Hoosier Mountain Bike Association

HMBA Trail Information => General Trail Information => Topic started by: Proscott on April 22, 2014, 07:48:19 AM

Title: Kid Trails
Post by: Proscott on April 22, 2014, 07:48:19 AM
Are there any trails I can take my 9 year old on.  Is there a short loop that is very easy? Thanks.


Ryan
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: David Kuehnen on April 22, 2014, 08:34:34 AM
Camp Glenn at Fort Harrison would be excellent for a first time ride for a 9 year old.  1 mile total.
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: wabasso on April 22, 2014, 09:49:23 AM
I second on the Camp Glen.  That is the one I recommend every first time rider to.  (kid or adult)
It's a great trail & Ft Ben is a great park.   
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: mtbikernate on April 22, 2014, 10:27:13 AM
Also Mann Loop at Southwestway.


Both trail systems are on the HMBA Trail Guide.


Southwestway:
http://www.hmba.org/wp/trail-guide/southwestway-park/


Ft. Harrison:
http://www.hmba.org/wp/trail-guide/fort-benjamin-harrison-state-park/
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: getsometrail on April 22, 2014, 10:58:34 AM
Mann Loop has more rapid elevation change but nothing a 9 year old couldn't handle.  My 4 year old can nearly ride the whole thing with no walking and he shreds Camp Glen, rock garden and all!  Both are fun trails. 
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Proscott on April 22, 2014, 11:16:56 AM
Thanks.


Ryan
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Hocky on April 22, 2014, 03:56:35 PM
I did camp glen with my 3 year old last weekend.  haha.  TRTP is pretty easy to ride, too.  We've had my friend's son out there since he was 8, I think. 
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Indiana Dave on April 22, 2014, 10:43:43 PM
All of the above, plus Pine Loop and Limekiln in Brown County. More elevation change, but my girls have been riding them since they were able to ride two wheels.
Every kid is different, but my 8 year old girl had ridden Pine Loop, the North Tower connector, and North Tower, and Limekiln in Brown County, most of the Fort Harison trails, and Mann Loop at Southwestway.
She's definitely more adventurous than most 8 year old girls though.
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Proscott on April 23, 2014, 07:49:06 AM
Thanks. I will take my son to camp Glen this weekend.


Ryan
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Steve King on April 23, 2014, 12:22:15 PM
Also check out -
 
http://www.dinoseries.com/kids/ (http://www.dinoseries.com/kids/)
 
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Indiana Dave on April 24, 2014, 09:46:41 PM
Ryan,
When do you plan on heading up there? Maybe me and a couple other dads can meet up and have a father/son.daughter ride.
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: getsometrail on April 25, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
My vote is Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Indiana Dave on April 25, 2014, 07:27:27 PM
We might be able to do that too.
Might even have Kayleighs 24" rideable by then.
Just need to get cables, and put them on.
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Proscott on April 25, 2014, 07:52:56 PM
My vote is around 3:00-3:30. I have baseball until 2.


Ryan
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: Proscott on April 26, 2014, 06:50:55 AM
Scratch my last reply. I cannot make it Sunday. Seems I was trying to make plans without looking at my calendar. I would love to try another day though.


Ryan
Title: Re: Kid Trails
Post by: getsometrail on April 26, 2014, 08:20:42 AM
Bummer, but post up when you can ride.  Indiana Dave & I have similar age kids and get together so they can ride @ Brown County, Southwest Way and Fort Harrison.  The kids seem to do better when they ride with other kids vs. just riding with an adult.