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HMBA Trail Information => O'Bannon Woods State Park => Topic started by: Paul_Arlinghaus on October 22, 2017, 11:36:19 AM

Title: O'Bannon Woods Adventure Fest: Nov 3rd-5th
Post by: Paul_Arlinghaus on October 22, 2017, 11:36:19 AM
O'Bannon Woods State Park & Harrison/Crawford State Forest has 40+ miles of trails for riding.  This includes both groomed and back country riding trails (Adventure Hiking Trail).  Our event will raise money for the O'Bannon Woods Mountain Biking Volunteers that maintain, improve, and build new trails.  Members of HMBA and Kymba are the sole trail builders. 

https://www.bikereg.com/obannon-adventure-ride (https://www.bikereg.com/obannon-adventure-ride)

Friday
Show up anytime after 4pm and set up camp
Pick up packet for preregistered attendees
Bring lights there could be a night ride.

Saturday
7:30 - Registration for day of
9:00 Welcome riders / share pace of each group as well share self guide route and maps to all
5:00 BBQ dinner

Sunday
8:00 Day Registration for day of
9:00 Quick Rider meeting
9:30 Head out on ride.

Some additional info:

Saturday Rides Options
Adventure Ride 24miles of the Adventure Trail

Beautiful back county riding (Have your camera ready for some great views and photo ops)
Ride along Blue River, Indian Creek, and the Ohio River
From chill ride pace to a faster suffer pace (Well marked to ride at your own pace too)
 
State Park & Adventure Trail Ride
Easy guided ride though some of the O'Bannon State Park groomed trails
Session your favorite park trail if you choose
17miles of groomed trails await you to shred
These trails have all different types of terrain. From fast & flow to tech & gnar and everything in between.
Beginner friendly sections of trail to more difficult sections for you to honing in your skills on session jumps, drops, and rocks.
Truely something for everyone.
 
SAG Stop
Three refueling stations with water and energy bars on the Adventure Trail Ride.
 
Sunday Rides
Ride some hand picked best sections of the Adventure Hiking Trail that offer the best directions for a fun day of descending with the least amount of climbing......
Wrap up with some sessions on Breeden Ridge (Flow) Trail.

Title: Re: O'Bannon Woods Adventure Fest: Nov 3rd-5th
Post by: PKemppainen on November 08, 2017, 08:49:04 AM
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Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the first official Adventure Ride at O'Bannon Woods and Harrison-Crawford State Forest. Your support will help fund trail maintenance and trail building efforts.

And thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the event possible. It wasn't that many years ago when we'd only have one or two volunteers show up at an event. Now there is an awesome team!

The weather forecast looked ominous early in the week, but the worst of it held off.

For those that missed out and may want to plan for next year, it's not just a ride--it's an ADVENTURE!!!
Title: Re: O'Bannon Woods Adventure Fest: Nov 3rd-5th
Post by: rangelinenaturepreserve on November 13, 2017, 07:34:01 PM
The loop was awesome and the weather was great.  Thanks to everyone in the group I was in for making it such a fun ride.  And thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.