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Trail Maintenance and Camping optional biking/hiking

The Basics:
Event Type:Overnight
Event Location: Unicoi State Park
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Mar 4 2005  9:00 am >> N/A
Registration Opens: Mon, Jan 1 2007 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Mar 3 2005 11:59 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Trip Leader(s):
Patrick Barry
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:50
Minimum Group Size:1
Number Registered So Far: 1 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Nestled in the north Georgia mountains just two miles from the Alpine village of Helen, Unicoi is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking and biking on scenic mountain trails, especially those leading to Helen and Anna Ruby Falls. Craft lovers should not miss the lodge gift shop specializing in hand-made quilts and local pottery. Numerous picnic tables are located throughout the park.

Sadly, Hurricane Ivan’s rampage through Georgia caused severe damage to Unicoi State Park. Several bridges and switchbacks were damaged or washed out. Over half of the trails have been closed and this work party is essential to return the park to its splendor. If you have wondered how a trail is designed, constructed and maintained then this work party would be for you.

The majority of trials on the east coast are multi-use, meaning hikers, bikers and horses share the trails. SORBA, the regional mountain biking organization will lead this event and provide tools and training.

Saturday and Sunday lunch and Saturday dinner will be provided for all volunteers. Also, volunteers can participate in a raffle (2005 Kona Caldera frame) and silent auction. Some items up for auction include:

· Moots Ti stem - Bids start at $50.00
· Rockshox 03 Psylo XC Anthracite Disk Brake only fork - Bids start at $75.00
· Mavic 717 Disc Brake Wheelset. Bids start at $200.00

You may camp one night or both, work one day or two and of course, we will play after working! Some people plan to ride their bike, others will hit the trail for a hike, while a few people will skip the ride/hike and opt to head down the road to Helen for a cold beer.

Georgia State Parks will offer discounted camping (free to first 50 people to sign-up, ½ price to all others) and meals are provided to volunteers.

HERE is the link:

Fri March 4th
7-9:00pm Sign-in, tent set-up and dinner in town
9-11:00pm SMORES!!! around a toasty warm fire!

Sat March 5th
9:00am Start registration for work day
9:45am Welcome speech and break up into groups
10:00am Work on trails
2:00pm Finish up and return
2-6:pm Ride or hike
6:00pm Dinner at Unicoi Lodge (with Silent Auction & Raffle)
7:00pm Trek/Maxxis Volunteer Rewards
8:00pm Drawing for Kona frameset

Sun March 6th
8:30am Assemble and start registration
9:45am Work overview / break up into groups
10:00am Work on trails
1:00pm Finish work and return
1:30pm Ride or hike .

Required Items to Bring:
On your own for breakfast (BUT we usually have donuts and juice)

2 liters of water
Sturdy shoes, hiking or work boots
Long pants
Energy Bars/trail mix



Sleeping Bag
Bathroom/Showers available 24 hours
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Please see our list of Suggested Items for this trip.

Dress appropriate for weather

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Helen, GA Unicoi S.P. in Helen. Details in intinerary below. Option 1: 400 N to 19 N to 129 E to 75 N
Option 2: 85 N to 985 N to ex22, 129 towards Cleveland to 75 N
75 brings you through downtown alpine village Helen.
Unicoi S.P. is two miles north.


Are Dogs Permitted? YES.

Will this event occur rain, snow or shine? If extreme weather, trip will be called off and leader will contact those that registered.

Other Notes: If event is full contact trip leader to be put on a waiting list.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:Please pay through SORBA.

Use SORBA# is 3261

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.