Come join us for a group ride every Thursday night at 6:00 PM at Piney Knob Trail System in Murphy, NC
Volunteer trail work day on Saturday, August 25th at the Hanging Dog Trail System from 9 am till 12 Noon. Meet in the main trail head parking lot above the boat launch area a little before 9 for a brief safety talk and a list of tasks.
Bring gloves, small folding saws, pruners, loppers, or whatever you have. There will be light corridor clearing, some chainsaw work, and small branch removal.
Recent storms have downed some small trees, and the summer growth has become too much for one or two people to keep up with. Come out and join the SABA to help maintain your Western North Carolina biking/hiking trails.
Public meeting for proposal on Tuesday
SYLVA – A plan that started as an idea in the Clay County Transportation Plan is starting to take shape.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking feedback before taking the next step in helping Clay County residents enjoy an improved stretch of U.S. 64 Business.
An open-house public meeting regarding this proposed project will be hosted by NCDOT from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 989 U.S. 64 Business in Hayesville.
Improvements are needed to accommodate bicycle and pedestrian transportation to downtown Hayesville and U.S. 64. The proposed project would improve a segment of U.S. 64 — which is currently a two-lane highway with nine-foot wide lanes and no paved shoulders — by adding bicycle and pedestrian facilities along U.S. 64 Business. The improvements would start at the intersection with Main Street, follow the loop made by U.S. 64 Business, and back south to the government complex.
The proposed project would be a step forward toward accomplishing two goals established by the Clay County Comprehensive Transportation Planning Committee. It would provide citizens and visitors mode choices for their transportation needs and it would ease mobility in Clay County and the surrounding area.
Interested citizens may attend the meeting at any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Maps of the proposed improvements will be displayed, and NCDOT staff will be available to provide information, answer questions and receive comments.
Maps of the proposal are available online.
Contact Division 14 Assistant DDC Engineer Mac McDowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-488-2131 for more information or to submit thoughts on the project. Comments should be submitted by Aug. 28.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer Diane Wilson at 919-707-6073 or email@example.com so arrangements can be made.
Persons who speak Spanish or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
The Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) will hold a meet and greet potluck dinner at Nottely River Valley Vineyards on Friday evening, August 31 at 6:30 PM. Come out and meet other cyclists in the area and enjoy a great evening at the vineyard. Bring a friend and/or your family!
The event will start off with a wine tasting presented by vintner, Steve Thompson and will follow up with a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share.
If you wish to participate in the wine tasting (optional), Nottely River Valley Vineyards charges $9.00 per person to taste 5 wines and includes an engraved Nottely Wine glass to take home.
The vineyard is located at 1150 Old Culberson Road, Murphy NC, 28906. Since the event venue is unique, we ask that you rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many will be attending.
We hope to see you there!
*Note: due to State regulations, you cannot bring alcoholic beverages into the vineyard, however wine will be available for tasting and by the glass. The vineyard accepts cash and credit cards.
For additional information about the vineyard, visit http://nottelywine.com
Metric Century and Half Century offers a challenging ride through the rolling hills of Dawson County. This ride starts and finishes a the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame and Dawsonville Moonshine Distillery. The ride includes light breakfast, themed SAG stops, rolling support, and lunch at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Goody bags and t-shirts are guaranteed for riders that register before July 16, 2018. T’shirts are designed by Stand and Hammer, be sure to register by July 16th to guarantee your shirt.