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Fort Yargo State Park - Trail biking

The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: Winder, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 20 2011  2:00 pm >> N/A
Registration Opens: Wed, Feb 16 2011 9:15 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 19 2011 9:00 pm
Event Duration:per itinerary
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Trip Leader(s):
Todd M
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:7
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 4 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


We will be biking roughly 11 miles of dirt trail around the park.  There are some fairly challenging sections including some moderate downhills and dips.  We will try to keep a medium pace, and try to meet at various waypoints throughout the park. It should take less than 1.5 hours to do the circuit.

Located between Atlanta and Athens, this popular park features a 1792 log fort built by settlers for protection against Creek and Cherokee Indians. Today, visitors come to Fort Yargo for its wide variety of outdoor recreation and scenery. Mountain bikers and hikers can test their endurance on 18 miles of trails. A 260-acre lake offers a large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps. A disc golf course is heavily wooded and exceptionally challenging. (Within the park is a group camp designed just for special-needs populations. Operated by the not-for-profit Camp Twin Lakes, Camp Will-A-Way is for children facing serious illnesses and other life challenges.

Required Items to Bring:

Mountain Bike, helmet

Recommended Items to Bring:
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water, snacks, repair kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take hwy 85 N to exit 106 to GA-316 E (University Pkwy toward Lawrenceville/Athens)

go approx 21.2 miles and turn left on GA-81 N towards Winder (near Home Depot & Chik Fil A)

go approx 1.4 miles to the Area B entrance, and turn right (if you come to the main entrance to the park you have gone 1 mile too far)

parking lot is a short distance on left


There is a $5 parking fee unless you have a State Park pass.  You will need exact change for parking at area B, or you can go to the main park entrance to purchase your parking pass.

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Cost Includes:State Park Fee unless you have an annual park pass

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