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Beginner: Blankets Creek Mtn Biking

The Basics:
Event Type:Mountain Biking
Event Location: Woodstock, GA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 30 2013  9:30 am >> Sun, Jun 30 2013 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Jun 25 2013 9:49 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 29 2013 6:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:6 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:5
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


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 a beginner ride.  Depending on the group's wishes, we will start off with some instruction in the skills area, several loops on the beginner loops (Mosquito Flats, Mosquito Bite and the access trails), and the Dwelling Loop (optional, it's considered an intermediate trail and would be challanging for some beginners). The Dwelling Loop offers some nice views of Lake Allatoona and for those beginners looking something more challanging, this is the next step.

I plan on keeping the group small so that if anyone has questions or wants coaching on riding, I should be able to provide some answers and help.  If you have any pre-ride questions, please click on the email trip leader link and I will do my best to answer. 

Since this is a beginner ride, we will be going at a slower pace with several stops.  Some b
iking experience is recommended, although, not necessarily Mountain Biking experience.

Trail Map:

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)
  • Portable food (gels, energy bars, etc)
  • Tube and portable pump
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

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.
  • Turn left into the Blankets Creek trail head new parking lot (on the left; look for the signs.)
  • Look for my silver-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.