Get your chain greased up and your tires inflated, PAS is having a ride on July 8th. As you may have heard, PAS is taking the responsibility for trail maintenance on part of the Squirrel Gap Trail. Many of you know it well, but others may not have had the opportunity to ride this gem in the heart of Pisgah. Here's the plan: We meet at the entrance to Turkeypen Rd. on Highway 280 at 9:30AM on Saturday July 8th. After seeing how many vehicles we need to return shuttle, we'll take bikes off and drive those cars to the parking lot at the base of Black Mtn Tr by the Ranger station, and go back to Turkeypen. The ride route drops us down to S. Mills River, over the bridge, and left on S. Mills River Tr. Take a right on Mullinax up to Squirrel Gap Trail. We will ride it in it's entirety until it reaches S. Mills River Tr. again and take a right. We proceed until we take a left on Buckhorn Tr. and head to Buckhorn Gap. At that point, we will access the group and have the option of bailing out down Clawhammer and back to the cars, or going left on Black Mtn. for that special sauce to top it all off. You will need water and food for 3.5- 6hrs, depending upon who is riding. We will take time to look at things we can do for trailwork projects as we ride. Let me know if you're interested. You don't have to be a PAS member to come along, so don't let that hold you back. We have discussed cooking out afterwards at my house which is 3 mi. from Turkeypen. Let me know so I can make plans!