My favorite "home" trail would be Owl’s Roost. I think it is the best trail in the Triad area of NC. Great mix of a lot of cool stuff. Combine it with a trip down the greenway to Country Park and you are set for a nice ride.
I’m lucky enough to say, 401 and Strand Hill in Crested Butte are my two that i ride the most! I always take Tonys and Upper to Strand and 401! Once it gets older or a little wet Hartmans rocks is my bike HOME!
Coldwater Mtn in Anniston,AL. IMBA will be back here in a couple weeks to start building more miles! 😄
I was just talking about this trail with Jeff and we were both wondering when they expected the next phase of trail to be completed. Any idea? The NEABA website shows sometime between Fall of 2012 and Winter of 2013 which is a pretty big window.
[quote="annistonfire153":3bn6fito]Coldwater Mtn in Anniston,AL. IMBA will be back here in a couple weeks to start building more miles! 😄
I was just talking about this trail with Jeff and we were both wondering when they expected the next phase of trail to be completed. Any idea? The NEABA website shows sometime between Fall of 2012 and Winter of 2013 which is a pretty big window.[/quote:3bn6fito]
Last I heard, but this was several months ago, they’re aiming to build about 10-15 miles of trail over the fall/winter/spring to open in late spring/early summer each year for the next several years until they’re done. But a lot depends on making sure that the funding continues to roll in. Rumor has it that, if the funding doesn’t dry up, there’s enough room for 80ish miles of quality singletrack out there!
If they open the new trail sections in coldwater by spring next year thats perfect timing for my trip 😃
But keeping in line with the thread topic…my home trail is the fort benning trail. its still somewhat new but its so much fun. Leaves me wanting more by the time i get done. Very well built and laid out.
My "home" depends on where I’m working. If I’m up at Headquarters, it is Schaeffer Farms Trails, all of a few minutes down the road. Even with the quickly setting fall sun, I can get a close to 10 mile ride in directly after work.
If I head back down to the College Park area, it will be Fairlands Regional Park Trails, which is close to my home and offers a nice network of after work trails.
I was out of biking for a few years and when I came back, a lot had changed. That said, all the years I rode my Trek 930 were just on the street or bike paths. Now that I have a serious rig, my 2013 Mamba, I’m ready to get a lot more serious, especially since I live in Colorado.
Thus far, my "home trail" is probably the entirety of South Valley Park in Ken Caryl, but I hope to find trails that are more fun, more challenging, and faster in the near future.
My home trail used to be Lake McMurtry, Stillwater, OK. Sweet flowing flatlander singletrack – about 30 miles worth. Four different trails (about 7 miles each) to keep someone interested. There was enough ravines, rock gardens, and short rocky climbs for technical stuff.
I just moved to Laramie, WY. Happy Jack or Vedauwoo will likely become my new home trail because of proximity. Each are great networks that contrast each other and offer about 40? miles of trail combined. However, there are some more trails that I need to check out on the Medicine Bow NF about 30 miles west. I heading there today. Happy riding. 😃
Try CURT Gowdy!!!!! Pure heaven. The places you named are right next to it but not in the same league. Live in Colorado Springs and still drive up once a month or more.
We [i:34tqecxf]did[/i:34tqecxf] have a "home" trail, but now that we’re in Colorado, I gotta find a new one.
Where in Colorado? Should be easy to find great riding no matter where in Colorado, because we are blessed with endless trails.
Someone mentioned Halls Ranch- can’t go wrong,one of my favorite too. But need to know what city.
Fort Collins Horsetooth Park.
Colorado Springs- Palmer Park or Ute Park.
Pueblo- South Shore.
Bufalo Creek no matter where you live!!!
Has to be Loyce Harpe Park for it is the closest and is pretty challenging and then Alafia it is more flowing, more trails and a little farther away and then there is Balm Boyette which is ideal except further away and a ride from the trail head. All very good trails in Florida!
Im 15 min from Bear Creek, in lakewood CO so I guess thats my all-season home trail. Im always pressed with time, so thats like my quick get away and get the heart pumping.
Next is Waterton canyon, 25 min away(connects with colorado trail) and Lair o’the bear 35 min away.
I’ve got a couple of ’em. If I’ve only got an hour or so after work I’ll hit Bar M to knock out a North 40 lap (30 minutes ride time, 15 minutes there and back from town). A little more time and I’ll hit Deadman’s Ridge to Sidewinder. Days off it’s Ahab or Mag 7. Too many good choices here in the Moab.
Late fall through spring my home trail is Santos on the Cross Florida Greenway. Loads of beginner and intermediate XC trails…..if I’m especially inspired there is the “Vortex” with plenty of short steep climbs, drops and an assortment of wooden ramps.
Summers and early fall are spent in Oregon. As my skill and confidence have improved by home trails have changed over the past four summers. At first Powell Butte (an urban preserve) was my go to spot. Then the Molalla River Recreation Corridor trails became my home away from home trails. This past summer I thoroughly enjoyed joy the trails off of Road 44 along the east side of Mt. Hood.