MTB Trail Ride

MTB Trail Ride

When:
March 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2018-03-03T14:00:00-05:00
2018-03-03T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Ballantyne District Park or 277 Trail
9405 Bryant Farms Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Join us on March 3rd for a taste of Charlotte’s newest trail. This is a family friendly trail, smooth (for the most part), flow-y & fun. It’s also short, meaning you can rack up as many miles as you’d like. Wheel’s roll at 2pm, for the initial lap, then once we get it done, those who need to roll out, are fine. This will be our first time out as well, but we’ve been pumped to hit this for some time now. Below are some cut/paste specifics from MTB Trail Project. See you then, look for the us at the trail head or in the parking lot.           

(If RAIN effects us day of or before, the ride WILL BE CANCELLED. WE WILL RESPECT THE TRAIL & THE EFFORTS OF THE TARHEEL TRAILBLAZERS)

One of Charlotte’s newest trail systems, Ballantyne opened in early 2017 with two loops, Flow Loop and Fields Loop. A third 2.5-mile section is under construction and is set to be opened in 2018 with a few unique features.

Family Friendly: This is a very short and easy trail that does not require much climbing and can be lapped over and over.
Click here: https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7033305/ballantyne-district-park

Description

This ride starts at the main parking lot by the Bojangles Outdoor Pavilion behind the Morrison YMCA near the trail kiosk at the start of the Fields Loop. After passing the gate across the access road, take a left at the kiosk and continue on the Fields Loop in a clockwise direction. After about half a mile, the trail intersects with the Timothy Court Connector and continues at the edge of the treeline back to the start of the trail.

After passing the trail kiosk for the second time, stay on the left side of the road and continue to the Main Parking Lot / Flow Loop Connector on the left to access the Flow Loop. This connector has tons of roots and is probably the most challenging part of the trail system.

After crossing the wooden bridge that spans a small creek, stay right to begin the Flow Loop. This trail is the highlight of the trail system. It starts with a very easy half-mile climb that leads to where the fun begins. The last half mile of the Flow Loop is a fast and flowy section that weaves its way through the trees over many rollers and a few small jumps to end with a few switchback berms that allow you to keep up a high rate of speed.

At the two mile mark, after crossing the bridge over the creek for a second time, take the Main Parking Lot / Flow Loop Connector option on the left and follow the trail back to the parking lot to conclude the ride.

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