Welcome to the West Alabama Mountain Biking Association website. We sincerely hope you enjoy your stay with us. For information about trails in the Tuscaloosa area please visit our trails section of the site.
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Special Thanks to Gary Falls & Michael Cornwell for taking time this morning to clear the large tree from Tashka. In addition to the tree removal work they also cleared some debris on the Lakeside trail.
I understand these two guys are retired and it is easy for us to say: “well they can do this type of thing because they are retired” but would you really want to spend your retirement years performing laborious work out in the hot sun for no pay? To be honest, I would rather go fishing.
My sincerest appreciation to Gary and Michael (and many others) for their tireless (and relentless) dedication to keeping our trails open.
Please join me in welcoming new member Austin Raney. We met Austin out at Hurricane Creek during the Thursday night group rides that Nate and James are leading. Although young, Austin is an accomplished rider and had little trouble hanging with our speedsters at HCP. Austin is from Tuscaloosa and recently attended Tuscaloosa County High School. We are looking forward to having him in the club.
Thanks to Nate “The Great” Taylor for encouraging young Mr. Raney and to join our ranks. We appreciate your ambassadorship Nate.
This hard working group of students used weedeaters, sling blades, loppers, and folding saws to beating back vegetation encroachment on Five Oak Loop, Lightning Loop, and the Tashka Trail. In addition, all known “trees across the trail” were chainsawed & removed and sections of the Five Oak Loop buried in deep pine straw were blown clear.
While the workday was overall a safe one (first aid to only a few students), there was a serious “near miss accident” when a student on Morgan’s team STEPPED ON a coiled rattlesnake (yes, I said stepped on). In spite of being in a coiled position AND being stepped on the snake did not strike this young man (also there was no rattle warning). While some may consider this just good luck, I personally consider this “no strike” an intervention from the Good Lord. While we could not estimate the length of this
I received the new issue of Outdoor ALABAMA yesterday and there is a nice feature on Alabama’s mountain biking trails including our very own Lake Lurleen State Park. Special thanks to Elder Falls for providing the information featured in the article.
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Great ride last night. Met some new people that we hope will start joining us on other group rides. Thanks to Nate and James for taking the lead and showing everyone around.