August 30, 2017
The biking community has done a lot on this trail system, and it really shows. Blackstrap is not for beginners, and is not a great place to learn to mountain bike, but for an experienced rider, it is great. I just recently discovered the trail raven, which holds man made berms, small drops, and some reasonable jumps. As of right now, the berms are very well maintained, as are the jumps, and I can only expect it to improve. For the very advanced rider, if you make your way to the top of the biggest hill on the powerlines, if you go to the left of the main trail into the woods, there is a pretty large drop (it is fun, but the landing needs work), and continuing along this trail, you will find some advanced technical features that are super fun to ride. There is a lot of climbing involved, but the climbing is worth it if you choose the right trail. You also can get some great scenery.