The month of May got off to a great start with S&S Trails traveling to Augusta, Georgia for the 2010 International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) World Mountain Bike Summit. Approximately 200 delegates from all over the world converged on the Southeast to learn from each other and ride some awesome singletrack. S&S Trails are corporate sponsors of IMBA, and we’ve attended every biennial summit since their inception in 2000. All the prior summits were held out west or up north (including one in Canada), and this year was the first to highlight trails in the southern region of the US. Since Susan started riding in Florida and has always been partial to the southeast, it was very exciting to have trails and landscapes featured that were quite different from those that were highlighted in the past. The motto for the event was GRITS, Great Riding In The South, and the moniker certainly fit.
Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Project Gallery on May. 30, 2010 - 12:13 pm
Over a year ago S&S Trails flagged out a nature trail for the proposed Spring Creek Nature Center off of Riley Fuzzel Road near Old Town Spring. Our long-time project partner Robert Collins from Montgomery County Precinct 3 originally hired us for the trail design, and has kept us posted on the development of the nature center and the related construction projects on the property. When we first flagged out the trail we were working around numerous survey lines and clearing boundaries in the woods and we knew that extensive land grading and building construction was going to occur on the property. We proposed, and Robert agreed, that it would make sense for us to hold off on our trail construction until the major clearing on the property was completed and the building was started, so that A) we wouldn’t be in the way of other contractors and B) any work we did wouldn’t get bulldozed by those other contractors in the course of getting their own projects done.
Posted by Ryan Spates in S&S Project Gallery on May. 11, 2010 - 11:37 am
Last fall S&S Trails completed Phase I at the Senna Hills neighborhood in west Austin, giving the community their first natural-surface trails allowing homeowners to walk, run, and ride bikes in the woods behind their homes. Community response was overwhelmingly positive, and residents frequently said that they enjoyed the trails and wanted more of them throughout the property to allow more opportunities for nature exploration and exercise. This led to plans for Phase II that commenced in the spring.