About Us

Long Cane Trails, LLC was founded in 2000 by Bill Victor of North Augusta, SC and Michael Burton of Bradley, SC. The company was formed when they found a need for professional trail building services in the southeast. The company is named after the Long Cane Trails District of the Sumter National Forest – the area where we first began to design, build and maintain trails for hikers, bikers and equestrians alike.

Long Cane Trails, LLC is committed to the idea of long-term sustainability as the most important aspect of trail design, construction and maintenance. We have been fortunate to work extensively in the field with Tony Boone, Mike and Jan Riter, Jen and Rich Edwards from IMBA and have gained a wealth of information from each. We have cultivated strong relationships with the USFS and State Park Service in South Carolina and North Carolina. Collectively we have worked on trails in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Bill Victor

Bill first became interested in trails as an advocate when he noticed the number of trail users increasing and the condition of trails deteriorating. Since 1997 he has obtained over $200,000 in Recreational Trail Program grants which have built or re-opened approximately 50 miles of trails in South Carolina. In 1996 he was a founding member of Mecca Trails Association and was named South Carolina Trail Volunteer of the Year in 1998. The next year, Victor took first place in the Georgia Paydirt Program – a trail maintenance program for racers in the Georgia MTB Race Series. Also in 1999 he founded the Central Savannah River Area Chapter of SORBA (Southern Off Road Bicycling Association) and served as its president through 2001. He is currently the South Carolina Representative for IMBA and has hosted three IMBA Trail Schools attended by over 150 people since 1998. Bill has a BS in Accounting from The University of Kentucky, 1988. He and wife Liz live in North Augusta, SC with their three children.

Contact Info:

803-645-4520
billvictor10@gmail.com
3506 Augustus Road
Aiken, South Carolina 29801

Todd Branham

Todd became interested in trail building through his love of mountain biking. As owner of Blue Ridge Adventures, Todd the Race Director found himself doing trailwork to maintain the trails used in the races. Working with the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club, he led out many volunteer trailwork days in Pisgah National Forest and caught the trailbuilding “bug.” His devotion to sustainable trailbuilding flourished when asked to work with Long Cane Trails in the fall of 2005. Less than a year later he found himself a partner in the business, leading out many of the projects in design and construction.

Contact Info:

(828) 606-5107
epicrides@gmail.com
P.O. Box 1701
Pisgah Forest, NC 28768