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Laurel Hill MTB Beginner Ride

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Beginners Ride - Easy Pace
It's time for another Beginners Ride to get to know the MTB tails of Laurel Hill Park (Giles Run) near the old Lorton Prison! Kyle Bondo will be hosting a Beginners Ride - Easy Pace - starting at the main parking lot right across from the Lorton Prison after taking the park entrance of Lorton Road (park in front of the play ground area near the first trail head and look for him next to his black Jeep and sporting the ever-so-stylish green/white/black Potomac Velo Club (PVC) jersey). No charge -- all are welcome!

Main Group Ride -- The objective will be to leave the parking lot at 12:00pm-noon Saturday, and complete each section of the Laurel Hill MTB course one-at-a-time at a nice, easy pace (approx. 6 to 10-miles depending on the groups level and strength) making frequent stops to pick up stragglers if needed and returning to the parking lot around 1:30pm-2:00pm.

Rules: The only requirements we ask is for all riders to have a good helmet -- NO HELMET, NO GROUP RIDE!!! -- have their bike in moderate working order, bring some water, and something to keep those early season ticks off your legs (but after riding there last week, I haven't seen any yet)!

Volunteers: Volunteers are always appreciated! We are always looking for Ride Leaders in the more experienced riders willing to help out our beginner cadre learn the trails and gain some single-track skills!

Directions: From I-95, take Lorton Rd exit (exit 163), head west at bottom of ramp (a right turn whether coming north or south bound on I-95.) Giles Run (Laurel Hill) entrance is on the right about 1/2 mile down Lorton Road. Follow the driveway up until you see the prison complex on your right. The parking lot is on the left, next to the playground.

GPS Trail Source Maps of Laurel Hill MTB Course (

Look forward to riding with you guys and gals at Laurel Hill!