Get out your work gloves and head over to Tsali Recreation Area this month (Oct. 15-16) to help work on the famous mountain biking Mecca’s trails.
The local Nantahala chapter of the Southeast Off-Road Bicycle Organization, or SORBA, is organizing the “mega trail work party weekend” along with the International Mountain Bike Association, a.k.a. IMBA.
The Cheoah Ranger District will provide free camping for trail-work party volunteers on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15. Camping is in the Tsali Campground, best suited for tents and small trailers.
The sign-in starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. It won’t be all work and no play — rides are scheduled for Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, so bring your bike.
No experience required to be a volunteer. Bring a hard hat or helmet (bike or riding), gloves, water and a snack.
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is offering special dinner pricing for anyone volunteering Saturday. There will be a pizza buffet for $5 per person. Beer, wine and drinks will be available to purchase.