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Fort Yargo State Park - Trail biking
|Event Location:||Winder, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Jun 18 2011 9:30 am >> Sat, Jun 18 2011 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Wed, Jun 15 2011 7:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Jun 17 2011 9:30 pm|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Todd M|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||7|
|Minimum Group Size:||3|
|Number Registered So Far:||3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
We will be biking roughly 8 miles of dirt trail around the park. There are some fairly challenging sections including some moderate downhills and dips (hence the D3 rating), but we will be bypassing some of the more advanced sections. We will try to keep an easy to moderate pace, and try to meet at various waypoints throughout the park. It should take less than 2.5 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.
|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 (NOTE: 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 Parking Fee ($5) unless you have an annual park pass|
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.