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River Bends Park

 23 votes

5.1 Miles 8.3 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

127' 39 m

Ascent

-128' -39 m

Descent

664' 203 m

High

629' 192 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

All Clear

78 days agoUpdate

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

Steve Vigneau

Overview

Swamp loop may be muddy, if so, avoid it and cut out early.
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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Sep 29, 2017
Chesney Ward
good ride. took our time today 5.1mi
Sep 13, 2017
Cody Yettaw
6mi
Sep 4, 2017
Pauljin MK
11mi
Aug 26, 2017
Robert Monchamp
Aug 25, 2017
Rose B
Aug 22, 2017
Rose B
Aug 11, 2017
Matthew Mueller
first mtb trail ride
Jul 26, 2017
Scott L.
Nice beginner course! 5.8mi

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  4.3 from 23 votes

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Conditions


All Clear 78 days ago
Mostly Dry - First time there. Some challenges, although nothing too crazy. Only went over the bars once.
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Just got back from riding River Bends mountain bike trails, trail is in great shape before tonights rains. Oct 2, 2014
I love this trail, now if it would just dry out :~/ Jun 28, 2015

 
Most of the leaves are down and the trail is in great shape. Oct 31, 2015

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