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greenBlue River Bends Park

  4.3 ( 48 ) Favorite

Trail

5.4 mile 8.7 kilometer loop
95% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 86' 26 m
Descent: -84' -26 m
High: 664' 202 m
Low: 639' 195 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Steve Vigneau

Riding all of River Bends' singletrack, including the swamp loop.

Steve Vigneau

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Swamp loop may be muddy, if so, avoid it and cut out early.

Overview

This is a full lap of River Bends Park, featuring the main loop (River Bends Park: Yellow Loop), the south end (River Bends Park: Blue Loop), and the swamp loop (River Bends Park: Orange Loop).

Description

The route is relatively flat but flowing, something that beginners can take their time on or experienced riders can push a bit on and have fun. There are a few log piles, the fast Dragstrip section, and a couple of optional more-technical sections to provide a bit of a challenge.

Most of the trail is one way, except for a small two-way section at the northern end of the Blue trail in the south end of the park. This two way section runs along the top of hand-dug tailings from the construction of the Clinton-Kalamazoo Canal and generally has good visibility, but keep your eyes open for riders coming from the other direction.

History & Background

This trail system was developed by CRAMBA-IMBA (formerly the Michigan Mountain Biking Association Metro North Chapter) in conjunction with Shelby Township's Parks, Recreation and Maintenance department. Some of the trail was originally old, casually created / bandit trail, but most of it is new, sustainably designed for longevity, safety, and accessibility for users of all types.

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May 28, 2019
Brennan Havermans
5.4mi
May 27, 2019
Sarah Stajda
5mi
May 21, 2019
Donald Dille
5.4mi — 0h 45m
May 11, 2019
Bryan Peña-Cruz
Very muddy, but overall great track. running on my entry level Giant Talon 3! 5.3mi — 51h 06m
Apr 13, 2019
Myles Amor
5.5mi
Apr 7, 2019
Rick Avery
Fun start to season, did entire loop with new section first time around then skipped it on the second go round. 12mi — 1h 30m
Apr 5, 2019
Anthony Haamen
Over exerted myself. Tried the yellow trails. Fun 1mi
Mar 27, 2019
César Almeida
10mi — 1h 00m

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Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 48 votes

#1

in Rochester

#198

Overall
  4.3 from 48 votes
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#1

in Rochester

#9

in Michigan

#198

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