I live in the midst of more than 1/2 dozen awesome off road riding areas, but I have few riding partners, so I’m wondering if anyone would be willing to commit to helping put topgether a festival from afar if I commit to setting up the site, web page, permits, etc…
The tentative festival site would be at Haw Ridge, a trail area honeycombed with single track riding of all difficulties. There would be camping at the site with porta potties. You would be able to ride onto the trial from your tent! The town of Oak Ridge, two miles distant, has some inexpensive hotels, Starbucks, and plenty of places to eat.
The plan for the festival would be to have everything on site including trials, meals, and entertainment (I’d build the obstacles if I can get some giuodance). This would be a low budget event, so shirts would be about the only thing you could buy. Everyone would be expected to bring some food and we would do a “white elephant” gift exchange.
In addition, if folks wanted to do a “Tour de Oak Ridge”, we could organize a 36er ride on local roads, with a start and finish on an adjacent paved Greenaway that is accessible from the festival site. Other possibilities include organized group rides at any of the other awesome muni spots that are all within a 1/2 hour drive.
I need help in setting up the trials and juggling, the muni and 36er stuff is not a problem, nor is organizing the site. The biggest issue is attendance, we need folks to come. I think the Knoxville area is ideal for this event because we are at the junction of I-75 and I-40, easy driving distance from major cities in GA, AL, NC, SC, VA, KY.
So, who’s up for this?
We need a a date that works best for students, so how about early June 2011?