Cherokee County is blessed with nearly 30 miles of great trails at Rope Mill Park in Woodstock and Blankets Creek Park in Canton.
Most of those trails are built and maintained by volunteers. With more than 10,000 visitors per month in the summer, our trails are a huge draw for mountain bikers and hikers, but they really take a beating from all that use. Thanks to SORBA Woodstock and countless volunteer hours, these trails are in top shape.
SORBA Woodstock is a mountain bike advocacy group with a mission of creating, enhancing and protecting mountain biking experiences right here in our backyards. SORBA maintains our trails and continually seeks new folks to assist on work days, which the organization affectionately calls “work parties.” Helping out on the trails is a great way to give back to your local community. No experience is necessary, and most work parties are on weekend mornings and last a few hours. SORBA crew leaders will provide all guidance necessary for you to help, and lunch typically is served to allow for socializing and camaraderie.
If you are new to the area and enjoy being outdoors, this is a great way to meet like-minded people. Check your calendars and join in the upcoming trail work parties. Check www.sorbawoodstock.org for the location. Dates may change due to weather, etc., so always check before each work day. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes, and bring your own water. SORBA Woodstock provides the rest.
This is a chance to help give back to the trails. SORBA Woodstock could not maintain our wonderful trails without the help of a small army of generous volunteers, like you!
By contributing writer Lisa Randall