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Van Michael

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 4.9 (40)

Fast and flowy. Are you ready for Kevorkian Pass and the Gravity Cavity?


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Map Key

3.3

Miles

5.4

KM

Singletrack

1,034' 315 m

High

860' 262 m

Low

445' 135 m

Up

421' 128 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

If the South Loop is old school, the Van Michael loop is new school. The trail, located on the west side of the system, brings plenty of ups and downs with a lot of mountain bike optimized flow.

Although mostly smooth, the trail is one of the most advanced at Blankets Creek due to the amplitude possible on this tight, twisting singletrack. Van Michael is a good dose of fun for those who don't mind feeling the burn in their legs.

Highlights include:

Kevorkian Pass - a steep, armored section of trail that has an incredible view of the lake.

The Gravity Cavity - a fast rolling section of singletrack that whips you around bermed turns and shoots you up and around the wooded hillsides in roller-coaster fashion.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Larry Conger

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  4.9 from 40 votes

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  4.9 from 40 votes
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#4

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#133

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Photos

Kevorcian Pass on the far side of Van Michael.
Mar 16, 2013 near Holly S…, GA
A few fun banked ladder bridges on Mosquito Bite trail.
Nov 20, 2014 near Holly S…, GA
Kevorkian Pass CCW
Apr 19, 2021 near Holly S…, GA
Descending into the Gravity Cavity - Van Michael loop at Blankets Creek
Mar 16, 2013 near Holly S…, GA
Looking down Kevorkian Pass.
Mar 29, 2016 near Holly S…, GA
Riding The Van Michael Loop At Blankets Creek
Sep 27, 2018 near Holly S…, GA

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May 2, 2021
Jason J
Mar 30, 2021
Daniel Walker
Van Micheal x2, Dwelling once, Holler x6, Rythem and Blues x3, Narnia once. w/ Martin 21.6mi — 7h 00m
Mar 27, 2021
Paul Krohnert
Dec 29, 2020
Chris W
Nov 29, 2020
Shawn G
3mi — 0h 30m
Nov 15, 2020
Eric Schramm
Oct 18, 2020
Mark Paton-Ash
Aug 22, 2020
Mitchell Brockmann
First mountain bike ride in Atlanta with Stephen