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I recently bought a new bike with 27.5+ tires It came with Schwalbe 3.0 Nobby Nics. Im not really sold on a tire that wide after my first ride at the AH's THe rims are WTB i40 (40mm inner width) Additionally Im use to a more aggressive tread pattern. What are my options as far as tire width on the 40mm rims? I know they are designed for 2.8's but how narrow can you go before side wall exposure becomes an issue?
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A friend down there wants to get into the sport and is looking to rent a bike soon to get a feel for it.
I know I've ridden with someone that rents them, but I can't remember his name.
Also what shops rent them?
TIA
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We are still looking for an awesome candidate for 2018 Treasurer! If you know or ride with someone with Accounting experience who is willing to volunteer 10 hours a month to keep the GHORBA books and work with our CPA, please let us know or feel free to nominate yourself via email to directors@ghorba.org. ... See MoreSee Less

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Bikeland MTB @ Warda

October 29, 2017, 11:00am

$10 day use fee. Camping allowed. All skill levels welcome. Bring plenty of water to keep on you for the ride. Hope to see you there! Event photo via mountainbiketx.com.

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Dear Off-Road Cycling Community,

GHORBA 2018 Board of Directors elections will be held via email on October 25th-31st.

For those who'd like to run for a position, you must be a current GHORBA member, and only current members can vote, so please make sure your dues are updated and paid. Any current member may run for any of the ten available positions.

Submit your bid for office via email to directors@ghorba.org with a short biography letting members know why you would make a good director. DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS is October 23rd, 2017. Positions are as follows:


President
·Attend and chair all board meetings
·Arrange and publish agenda, keep meeting on time and in line with agreed agenda
·Understand and enforce GHORBA bylaws
·Ensures and cultivates positive relationships with media, donors, and other organizations
·Serve as the primary spokesperson including: Media, Gov. and non Gov. organizations, timely and appropriate reporting of Board decisions and actions to all interested parties
·Signing officer for certain documents including countersign checks correspondence, applications, reports, contracts or other documents on behalf of organization.
·Ensures that structures and procedures are in place for securing the resources required by the organization. May require a leadership role in fundraising campaigns through personal contributions of services and money.
·Define with the board members their development goals and objectives.
·Create the long term vision for GHORBA's future direction
·Cultivates relationships with like-minded organizations and possible partnering organizations
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Vice President & Advocacy Director
·Back up Presidential duties
·Advocacy Committee Lead
·Investigate new trail opportunities that come to GHORBA from members or the public.
·Take the lead on all efforts for new trail development.
-Develop hand-off point to Trails Director
·Cultivate and maintain external land owner/manager relationships
·Identify additional areas for trail expansion
·Primary person for accountability of Grants
·Establish and maintain an advocacy committee comprised of non-board members
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Treasurer
·Maintain and balance banking accounts for organization
·Manage volunteer reimbursements
·Supply information to accountant for taxes
·Administer grants, manage grant reimbursements, and maintain records for grant audits.
·Propose and implement annual budget for organization
·Pay bills for organization
·Manage registration at key fundraising events (such as BRC)
·Participate in financial discussions regarding events etc.
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Secretary
·Take and record all meeting notes
·Pick up mail at PO Box of organization
·Publish board meeting notes to GHORBA's website
·Updating and preservation of bylaws
·Document and records management both hardcopy and online
·Facilitate Elections
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Communications Director
·Define strategy for GHORBA communication (website, facebook, twitter, instagram, email)
·Promotional Work
·Newsletter publication and content assembly
·Member communications for all methods
·Will work with appropriate board and committee members to collect content
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Events Director
·Help coordinate event volunteers and leads
·Publish all clinics, ride and other social events through GHORBA communication channels
·Help promote GHORBA at events for example HTX BikeFest, races, rides and work parties
·Schedule Educational Trail Building with certified groups
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Membership Director
·Manage and report on membership gains and loses
·Define strategy for driving growth in membership member services
·Insures members get membership packets & renewal notices
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Trails Director
·Oversee Trail Stewards work programs and objectives
·Recruit Trail Stewards for trail systems
·Assist Stewards with arrangement of funds, materials & tools needed for trail work
·Keep inventory of GHORBA tools
·Report work progress for grants
·Keep work hours from various trail systems
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Race Director
·Race Directors shall agree that the safety of participants and spectators is an essential consideration in organizing a cycling competition and they shall take those reasonable acts necessary to promote the safety of participants and spectators.
·The Race Director shall agree to give written advance notification regarding the race to any government or property authorities who have jurisdiction over the race venue and to abide by all regulations or agreements established by those authorities regarding the race. Publish all required race layouts, at least a month prior to the event
·Sets and manages the budget for the Big Ring Challenge and other racing events.
·Represents GHORBA in all affiliate racing organization (TMBRA, USAC)
·Ensures the organization has sufficient insurance and manages any damage deposits.
·Works with Communications Director to promote and publish all racing news.
·Manages content for all local publicity and act as media contact during the event.
·Produces the official program of the event
·Provides Race Committee (within US Cycling Guidelines), safety and support personal..
·For all USA Cycling events a Race Director shall follow the guidelines of USA Cycling.
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Promote GHORBA to the public

