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Ft Yargo State Park Mtn Biking (Winder)
|Event Type:||Mountain Biking|
|Event Location:||Winder, GA (40 miles NE of Atlanta)|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Sep 25 2011 9:00 am >> Sun, Sep 25 2011 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 15 2011 8:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sat, Sep 24 2011 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D4: Moderate to Difficult|
|Trip Leader(s):||Harry F|
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|Member Cost:||$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Fort Yargo State Park features 18 miles of scenic mountain biking and hiking trails that surround its beautiful 260-acre lake. The park is a convenient 45-minute drive from NE Atlanta (see directions below).
We'll be riding the 12 mile outer (blue) loop at an intermediate pace. Some riding experience is recommended for this ride, as well as a mountain bike (suspension optional). This loop includes at least one long climb (the "gas-line"), some fun "whoop-de-doos" and enough roots to keep you looking for that smooth line! Overall, we'd rate the outer trail as pure intermediate, with enough elevation change to keep your heart pumping and optional technical features to keep you interested. Comparable GA trails include the "Blankets Creek Dwelling" loop near Woodstock and the "Chicopee" main loop near Gainesville.
PARK FEATURES & SPECIAL NOTES:
|How to Get There:|
DIRECTIONS FROM I-85/I-285 "SPAGHETTI JUNCTION" INTERCHANGE:
1. Head northeast on I-85 North and go 10.2 miles
2. Take I-85 Exit #106 to merge onto GA-316 eastward toward Lawrenceville/Athens and go 21.2 miles,
3. Turn Left onto GA-81 N and go 3.0 miles,
4. Turn Right into Ft Yargo State Park. Continue 0.4 mile to the trailhead parking lot on your left (across from the tennis courts). Look for Harry's green Element.
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|Cost Includes:||$5 daily pass or $50 annual state park pass at visitor center|
|Make a Payment:||Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.|
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