Ag Center - Trail, Gainesville, Georgia

Ag Center - Trail, Gainesville, Georgia

DESCRIPTION

fast, advanced wide singletrack

USER REVIEWS

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[May 30, 2007]
gsellis
Weekend Warrior

This trail is closed. Chicopee replaces it.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used:

Chicopee, Gainsville College

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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
[Feb 21, 2007]
Mike Englhardt
Weekend Warrior

Unfortunately the Ag Center has been officially closed since late 2005. Resources have allegedly been given to SORBA to expand the trail system at Chicopee Woods in Gainesville (nearby off of exit 16 by the golf course).

Please do your best to support SORBA's efforts through your efforts and donations to assist in expanding Chicopee. SORBA does a FANTASTIC job keeping Chicopee in great shape - it gets T O N S of traffic.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 25, 2004]
jonjon
Cross Country Rider

Just thought I'd put my 5 chili's in before this trail closes. Not very technical, not very hard but extremely fun ride with very fast switch backs and a few good jumps.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Mar 10, 2004]
mfuchs
Cross Country Rider

Chicopee AG Center will close on or about August 1st, 2004. The Chiocpee Woods Park Commission is exchanging the property for more desirable land adjacent to the park. A school will be built on the AG Center site. SORBA supports this development. In the long run we will have a better trail system in Chicopee Woods of over twenty miles. Why SORBA Supports the Chicopee Land Swap. 1. The Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission will compensate SORBA $99,500 for the loss of the Ag Center trail. 2. Mountain bikers will have one trailhead with 20+ miles of singletrack. SORBA has already marked eight miles of new trail in Chicopee Woods and will work with the Park Commission to supervise new construction. 3. The new trail system will have greater connectivity with other trails (Gainesville College) via the proposed Central Hall Multi-use Trail. 4. The new trail will be put into a conservation easement by the Chicopee Woods Area Park Commission, which will make it far more difficult to ever be developed for any purpose. 5. The new property added to the park will help preserve the watershed; this, in turn, protects all of Chicopee Woods, the jewel in the crown of Hall County Greenspace. 6. The land swap is good for education and for taxpayers, since the new Chicopee Woods elementary school will be built on property that cost much less than the original $800,000 budgeted.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 14, 2004]
davisfalcons13
Cross Country Rider

This trail has has a little bit of everything. Man-made jumps to a pretty tough hill. This single track's downhills give you a pretty good amount of speed, but watch uot for the tight turns. In my opinion, it is the best trail around the Gainsville area. I would tell anyone who would listen to give this trail a try

Customer Service

There is only one way to get there

Similar Products Used:

Chicopee(more trails but much more worn out), Gainsville Colledge(not as difficult but still pretty fun).

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 20, 2001]
Ernest Son

This is a new trail neighboring my fav spot, Chickopee. Assuming that most of the design brainwork was done by the same crew as Chickopee, I approached this trail with a lot of confidence. I was not disappointed. Right now the loop is around 4.5 miles, but construction is underway to extend it to an 8 mile loop (I'm told). Forewarned of brake pad burners, I took the first loop a little slow for a survey. I found a nice, fast, and FUN loop. The first mile warms you up with short, soft climbs and fun little downhills. There's a small set of log jumps at the top whch can be enjoyed more thoroughly if the trail is taken backwards. At the end of the first mile (or so), there's a nice cool down, ended with a tamed launchpad (this was granny-ized after several nose wheelies)- still fun though. Sidenote- if jumps are your thing, you gotta go to the Mansell trails. Alright, back to it. The next few miles are a little more advanced, and bumpy. WARNING: watch out for the 'crouching danger, hidden rock' which hides like a copperhead amidst the surrounding dirt at the bottom of a gulley. More advanced riders can bunnyhop this pretty easily, but it still sneaks up on you. After a wooden bridge is a challenging logpile, followed by the 'long uphill'. Grunt, pant, yell, because you will be rewarded with an AWESOME downhill. At the present time, this is where the trail ends (appropriately). It's like a great ,but short movie that ends with a dramatic climax. It was so good I watched it again..

