Date(s) - Sat, Apr. 22
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Wed. April 19th
Ride dirt, rocks and roots along Haw Ridge.
Based upon experience levels, we’ll divide into different groups, from never mountain biked before to those looking to improve how they ride berms, downed trees, and rock gardens.
The trip leaders were great! This was the first time that I have ever been mountain biking, and I was a bit worried, but the leaders definitely made my trip!
You lean back over the rear wheel as you start to descend down the biggest hill you’ve ever ridden. Remembering what your instructor taught that morning, you stay in the downhill position, fingers over the brakes but you don’t press down just yet. The adrenaline and nervous excitement of going fast make you smile . You hear your friends laughter and shrieks through the trees as they descend in front of you.
Once you reach the bottom, Taylor, one of your instructors chips in, “Pretty amazing ride, right? We’ll have plenty more views and some awesome riding. Not too much up, and just enough down.”
The group’s stoke is high, and the fast and easy riding has just enough challenge for beginner to intermediate riders.
The park boasts 30 miles of singletrack and dirt roads that are perfect for mountain biking. Many of the trails follow the banks of the Clinch River, offering a scenic view of flora and fauna. If you dare to descend into the steeper inner part of the park, the fall colors of the trees will create a multicolor tunnel to ride through.
This trip is for you if you:
Want to get outside and see some scenic views close to town.
Are an adrenaline junkie.
Need to release some stress by exercising through the woods.
This trip is not for you if:
Have never ridden a bike.
If you want a big mileage day, over 12 miles of riding.
Want really technical and challenging terrain. There are only a handful of technical sections.
How to register for a trip
sign up online via My RecSports or stop by the TRECS Outdoor Program area or . You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, cash, check, or Vol Card, .
What does the trip cost include?
When you pay for a trip, you get all equipment, transportation, and instruction, On overnight trips, you also get plenty of tasty food and camping included.
Need to know about trip refunds? Experience Levels? Other things?
Learn about refund policies, experience levels, bringing a guest, and other general trip information here.