Our friends at Yargo Area Bike Association and Dirty Spokes have a fast, fun course set up at Fort Yargo State Park. They are also having a kids race on the fun, friendly 1 mile course next to the tennis courts (kids race is FREE and they get a "lightning bug" night light for their bike with registration.  They will only be taking race day registrations for the kids race).

Race Info: http://www.dirtyspokes.com/mtb-racing/ 
Registration Info: http://www.formstack.com/forms/xsimple-dirtyspokesmountainbikerace 
Race Course Video: http://animoto.com/play/N45HVQUABvBsfjbCY8QgBg

As always, a portion of the race day proceeds will be donated back to the Yargo Area Bike Association. 
When: Sunday April 27th 1 to 4 p.m
Trail Creek Park Upper Parking Lot
We will meet in the upper parking lot and work on the new downhill sections in Phase 2. Please bring gloves, a water bottle, and your bike.  We will ride afterwards.
When: Saturday April 12th 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Trail Creek Park Upper Parking Lot
We will meet in the upper parking lot and begin work on the new downhill sections in Phase 2. Please bring gloves and a water bottle. We will be joined by folks from theGeorgia Trail Summit who will bike to the park as part of a mobile workshop.
Thursday April 10th 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Sandy Creek Park Community Building.

Anyone who volunteered at Trail Creek is invited and encouraged to attend. You won't have to pay the entry fee if you mention that you are there for this event.  There will food, music, and lots of cool door prizes including a $150 gift certificate to Downtown Athens. 

RSVP to summer.blackwell@athensclarkecounty.com by Friday 4/4 at 5 p.m.  

Mention in the email that you volunteered at Trail Creek/EACP.  If you plan to bring a guest, please mention that as well.
Firkin Fundraiser: 
6 p.m. at Ted's Most Best 

Group Ride:
4 p.m. at Trail Creek

**Please bring cash** 
Want to be in a documentary about the Craft Beer Industry and help raise money to build more multi-use trails in Athens? Show up at Trail Creek/EACP at 4 p.m. for a short group ride and then head on over to Ted's Most Best at 6 p.m. for our Firkin Humpday Fundraiser. A film crew will be at both events capturing footage for the documentary. 
For the fundraiser at Ted's, Terrapin is donating a Firkin Cask of Hopzilla Double IPA with all proceeds going to SORBA-Athens. We will also have a raffle with cool prizes from TerrapinOsprey, and other local businesses.

**During the raffle we will be giving away at least one entry into the 

Athens Twilight Mountain Bike Time Trial.**
Saturday March 1st
- Trail Work: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Cookout/Ride: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where:  200 Trail Creek Street, Athens, GA
We plan to finish the new connector trail between the parking spaces and the GA Power Clearing. Then we'll grill some food for our volunteers and ride!  Food will be provided courtesy of Mike Bradshaw and The Grill.  Bring gloves, a water bottle and your bike!
We have lots to discuss.  Join us at The Royal Peasant for dinner and/or drinks and get all the latest info.  Anyone interested in mountain biking is welcome to attend.  
When: Sunday, March 9th RTR (Ready to Ride) @ 11 a.m.
Where: Lake Russell WMA Nancytown Parking Lot
This will be a 15 to 20 mile ride that will loosely followthis route with the possible addition of the Lake Loop.  There will be a leader and sweeper and options to drop out prior to completing the full 20 miles.  Be at the Nancytown parking lot Ready to Ride (RTR) at 11 a.m. We are also looking into camping options for Saturday night. Check our facebook page or website for updates on camping options if they become available.
Got Cabin Fever?  We have the cure!  We won't let the devil's dandruff keep us from racing this weekend!

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 15th & 16th.

Where: Hart Farm Trails, Union Point, GA 
(Driving Directions)
Hart Farms is a great trail system with unmatched amenities at the trailhead thanks to Jimmy Scott's hard work and generosity .  All proceeds from this race will go toward maintaining and improving the trails.  

Trail Status Update:  The conditions of the trail are not ideal but they are not bad either. About 10 miles of it are full of hero dirt and the other 2.8 are a little greasy. This is as of Thursday afternoon.  

**We will still accommodate any racers that want to come out early at 10 a.m.  You can ride as many laps as you want.  We will take your best time.**

- Kids race @ 12 p.m. (free)
- Time Trials @ 1 p.m. ($25 - Register when you arrive)

- Scavenger hunt @ 12 p.m. (Free, $10 donation suggested)

Cash Prizes award to the top 3 Men/Women/Clydesdale

Food, Music, and Festivities provided.
Camping is available and free to everyone.  
Any donations are appreciated.

When:  **Cancelled** Thursday, February 13th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Royal Peasant,  1675 S Lumpkin St, Athens, GA 30606
We have lots to discuss.  Anyone interested in mountain biking is welcome to attend.