YEEHAW! Single Track MTB @ Fountain Head Regional Park , Fairfax Va.

Ok, We are gonna try this again! It's been a real wet spring & summer which has kept Fountainhead Closed. It appears there may be a window of opportunity to finally ride the park this sunday! It looks to be clear all week which will give it plenty of drying time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always if the weather forecast over 50% precipitation on the day of the event it will be moved to a future date. For daily updates on trail openings and closings please visit them on Facebook at Fountainhead Regional Park or give them a call @[masked]-9124.


Meetup Time @ Fountain Head Regional Park trail head is @ 12:00 pm ish


**For those looking to carpool FROM Newport News va. TO Fairfax va.**


Meet at carpool location @ 8:30 AM in the commuter parking area of the Village Square at Kiln Creek Shopping Center located behind the BP gas station at 5009 Victory Blvd in Newport News. We will depart promptly at 9:00 AM.


Directions:10875 Hampton Road Fairfax Station, VA 22039

Level : Intermediate/ Advanced

Trail Type : Singletrack MTB

Pace : Moderate / No Drop Ride

Fee : None


Park Rules : Helmets are required to ride this trail


Description Of Trails: This is one of the premier trails in Northern Virginia. In 2012, Fountainhead's single track under went a $100,000 facelift. The amazing flow & trail design reflect the jaw dropping price tag. The first 2 loops are packed with short steep climbs and unbelievable bobsled like descents.

Loop 1, The Green Loop, is now 2.22 miles. Loop 2, the Blue Loop is 4.77 miles and the unchanged Black Loop is still 3.93 miles. Most bike grade GPS’s measure the entire trail distance at 10.9 miles long.  The sections that have been added and improved upon so far (as of May 2012) are a great addition to the park. The trails are smooth and flowing with lots of banked turns.

WHAT TO WEAR : Helmets are required to ride the park. Wear comfy clothing that does not restrict your movement.

BRING WITH YOU : Mountain Bike with NO issues equipped with rugged off road mtb tires, Necessary bike tools, Spare tubes, tube pump, gopro, camera, snacks , 1 to 2 liter hydration.

Below is the single track map:

http://www.fountainheadproject.org/images/stories/fountainhead%20regional%20park%20mountain%20bike%20trail%20edition%20001.pdf

Youtube Footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfOn9J6Ro7U

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great to ride with you all today. Awesome trails!!! I'm sure I will be back to Fountainhead soon. Thanks for organizing, L.W.

    Beast, you were right with the features. Really not that hard...

    July 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I did green and blue yesterday but had to leave because storms came in. Today I did the whole thing again. Just came home. Awesome ride. Again, thx!!

      July 22, 2013

    • RAD P.

      Next...warriors creek

      July 22, 2013

  • Tom J

    Hello all!
    I have been unable to ride as of recent - so I plan to join the next MTB event coming in August. I saw the advanced downhill invite (won't be in town for that one), but next time you all hit either F.H., Freedom Park, or even Harwood Mills, I should be able to make it.
    Keep in touch!

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great trails! The humidity was crazy. I'm glad the rain held out until we left. It was a long rainy ride home. I'm just glad all the bikes stayed on the rack I was a little worried.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Always a pleasure riding with you!

    July 22, 2013

  • RAD P.

    Finally! The window of opportunity gave us a shot at riding this place for once this summer! Great fellowship & even better conversations. Trail was dry for a week & was primed for riding! I love this place! Thanks robert & tammy for driving & good to see familiar faces!

    July 21, 2013

  • RAD P.

    Sunday July 21st. The mountain bike trail is currently open.

    The Bike Lane will be in the park today from 9:00am to 3:00pm having a demo day featuring Trek and Niner Bikes. Be sure and stop by to check them out.

    July 21, 2013

  • RAD P.

    All those attending tomorrows event , please check you email!

    July 20, 2013

  • Joel M.

    You guys out there tearin' it up? Sorry to miss it this time! At the beach camping atm. Pics please!

    July 20, 2013

  • RAD P.

    Any particular beer ? Schlitz. No Schlitz ? Blatz. No Blatz ? Improvise.

    July 19, 2013

  • Alan T.

    How come you plan all your MTB trips on the days I work? Every single one, never fails.

    July 17, 2013

    • Alan T.

      New schedule, now I'm off on Friday and Saturday or Sunday and Monday, but not Saturday and Sunday.

      July 18, 2013

    • RAD P.

      Your radical schedule always changes when i plan

      July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Open to carpool too. Thanks for telling L.W.

    July 17, 2013

    • RAD P.

      The First car is already full , so if there is more interest we can see if we can pair more people up. If not just be prepared to drive..don't want to miss this!

      July 17, 2013

  • RAD P.

    First Car is full for the carpool

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Possibly bringing a friend, unsure at moment. Tammy, you want to Carpool from Southside?

    July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I refuse to call you Liger.

      July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Have a friend coming as well, it's Daniel. Pretty sure you remember him.

      July 17, 2013

  • RAD P.

    Fountain head has been open everyday since monday

    July 17, 2013

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  • A former member
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