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Work Day – Oak Ridge
October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come build a brand new Multi-use trail in North Boundary on Saturday October 17th from 9am to 12pm. The planned “Sinkhole Trail” has been 3 years in the making and is finally ready for construction thanks to the Legacy Parks Foundation (LPF) and some rather forward-thinking members of the Oak Ridge community. The little 1.3 mile trail is significant to the Oak Ridge community as it’s the first to be completed via a trail easement with LPF, and is a model that we hope will be repeated time and time again. Oak Ridge is ripe with available land, and we are glad we could be a part of this positive momentum. The trail build will be co-sponsoring by AMBC, Knoxville Bike Company, UCOR, RSI, and Yee-Haw Brewing.
Trail Details: The trail is being named the ‘Sink Hole Trail’ based on some natural geologic features in the area. The trail is just over 1 mile in length and ties into some existing single track trails (Big Oak Trail) and gravel roads in this multi-use easement. The trail is being built to be both enjoyed by trail hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and general nature enthusiasts.
Directions and Information: Meet at the upper end of the trailhead/DOE gravel road interface at the hard-road intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Whippoorwill Drive in Oak Ridge. Parking will be designated/coordinated at on the DOE gravel road to the west of Wisconsin Ave. There will be designated work groups assigned to support various trail building activities such as trail benching, small root/rock removal, small tree removal, trail grading/smoothing, etc. Tools will be provided but bring gloves. There will be pre-work light breakfast followed by post-work lunch and beverages. Come give 3-4 hours of your day to a good cause and enjoy a day in the woods!
Lunch provided by Knoxville Bicycle Company.