The festivities will begin with speeches from partners to discuss the history, collaboration, funding, usage, and future trail plans and goals. Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association will lead group rides, the Young Harris College cross country team will lead group trail runs, and the Mountain High Hikers will lead hikes. There will be music, food, and other presentations as well.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Jackrabbit Campground will be open for visitors who wish to camp in conjunction with the grand opening.
For more information on this event and mountain biking in the area, visit the Southern Appalachian Bicycle Association website at http://www.sabacycling.com, or call Steve Lohr, District Ranger at (828)837-5152.