Mountain Bikers To Discuss Trail Stewardship


May 14, 2018

John Wiseman and Kim Coram

The final spring event of the Conserving Carolina Speaker Series will feature Kim Coram and John Wise-man, members of Pisgah Area SORBA – Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association. In "Hikes, Bikes, and Horseback Rides," they will share the efforts of PAS as well as ways to take care of shared trails on May 23 at 6 p.m. in the Rogow Room at Transylvania County Library.

Pisgah Area SORBA became an official chapter on Nov. 19, 2005, born out of the need for the local mountain bikers to have a voice. Wiseman and Coram currently serve as trail crew leaders, and Coram also serves as a board member.

The group's mission is to promote land access, trail preservation and new trail development in order to enhance mountain bike touring, racing, fun and fellowship for all mountain bicyclists in the southeastern United States.

The trails in Pisgah National Forest and DuPont State Recreational Forest are legendary; as a result, their use is increasing significantly. PAS contributes a significant amount of volunteer labor and funds to improve trail conditions, but more help is always needed. Learn about the focus of PAS' work and their use of engineering crews in remote locations, as well as protocol for shared use trails and ways for people to get involved. This is a highly-interactive gathering and all are most welcome.

The Conserving Carolina Speaker Series aims to connect the community to nature by educating them on the environmental importance of local lands, species and organizations. The series is presented by Conserving Carolina, formerly Caro-lina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy.


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