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Blankets Creek Mtn Biking (Woodstock)

The Basics:
Event Type:Mountain Biking
Event Location: Woodstock, GA   Mountain Biking: Blankets Creek Mtn Biking (Woodstock)  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Feb 26 2012  12:00 pm >> Sun, Feb 26 2012 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Feb 20 2012 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Feb 25 2012 8:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Harry F
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


(photo is on Van Michael trail along Lake Allatoona)

OVERVIEW:  Blankets Creek is a "bike-only" trail system of 4 independent loops of about 15 miles total, with many great views of Lake Allatoona.  The trails alternative direction daily, so that all riders are going in the same direction.

We'll plan on getting started 15 to 20 minutes after the meet time.  We'll start with a 2 mile beginner trail as warm up, then the 4 mile intermediate Dwelling Loop and finally the 4 miles Van Michael loop.  The Dwelling loop features nice views of the lake and enough climbing to more than deserve an intermediate rating. The Van Michael (VMT) trail is considered advanced, due to the climbing, but is fast and flowy with very little in the way of technical trail features.    

Our pace will be moderate.  We'll ride a minimum of 10 miles, thus the D4 rating.   Some minimal mountain biking experience is recommended.  We'll break up into groups if needed to accomodate riders with varying paces, as well as to minimize our impact on the trail and interactions with other riders (these are very popular trails).

For a TRAIL MAP, click on the links below for trail maps:
Blankets Creek

In case of cancellation or postponement due to rain (or trail closure due to recent rain), I'll send an E-mail by 10:00 the prior evening. 
    You can check the online trail hotline here, however please still check your E-mail in case of rain.  

Required Items to Bring:

1) Mountain Bike (Please check it out before the day of the ride to ensure that it’s in working order)

2) Helmet.

3) Water Bottles or Camelbak
4) Spare tube & portable pump

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Tool Kit, with tire levers, patch kit, allen wrenches and other wrences necessary to make adjustments (esp for seat, tires, pedals, handlebar)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

FROM the I-75/ I-285 INTERCHANGE in Cobb County,
Allow about 25 minutes or 23-miles to the trail)

1. Head northwest on I-75 N toward Exit 260 9.5 mi
2. Slight right onto GA-5 N/I-575 N (signs for Canton) 11.1 mi
3. Take exit 11 for Sixes Rd 0.3 mi
4. Turn left onto Sixes Rd 2.0 mi
5. Turn left into church parking lot (Copper Creek Dr).  Drive around lot counter-clockwise back toward Sixed Rd.  Look for Harry's bright green Honda Element.  This is the overflow lot just past main bike lot. 

Directions to Taylor Randahl trails going South from Sixed Rd (5 to 10 minutes)
1. From I-575 Going South
2. Take Exit 8 (Towne Lake Parkway Exit)
3. Turn left onto Towne Lake Parkway
4. At second light – make a left onto Woodstock Parkway
5. At next light – make a left onto Ridgewalk Parkway
6. Make first right (just before bridge) onto Old Rope Mill Road. This road dead ends into the park.

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

Cost Includes:

Free Parking.  Donation box next to trailhead kiosk.

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