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MoMBA Counter-Clockwise Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (40) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great ride hitting all of MoMBA - an easy start, a great ride, and a fast finish.


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7.2

Miles

11.6

KM

100%

Singletrack

926' 282 m

High

822' 251 m

Low

349' 106 m

Up

348' 106 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Closed based on conditions - Please Call 937-277-4374 prior to riding.

Overview

This is a ride that covers just about all of the MetroParks Mountain Bike Area (MoMBA).

This facility features the areas first fully sustainable trail system designed to IMBA standards, specifically for mountain bike use. The area features great terrain and natural assets, including beautiful hardwoods, a rock-bottom creek, great hills and rock-filled ridge. Volunteers can help maintain this trail that provides over 8 miles of mountain biking opportunities for the most advanced to the novice rider.

Description

MoMBA has about 8.5 miles of singletrack dedicated to mountain bikers. There are beginner trails and more advanced trails as well. The area includes an open field, beautiful hardwoods, rock-bottom creeks, great hills and rock-filled ridge. The trails range from tight and twisty to open and fast. The signage system at MoMBA is top notch. Signs at junctions, waypoints to stay on track, and even marked evacuation routes.

History & Background

MoMBA used to be a hangout for dirt bikes before it was overgrown and made into a mountain bike facility. The Hawk's Lair trail is in the pit that was used to create Huffman Dam, which is why there is so much gnarly rock and exposed ridge lines.

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Dan Sahli

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A split in Hawk's Lair - both challenging routes and super fun.  Pick the right line and gear or you'll be walking.
Jun 10, 2014 near Wright-…, OH
Wild West Junction - take a break or wait for your friends as they ride Hawk's Lair
Jun 10, 2014 near Wright-…, OH
a long elevated trail on the Creekside Trail.
Jun 10, 2014 near Wright-…, OH
Trailhead.  If there is a problem on the trail, use the log book shown in the photo.
Jun 10, 2014 near Wright-…, OH
The biggest hill you'll climb at MoMBA - leading up to Hamilton Ravine and a big bridge
Jun 10, 2014 near Wright-…, OH

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Sep 27, 2020
Vernon Venter
1h 42m
Sep 7, 2020
Luke Danhof
11.9mi — 1h 50m
Sep 4, 2020
AZ Drew
1h 15m
Jul 9, 2020
Eric Dittmer
429 trail
Jul 8, 2020
Eric Dittmer
429 trail. 18.5mi
Jul 7, 2020
Eric Dittmer
429 trail.
Jul 6, 2020
Eric Dittmer
429 Trail
Nov 21, 2019
Len Johnson
Near wright Patterson afb 6mi