.m. with updates on trail work, projects, and upcoming rides and events. Bring your own beverages and food. We'll have snacks! Can't make it in person? Tune in on Facebook Live @ the link below. We look forward to seeing you!
February 18th @ 9 a.m.
Join us at Haw Ridge on Saturday, February 18th at 9 a.m. for a work day focused on trail work at Haw Ridge. We'll have the tools you'll need. Bring hydration, a can do attitude and a friend or two. We'll provide lunch and beverages at noon.
February 26th @ 1 p.m.
CVTA members are invited to join a group ride at Aspire Park on Sunday, February 26th at 1:00 p.m. Anyone with a SORBA membership is invited. This is a great opportunity to recruit a ride buddy to join CVTA. Join, renew or refer >> www.IMBA.COM! This is a no-drop ride.
Join CVTA or renew your membership
We're building more trails close to home and need your continued support! Your membership in Clinch Valley Trail Alliance through IMBA is critical to the support of trail building and maintenance on trails in Anderson and Roane counties. We appreciate your continued support!
CVTA Online Shop
New swag including CVTA patch hats and t-shirts are in the shop! More merchandise is on the way. Visit our shop on Square to purchase CVTA swag day or night. Purchases can be picked up at Cedar Bluff Cycles during normal business hours or at a monthly meeting, work day or group ride.
CVTA is always looking for members who would like to be more involved in the chapter and its activities. Whether you are interested in joining our Board or would like to serve on a committee, we need you. Reach out to us at a meeting, work day, ride or email us. We'd love to have you!
SAVE THE DATE!
We're joining forces with Appalachian Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) for an epic Haw Ridge Work Day on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. Click here for details and to RSVP.
Please check our Facebook and Instagram posts for updates on trail conditions as we move into the wetter springtime months. Don't ride muddy trails. If you are curious about trail conditions, pop onto the CVTA Trail Crew Facebook group and ask or email us directly and we'll get an answer. Alternatively, if you visit Haw Ridge or any other trail system in Anderson or Roane counties and want to share a trail condition report, please do. Tag CVTA in any of your social media posts so we can share them!