“A local favourite that combines fast flowy sections with tight, twisty areas with exposed roots.”
— Chris Duester
Please be aware of other trail users and ride with care. Approach horses with caution. Horses are frightened easily by things unfamiliar to them such as bicycles.
This trail begins in the Burr Oak parking lot. It can be ridden both clockwise or counterclockwise.
Riding it counterclockwise, one would experience a fast, hard packed trail to begin with that eventually rounds the eastern edge of a glacially created sandpit. After the sandpit, the trail begins to get progressively more tight and twisty. Eventually, you'll come back to the same sand pit, except you'll stay on the opposite edge. The following few kilometres will be more technical.
For this section, you'll encounter short descents that curl at the bottom and send you straight back up the ridge you just dropped down. This zig-zag section is the most technical of the entire route. That small ridge is a prominent feature in the middle part of the loop. This is also the most rooty portion of the ride. The final quarter of the course is fast and less twisty. The trail eventually spits you out on the parking lot.
History & Background
This trail was developed for a weekly race series in the early 2000's. A Wednesday night series is still held there.