Harris Lake Ride (9AM Beginners ride, 10AM Beginner+/Int)

Please check the trail status at triangleMTB.com before driving to the park.  This ride will be cancelled if the trails are closed.

9AM - Beginner ride starting at the rock lot.  A nice loop of the beginner and intermediate trails with multiple bailout options.

10AM - Beginner+/Intermediate ride will be a clockwise loop of the entire park including all of the advanced trail section.  Afterwards, there may be a smaller group riding a second counterclockwise lap.

noon -  Find a pub, find some grub and tell some biking stories.

Directions and trail info:

Time: Beginner ride - Arrive by 8:45AM. Ride from 9:00-10:00.

Beginner+/Intermediate - Be ready to ride by 10AM. We will start when the beginner ride finishes at the rock parking lot.  Feel free to show up an hour earlier and help with the beginner ride.

Type of ride: No drop ride; we will split into groups per experience level.

Speed: Beginner ride will be 4 to 7 mph.  The 10AM Beginner+/Intermediate may have multiple groups with different ride speeds.

Distance: between 4 -20 miles depending on group and ability.
Time spent riding: 1 to 3 hours.

Difficulty: Hog Run Mountain Bike Trail

Hog Run consists of a series of loops designed for any skill level. The beginner loop is marked with blue circles. This loop is relatively flat with few obstacles. This loop is signed for one-way traffic only.

The intermediate loop is marked with yellow circles and connects to the beginner loop. This loop is designed to challenge mountain bike riders with average skills and experience.

The advanced loop is marked with red circles. This loop offers the longest ride and is made up of a series of loops that offer more challenges for skilled riders. Log jumps and more elevation changes are found along this loop.

*You must wear a helmet

*Bring water

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  • Brad H.

    Was a great ride. Loved the double black diamond section. Thanks guys!

    September 8, 2013

  • susan

    The ride was great! Greg is really nice and helpful. James was the one hanging back with me and alerting me of the things ahead & helping me get past the obstacles.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Greg E.

    Great group of riders this morning! A big thanks to FranK, James Alan and Patty for helping lead and sweep the ride! I wish I would have got a picture of the little on the bike with 16 inch wheels and the Mohawk helmet! He was rockin' the the advanced loop

    4 · September 7, 2013

  • Jason

    Thanks again to Greg for organizing and Frank for sweeping and hanging back with me. Fun ride.

    1 · September 7, 2013

  • Anatoli


    September 6, 2013

  • Greg E.

    Sorry, I accidently hit the Announce Now button when scheduling the ride. I apologize for the extra e-mail in your inbox.

    September 4, 2013

    • Debbie

      No need to apologize. Greg! The consensus now seems to be that it's ok to announce...though I will probably still not do it so much.

      September 5, 2013

  • Jason

    Beginner - 9am

    September 5, 2013

  • Terry

    Short notice. Need more of a notice next time. Looking for Beginner event! Anything on September 14?

    September 4, 2013

  • Delia


    September 4, 2013

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