Similar Products Used:

Chickopee, Blankets Creek

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 23, 2001]
HELLBELLY

Well, its about time that SORBA quit making happy, squirrel-watching trails, and built something like this that actually has some technical cajones. Don't get me wrong, all of the local SORBA-built trails may provide a fine workout, but none are very challenging.
"Hag" center is different. It is fast and well groomed like the other suspects, but there is a vast array of challenging sections. There are big log roller sections, lotsa jumps, whoops, and a couple of phat drops that are about 3.5- 4.5' in height. It has one short yet painful climb that will wake you from your freeriding delight that is about 2/3's of the way through. However, you'll rock through a kicking downhill after this back to the lot. Who would believe that there is even a A-frame style peak that is a complete rock garden for you pick or pound your way through. The area is well covered by trees so it stays relatively cool. The echo of the rodeo MC next door adds a surrealistic edge to the whole thing. They are supposedly doubling the length of this ride in near future. As it stands, I think its about 4-4.5 miles, but you will want to do multiple loops not only for the distance, but to retry that jump, drop, or slalom section you blew. This place is big FUN. Although, my words may have cast a somewhat burly view of this ride, there are ride arounds available on any parts that a newbie would not feel up to. Lets hope this design was not a fluke. Keep bringing rippin' trails like this SORBA. HOO-HAA! BTW, I pretzeled my rear wheel on one the drops/jumps third time around. How you likea dat Rock'n'Roll?

Customer Service

Follow the arrows.

Similar Products Used:

Slickopee woods, Gainesville College, (both seem like a street with some thrown dirt on it compared to the "Hag"

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 04, 2001]
ScubaCruz

Helped build some of this and own a log crossing, so partially biased. Live to far away to steward it! But, a great trail that I'm not comfortable enough on yet (know it like the back of me hand, so it doesn't snap me in half), so I'm skipping the up coming Summer Sizzler (GAP Series). I'm marshal, and help the weary back to the parking lot!

Road it agressively for the first time Tuesday. One warm up 4.5m and then two fast laps! It's got some up hills in addition to the one step up, that'll keep your heart up. Yep, it's got the fast down hills also, with of camber bigs turns, bumpy twisty tight sections and the drops, which I haven't mastered yet. by the third lap I was pulling up the front more often to land level or rear first! Great trail SORBA Gainesville (Andrew & Heather) have built here. Keep up the great work... for another year.

** This trail really does need some local Gainesville riders to steward it; in addition to Andrew continuing to build more on to it, he needs lots of hands to groom this one into a functioning mtn bike trail (back slopes, log crossing upkeep and much more. Tell him you want to help / partner with him!

ScubaCruz
(who'll hopefully have a good posted race time... next year, for this baby!)

Customer Service

One way today...

Similar Products Used:

Chickopee (zig-zag), Gainesville College (great for beginners).

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Nov 24, 2001]
Doug

I did a night ride here on a weeknight when I was on a business visit to Atlanta. The loop is approximately 3.5 miles long and has many interesting features other reviewers describe in detail below. Since I do most of my riding in the rocky northeast, I found this loop refreshing. Take a warm-up lap, then hammer to your hearts content. This trail can be ridden fast, with many drops, turns, and log rolls to keep you on your toes. One good climb in the middle. I was beat after five laps, but every lap put a smile on my face. The Ag Center was my best night riding experience ever. I highly recomened this trail for those not familiar with the area or for night riding since it is so easy to get to and you can't get lost here. Another fine SORBA trail!

Customer Service

One-way loop.

Similar Products Used:

Chicopee Woods

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 11, 2001]
Di

Being that I grew up, and fostered my mountain biking habits in the northeast my skills and preferences have adapted to that type of riding (technical, rocky, rooty, short & steep climbs and decents). I've recently moved to Atlanta, and have been searching for trails that I can call home- this being one of them. It's only a short loop, but I'm anxiously awaiting additions!
The trail starts with a very short rooty climb into a short trek on a fireroad, and then back into the woods for the remainder of the lap. There are numerous small "log" crossings with three larger ones (that have smaller logs leading up to and away from the bigger log to make the transition easy- even for a beginner). The trail has a good mix of climbs and decents- with a longer (great for hill sprints) climb about 2/3rds of the way through.
For the racer in you...you can definitely push the limit on the back half of the loop with some good rollers and a couple "drop-offs" (which I consider really to be steep little decents...not vertical). There's also (what people are calling a "rock garden") a rocky section on a hill that's great for learning to pick a good line.
I'm a certified mountain bike instuctor and have taught for the past three years. From my experience with riders at all levels I would say that this trail is mostly moderate with a couple of advanced sections (the one longer climb and a couple of the "drop-offs" that come up on you pretty fast), but could most likely be ridden by a beginner who's willing to be cautious and take it slow.

See ya on the trails!

Customer Service

one way, 3.3 mile loop clockwise direction.

Similar Products Used:

in the Atlanta area: Chicopee Woods (zig-zag trail), Blankets Creek, and the creek side at Yellow river are my other three fav's in the Atlanta area.

OVERALL
RATING
4
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