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Blue Clay Bike Park

 4.5 (8)

6.0 Miles 9.6 Kilometers


95%

Singletrack

177' 54 m

Ascent

-178' -54 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

48' 14 m

High

26' 8 m

Low

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Whoops, Twists, short ups/downs, racing course by the beach! Good use of available terrain,

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Overview

Beginner, Intermediate and Full Race Trail sections. Uses a 19th century landfill to get the most elevation gain in area. Well-maintained by local bike club with clear signage, plenty of parking and port-a-john. When entering trailhead stay right for beginner or left for a fun way to start full route. Trail will cross back across power lines for another mile of trail before crossing road to get to "Hilly Side". Use caution as this is dead end road into County Jail and is heavily used at shift changes by sheriff patrols. On the hilly side take advantage of short climbs and descents leading back to road crossing and parking area.

Watch out for snakes in summer, bring plenty of water in humid conditions. Does not hold up to rain well and Park will close after heavy rains for 24 hours or more. For current status check blog.capefearsorba.com/ and look at bottom of page.
closes with rain, check Cape Fear Sorba webpage, blog.capefearsorba.com/ at bottom of page for info.

Description

This trail has a long history of "outlaw" mountain biking but in the last 10 years has seen a remarkable transformation thanks to the efforts of groups like Sir Bikes A Lot and Cape Fear Sorba. It is now a requirement for riders to pack their bikes when coming to the beach! The beginner section twists and turns through level pine forest before returning back to parking area. Follow Intermediate signs for fun, quick whoop de doo section before crossing power line fields into gradually more short hills. Used to be very, very rooty but local bike club is maintaining trail. Eventually will cross road into the Hilly side for best riding in county. Very hard to get lost as signage is everywhere. Wooden bridges are very well constructed and big improvement over strategically placed fallen trees of previous decades!

Local SORBA club conducts races and time trials here.

Contacts

Local Club: SORBA - Cape Fear

Oct 14, 2016: Parks Status

Oct 13, 2016: Mathew Cleanup Update

Oct 10, 2016: All Parks Are Closed Because of Mathew

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Apr 15, 2018
Luis Velez
3 laps 1:51:00
Apr 2, 2018
Don Childrey
Pleasantly surprised by how much fun these trails were to ride! Lots of twisty trail with just enough banking to make for fun curves. The landfill… 9.2mi
Mar 10, 2018
Luis Velez
Dec 31, 2017
Tony Trujillo
Dec 16, 2017
jorge gonzalez
6mi
Nov 4, 2017
Matt Standard
first time, very fun! 6mi
Sep 17, 2017
Micah Roe
6mi
Jul 30, 2017
Liz DB

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