SORBA-Huntsville works with our local land managers at Monte Sano State Park and the Land Trust of North Alabama to construct and maintain sustainable trails. Sustainable trails last longer and require minimal maintenance to handle natural erosion and traffic forces and thus reduce trail damage, protect the environment, and enhance visitor enjoyment. Trail Maintenance Days are announced on the web site calendar, membership emails and on Facebook.
Trail Projects Coordination
All chapter trail work is coordinated through the SORBA-Huntsville Board of Directors and the Trails Committee. The committee chairman is the main point of contact for all trail work projects and Adopt-A-Trail management.
The Trails Chairman:
- Ensures project plans meet IMBA standards
- Gains approval from land managers for projects
- Organizes and facilitates project leaders and crew leaders
- Tracks volunteer hours spent on trail building and maintenance
Use of our local trails is a privilege. It is extremely important that all users respect the authority of the land managers when planning projects. If you have any projects that you would like to submit, e-mail the SORBA-Huntsville Trail Chairman , or log a problem as a Trail Report on Trailforks.
Unapproved trail construction is not sanctioned by SORBA-Huntsville, however, this practice is sometimes associated with our club. Trespassing is illegal and poor trail construction reflects badly on our mountain biking community and can produce unsafe, unsustainable trails that are detrimental both to our sport and our reputation. The Board and Trails Chairman must approve any trail construction and improvements.