3 cyclist in the fall

Put the car in the garage. We have plenty of things hoppening on the trail to keep you moving.

APA Great Places in America: People’s Choice Award Winner – We won. See the announcement here. Thank you to everyone who voted. Our win shows that trails that connect people and communities are some of the Greatest Places in America!

SC State Cyclocross Championships – This Saturday at Trailblazer Park starting at 10am. Come see not only elite experts race but also bring your kids for the youth races and you can race too. 12 and under race free with 9-12 year olds racing for 25 minutes and under 9 racing on a push bike friendly short course. The Swamp Rabbits off-road cycling club will be there, will you? Sign up here.

Looking for a soundtrack – We are working to produce a video that captures the essence of the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail community. It only makes sense to use our local musical talent for the soundtrack. If you have the talent send us some samples.

Stories of the Upstate –  Why not get to know your neighbors better? Scroll through the list of interviews to learn more about others that make the Upstate a special place. Just remember if you are listening while on the trail only use one earbud so you can hear that bell or voice that is passing you. Click here

Keep the Strobe off while on the trail –  When you are on the trail switch those lights to just On instead of strobe. The strobes work great to alert cars while riding on the road but are a little seizure inducing on the trail. Keep the light on for awareness but help other trail users and lose the strobe. Thanks Becky.

Cranksgiving weekend is here – Start off a weekend on the bike with the Alley Cat, then pick your pleasures among a cross country race and the SC State Downhill Championships at Pleasant Ridge County Park on Saturday. Bonfire at Sunrift Adventures Saturday night where you might even see some for the 750 bats take flight if you are lucky. Then wrap up the weekend with the Enduro at Paris Mountain State Park. The timing of the races even allow for time to do the cyclocross race, mentioned above, for the masochists out there. There are even volunteer opportunities! Details here

Trailside dance party – Start your weekend tonight with the Thanksgiving Throwdown at Swamp Rabbit Café. This outdoor dance party will benefit Legacy Charter. Remember those non-strobing lights for the ride home or back to your hotel. Details

Our Friends at Furman – Please be alert when on the trail near Furman in December. They are repaving their maintenance facility road and they will have some golf carts on a short 3/10th of a mile section of the trail. Sorry for any inconvenience. Furman is one of our favorite neighbors and have helped us many times when trees are on the trail so this is the least we can do for a few weeks in December.

The Trail Zamboni is fired up – Our hard working crew has fired up the “Trail Zamboni” and are once again using infrared heat to loosen up asphalt so we can dig out those roots before packing it back down smooth. They will be out for a week each month through March. And thanks to those that have been showing their appreciation by giving them cookies and apple pies.

Village Wrench Garage Sale – So after a weekend of dancing, racing and riding if something falls off your bike head over to the Village Wrench to find that replacement part. They are clearing out their garage with all parts costing a $1 and bikes that are not fixed only $10. Sunday, November 18th from 10am -12pm at 582 Perry Ave in Greenville.

Ride your bike in the city of Greenville Christmas Parade – Head to the Village Wrench Garage sale to pick up the parts you need to make a whimsical Frankenbike for the Bikeville float in the downtown Christmas Parade. Be bright, be creative. Let Edward know that you want to participate. [email protected]

While some may think that with the cool temps trail use drops but as you can tell Greenville County and the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail is still hopping. Layer with some long underwear and gloves and get out there to enjoy our outdoors.

Sincerely,

Ty

 

If you’d like to sign up for the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail Hoppenings email list, please contact Ty Houck at [email protected].