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Back to Brown County Ride

Meet at Trail-head

You should arrive at the Pine Loop trail-head shaded lot by 10:00 am if you want to start with me. I'll do Pine Loop to North Tower connector taking a hard left then around North Tower Loop and back through NTC and Pine Loop to the main MTB lot (Approx 12 miles) since some people cant be there until around 11:30.

The Ride

We will begin the ride at the Pine Loop parking lot once we arrive around 10:30.  If you are a beginner with a minimal fitness level, this ride may not be for you as we will be riding some distance with some significant climbs and obstacles. We will make minimal stops along the way and will be riding at a moderate to sometimes fast pace depending on trail conditions/leaf coverage. 

Those who have never been to Brown County before; there a sections of trail that are a "loop" where we can split, ride different distance, and regroup with relative ease.  Again, there will be ways to do varying distances between the 15 and 39 miles.  If we have enough people, we may break into a couple groups that may have varying ride distances.

Park Map

Brown County Map (without Green Valley)

Brown County Map-Partial (with Green Valley)

What to Bring

1. Helmet (required), bike gloves, shoes with good tread

2. Plenty of fluids.  I recommend bringing a camel back in addition to squirt bottles mounted to the frame.  I generally like to have some kind of sports drink in one or the other.

3. Bring something to eat.  On longer rides such as these, your body will need calories to keep it going.  Once you lose your energy, it is almost impossible to regain it and the ride will no longer be fun.  Some popular snacks are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, energy bars, trail mix, and whole fruit.

***If enough people come we will take someone's vehicle up to Hesitation Point for the lunch break.

4. Tools for you bike.  At minimum bring a spare tube and an emergency pump.  Other tools such as a multi-tool, a pair of pliars, and tire levers can be invaluable in the event of a breakdown.

5. Bring your insurance card.  We promote safe riding, but there is inherent risk while mountain-biking.  It is best to be prepared.

6. Eye protection is recommended.  You never know what might come at you and glasses are much easier to replace than an eye.

7. THERE IS A $7.00 PARK FEE FOR NON- INDIANA RESIDENTS AND A $5.00 IN STATE RESIDENT FEE, PER VEHICLE.

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  • Mary B.

    fun riding with you guys - thanks!!

    2 · November 16, 2013

  • Mary B.

    All clear through both construction zones.

    November 16, 2013

  • Brian S.

    That should work. I'll call you guys when i'm on the road with an update. Mary, Text me your number so i can put it in my phone. 502-7(six[masked]

    November 15, 2013

  • Mary B.

    well, all righty then... i might still head out as originally planned - let youse guys ride at a faster pace. see you out there!

    November 15, 2013

  • Mary B.

    i guess the ball is in alex's court?

    November 15, 2013

    • Alex D.

      I can sleep in a bit tomorrow. I'll shoot to be there around 10:30 or so and do pine loop to North Tower and come back to the lot around 11:30.

      November 15, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Well the thumb is good to go. However i cant leave town till 10ish. I have to meet up with an out of town client so i can collect on a job i just finished. I may be able to get out by 9:30. Meeting him at 9:00. I may just try to meet you at hesitation point? I'm open to ideas.

    November 15, 2013

    • Mary B.

      either keeping the time as-is or moving to later is fine. i'll start at the north gate and stay on the lower loops regardless.

      November 15, 2013

    • Mary B.

      and the rain had better stay south!

      November 15, 2013

  • keith h.

    Not sure i can make it...Last Sundays ride at Waverly created a muscle spasm in the back and it is very uncomfortable ..

    November 14, 2013

  • Mary B.

    HALL PASS!! i'll get started with you, but probably ride my own ride at the D (hesitation point) split. i most likely will ride A, B, C, and I both directions since it seems like i only get parts of those in on any given ride. i've just done D, F, G both directions and don't feel like i need to do those again this soon. *;)

    November 13, 2013

  • Brian S.

    Maybe. I took out my thumb with a baby sledgehammer yesterday and it may be broken. I'll have to see how its doing come the end of the week.

    November 13, 2013

    • Mary B.

      what's with men and their thumbs lately?

      November 13, 2013

    • Brian S.

      No doubt. At least its my left. If it were my right shifting would be out of the question.

      November 13, 2013

  • Mary B.

    TempTed.

    November 12, 2013

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