In 2009, an outdoor group began in Greenville NC. Trail and River Rovers of Eastern North Carolina (TRREC) has been continually active, paddling nearby rivers, riding bike trails, taking mountain trips, backpacking and car camping, and other outdoor ventures. TRREC Neuse is modeled after TRREC, and is part of TRREC, but is geared towards activities around Goldsboro and surrounding areas. We look forward to hikes at local parks such as Stoney Creek, Waynesborough, and Cliffs of the Neuse; to paddling the Neuse and the Contentnea and other rivers; to riding bikes in low-traffic areas, and some social events.
The mission of TRREC is to enjoy outdoor recreation with like-minded people.
Alcohol is never to be consumed during a paddle trip. Alcohol use is discouraged at outdoor recreation events, but an organizer has the option of allowing it at specific events such as overnight camping. (However, many campgrounds do not allow alcohol.) The organizer will not post that alcohol is allowed, but you may inquire. In the events where the organizer allows the use of alcohol, please consume safely and discreetly. Alcohol is not the focus of this group. Do not let it become a problem for yourself or others in regards to safety or enjoyment of the activities. Illegal controlled substances are not permitted at any event. Some of the events will require shuttling from one end of the trail to the other (especially the river trips), and it is strictly prohibited to transport members while alcohol or controlled substances are in your system.
All participants under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is responsible for the minor.
Dogs must be on leashes and we must clean up after them. I will bring bags for you to clean up after your dog.
You must dress appropriately for the events. Bicycle helmets are required on biking events. Life jackets are required to be worn at all times while on the water; wear synthetic fabrics and not cotton. Wear shoes that will protect your feet and that will not come off.
Any person who violates these policies will forfeit his or her privilege to complete the trip on which the violation occurs and may forfeit the privilege of being notified of future events.
We suggest that you invest in an identification bracelet with your emergency contact or have the information somewhere on your person. (We are not advertising for Road ID, but see their website.)
Whether you are biking, hiking, paddling, running, walking with people and/or dogs, you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for choosing whether to participate in an outdoor activity, what you will wear, what to take, and whether your knowledge, skills, and physical condition are appropriate for the activity. You also take the responsibility for any guest that you may bring as well. By participating in the activities of this group, you signify that you are releasing from liability all other group participants and organizers from any liability for injuries and/or damages which may occur during any activity, unless the injury or damage was either intentionally caused or was the result of gross negligence.
Some events will require payment, such as to reserve a campsite. Over the years, TRREC has requested optional dues in the amount of $5.46 per year to maintain the website. Despite the fact that the Meetup website calls participants "members", this group is not a club or organization and there is no formal structure such as directors or officers and no voting rights. It exists only to allow interested participants to be notified of, and to attend as they wish, any announced activities.