If you’re looking to get out and ride on some dirt we can definitely point you in the right direction. Lucky for us, there are some epic trails all within a two hour drive or less.
Just a 10 minute drive from the shop, Hobby Park has always been known for their stellar singletrack. Hosting Norba races over the past 20 years Hobby is, and will always, be a sweet place to shred. If your map aint showing up, click here.
Whether you’re looking to go on an easy cruise or hit some man-made jumps and planks Salem Lake has a few options for most riding styles. You could always head out and do the 7 mile gravel loop around the lake, OR you could be cool and bust out a detour on some of the technical singletrack. For a direct link with directions click here.
Tanglewood park is the largest city park in Forsyth county. Just down the I-40 about 8 miles, Tanglewood park is home to over 10 miles of nice singletrack. There’s not a ton of elevation gain but plenty of twists, turns and log crossings to get you’re off road fix. (Parking: Once you turn into the main park entrance take your first left and parking will be on you’re right.) Trouble with yer map? Click here.
This area in High Point North Carolina is located behind Northwood elementary school off of Lexington Road. Travel on Highway 311/Main Street to the intersection of highway 68/Westchester. Head south on Westchester to Lexington Road. Turn right on to Lexington Road, and go approximately 500 yards to Northwoods School on the right. Park behind the school.
There is much written about this area of trails on the Internet and most is incorrect. This IS in fact PRIVATE PROPERTY, but is not posted. A small portion of the property belongs to Guilford County Schools, and there is a city sewer easement through a portion of the property. Of the approximately 8 miles of trail, seven plus reside on private property.
These trails were created by elves. An appropriate description of these trails would be “free ride — cross country.” The trails can be written as a continuous flow with free ride fun thrown in along the way. Most of the obstacles are challenging yet are at heights that limit exposure. If you wish to rip the trail like at Hobby Park, then this is not for you. If you want to play in a small area like the dirt jumps at Country Park, then this is not for you. However, if you desire one heck of an 8 mile ride with lots of fun thrown in, then you will love this place.
Start in the left hand corner trail and continue upward. Try to follow the general flow, and as a general rule, where trails cross, always go straight. Because of the nature of the property and because it was created by elves, the trails cannot be marked. So just go and explore and have fun. Better yet, contact us at the shop, and we can arrange a ride with the elves and show you the flow. A number of people dislike this place, because it is too hard and has “no flow”. For this reason, you will find the trails generally empty and in great shape, and ultimately you will find the unbelievable “flow”.