Meet Saturday, November 10th, at the Piney Knob trail head in Murphy, NC, for a just for fun group MTB ride. Ride starts at 10:00 AM
Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/N2qA99jVt422
Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association (SABA) will hold its end of the season cookout on Friday October 26 at 6:30 PM at the Lion’s Club Pavilion in Clay County Recreation Park. This is a cookout and potluck event so please bring your favorite dish.
This is a fun event so bring some fellow cyclists and family!
Address: Clay County Park Campground, 47 Clay Recreation Park Rd, Hayesville, NC 28904
There will be a volunteer trail work day on Saturday, September 8th at the Jackrabbit Trail System from 9 am till 12 Noon. Meet in the trail head parking lot.
Chain Buster Racing 6/3 Hour Big Ring Challenge, race number 5 of the SEC (Southeastern Endurance Cup), is on the schedule for September 29, 2018 at the Jackrabbit Mountain Bike and Hiking Trail System, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Jackrabbit Road Hayesville, NC 28904.
Once again, the start/finish will be staged in the main Jackrabbit trail parking lot. There will be no campers or RV’s permitted in the staging area. All participants will off load gear at the street and carry items into staging area. Please plan for this in advance. The course will be approximately 10 miles in total distance with less than 700 ft of climbing per lap.
Registration is now open for this event and additional detail can be found for the Big Ring Challenge here.
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