Fleming Meadows & Sly Park loop

Meet at the cafe at 8:30am to workout carpooling arrangements.

NOT for Beginners!

Fleming Meadows is a beautiful ride, located near Sly Park reservoir.  The ride itself goes through deep, lush forest, and is comprised of fast, twisting single track and some fire road.  The ride starts with a challenging climb that will test your fitness. It levels out and sends you dropping through fast and fun single track.  Keep your eyes peeled - the trail crosses a few forest access roads and uses them to link sections.  Follow the signs labeled "8" (not "8a" or "8b") and you'll be fine!  After the first long downhill, the trail rolls along, with fast and technical descents.  There are a few jumps built in, or you can use water bars to take flight if that's your thing!  The loop returns you to the access road on which you started, which is just below where you're parked.  From the parking area, we'll  take off around Sly Park reservoir

The Sly Park loop is a beautiful ride around Sly Park reservoir.  The ride starts with a fire road climb, followed by a very fast and fun descent, again on a fire road.  The fire road is littered with water bars that make for exciting jumps - just watch out for small tree branches hanging where your head will likely pass when you're airborne.  This descent ends with some tight, loose single track switch backs.  At this point, you've reached the lake, and the trail stays along the shores of the lake for the rest of the loop.  You'll need to pay attention through here - the trail criss-crosses with a horse-only trail.  The trails are very clearly marked and easy to follow, so if you pay attention to the signs you'll be just fine.  The trail will cross a very short bridge and enter Hazel Creek campground.

Trail Head: Take the Sly Park Rd. exit off of Highway 50 and head towards Sly Park reservoir. Turn left on Immigrant mormon rd. and park in the day use parking area just across the dam.
Suggested Ride: Start by riding Fleming Meadows, then ride this loop. You'll end up with 18+ miles and about 2000 ft of elevation gain!  

As always, please be sure to bring a bike in good working condition, a helmet, water and snack food to keep your energy up.

~Super,

 

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  • Katie F.

    Seriously who stole my butt butter??? I want it back!!!

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Great ride, fun group....Thanks Mario!

    April 6, 2013

  • Steve

    Love this ride. Not so much the "Buffalo burger" LMAO

    3 · April 6, 2013

  • Cliff

    Good ride!! Thanks Super for replying this am, last minute. Seems I parked in the wrong lot but hey I got 20mi in! 2800 ft!

    April 6, 2013

  • Cliff

    kinda late to ask, but where are we parking? cross the second dam or at FM lot (blue gouge)? I'll be somewhere 9:30ish.

    April 6, 2013

    • superMario

      were parking at the FM trailhead.

      April 6, 2013

  • Katie F.

    I promise I will be on time! Hehe :-)

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • superMario

    Everyone attending: Meetup time is at 8:30am. We will leave Bella bru at 8:45am sharp please don't be late. Thanks

    April 5, 2013

  • Max

    Nooo so sad :( I'm doing mud factor this day. No chance to change it to Sunday huh?

    April 1, 2013

    • superMario

      SRY, have a Blast see you next time

      April 2, 2013

    • Jim G.

      Does anyone else remember when Maxine was cool and would show up for rides like this?

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I am only riding the FM section, I will meet you at the FM parking lot at 9:30ish.

    April 4, 2013

  • Nathan P.

    hopefully if i have nothing else going on that day

    April 4, 2013

  • James

    Bummed, but it is my daughters birthday party (darn kids always getting in the way of my riding). ;) I'll be looking for the next one.

    1 · April 2, 2013

  • Christian M.

    My son's lacrosse game got moved up to 11am from 3pm, so I might be there for the start and see how it goes from there.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll probably bale after FM.

    April 1, 2013

    • superMario

      Bill, you have to at least stay for the drop into slypark it's AWESOME and plenty fun!

      April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Super, yes Sly Park is one of my favorite rides, just don't know if I can do both loops!

      April 1, 2013

  • Jim G.

    I'm assuming that we'll stop at that little Bar/Cafe for after ride burgers and beer?

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Christian M.

    Will try my best.

    April 1, 2013

  • Christian M.

    Looks like fun. Never ridden this before. I will try to make it.

    1 · April 1, 2013

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