Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Gambrill Night Mountain Bike Rides Return

The Bicycle Escape, in conjunction with M.O.R.E., is hosting night mountain bike rides at Gambrill State Park on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month through the end of April.

Gambrill offers some of the most technical terrain in the region so these rides are for experienced mountain bikers only. It is also necessary to have a high quality lighting system. These are specialty, high powered lights with a minimum output of 10 watts or greater. Safe and properly functioning equipment is required by all riders. Helmets will be required to be worn by all riders at all times.

The ride will leave from the main trailhead parking lot located off of Gambrill Park Road. The parking is on the right as you climb the mountain, if you reach an intersection at the top of the mountain, you have gone too far.

Rides will leave from the parking area at 7 pm sharp and will last approximately 2 hours. Please allow enough time upon your arrival to sign-in, prepare yourself for the ride and be ready to hit the trail on time. Liability waivers must be signed by all riders and parking passes will be issued for each vehicle. We are in the park with special permission so these parking passes must be displayed on all vehicles! We must be out of the park by 10 pm.

Pace for the rides will be moderately fast. Speed is not as important as technical riding ability.

Because this ride exists with special permission from the Department of Natural Resources riders must follow the guidelines below in order to participate.

  • The group must stay together at all times
  • Keep noise to a minimum
  • Do not disturb wildlife
  • Respect park rules
  • Follow the guidelines set forth by Tread Lightly

Please send any questions regarding the ride to tom@thebicycleescape.com

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