As a reader of Sixes Living magazine, chances are that you live in, work in or visit the Sixes community. If that’s the case, then you may be aware of the Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Park on Sixes road. Leased from the U.S. Corp of Engineers, there is rarely a weekend day or a weekday afternoon in which the parking lot is not packed full of vehicles that proudly tote a bike rack on the back. Locals know this place well, and so do those that don’t live in the area. Blankets Creek is known far and wide as one of the best mountain biking locations in north Georgia.
With biking being such a popular past-time in around the Sixes Living readership area, we are excited to share information about the Greenprints Trail System in Woodstock. The Greenprints Trail System began to take shape in 2007. What was once only the vision of a steering committee is now a clear picture of what is and what will be with the Greenprints Trail System in Woodstock. Currently, there are four portions of completed trail. However, when the trail system is complete, mountain bikers, runners, and walkers in Woodstock will have a 60-mile trail system at the tip of their fingerprints, or shall we say at the bottoms of their hiking boots!
WellStar Community Health Track
The newest portion of the trail opened just last month near Woodstock Elementary off of Rope Mill Road. This particular section is a paved quarter mile loop. It’s open to the public when school is not in session and a perfect place to help young ones keep track of their miles!
Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day at Dupree Park
Located off of Neese Road between 92 and Arnold Mill, Dupree Park can first be mistaken as a small park with a playground, pond, pavillion and soccer fields. Those that are more familiar with the park know that there are three loops of beginner mountain biking trail further in. Coming this fall, there will be a ⅓ mile asphalt fitness trail to round out the total mountain bike trail length to one mile. Come celebrate the grand opening of this mountain bike trail and skills area project on Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day! This event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 4th.
Visit woodstocktrails.com for more details on the ongoing Greenprints project, to get involved, or to make a donation. Fine out more about what’s happening with the Greenprints alliance by keeping up with them on their Facebook page and with their Twitter feed. And of course, don’t forget to read the full featured article in our very own Sixes Living magazine.