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Ft Yargo State Park Mtn Biking (Winder)

The Basics:
Event Type:Mountain Biking
Event Location: Winder, GA (40 miles NE of Atlanta)   Mountain Biking: Ft Yargo State Park Mtn Biking (Winder)  National Weather Service Forecast
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
Distance:13 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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Member Cost:$5.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
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.

After the ride, we can head to Ruby Tuesday for lunch just outside the Park in Winder. Turn right out of park, restaurant is 0.6 miles on the left.

• Online Park Trail Map here
• Directional Trails (everyone goes same direction)
• Restrooms at parking lot
• $5 GA State Park Parking Fee ($50 annual pass available at park entrance). You an also go to your local Library & check out a free pass if one is available.

Required Items to Bring:


• Mountain Bike
• Helmet
• Water
• Spare Tire Tube
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
• Trail Snacks
• Portable Air Pump to carry on your bike
• Bicycle "Multi-Tool" (+ adjustable Wrench if needed to remove wheel) 
• Tire Levers (2 or 3) for replacing a damaged tube
• Tube-Patching Kit in case you have more than 1 flat, pinhole flat, etc. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:


FT. YARGO STATE PARK ENTRANCE: 210 South Broad St, Winder, GA
BIKER PARKING LOT LAT/LON: 33.97937 N, -83.73446 W

(It's about 34 miles each way -- about 45 minutes with normal traffic) 

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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Member Cost:$5.00/Person
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.

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