Sustainable Trails Workshop

Saturday, March 4th

Enterprise South Nature Park

10:00-4:00 pm

Build Them. Ride Them!  In partnership with Enterprise South Nature Park, SORBA Chattanooga will host a Sustainable Trails Workshop Saturday, March 4th.  This workshop will cover the best practices for building, maintaining and improving recreational trails for non-motorized use.  The goal of this workshop is to teach methods of better sustainability that can reduce overall maintenance needs and user impacts on our natural resources.

This workshop will be led by Walter "Walt" Bready, principle of Be Ready Trails.  Walt is a former State of Georgia Trails Education Specialist, as well as field associate for International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) and Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA).  Walt has played a role in the design and construction of over 50 miles of single track in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and has taught trail crew leader and sustainability courses in the southeast since 2005.  He is a native of Atlanta and now lives in Woodstock near the trails of Blankets Creek and Olde Rope Mill Park.

Workshop Schedule

10a-12p - Indoor presentation (Enterprise South Visitors Center)

12p-1p - Lunch Break

1p-4p  - Outdoor field session (New Trail Expansion)

Participants are encouraged to bring gloves and eye protection. Lunch & field guides will be provided.

The Sustainable Trails Workshop is FREE to SORBA Chattanooga members &  $15 for Non – Members. 

Click HERE to register.



SORBA Chattanooga is an organization that advocates for new mountain bike and multi-use trails in the Chattanooga area by working with land managers and policy makers to develop fair and responsible policies governing the use of public and private lands. SORBA Chattanooga also leads the continued maintenance and improvement of existing trails, as well as promotes the sport through events designed to bring the mountain biking community together and gain exposure to potential newcomers to the sport.

We at SORBA believe that community enhancements such as this not only lead to increased awareness and participation in the sport we love, but also have a measured impact on the economy and quality of life in our community. We believe this impact makes for an ideal partnership between SORBA and local businesses and community leaders.