Night time Mountain Bike Ride, Moderate Pace, 1.5- 2.0 hours, but it is for experienced riders only... night rides are not the time for learning to Mountain Bike. It is also recommended that you rides Mianus Park in the daylight first before joining the night rides.
This is a regular ride and a number of the people that go do not RSVP on Meetup, so even if you do not see more then one person in the RSVP list do not worry, there will be people there.
We go to Dave's Cycle after the ride for Adult Beverages and food
For more info call Glen at[masked] or[masked]-7274.
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We will meet after work at the Greenwich side of Mianus River Park. This is a Intermediate/Advanced level mountain bike ride. The ride is a mix of freeriders and cross country riders. Pace varies depending on mix of group. Expect to sweat. Mianus River park has a tight network of both fire roads and singletrack. This ride concentrates on hitting many of the advanced terrain features at Mianus Park. It will be focused on technical single track over roots and rocks, log obstacles, rock piles, drops, river crossing and climbs with stops to play on skinnies. All riders must have helmets and other appropriate safety gear. This is a "Common Adventurer" ride not a guided ride. No formal instruction is offered. Experienced riders only. Dave's Cycle assumes no liability for riders and their safety.
We will meet at the posted time, and hit the trail 15 minutes later. Proper Mountain Bike lights are recommended (a flashlight taped to your helmet will not be good). Even if no one RSVP's here there is always others meeting at the trail head. Just ask about Dave's Group.
After the ride some of us hang out at Dave's Cycle on Valley Road in Cos Cob. We usally order pizza and beer or grill dogs and burgers. This is a great time to discuss bikes, places to ride, and technique. ride is subject to weather and ground conditions
Directions to Greenwich side of Mianus River Park:
From I95 Take Exit 5
Turn left at Light off Exit Ramp onto E. Putnam Avenue
Follow E. Putnam over the Mianus River. Turn north (right) onto River Road. Follow River Road to Valley Road. Turn north (right) onto Valley Road. Follow Valley Road North. Before Valley Rd becomes Mianus Road, turn west (left) onto Mimosa Road. Follow Mimosa Road west to Cognewaugh Road. Turn north (right) and continue north. The Park entrance will be on the right and is accessed from Cognewaugh Road.
From the Merritt Parkway Take Exit 33 Stamford
(North entering CT) Follow Den Rd exit south. Turn west (right) at stop sign onto Roxbury Rd. Follow Roxbury Rd northwest to three way intersection. Turn south (left) at stop sign onto Riverbank Rd. Follow Riverbank Rd south (see below)
(South leaving CT) Follow Den Rd exit North to three way intersection. Turn west (left) at stop sign onto Bengall Rd. Follow Bengall Rd west to three way intersection. Turn south (left) at stop sign onto Riverbank Rd. Follow Riverbank Rd south. (see below)
Riverbank Road becomes Westover Road at the three way intersection. Stay on Riverbank Road/ Westover Road going south. After passing Fort Stamford Park on the right, look for Merriebrook Lane, then West Glen Drive also on the right. Mianus Road will be next. Turn right onto Mianus Road and continue to head south. Mianus Road becomes Valley Road, turn west (right) onto Mimosa Road. Follow Mimosa Road west to Cognewaugh Road. Turn north (right) and continue north. The Park entrance will be on the right and is accessed from Cognewaugh Road.
Parking at the Greenwich Entrance is limited.
Map of Mianus River Park: http://www.mianusrive...
provide by Friends of Mianus River Park
Mianus River Park has a tight network of both fire roads and singletrack. Good for novices and intermediate riders. The Mianus River runs along the east side of the property, so it is hard to get lost. Some climbs, short runs to bomb down, some tech sections. Overall a good workout trail with several interconnected loops. There are some log obstacles which you can find and try. Several carriage roads with singletrack offshoots. (courtesy of www.wmba.org)