Mountain Biking – My long lost hobby is back!

When I was in high school (out in Colorado), I raced road bikes and did a fair bit of mountain biking. I stopped racing while in college and haven’t done much riding since that time. I love to ride, especially off road, but it wasn’t until recently that I found mountain bike trails here in North East Ohio. The Metro Parks are nice, but riding on pavement is not my cup of tea.

Well I found some single-track trails and I finally got a mountain bike again! My first ride this year was on May 24th at Vulture’s Knob in Wooster.

My long lost hobby is back!

I went mountain biking at trails in Medina this weekend! (http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/Medina_Reagan_Park). I rode the “old” trail that is off Regan Parkway first. That one is pretty sweet. Lots of twists and turns and technical stuff. Then, I rode over to the “new” trail that is behind the soccer fields in Huffman park. That one is very nice. It’s a bit faster and easier. Lots of fun!

Any time that you want to ride, let me know. If you are up for it, we could try some other trails too (http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/Main_Page)

Findley State Park
http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/Findley_State_Park
This one’s west of Cleveland a bit, but not too far.

West Branch
http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/West_Branch_State_Park
Near Ravenna. This is a newer trail, but is supposed to be pretty fun.

Vultures Knob
http://joinomba.org/trails/index.php/Vultures_Knob
This one’s in Wooster… about 1 hour away. This is the best trail I’ve ever ridden. Tons of fun and lots of great technical stuff! I rode it on May 24th. Awesome!

Ray’s Indoor MTB Park
This fall, I hope to get a membership to Ray’s Inbound Mountain Bike Park. (http://www.raysmtb.com). The place looks amazing, plus you can ride at night and regardless of the weather.

Before Work?
I’m trying to figure out a way to get in some rides before work. I’m thinking that I might be able to shower and change here at the IMC fitness center, but I need to look into it. Let me know if you have any ideas.

FYI:
CAMBA (http://www.camba.us) has a ton of great info and links to the current trail conditions (http://joinomba.org/index.php?page=4).

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