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December 26, 2014

Who: You and all of your friends, plus Darin Sims with the Northeast Alabama Bicycle Association What: Coldwater Mountain Trail Care Day When: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 8:00 am Where: Coldwater Trail Head Why: Overgrowth is encroaching onto the trail in many places. Details: The primary reason for holding this trail day is to cut back spring/summer overgrowth. The areas most affected and our areas of focus are: The power line crossings on Tortoise & Hare: This is an easy walk and can be taken care of with weed trimmers. Chilhowee: Numerous spots need attention. A few bikers with hand tools (pruning shears, folding saws) in backpacks can manage this section. Bomb Dog: This trail needs it most and is hardest to get to. We will try to get someone to bring a few weed trimmers and drop them with a 4 wheeler, but we may need 5 or 6 guys with backpacks and hand tools to ride up and team up on it. The task could be completed in a couple of hours. The lower trail crossing the gravel drive could use work with a week trimmer where the trail re-enters after the drive. Mama Bear and Papa Bear: There are some spots that need attention and can be accessed on foot or by bike. What you should bring: I will bring bottled water for the trail head area and for walkers to carry. You are encouraged to bring a hydration pack if you have it and tools. We have some but not enough if we get a decent turnout. Pruning shears, weed trimmers, folding saws and a few garden rakes would be much appreciated. In addition to cutting overgrowth, if enough people show up we can certainly use some rock removal. Garden rakes would be ideal for this. Dream task: A couple of guys to armor the short uphill section on Talladega that is getting torn up and has loose rock because of wheel slip. http://www.facebook.com/events/669041509849755/

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  • Coldwater Mountain Bike Trail