Fund Director
·Build & maintain financial relationships with community businesses to foster support of GHORBA.
·Work to find and apply for grants available through government and businesses.
·Attend monthly GHORBA board meetings.
·Assist other board members with events and promoting GHORBA publicly.
·Coordinate sponsor promotion during official GHORBA events.
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Bikeland MTB Group Ride @ Cypress Creek

October 15, 2017, 9:30am - October 15, 2017, 11:30am

Join us at Cypress Creek for a fun technical ride! Open to all skill levels. Three groups offer a slow, medium, or fast pace. Helmet is required. Bring plenty of water to keep on you for the ride. Hop...

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IMPORTANT Change of Venue:

Due to extensive hurricane damage to the HSP trails & continued closure of C-57/NWCC trail, the Forest Service has approved the use of the Double Lake MTB trails for the BB Huntsville Classic race rescheduled for Nov. 18-19. This is pending an upcoming survey by the FS & SHTC as DL is very close to opening some if not most of their MTB trails.

This Sunday, October 15, is an important trail work day from 9am-5pm to open the DL race course. Please consider attending, if only for a few hours.

We need everyone's help making this happen - so come out on Sunday! More information on the work day:

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Double Lake Trails Work Party

October 15, 2017, 9:00am - October 15, 2017, 5:00pm

Double Lake MTB trails have been closed since Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to volunteers thus far including riders and Boy Scouts, and a prompt and positive Forest Service inspection following that work, ...

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Jack Brooks Party Saturday at 8AM. Might be a little work involved. Free goodies, COLD BEER and Tee's for your work..! Just do it!

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Work parties at Anthills this weekend. Saturday and Sunday.

Anthills Post-Harvey Work Party #2
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Anthills Post-Harvey Work Party #2

October 14, 2017, 9:00am

Hosted by Phillip Marozzi.

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Work party at Anthills this Sunday.

Anthills Post-Harvey Work Party #3
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Anthills Post-Harvey Work Party #3

October 15, 2017, 10:30am

David M Cervera hosting. Meet at small utility road by Kirkwood.

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Brazos River Trails Work Party

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TRAIL UPDATE / CALL FOR HELP from Anthills page!

Good news is the trail is mostly above water now and most/all of our bridges are still there. The bad part is that there's a lot of muck and debris to be cleared from middle of EL-DA (swamp/badlands) to middle of DA-KW (Robin gravel trail area).

So... ANYONE WILLING TO HOST A WORK PARTY THIS WEEKEND? Main goals would be to clear debris, trim and take from DA back to mid Eldridge (swamp) and/or from Robin trail to KW. I think the first part of DA-KW is too wet and messy to work yet. I got tools you can borrow. Just need someone to "lead" and I'm sure others will show up to help.

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Bikeland MTB Group Ride @ Cypress Creek

October 15, 2017, 9:30am - October 15, 2017, 11:30am

Join us at Cypress Creek for a fun technical ride! Open to all skill levels. Three groups offer a slow, medium, or fast pace. Helmet is required. Bring plenty of water to keep on you for the ride. Hop...

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