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Blankets Creek Mtn Biking

The Basics:
Event Type:Mountain Biking
Event Location: Woodstock, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 7 2012  8:15 am >> Sat, Jul 7 2012 11:15 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jul 3 2012 7:19 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 6 2012 11:00 pm
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Distance:12 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Colin S
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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:2
Number Registered So Far: 2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


It's going to be hot this weekend, so we are starting early to beat the heat.

Blankets Creek is Mountain Biking specific trail system located in Woodstock, GA with 5 cross-country singletrack trails and a downhill jump trail. The trails are: Mosquito Flats (Beginner), Mosquito Bite (Beginner plus), Dwelling Loop (Intermediate), South Loop (Advanced), Van Michael Trail (Advanced) and Quehl Holler (Downhill Jump).

Several of the trails (Mosquito Bite, Dwelling, South, and Van Michael) alternate direction daily.  By alternating the riding direction, same trail will have a different feel depending on the direction.  Quehl Holler is one-way, down, with a large "wall" at the end and jumps in the middle.  There are also several access trails also.

This will be an intermediate plus ride.  We will do 1 loop of each main trails, starting with Dwelling, South then VMT.   We will keep a moderate pace and have a few stops on South & VMT.

Mountain b
iking experience is required.  You should be able to ride Dwelling loop without stopping and have the skills to ride South & VMT.

Trail Map:

**Please Note: We will be meeting in the Sixes Presbyterian Church parking lot.  Next the Trail parking lot.** 


Required Items to Bring:
  • Bike (Please check it out before the day of the ride to ensure that it’s in good working order)
  • Helmet (No Helmet, No Ride -- Trail System rules)
  • Water bottles or Hydro Pack (Camelbak).  It's going to be hot! Hydrate before, during and after ride.
  • Portable food (gels, energy bars, etc)
  • Tube and portable pump
  • Trail bike tools
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Extra water.  Also consider an after ride protein-carb drink (Accelerade, Recoverite, Endurox).

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta take I-75 North to I-575 North:

  • Exit on Sixes Road (Exit 11)
  • Turn left (West) off the exit ramp and continue about 1.8 miles.
  • Go just past the Blankets Creek trail head (on the left; look for the signs.)
  • Turn left into the Church parking lot
  • Park on the side closest to the trails
  • Look for my Beige-Green Lexus RX330 with a big blue mountain bike.

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

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

SORBA Woodstock may close the trails for rain or, in the wintertime, overnight freezing temperatures.  Before heading out the trail, please check the SORBA Woodstock website.  The trail status is on the main page.

In the event that trails are closed, the event will be cancelled.  I will try to notify everyone as early as possible but it's still a good idea to check the website.