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February2l - Oak Mountainrideis to be Our nextorganized at Oak Mountain. We will meet (near,the at the $outhTrailhead beginning of Peavine Falls road). Meet us there for a departure time of 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.This is a your skills goodtimeto improve and gt prepared for the upcoming race. February 28 - Ocoee (Tenn.! to An overnight trip is planned the Ocoee area, This trip is designed for camping or aniving the day of the ride. A caravan will departFridaynightfor a ride on Saturday. For more information, contact Hendrik $now. gROtF l^A5T ,tioNTH'S RIDE provedto test the riders andthe BUMPsystem. Weather playeda part in the Huntsville ride forcinga cancellation. The for O_,ak ride was rescheduled Mountainand a small group enjoyedthe beautifulweather, greatriding,and gomewatched part of cyclecrossevent.Again, call the hotline prior to any eventfor latebreaking changes. The Mystery Ride to Calhoun Points area sent everyoneto Cheaha Park. Nine BUMP membersenjoyedthe cool day and manygot to see the future at BUMPtrailsbeingdeveloped to Kenand Bill's the parkthanks excellent guide service. The park'strails are featuredin this month'snewsletter and was to be the place of the last workday.But, thanksto Mother Nature, we had to cancel.

workday is March7 Our nextscheduled at OAK MOUNTAIN STATEPARKand AII volunteersare welcomed.We will be meeting at the BMX track'sshed at 9:00 generaltrail am. We will be addressing maintenance. Pleaseattend and help all the riderswho enjoy the pak. lt is really appreciated by the clubandothers. Last month'sworkdaywas shiftedto Oak Mountaindue to snow on Cheaha mountain. Despitethe fact we had a last change,we had a great minuteschedule turnout, Work included water drainage, and basictrail itemsthat bridgesurfacing, concentrated on Johnson'sMtn and the enjoyeda beautiful BUMPtrail. Everyone dayat the park.

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Feb21 OakMountain Ride Feb28 OcoeeOvemight trip March 4 Meeting Library @ Hoover 7 OakMountain March Workday March 22 Munny Ride, Tuscaloosa May31 BUMP & GRIND Race

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for the weight We hadsomegreatguesses and genderof Cumbeeand Jim Tyndal's went from 6 lbs. To baby. The guesses The closestguess 35 lbs. respectivelyl! at will be announced our next BUMP due date is in March(Cumbee's meeting 10), The winnerwill receivea February $25.00 gift certificatefrom CRESIL/NE CYCLElocatedoff of DexterAvenuein Crestline. Be to hearwhowon!! meeting sureandbe at our March




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the we havechanged For thoseof youthat havenoticed, This name,Lastmonthyou sawthe Grinder. newslettefs oversightand is rectifiedthis issue. was a publishing will be calledThe the newsletter Fromthis pointforward, past newsletter titles,but l{Otth/ftl. Both namesreflec't crew,the by the newpublishing dueto a simpleoversight used. wasaccidentally Grinder Witn this issueyouwill see the newformatand features. contactlist, tIPfl sec,tion, We have addeda classified featuringarea mountainbike A.trID DOVFtg otheritemsthat we hope all can enjoy. trails,and nnany if you would like to see additional know let us Please information.

in The Place:Cheaha StatePark is locatedatopthe highestmountain Alabama, Mtn. is 2,407feet abovesealevel andis surrounde Cheaha The surrounding rural areaaddsto the by 2799acres of park property. the park offers lodging views. For accommodations, spectacular the and country store.Nature becomes meetingrooms, a restaurant, trailsthat Onecanenjoyseveral for the outdoor experience, foundation on foot or bicycle;water for boatingandfishing;and canbe accessed severaloutdoor areasfor campingand picnics. The park can be exitsandat (205)488-5111 fromI-20 attheAnnistorloxford accessed Trail consists of nearly10 MountainExpress The Trails: The Cheaha trails are connecte to serious singletracks.Several milesof moderate to moderatel to form a largelinkedloop.Thetrail conditionis smooth ride andnice climbsresultin a pleasurable rocky. Several switchbacks especially on the DeerRun for all levels.Theviewscanbe spectacular, foothills (PurpleBlaze).In additionto the views of the Appalachian occasiona &n flowing streams and severalsprings create swiftly and the trails are well drained, water ll. Due to the higherelevation, the mudevenafterrain. the rockyterrainminimizes lot. Thetrail is from the CountryStoreparking The Ride: Trail access starts acrossthe road from the store. Once the Mt. Expresstrail is on or takinp (Yellow blaze), onehasthe choiceof continuing accessed as shown all othertrails canbe accessed the DeerRun. In eithercase, to ride. No drinkingwater existson the on the map.Comeprepared at the store. trail, but canbe obtained working o:t Future Park Plans: BUMP and other clubsare currentlV 3 miles of neu park. will add over The new trial at the trials additional downthe trails will startat the CountryStoreandproceed trails. These 2.8 mountain to the lake. From there,a new section(approximately backto thetoo nearthe restaurant. miles)is beinscut thatoroceeds

TN.AII,g I.IITTIN.D 53 milesof aban projectis planning to convert Trails The RailsTo joggers, Je etc.The trail would passthrough. horses, bikers,walkers, Feb.28* a School, Elementary at Pinson the next meeting attending Bridgeat (205)429-3150. Friends of theCovered BankheadTrail - A new multi-usetrail is being plannedin the I 25 milesof traik Thetrail will contain County. in Lawerence Springs,


for May 31 at The BUMPrace is scheduled will and registration Prsctice Oak Mountain. take place the day before. The class breakdown has not been comPletelY levels.The but expectmultiple established, entrancefee is $20 prior to race day and the day of the race.For more higher slightly contactKen Hester(205) 424information, will be 4288.Nextmonth.morerace details printed. BUMP members receive '10%off of purchases at the b

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would include railroad bed into a multi-purpose trail. Users loned Pleasesupportthe trail by ferson,Blount, and EtowahCounties. contactMr. Clif Robinson of 7:00p.m. For furtherinformation lherokee NationalForest.The trail will be locatednearDouble to openin the springof 98. to beusedby many,It is expected

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849-8298 President JoeCotlin 879-6255 VicePres, JimTyndal Jack Bransdorf 978-7070 663-6083 Treasurer MikeHerring 879-6255 Snow Secretary Hendrik 969-7033 Newsletter AnneTraeger Volunteers Joel Robertson Jon Kirchoff positions will Board Elections fortheremaining 4. lf March meeting, beheld at ournext BUMP liketo nominate or would anyone is interested please board calloneof thecurrent someone, meeting, theMarch members beforc

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The l\|lDIttN(lP is published to inform the local mormtain biking community of curent happeningsin the area, and promote safe and responsibleuse of mountain bicycles. If you would like to submit information of any kind, please let BUMP know. Yotr ideas and on our Hotlhe at will be apprreciated,Leave a message suggestions (20O 592-BLIMP or sendan e-mdl to lBykDoU@rolcom.

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Respect Trall and road closures (ask lf not sure)t avold posslble trespass on private lande obtain Federal perrnlts and permlsslon where requlred. areas are closed to cycllng. and State'Wllderness trall rrrrnagernent The way you ride rrylll influence eleclsions and pollcies.


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Leave no trace. your bicycle. Control Alrvays yield trail. hlever sptrtrk animals. Plan ahead.

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