Town Run Trail Park PDF Print E-mail
Written by dean-arammalamma   
Tuesday, 07 August 2007 13:09

Town Run Trail Park is a 127 acre park located on the northeast side of Indianapolis.  This park is Indy's first official mountain bike trail.  Although it has been in existence for many years, it became part of Indy Parks in 1999.  Town Run has approximately seven and a half miles of fun singletrack, running alongside of the White River.  It can easily be enjoyed by beginners and seasoned riders alike.

Over the past several years riders have seen Town Run under go several changes.  The trail was once a "rollercoaster"-like dirt-bike trail, crossing back and forth over the levy.  These fall line trails were quickly eroding, destroying the land and becoming dangerous to riders.  With the help of the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association, Indy Parks, and several Eagle Scout projects, Town Run Trail Park is now becoming a fun, sustainable trail.  By removing the eroding fall lines and rerouting the trail to higher ground Town Run will be around for many more years to come.

New obstacles were added to the trail in 2005, such as several log crossings and a few new boardwalks.  Soon to come will be the new challange park that will offer several man-made obstacles such as teeter totters, jumps, etc.  This project has been in the works for quite some time, and in March of 2006 it was accepted and approved by the Director of Indy Parks.

Thanks to everyone who has put in time and effor to keep the trail fun and safe for all.

Town Run Trail Park * 5325 E 96th Street* Indianapolis, IN 46250

Official Park Website

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Features:
   7.5 miles 
   Beginner Level 
   Open Year Around
       ** The trail is periodically closed due to flooding or heavy rainfall.  Please refrain from riding trails when they are muddy or flooded as this causes damage to the trail.  Closing will be posted on the HMBA website, as well as at the gate. **
   NIGHT RIDING IS NOT PERMITTED

Hours:

The park is open from dawn until dusk.

Entrance Fees:

No fee required. 

Additional Info:
   This trail is the Indy metro area's most used trail.  Please be cautious when riding this trail as it does attract new and inexperienced riders.  This is a fun trail for ALL skill levels.  This trail is run in only one direction (clockwise), and it should not be ridden backwards under any circumstances.  NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED ON THE TRAILS. 

   Tuesday evenings offer the Moon Dog Short Track Series.  This is offered free to anyone that would like to participate.  Races start at 6:30 pm.  Tuesdays are also the Bike n' Brew.  Ride the trail, and then meet at Moon Dog Tavern afterwards.  See the HMBA Town Run Message Board for additional details.

 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 September 2007 09:07
 
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