The USFS Trail Construction and Maintenance Notebook is now on the Upstate SORBA site.  It has been clipped and formatted for easier viewing than versions normally accessible.  Learn how to detect troublesome spots, find the cause and understand the best fixes.  Happy Reading!

Upstate SORBA Trail Maintenance Page

Trail Construction Page



Patrick Smith of Greater Clemson Mountain Biking Club has posted the following request.  Follow the status in more detail on their Facebook paged linked here, thank you:

The Downhill Course at Clemson located in Issaqueena is CLOSED until further notice. This means no entry from anyone not authorized to be there. Please, no riding "just to see what's out there," no walking the course. Do not cross the signs and tape. The course is under construction and it is very dangerous to be on the course right now. Not only are we still working on the features, when we test ride the jumps we are not expecting anyone to be on the course and a crash could happen. This is for your own safety. If you would like to help please send me (Patrick Smith) a message on facebook and I'll let you know when the next work party is. Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested in the course. There will be a big announcement when it is reopened but until then please do not enter the course.

Thank you!


Marty Daigle, Manager at Pleasant Ridge Camp and Retreat Center is now certified as an IMBA Level 1 Instructor. Including Marty, 4 other folks received their certifications in December. Participants were from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. The class instructor was Rae Gandolf; a World Cup Downhill Rider.   On January 9th, Marty conducted his first official rider clinic, teaching a number of mountain bike fundamentals.  Great job Marty!
For information on a skills clinic at Pleasant Ridge please contact Marty Daigle. 864 660 1065.