Trail Work Days

Fat Tire Trail Workshop at Guilford College

Posted on Dec 13, 2016 in GFTS News, Trail Work Days

Fat Tire Trail Workshop at Guilford College

The Trail Workshop hosted by the Greensboro/Piedmont Fat Tire Society filled up fast! We had close to 50 folks come out to learn the fundamentals of sustainable trail construction in the morning then spend the afternoon in the beautiful woods on the Guilford College campus applying what they learned. The trail being built leads to an old growth Tulip Poplar tree that is hundreds of years old. A very impressive tree to say the least. Guilford College Students will complete the trail over the winter. Below is a link to an article (with video) from the Greensboro News & Record and some...

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Trail Building Workshop

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in GFTS News, Miscellaneous, Trail Work Days

Trail Building Workshop

Dear Trail Enthusiast, We are pleased to inform you about the Fat Tire Societies upcoming Trail Building Workshop. By attending the Trail Building School workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to learn the basics of planning, designing and constructing sustainable hand-built trails. Our goal is train those volunteers who are willing to help us build new single track trail in the next two years. The class will be from 8:30 – 4:00 on 12/10/16. Class size is limited. Click here to register now! Our morning will begin with a classroom presentation as we detail the fundamental steps...

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Monday afternoon workday

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 in Trail Work Days

Monday afternoon workday

Short notice workday: We are having a workday Monday (8/22/16) afternoon 4pm-8pm. Meet at Bur-Mil park lower parking lot by the wildlife center. Work will be done on Little Loop trail. Please send us an email by Sunday evening if you are coming to allow us to bring enough...

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Blue Heron Trim Work Day

Posted on May 23, 2016 in Trail Work Days

Blue Heron Trim Work Day

Blue Heron is having a vegetation trim this Saturday 5/28/2016 The overgrowth on Blue Heron is getting thick and we are going to trim it back and could use some help. We will be using weedeaters, rakes, loppers and blowers as well as a few tools to do minor trail maintenance along the way. We will meet at the Yanceyville parking lot and then divide into teams. A team will head in from Yanceyville and another will go to Church street and work in from there. If we have a large enough turnout we can also send a team to King Fisher and / or Reedy Fork Church street end. If you have working...

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Thank You!

Posted on May 1, 2016 in Trail Work Days

Thank You!

Thanks to everybody who made it out to the Trail Workday! We had a nice, cool day and although the drizzle got heavy at times we never really saw any rain. We worked a few different sites throughout the day. Little Loop got some attention with a nice re-route, attention to some rough spots and new rock work.                                                   Action video!     Owls Roost also saw some trail love,  wooden decking replaced with nice earth work...

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Stop and Think.

Posted on Apr 22, 2016 in Feature, Trail Work Days

Stop and Think.

Fellow mountain bikers.  We DO NOT CONDONE riding closed or unsanctioned trails.  We certainly DO NOT CONDONE performing unauthorized trail building or maintenance.  It is critical that our actions demonstrate the utmost in cooperation and respect with our land managers and government officials.  Without their support, we will not have any place to ride....

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